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Worshiping the God of the Grace

December 4, 2022 – 10:30 AM

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Preparation for Worship

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE – The Candle of PEACE

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  

Romans 5:1-2 (ESV)

Angels We Have Heard on High                Arr. Gary Norian     

And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your offspring after you.

                                       Genesis 17:7 (ESV)

 

INTROIT (stanzas 1-2, 4)        Joy Has Dawned               

By Keith Getty & Stuart Townsend

 

Call to Worship

Isaiah 49:13, 51:11 (ESV)

(As God’s Word calls us to worship, let’s shout these words to one another recognizing that our worship is a response to God’s gracious call.)
 
Leader:
Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing!
ALL:
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their hearts; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Hymn of Praise 

#218 Angels, From the Realms Of Glory
1 Angels, from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
ye who sang creation’s story,
now proclaim Messiah’s birth;

Refrain:
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

2 Shepherds in the fields abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
yonder shines the infant Light: [Refrain]

3 Sages, leave your contemplations,
brighter visions beam afar;
seek the great Desire of nations;
ye have seen his natal star: [Refrain]

4 Saints before the altar bending,
watching long in hope and fear,
suddenly the Lord, descending,
in his temple shall appear: [Refrain]

5 All creation, join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son;
evermore your voices raising
to th’eternal Three in One: [Refrain]

Prayer of Adoration

Song of Praise

Salvation Belongs to Our God
 
Salvation Belongs To Our God
Who Sits Upon The Throne
And Unto The Lamb
Be Praise And Glory, Wisdom And Thanks
Honor, And Power, And Strength
Be To Our God Forever And Ever
Be To Our God Forever And Ever
Be To Our God Forever And Ever, Amen.
We The Redeemed Shall Be Strong
In Purpose And Unity
Declaring Aloud
Be Praise And Glory, Wisdom And Thanks
Honor, And Power, And Strength!
Be To Our God Forever And Ever
Be To Our God Forever And Ever
Be To Our God Forever And Ever, Amen. 

Song of Praise

Come Thou Fount
Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of God’s unchanging love
 
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I’ve come
And I hope by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed his precious blood
 
Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy grace now like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take it seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
 
Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of God’s unchanging love

CHILDREN’S SERMON                                                                                      Asst. Pastor Jeff Kuebler

 

*GREETING OF PEACE                                                             Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Congregational Prayer

         Philippians 1:3-5 (ESV)

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

 

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Worshiping the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings

For if the readiness is there, [the gift] is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have            .2 Corinthians 8:12 (ESV)

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Offertory

The King Is Coming Soon                                              By Jon Paige

Luke 1:46-55 (ESV)

Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat

Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 band my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
land exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped phis servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

Sermon

 “A Song of Joyful Praise”
Rev. Dave Stain Pastor, Spring Hills Presbyterian Church

PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                       

Almighty and most merciful God; We acknowledge and confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed; that we have not loved You with all our heart and soul, with all our mind and strength; and that we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.  We plead with You, O God, to forgive what we have been, to help us to amend what we are, and of Your mercy to direct what we shall be; so that we may hereafter walk in the way of Your commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in Your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

 

COMFORT AND ASSURANCE OF THE GOSPEL                         1 Peter 2:24-25 (ESV)

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

The Lord’s Supper is a physical action, mandated by Jesus, through which God acts to nourish, sustain, comfort, challenge, teach, and assure us. The celebration of the Lord’s Supper nourishes our faith and stirs our imaginations to perceive the work of God and the contours of the gospel more clearly.

Spring Hills Presbyterian Church welcomes all baptized Christians who are willing to forsake their sin and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, and who are members of congregations that proclaim the gospel, to receive the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, with us.  We ask that if your children have not met with the elders to make a statement of saving faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation that they abstain from receiving the Lord’s Supper.  If you are not able to receive the Lord’s Supper, please use this time to meditate on one of the following prayers:

 

Prayer for Those Searching the Truth.  Lord Jesus, you claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider the reasons for doing so.  If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open me to the reality of who you are.  Give me an understanding of you that is coherent and convincing, and that leads to the life you promise.  Amen.

 

Prayer of Belief.  Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the gift of eternal life.  I confess that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever dared admit, but through you I am more loved and accepted that I ever dared hope.  I thank you for paying my debt on the cross, taking what I deserved in order to offer me complete forgiveness.  Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you as my Savior and Lord.  Amen.

 

COMMUNION HYMN                 A Communion Hymn for Christmas

*HYMN OF RESPONSE #211       God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen      

 

*BENEDICTION                                                                                                        Romans 15:13 (ESV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

POStLUDE               God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen                        Arr. by Gary Norian       

 

 

 

 

Volume 21, No. 49                                                                          December 4, 2022

Songs of worship are used with permission. CCLI #2522243