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Carols Service 16/12

Welcome

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Prayer

Hymn 122 The First Noel

Scripture: Micah 5:1-2

Hymn 120 Once in Royal David’s City

Hymn 115 Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

Scripture: Luke 2:1-7

Special: Let All Mortal Flesh

Hymn 112 What Child Is This?

Scripture: Luke 2:8-20

Hymn 109 Silent Night

Children’s Story

Hymn 131 O Come All Ye Faithful

Violin : O Holy Night

Scriptures: Luke 2:6-7

Christmas Poem: Birth Pangs and Biblical Promises

Hymn 127 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

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Order of Service 16/12

Prelude

Call to Worship:  Psalm 132:11-18

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 91 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Scripture Reading:  Philippians 2:5-11

Song 25 Lord Jesus Christ, How Far You Came

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:21-35

Prayer for Offering and Sermon

Offering Congregational Hymn 90 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Sermon

Song Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Postlude

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Order of Service 09/12

In December, each Sunday marks an approach to the day we remember Christ’s birth. His first coming is His first Advent, hence the term “second Sunday of Advent”. Psalm 98 is a Messianic psalm that looks forward to the Second Advent. Isaac Watts versified this in his hymn “Joy to the World”. 

We read from Isaiah 9:1-7 (see the picture from the Dead Sea Scrolls below of these exact verses:

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We then sing the Incarnation hymn we are learning: “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”. Taken from a Roman poem of the 4th century, it is a marvellous celebration of the mysteries of the Incarnation.

As we are entering a season again of evaluating men for leadership, we read in Act 6:1-7, while the sermon text is 1 Timothy 3:1-15. 

Before the Word, we pray corporately, and sing “Speak O Lord”. We close with the joyful hymn of adoration, “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 98

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 106 Joy to the World

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7

Hymn 108 Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Scripture Reading: Acts 6:1-7

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory Congregational Song 31 Speak, O Lord

Sermon: 1 Timothy 3:1-15: The Leaders We Need

Hymn 131 O Come All Ye Faithful

Postlude

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Lord’s Supper Order of Service 02/12

Welcome

Call to Worship: Matthew 2:9-11

Hymn 138 As with Gladness Men of Old

Prayer of Invocation

Myrrh

Scripture Reading: Mark 15:22-35

Hymn 154 Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Frankincense

Scripture Reading: Exodus 30:31-38

Hymn 224 Before the Throne of God

Gold

Scripture Reading : Psalm 72

Hymn 105 Jesus Shall Reign

New Hymn 108: Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Conservative Christian Declaration # 11

Taking into membership

Fence & Scripture Reading

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of Elements – Hymn 282 Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands; Hymn 202 How Sweet and Awful Is the Place

Closing Hymn: 192 Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Benediction: Jude 24-25

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Order of Service 02/12

Warnings are meant to produce some amount of fear of evil consequences. Our passage in Hebrews 6:4-8 is not an idle threat, but one meant to drive us to remain faithful to the Finisher of our faith.

We begin with a responsive reading from John 1, as we re-enter the season of marking the Saviour’s birth. Our first hymn celebrates the permanence and security of salvation when built upon Christ alone: “On Christ Salvation Rests Secure”.

In Ezekiel 18, we read of God’s fairness with men: righteousness is rewarded, evil is punished. Unfaithfulness brings retribution, while repentance always brings mercy. We then sing of this mercy and justice beautifully combined in our Saviour, Jesus Christ, in the hymn “Jesus Lover of My Soul”. 

Our New Testament reading has Jesus commending a church which remained faithful, and did not deny the name of Christ. We turn to prayer, ask for faithfulness, and sing the doxology. 

As we give, we ask God for the grace of illumination as we study a difficult passage of Scripture. After hearing with obedient hearts, we depart by singing a hymn which states that while we wander, we ask for God to bind our hearts to Him with the chain of His goodness. 

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Prelude

Responsive Reading 119 John 1:9-14

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 290 On Christ Salvation Rests Secure (DUKE STREET)

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 18:20-32

Hymn 321 Jesus Lover of My Soul

Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:7-13

Pastoral Prayer

Doxology

Offertory

Sermon: Hebrews 6:4-8: No Second Salvation

Hymn 253 Come Thou Fount

Postlude

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