God Was Manifest in the Flesh (1 Timothy 3 : 16)

Order of Worship:

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 24, Page 25 (Front Of Supplement)

Choir Anthem: “Once He Came In Blessing” (Hymn 74)

WS 705 : Come, O Long-Expected Jesus Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Advent Prayer

The Scripture Reading – 1 John 1: 1 – 7

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes,which our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of Life. The Life appeared; We have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have heard and seen, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete. This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you; God is light; In Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him, yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.”.

The Lighting Of The Advent Candle (Choir & Flute–Leah Hallstein)

“Come, O Child Of Love, we pray. Enter our hearts and show us Your
way. Promise of God, Heaven’s pure Light, Love for our world shining
bright! Come, O Child of Love, we pray.”

The Nicene Creed (Supplement, Page 5)

WS 701 : Prepare the Royal Highway Hymnary.org link

The Sermon …………….. 1 Timothy 3 : 16

“Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness – God was manifest in the flesh”

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love

Our Confession Of Sins And Our Lord’s Absolution

The Preface And Greeting

P: May the good Lord be with you. Lift your hearts to God in praise.
C: May the Lord be with you too. To the Lord our hearts we raise.

All (Sung Response): Melody: “Angels We Have Heard On High”

In the Word of God made flesh – Great and wondrous mystery.
Now we see with vision fresh God’s abundant majesty.
Gloria in excelsis Deo! (Repeat)

Therefore with the Church on earth And the hosts of heav’n above,
Let us praise His Name, Whose birth Brings to us eternal love.
Gloria in excelsis Deo! (Repeat)

The Consecration Of The Sacramental Elements

The Consecration – All Sing (Melody: “From Heaven Above”)

The night Lord Jesus was betrayed,
He took the bread and when He’d prayed,
He broke and gave them of the bread
And unto His disciples said:
(Pastor Consecrates The Bread)

Then, when the sacred meal was o’er,
Our blessed Savior spoke once more:
He offered thanks, and lifted up,
To give to all, the blessed cup:
(Pastor Consecrates The Wine)

O, Lamb of God, You take away
The sin of all; Now hear us pray.
And grant us from our sin release:
Have mercy on us! Grant us peace!

Reception Of Holy Communion (Hymns 63 & WS 702 : As Angels Joyed with One Accord Hymnary.org link )

The Lord’s Prayer and Benediction

Sung Response:
May the good Lord bless and keep, Cause His face on us to shine;
Look on us with favor deep, Granting us His peace divine.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

WS 703 st 3-4: Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.