December 24, 2023

The Word Among Us

Speaker: Scott Edburg Series: General Sermons Topic: Seasonal Scripture: John 1:1–18



Welcome and Announcements




Call to Worship*                                                                                 Psalm 149:1-2


Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! 


Hymn of Praise*                                                                                    #78


“O Bless the Lord, My Soul”




Confession of Faith                                                                                WSC #46-48

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Preparation for Confession of Sin                                                   Psalm 139:1-4


O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.


Confession of Sin


Assurance of Pardon                                                                             1 Peter 2:24


He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.


Hymn of Assurance*                                                                                          #193


“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”


Giving of Tithes and Offerings                        


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                                                                               Micah 5:1-15

Luke 2:1-21


Doxology*                                                                                                     #735


“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.


Prayer of Intercession


Preaching of God’s Word                        

Pastor Scott Edburg


“The Word Among Us”

John 1:1-18




Hymn of Affirmation                                                                 #203


“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”


Benediction*                                                                               Philippians 4:7


And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.             


Response*                                                                                #103C (Stanza 8)


Bless the Lord, you angel Hosts, mighty ones who do his word,

who obey his voice and word; all his servants, bless the Lord!

All his Host who do his will, all his works in all his world

bless the Lord in ev'ry place.  Come, my soul and bless the Lord.




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