Order of Service, January 12, 2020


The sermon text for this Lord’s Day contains the only information found in the Bible about the childhood of Jesus. It seems clear that Luke did not include this story simply to fill in some details to satisfy the curious. The account of Jesus’ first trip to Jerusalem serves to make a theological statement about Jesus’ true nature.

The hymns have been chosen because they contain lyrical descriptions of what Paul called Christ’s “emptying” (Philippians 2:7).



Call to Worship     Psalm 34:1-3



Hymn 90     Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Worship through Giving
Response: Hymn 72     Glory Be to God the Father

Hymn 18     Thou, the God Who Changes Never

Hymn 21     Fairest Lord Jesus!

Scripture Reading      Philippians 2:5-11

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn Insert     What Wondrous Love is This?

Message     The One Who “Lays His Glory By”
Luke 2:39-52
Pastor Steven Thomas


Hymn 335     And Can It Be?

Prayer Response     Mark Buhr

Benediction     John Miles