On Sunday, December 4th, Pastor Tony preached from the Gospel of Mark, focusing on Scripture text of Mark 8:34-38. He reminded us that there is a cross which Jesus takes, but there is also a cross that disciples must take as they follow Him.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School
11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Mark 8:34-38
 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.  For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?  For what can a man give in return for his soul?  For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Hymn of Adoration: #203 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #200 It Came upon the Midnight Clear
Hymn of Response: #211 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Dismissal Hymn: #218 Angels, from the Realms of Glory (5)
Additional Readings: The Ten Commandments
Leader: God spake these words, and said: I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
All: Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make to thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
Leader: Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write these Thy laws in our hearts, we beseech Thee.
Full Liturgy for December 4th, 2011 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Mark
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