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My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior

December 12, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: General & Seasonal

Topic: Expository, Seasonal Passage: Luke 1:26–1:56

Lord’s Day Divine Worship

December 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” —Luke 1:46b-47

 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Introit                 Choir

“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”

 

Infant holy, infant lowly, for his bed a cattle stall;

 Oxen lowing, little knowing Christ, the babe is Lord of all.

 Swift are winging angels singing, Noels ringing, tidings bringing,

 Christ, the Babe is Lord of all.

 

 Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil ‘til the morning new.

 Saw the glory, heard the story, tidings of a gospel true.

 Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing greet the morrow:

 Christ, the Babe was born for you.

 

Taken from “Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition”, ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission.

                                                                                

Call to Worship*                                                           Psalm 107:1-2a, 8

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so… Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men!

Hymn of Praise*            #199

“See, Amid the Winter’s Snow”

Invocation*

Confession of Faith                                            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 worshipped 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.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                   Psalm 107:17-19a

Fools, because of their rebellious way, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble...

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                            Psalm 107:19-21

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men!

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                #226

“As with Gladness Men of Old”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings      

(Please fill out the fellowship pads at this time and pass them down the aisle.)                   

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*

Isaiah 7:10-15; Matthew 1:18-24

Doxology*

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Alleluia, alleluia.

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Taken from “Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition”, ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission.

Preaching of God’s Word                                     Pastor Jim Claycomb

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my

spirit rejoices in God my Savior”

Luke 1:26-56

Hymn of Affirmation                              #221

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”

Blessing*                                                    Luke 1:68; Numbers 6:24-26

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people!

May the LORD bless thee, and keep thee. May the LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. May the LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Benediction*

 “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

And to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,

Is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen, amen.

Taken from “Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition”, ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission.

Postlude*

 

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