Order of Worship for 1/7/2018

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Meditation    “But I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.”

Philippians 3:12



The Lord Calls Us to Worship


* Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3

* Call to Worship                                                                    Psalm 98:1

* Prayer of Invocation


Our Response to the Lord’s Call


* Hymn of Praise                             #32 “O Father, You are Sovereign”

Profession of Faith                                              WSC 1-2, TH, p. 869

Confession of Sin                                               Psalm 2, TH, p. 785-6

Assurance of Pardon                                                       Ephesians 1:7

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Deacon’s Offering

* Hymn of Preparation                    #359 “Bless Be the Tie That Binds”

Congregational Prayer

Collection of Offerings

* Doxology                                                                                    # 731


The Lord Feeds Us from His Word


Scripture Reading                                                             Luke 2:40-52

Ministry of the Word                        “The Self-Awareness of the Son”

Lord’s Supper



We are Dismissed with the Lord’s Blessing


* Hymn of Response       #253 “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood”

* Benediction

* “Threefold Amen”                                                                TH, #740