Why Shepherds? (Luke 2)

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Order of Worship:

Hymn 95 – “Savior of the Nations, Come”
Liturgy: Psalm 98

Scripture Readings: Hebrews 1:1-8

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn 109 – “While Shepherds Watched”

Why Shepherds?

1. God Exalts Those of Humble Estate (Luke 1:53 “He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.”)
2. They Were Sheep of the Good Shepherd (John 10)
(Pastor David Schierenbeck)
Sermon Text: Luke 2 (NKJV)

Carol: “Still, Still, Still”
Our Prayers and Lord’s Benediction

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hymn 94 (v 1-3) – “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

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