December 26, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice!”


    * Hymn #203 ~ “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 115:1-3


    * Hymn #296 ~ “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Colossians 2:6-10


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 103-105


    Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third request?

    A. 103. In the third request (which is, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven) we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.


    Q. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth request?

    A. 104. In the fourth request (which is, Give us today our daily bread) we pray that by God’s free gift we may receive a sufficient share of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.


    Q. 105. What do we pray for in the fifth request?

    A. 105. In the fifth request (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors) we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; and we are encouraged to ask this because, by his grace, we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.


    * Hymn ~ “His Robes for Mine”


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5


    New Testament Reading: Colossians 2:9-15


    Sermon: “What Happened Yesterday?” (John 1:1-14)


    Hymn #241 ~ “Thou Dost Reign on High” (verses 1, 2, 4, 5)




    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

  • “What Happened Yesterday?” (John 1:1-14)

    I. Introduction


    II. The Word Became Flesh


    A. Doctrinally rich and beautiful


    B. The creature doesn’t recognize his Creator


    III. Conclusion and Application


    A. A challenge to the non-believer


    B. A question for the believer


  • Announcements

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


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


    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


    Today: Individual/Family pictures for Photo Board; after worship in WTR


    Tuesday: Help take Christmas decorations down? 11am; see Howard’s


    Next Sunday: No Sunday School; resumes January 9


    January 6: “Ladies’ Book Club and Study”; 6:30-8pm


    January 7: “Equipping the Saints”; 6:30pm; first of 4 monthly sessions; “Abolition of Man”


    January 22: 25th Church Anniversary Dinner and Celebration; RSVP in FH


    Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich


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


    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Genesis 12, 15, and 17