In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, we read of Jesus’ first visit to Jerusalem. As an infant he accompanied his parents to the Temple for the performance of rituals prescribed by the Law of Moses. While there, the holy family encountered two people who blessed the child and prophesied regarding him.
The hymns selected for this service are not only Christmas carols, but they echo the ideas woven though out the text: comfort, salvation, light, etc.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship John 8:12
Hymn 106 (tune 107) While Shepherds Watched
Worship through Giving
Response: Hymn Insert Doxology
Hymn 87 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Scripture Reading Isaiah 61:1-11
Hymn 88 O Come, All Ye Faithful
Message The Child Who Brings Comfort
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn Insert God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Prayer Response John Miles
Benediction John Miles