December 18, 2022 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

 

Introit ~ “Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming”

 

* Hymn #211 ~ “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Matthew 2:9-12

 

* Hymn ~ “O Holy Night”

 

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

Affirmation of Faith: Nicene Creed (451 AD)

 

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

 

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;

 

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

 

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

 

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

* Hymn #213 ~ “What Child Is This”

 

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 52:7-19

 

New Testament Reading: Colossians 1:15-23

 

Sermon: “Glory in Your Redemption” (Ruth 4:13-22)

 

Hymn #210 ~ “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

 

Communion

 

Response and Blessing

* Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358

 

Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:

His years are endless, yet is He the same

O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:

Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen

 

* Blessing/Benediction

 

[* indicates to please stand]

 

Sermon Notes

“Glory in Your Redemption” (Ruth 4:13-22)

I. Introduction

 

II. The Genealogy of Boaz and Ruth

 

A. Who is the redeemer?

 

B. Why Perez?

 

III. Application

 

A. A look at the many “types and shadows”

 

B. Grasp the wonder and awe of your salvation

 

Announcements

Today: Nursery for children birth through three during Sunday School and Worship.

 

Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available)

 

Communication from us? Please fill out a Communication Card (on back table)

 

This Week Abortion Ministry Schedule: Monday @ TPP 8-11am; Tuesday @ CR 8-11am; Thursday @ TPP 10:30-1:30pm.

 

Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm

 

Wednesday: Middle and HS Gathering at church, 6-8:30pm; games, dinner, gingerbread houses, and more

 

Christmas Morning Worship: 10am, “Lessons and Carols” and communion (about an hour-long service)

 

No Sunday School: December 25 and January 1

 

January 27-29: “High School Snow Camp” near Leavenworth

 

Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen

 

Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you

 

Next Week’s Sermon Text: Matthew 1:18-25

 

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