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Order of Service

29 November 2020  

*Done as a congregation

Welcome and Preparation for Worship

Preparatory Silence

Call to Worship: Psalm 47:5-9

Minister: God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Congregation: For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

Minister: God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.
Congregation: The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.

Hymn of Praise: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus*

Prayer of Adoration

Advent Reading/Lighting the Advent Candle

Advent Hymn: CH4 – 282 Christmas is Coming! (Advent Ring)**

All Age Talk

Profession of Faith*

This is the good news that we have received, in which we stand and by which we are saved, if we hold fast: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses.  We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God – the first and the last, the beginning and the end – he is our Lord and our God.

We believe there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; and that in all things God works for the good of those who love him; who have been called according to his purpose. We are convinced that that neither death, nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

(Based on Matthew 16:16; John 20:28; Romans 8:1, 28, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Revelation 22:13)

Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness

Confession: Psalm 130:2-4

Silent Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness: Psalm 130:7-8

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 80:1-3, 14-19

New Testament Reading: Mark 13:24-37

Sermon: 

Responsive Hymn: In Christ Alone*

Congregational Prayer

Prayer of Intercession

Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn: Christ Our Hope, In Life and Death*

Peace*

Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.

Congregation: And also with you.

Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

 

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