ORDER FOR WORSHIP
* Congregation stands
BOLD – Congregation responds
PRELUDE Nathalie Wang, organist
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* GLORIA PATRI (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Dorien Day
Lift up your hearts in prayer:
We lift them up in prayer!
Lift up your voices in praise:
We lift them up in praise!
Let your eyes rise in expectation and your hands in exultation,
For the Lord has drawn near and dwells among us.
Come, let us adore the newborn king.
* HYMN No. 171 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God, we need Christ to renew our commitment.
We confess that our lack of faith has made us fearful.
We acknowledge that we have foolishly let our desires lead us astray.
We have carefully kept our gifts and have not freely given our goods and our hearts to you.
(silent prayers of confession)
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, may your Spirit linger in our hearts and bring renewal in our lives.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
SUMMARY OF THE LAW
Herein is wisdom.
Glory be to God.
* HYMN No. 173 O Come, All Ye Faithful
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Isaiah 52:7-10 p. 596
John 1:1-14 p. 862
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON The Word Became Flesh Rev. Blaine Crawford
* CONFESSION OF FAITH:
Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 162 The First Noel, the Angel Did Say
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Mystery of the Faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
Words of Institution
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
* HYMN No. 146 Joy to the World! the Lord Is Come
If you are in need of prayer, you are invited to the front of the sanctuary at the conclusion of the service. One of the elders of the church will be available to pray for you.