*Call to Worship:
“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.”
~ Lamentations 3: 21-23
*Hymn: #194 “O Holy Night!”
Worship Leader: But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little
to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me
to be ruler in Israel.
All: His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.
*Hymn: #196 “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (verse 1)
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
Congregational Prayer: Deacon Jeff Spencer
Lord’s Prayer: All
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy
kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give
us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we
forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us
from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
Lighting the Advent Wreath: Glenn and Barbara Allen
Hymn Response: # 175 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (verse 1)
O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
*Doxology and Prayer
*Hymn: #176 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2 ^Page 489
Sermon: “Hope from Heaven: A Light in the Night”
Pastor Warren Huber
*Hymn: #192 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
*Please stand during these portions of the service, if you are able.
^Page numbers refer to blue pew Bibles.