Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent


Gathering Song

God With Us


Call to Worship Galatians 4:4-5

Leader: But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.


Hymn of Praise

Earth Was Waiting, Spent and Restless


Advent Reading Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.


Advent Hymn

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus v 2

Joy to those who long see thee, 

Dayspring from on high, appear;

come, thou promised Rod of Jesse, 

of thy birth we long to hear!

O’er the hills the angels singing 

news, glad tidings of a birth:

“Go to him, your praises bringing;

Christ the Lord has come to earth.” 


Confession of Sin I Peter 5:6-7; Adapted from Prone to Wander, p 216

Leader: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


All: Loving Father, we come to be humbled by your mighty truth, and pray that you will grant us a deeper understanding of ourselves, our sin, and our Savior. We confess now that we have often failed to wait for you to exalt us, but have instead felt sure that we must do this for ourselves. We have stewed in anxiety, quietly and secretly doubting that you care for us. Please forgive us for your son’s sake and ask that you grant us true humility that pleases you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Silent Confession


Assurance of Pardon Titus 2:11-14

Leader: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,


All: training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions


Leader: and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,


All: who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.


New Members



Church Life Announcements


Giving of Tithes and Offerings


Offertory Fullness of Grace (Music Team)


Doxology (From Angels From the Realms of Glory)


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture Reading 




Hymn of Rejoicing

Good Christian Men, Rejoice Hymn 207





Further Reflection

*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamilar.

*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God? 


More resources on worship

What is Your Song? Blog Post

Songs We Sing Together Blog Post

Then Sings My Soul Blog Post

Storied Worship Blog Post

Music at Peace Blog Post

Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17

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