Order of Worship

Sunday, December 27, 2020


We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors this morning! Visitors, please complete the Welcome card in the pew rack and put it in the offering plate, so we may know how best to minister to/with you. Let’s prepare our hearts with silent Bible reading, meditation, and prayer before the service begins.


PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)


PRELUDE                     Radiance                                 Praise Team


ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING                            Matthew 2:1-12


*HYMN 224                  Go Tell It On The Mountain


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                     Psalm 105:1-4

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 

All: Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 

Leader: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

All: Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!


*PRAISE SONGS       God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

                                               Joy To The World                                                      





All: O love beyond compare, You are good when you give, when you take away, when the sun shines on me, when night gathers over me. You have loved me before the foundation of the world, and in love did redeem my soul; You love me still, in spite of my hard heart, ingratitude, distrust. Your goodness has been with me during another year, leading me through a twisting wilderness, in retreat helping me to advance, when beaten back making sure headway. Your goodness will be with me in the year ahead; I hoist my sail and draw up anchor. With You as the blessed pilot of my future as of my past. I bless You that you have veiled my eyes to the waters ahead. If You have appointed storms of tribulation, You will be with me in them; If I have to pass through tempests of persecution and temptation, I will not drown; If I am to die, I shall see Your face sooner; If a painful end is to be my lot, grant me grace that my faith will not fail; If I am to be cast aside from the service I love, I can make no stipulation; Only glorify Yourself in me whether in comfort or trial, as a chosen vessel ready always for Your use.




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*HYMN 226               As With Gladness Men of Old                                


THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 50:23

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”


OFFERTORY              “Bringer of Light”                    Faith Choir


Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                 Bert Hauver


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                            Jeremiah 31:31-40


SERMON                “A Hint of Christmas”         Charlie Van Meter


*HYMN 230     Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor




For 2021, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families to more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “A Daughter of the Reformation”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.


Week 52:


Weekly Hymn:   521 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less…



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q103 What do we pray for in the third petition? /

Answer: In the third petition, which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.


  • Q104 What do we pray for in the fourth petition? /

Answer: In the fourth petition, which is, Give us this day our daily bread, we pray that of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.


Bible Reading:

Mon –12/28 – 2 Chronicles 35, Revelation 21, Malachi 3, John 20

Tue – 12/29 – 2 Chronicles 36, Revelation 22, Malachi 4, John 21

Wed – 12/30 – Genesis 1-4

Thurs – 12/31 – Genesis 5-8

Fri – 1/1 – Genesis 9-12

Sat – 1/2 – Psalms 1-3

Sun – 1/3 – Proverbs 1


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text:


Praise Music:          Creation Sings

                                    Come to the Altar


Hymns:   499 Rock of Ages Cleft for Me

521 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less…



Hearing assistance and large print pew Bibles are available during the worship service.  Please contact an usher for assistance.


Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and will have a final meeting on January 30th.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com) 


Communion – We will observe the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, January 10th rather than the first Sunday of the month.  Please be preparing your hearts to participate in the sacrament.