Order of Worship for 1/3/2016

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Meditation    “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines … yet I will rejoice in the Lord.”

Habakkuk 3:17-18



The Lord Calls Us to Worship


* Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3

* Call to Worship                                                               Psalm 100:4-5

* Prayer of Invocation


Our Response to the Lord’s Call


* Hymn of Praise                #115 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Confession of Faith                         The Apostles’ Creed, TH, pp. 845

Confession of Sin                                         Psalm 96, TH, pp. 819-20

Assurance of Pardon                                                       Acts 13:38-39

Scripture Reading                                                        1 Samuel 2:1-10

Deacon’s Offering

* Hymn of Preparation               #162 “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

Congregational Prayer

Collection of Offerings

* Doxology                                                                                    # 731


The Lord Feeds Us from His Word


Scripture Reading                                                            Luke 1:46-56

Ministry of the Word                                                 “The Magnificat”

The Lord’s Supper



We are Dismissed with the Lord’s Blessing


* Hymn of Response                 #246 “Man of Sorrows!  What a Name”

* Benediction                                                         The Lord Blesses Us

* The Gloria Patri                                                                   TH, p. 735



*Please stand if able