Published on December 10th, 2012 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: December 16th, 2012
On Sunday, December 16th, Pastor Tony preached the third sermon in a special series for Advent about God’s Gifts to us. God gives us so many memorable events and occurrences in our lives. When viewed as gifts from God, through Christ, we can have great joy in such experiences and pleasures. These experiences are promptings to praise God. Worship services on Sunday were at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
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: Selected Passages
Hymn of Adoration: #218 Angels, From the Realms of Glory
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #215 While by the Sheep We Watched at Night
Hymn of Response: #211 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Dismissal Hymn: #222 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (6)
Additional Readings: The Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 21-23
Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.
Q. 22. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without sin.
Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
Full Liturgy for December 16th, 2012 (PDF)
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
|Grace and Peace to You||Colossians 1:1-2||Rev. Felich|
|Gospel Fruit||Colossians 1:3-8||Rev. Felich|
|Citizens of the Kingdom of God||Colossians 1:9-14||Rev. Felich|
|The Incomparable Christ||Colossians 1:15-20||Rev. Felich|
|We are Reconciled||Colossians 1:21-23||Rev. Felich|
|Christ-Driven Ministry||Colossians 1:24-29||Rev. Felich|
|Spiritual Maturity||Colossians 2:1-5||Rev. Felich|
|Spiritual Growth||Colossians 2:6-7||Rev. Felich|
|The Absolute Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ||Colossians 2:8-15||Rev. Felich|
|Beware of Religion||Colossians 2:16-23||Rev. Felich|
|Dead to Self||Colossians 3:1-4||Rev. Felich|
|Putting off the old and putting on the new, Through Christ||Colossians 3:5-11||Rev. Felich|
|Putting on the new through Christ||Colossians 3:12-14||Rev. Felich|
|Do it for Jesus||Colossians 3:15-17||Rev. Felich|
|Putting on New Relationships||Colossians 3:18-4:1||Rev. Felich|
|Walking the Talk||Colossians 4:2-6||Rev. Felich|
|Paul and Friends (I)||Colossians 4:7-11||Rev. Felich|
|Paul and Friends (II)||Colossians 4:12-18||Rev. Felich|