Today's guest speaker was Dr. Renny Domske.
PRELUDE Carol Smith
INTROIT ”Go and Tell Others” CHOIR
CALL TO WORSHIP
LEADER: Who do men say that I am?
PEOPLE: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
LEADER: The Virgin will be with child and will give birth to a Son.
PEOPLE: And they will call Him Emmanuel - which means, “God with us.”
LEADER: For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
ALL: Which You have prepared in the sight of all people.
INVOCATION DR. Domske
HYMN “O Come, All Ye Faithful” Page 193
CALL OF CONFESSION Dr. Domske
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: O Lord God, we have failed You! We are selfish. We sin. Especially in this season when we compare ourselves to the innocence of the Christ-child, we fall horribly short. Yet You continue to forgive us. Your love for us is amazing. And undeserved. Help us to repent, to turn our lives around, and to follow the model of Jesus. Forgive us for our selfishness in this unselfish season. In the Name of the Christ-child we pray.
*Time of silent prayer. Amen
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Dr. Domske
Passing the Peace
L. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P. And also, with you.
Response - Gloria Patri
ANTHEM “Church in the Wildwood” CHOIR
The Word of God
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON Old Testament Genesis 17: 7 - 14
New Testament Luke 2: 21 - 38
L: The Word of the Lord
P. Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Ain’t Got Nothing But Love, Child, Eight Days a Week”
HYMN: “Good Christian Men Rejoice” Page 177
APOSTLE’S CREED (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of Tithes and Offering
OFFERTORY “I’d Rather Have Jesus” CHOIR
DOXOLOGY (Hymnal Page 382)
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
CHURCH JOYS AND CONCERNS
BIRTHDAYS Garnet Welling, Robbie Mundell, Beverly Calhoun, Kristin Shrader, Cathy Moore
JOYS AND CONCERNS - Added to pray chain this past week: Sarah Wilson, Mary Hathaway’s sister and Debbie Mary have the COVID. Amy Wigner was also added, she has a lung disease and COVID.
SYMPATHY To the Family of Eileen Miller
To the Family of Bob Crowe
To the Family Lois Cowden
To the Family of Deloris Lyle
To the Family of Nancy Rhoades McDowell
To the Family of Bob Sipes
To the Family of Nancy Clutter Spenser
To the Family of Elmer Doman
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Elaine Belcascro, Lisa Marshall, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola, Ray Dyson, Diana Donaldson, Rob Logsdon, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN “Joy to the World” Page 171
POSTLUDE “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” CHOIR
Envelopes for 2022 are in the vestibule. There are names with new numbers. We are using boxes from this past year, so we don’t need to buy new ones. The DATES will be
WRONG. If you have any questions, please ask Garnet.
We will celebrate Holy Communion next Sunday, January 9, 2022
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