WORSHIP LITURGY – DECEMBER 27, 2020

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Welcome and Call to Worship

Josh Wagner

 

Worship THROUGH SONG

JOY TO THE WORLD

VERSE 1
Joy to the world
the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
and heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven
and nature sing

VERSE 2
Joy to the earth
the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
rocks, hills and plains

Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the
sounding joy

VERSE 3
No more let sins
and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

VERSE 4
He rules the world
with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness

And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders
of His love

 

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY

VERSE 1
Once in royal
David’s city
Stood a lowly
cattle shed

Where a mother
laid her baby
In a manger
for His bed

Mary was that
mother mild
Jesus Christ
her little child

VERSE 2
He came down
to earth from heaven
Who is God
and Lord of all

And His shelter
was a stable
And His cradle
was a stall

With the poor
and meek and lowly
Lived on earth
our Savior holy

VERSE 3
Jesus is our
childhood’s pattern
Day by day
like us He grew

He was little
weak and helpless
Tears and smiles
like us He knew

And He feeleth
for our sadness
And He shareth
in our gladness

VERSE 4
And our eyes
at last shall see Him
Through His own
redeeming love

For that child
so dear and gentle
Is our Lord
in heaven above

And He leads
His children on
To the place
where He has gone

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And He leads
His children on
To the place
where He has gone

 

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

VERSE 1
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and
dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in the dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears
of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

VERSE 2
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep
the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth

VERSE 3
How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven
No ear may hear His coming
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls
will receive Him still
The dear Christ enters in

VERSE 4
O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Immanuel

 

ALL GLORY BE TO CHRIST

VERSE 1
Should nothing of
our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does
raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast
tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ

CHORUS
All glory be
to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign
we’ll ever sing
All glory be to Christ

VERSE 2
His will be done
His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself
our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup
of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ

CHORUS
All glory be
to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign
we’ll ever sing
All glory be to Christ

VERSE 3
When on the day
the great I am
The faithful
and the true
The Lamb who was
for sinners slain
Is making all things new

Behold our God
shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall
ere his people be
All glory be to Christ

CHORUS
All glory be
to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign
we’ll ever sing
All glory be to Christ

CHORUS
All glory be
to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign
we’ll ever sing
All glory be to Christ

Congregational Prayer

Jeremy Rupp

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Sermon

Romans 8:8-17 – Matthew Parks

 

RESPONSE

O GREAT GOD

VERSE 1
O great God of highest heav’n
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer ev’ry rebel pow’r
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forever more

VERSE 2
I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

VERSE 3
Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my ev’ry thought and deed
O great God of highest heav’n
Glorify Your Name through me

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You are worthy to be praised
With my ev’ry thought and deed
O great God of highest heav’n
Glorify Your Name through me

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen