Order of Worship for 12/24/2017

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Meditation    “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he …”

Zechariah 9:9



The Lord Calls Us to Worship


* Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3

* Call to Worship                                                                 Psalm 84:1-2

* Prayer of Invocation


Our Response to the Lord’s Call


* Hymn of Praise                           #199 “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”

Profession of Faith                            The Apostles’ Creed, TH, p. 845

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                                  Hebrews 8:10-12

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Scripture Reading                                                            Isaiah 40:1-11

* Hymn of Preparation           #211 “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”

Congregational Prayer

Collection of Offerings

* Doxology                                                                                    # 731


The Lord Feeds Us from His Word


Scripture Reading                                                             Luke 1:57-80

Ministry of the Word                                    “Our Glorious Salvation”



We are Dismissed with the Lord’s Blessing


* Hymn of Response         #195 “Joy to the World!  The Lord is Come”

* Benediction

* “Threefold Amen”                                                                TH, #740


*Please stand if able