Worship Guide 12.2.18
This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent - the annual season during which we remember the coming of our Lord to earth while simultaneously awaiting his eventual return. This year, we'll be focusing on the waiting that marks much of our Christian lives - how do we wait, and how do we do so well? We'll be studying the psalms to find some answers, beginning with 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.
We'll be spending a lot of time repeating and meditating upon these words during the service, and discussing ways we can incorporate them into our lives outside the gathering, as well. Here's what you can expect Sunday morning.
Call to Worship : O Come All Ye Faithful
Word of Welcome
Corporate reading from Psalm 130:7-8, 5-6
Song of Adoration : Joy to the World
Word of Confession & Lament
Corporate reading from Psalm 130:1-2, 5-6
Song of Confession & Lament : From the Depths of Woe
Word of Assurance of Pardon & Thanksgiving
Corporate reading from Psalm 130:3-6
Song of Thanksgivng for Assurance of Pardon : Psalm 62
Passing of the Peace
Sermon : Psalm 130
Song of Celebration of Communion : Be Still My Soul
Corporate reading of Psalm 130:5-6
Song of Sending & Response : All Glory be to Christ
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