Sunday, December 3, 2017
Order of Service
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Kauflin & Cook)
Welcome & Announcements
Adoration & Praise
Rejoice the Lord is King (Wesley & King)
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Boswell, Papa & Bleecker)
Advent Scripture Reading: Psalm 130
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
Savior of the Nations Come (Ambrose of Milan, Calvisius & Luther)
Gospel & Thanksgiving
Advent Meditation: Kingdom Hope
My Help, My God (McCracken)
Sermon Text: Genesis 17:15-21
And God said to Abraham,
“As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall be her name.
I will bless her, and moreover,
I will give you a son by her.
I will bless her, and she shall become nations;
kings of peoples shall come from her.”
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself,
“Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?
Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
And Abraham said to God,
“Oh that Ishmael might live before you!”
God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son,
and you shall call his name Isaac.
I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant
for his offspring after him.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you;
behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful
and multiply him greatly.
He shall father twelve princes,
and I will make him into a great nation.
But I will establish my covenant with Isaac,
whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time next year.”
Come and Stand Amazed (Grotenhuis & Hart)
Sermon: The Watch: Kingdom Joy for Waiting Hearts
"Kingdom Hope" (Keith Doyle)
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Prime & Wesley)
All Scripture Quoted from: The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.