Order of Service, January 5, 2020


This Lord’s Day we begin the New Year by observing the Lord’s Table. The purpose of the Lord’s Table is to remember Christ (Luke 22:19). Our service will focus on what it means to remember Him.


Call to Worship

Hymn HBC 40     Give Praise to God

Introduction     Pastor Thomas

Hymn 141     Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?

I.   To remember Christ is to think clearly about what we once were.

A.   The cross brings us face to face with the ugliness of our sin.

Scripture Reading:  2 Corinthians 5:21

B.   The cross becomes dearer to us as we own the reality of our sin.

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-3

Hymn 139     O Sacred Head Now Wounded

II.   To remember Christ is to bow in stunned amazement at the Father’s love.

A.   Bow in stunned amazement at the mere fact of his love.

Scripture Reading:  Romans 5:6-8

B.   Bow in stunned amazement at the great depth of his love.

Scripture Reading:  Philippians 2:5-8 

Hymn 288     I Hear the Words of Love

III.    To remember Christ is to delight in the joys of new life.

A.   We rejoice in the certainty that we are free from condemnation.

Scripture Reading:  Romans 8:1-4

B.   We revel in the strength that we have to do better today than we did yesterday.

Scripture Reading:  Romans 6:17-22

C.   We delight in the hope of an eternity in his presence.

Scripture Reading:  2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

Hymn Insert    Credo

Distribution of the cup
Distribution of the bread

Hymn 174      Arise, My Soul, Arise

Offering     John Miles

Benediction      John Miles