8 & 11 am Order of Service
Traditional Worship—8 & 11 AM
January 1, 2023
*Please stand as you are able. Congregational responses are in bold.
"All Things Are Become New" by Robert J. Hughes
Rick Nay, Organ
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS (Click here to check-in)
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Pastor: How magnificent is all creation!
People: God’s love is poured throughout all God has created.
Pastor: God’s love is poured out upon us each day.
People: Praise be to God!
Pastor: Let your souls and spirits rejoice at the goodness of God.
People: Let all the people praise God!
*HYMN OF PRAISE
"O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing" Number 57
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
“Blest Be the Tie That Binds” Number 557
Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Pastor: Christ the Lord invites all to his table who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
People: We come to you this day, gracious Lord, exhausted from all the activities of the season. It seems that we spend so much energy, time, and resources in preparation, and then when it is over, we collapse. We wonder what happened to all the enthusiasm we had. Lord, forgive us for placing our energies in getting and gathering. Give us peace and strength to renew our commitment to you. Remind us again to look around at the many ways in which we can be of service to you by serving others. Help us move forward in our compassion and not collapse in our witness. Heal us, merciful Lord, for we ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Though the world swirls around you and exhaustion threatens to overtake you, rest your spirits in the great God of all creation who is with you now and forever! God will give you strength and restore your spirits. Amen.
"I Will Remember Thee" by Jay Althouse
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"Christ Receiveth Sinful Men" by Robert J. Hughes
*DOXOLOGY Number 95