Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: December 23rd, 2012
On Sunday, December 23rd, Pastor Tony preached the fourth sermon in a special series for Advent about God’s Gifts to us. We are duly warned in Scripture about putting confidence or too much worth in stuff. At the same time, when viewed through Christ, as stewards of God’s “stuff”, we can enjoy the material blessings from God. Instead of being attached or overly stressed about things, we can use them to bless others and enjoy for God’s glory. 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: #208 O Come, All Ye Faithful
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #194 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Hymn of Response: #204 Away in a Manger
Dismissal Hymn: #222 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (6)
Additional Readings: The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Full Liturgy for December 23rd, 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|