Posts from December 2020

Order of Service, December 27, 2020

Introduction This Lord’s Day, the last Sunday of 2020, we will resume our study of Luke. The text is a famous one, usually called the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-4). The next paragraph continues the Lord’s teaching on the subject of prayer. Each year we take a Sunday at the end of January to focus on…

Order of Service, December 20, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (1 Timothy 3:14-16) contains the echo of an ancient creed that explains the significance of Christ’s coming. We, the church, confess Christ. He is the anchor of our faith. The hymns selected for the worship service celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. PREPARATION…

Order of Service, December 13, 2020

Introduction Throughout the tenth chapter of Luke, Jesus guided his disciples into a deeper understanding of what is means to follow him. In the final paragraph, Luke makes certain that we understand the devotion to Jesus and his teaching is a disciples’ one essential priority. The hymns selected for the worship service proclaim the advent…

Order of Service, December 6, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day focuses on one of the New Testament’s most famous stories: the Good Samaritan. It is a parable that Jesus told in response to the question, “Who is my neighbor?” The story itself is the second half of a passage that began by teaching us, love God with…