WORSHIP LITURGY – DECEMBER 20, 2020

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Welcome and Call to Worship

Matthew Parks

 

Worship THROUGH SONG

O COME O COME EMMANUEL

VERSE 1
O come, O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

CHORUS
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

VERSE 2
O come Thou Dayspring
come and cheer
Our spirits by
Thine advent here

Disperse the gloomy
clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows
put to flight

CHORUS
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

VERSE 3
O come Thou
Rod of Jesse free
Thine own from
Satan’s tyranny

From depths of hell
Thy people save
And give them victory
O’er the grave

CHORUS
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

VERSE 4
O come desire
of nations bind
All peoples in
one heart and mind

Bid envy, strife,
and quarrels cease
Fill the whole world
with heaven’s peace

CHORUS
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

CHORUS
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

VERSE 1
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

VERSE 2
Shepherds why this jubilee
Why your joyous strains prolong
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire Your heav’nly song

CHORUS
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo

VERSE 3
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King

CHORUS
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo

VERSE 4
See within a manger laid
Jesus Lord of heav’n and earth
Mary Joseph lend your aid
With us sing our Savior’s birth

CHORUS
Gloria
In excelsis deo
Gloria
In excelsis deo

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

VERSE 1
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled

Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born King

VERSE 2
Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of the virgin’s womb

Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with men
to dwell, Jesus our Immanuel

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born King

VERSE 3
Hail the heaven-born
Prince of peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings

Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born King

TAG
Hark the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new born King

 

SING WE THE SONG OF EMMANUEL

VERSE 1
Sing we the song of Emmanuel
This the Christ who was long foretold
Lo in the shadows of Bethlehem
Promise of dawn now our eyes behold.
God Most High in a manger laid
Lift your voices and now proclaim
Great and glorious, Love has come to us
Join now with the hosts of heaven

VERSE 2
Come we to welcome Emmanuel
King who came with no crown or throne
Helpless He lay, the Invincible
Maker of Mary, now Mary’s son
O what wisdom to save us all
Shepherds, sages, before Him fall
Grace and majesty, what humility
Come on bended knee, adore Him

BRIDGE
Gloria!
Gloria!
Gloria!
Gloria!

VERSE 3
Go spread the news of Emmanuel
Joy and peace for the weary heart
Lift up your heads,
for your King has come
Sing for the Light overwhelms the dark
Glory shining for all to see
Hope alive, let the gospel ring
God has made a way,
He will have the praise
Tell the world His name is Jesus

TAG
Glory shining for all to see
Hope alive, let the gospel ring
God has made a way,
He will have the praise
Tell the world His name is Jesus

BRIDGE
Gloria!
Gloria!
Gloria!
Gloria!

Congregational Prayer

Josh Wagner

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Sermon

Hebrews 2:14-15 – Samuel Andres

 

COMMUNION

NICENE CREED (AD 381)

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord,
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one substance with the Father.

Through Him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
He came down from heaven:

By the power of the Holy Spirit
He became incarnate
from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake He was crucified
under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death, and was buried.

On the third day He rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand
of the Father.

He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end!

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the Giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son
He is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection
of the dead,
and the life of the world to come!
Amen.

 

CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH

VERSE 1
What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to him belong
Who holds our days within his hand?
What comes, apart from his command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ in which we stand

CHORUS
O sing hallelujah
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope 
in life and death

VERSE 2
What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good
Where is his grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer’s blood
Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?

CHORUS
O sing hallelujah
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope 
in life and death

VERSE 3
Unto the grave what shall we sing?
Christ, he lives, Christ, he lives
And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with him
There we will rise to meet the Lord
Then sin and death will be destroyed
And we will feast in endless joy
When Christ is ours forevermore

CHORUS
O sing hallelujah
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope 
in life and death

CHORUS
O sing hallelujah
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope 
in life and death

TAG
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

 

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

VERSE 1
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
For Jesus Christ our Savior
Was born upon this day

To save us all
from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray

CHORUS
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

VERSE 2
From God our heavenly father
A blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same

How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name

CHORUS
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

VERSE 3
Now to the Lord sing praises
All you within this place
And with true love
and brotherhood
Each other now embrace

This holy tide of Christmas
Doth bring redeeming grace

CHORUS
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

CHORUS
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

BENEDICTION

Samuel Andres