Posts from 2021

Order of Service, December 26, 2021

Introduction Luke chapter 18 began with a parable that taught the disciples to pray for the coming kingdom (Luke 1-8). The sermon text for this Lord’s Day adds a second parable about prayer. This parable explains what God requires of those who enter the kingdom. We must humble ourselves before him and seek his mercy.…

Order of Service, December 19, 2021

Introduction This Lord’s Day we will remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will explore the significance of Isaiah’s prophecy that the Son given by God is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship:     Romans 1:1-4 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 89:    …

Order of Service, December 12, 2021

Introduction At the end of Luke 17, Jesus described his future return as a fulfillment of the hope of his followers and as a day of dreadful judgment poured out on those who oppose him. The text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 18:1-8) continues the theme of the Lord’s return. In it, Jesus tells a…

Order of Service, December 5, 2021

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Pharisees asked Jesus about the coming kingdom. Jesus’ reply was surprising: the kingdom is among you because the king stands before you. He went on to explain to the disciples that before the kingdom is established, he must suffer and die. But he assured them that…

Order of Service, November 28, 2021

Introduction Mark Buhr will be our speaker for this Lord’s Day. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship:     Micah 6:6-8 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 60     Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above Hymn 137     When I Survey The Wondrous Cross Scripture Reading:     Titus 2:1-15 Pastoral Prayer Hymn 476     May the Mind of Christ My Savior Message:…

Order of Service, November 21, 2021

Introduction This Lord’s Day, our speaker will be Mark Buhr. His message, from Galatians 6:9, will focus on the promises of God that empower the Christian to perseverance and faithful service. The hymns selected for the worship service encourage perseverance and faithful service, reminding us of the One whom we serve. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude…

Order of Service, November 14, 2021

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Jesus mercifully heals ten lepers. Only one of them returns to thank Jesus for his life-changing mercy. Ironically, the one who gives thanks is an outsider, a pagan. The Scriptures use leprosy as a vivid, living object lesson that illustrates the ravages of sin. The climax…

Order Of Service, November 7, 2021

Introduction This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table. The service will focus on John 16:7-15. On the night before Jesus died, he promised that he would send the Holy Spirit to the apostles after completing his own mission. The text explains the Spirit’s mission: its basis (the completed work of Christ), its task…

Order of Service, October 24, 2021

Introduction In Luke 17:7-10, Jesus continued giving instructions to his followers that contrast with the attitudes and actions of the Pharisees. This time, the topic is their role as servants of God. Jesus reminds them that the LORD is their owner and master. Anything work that the servant does is mere duty and can never…