January 1, 2017
PRELUDE Debbie Wilkins
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Erika Haub
A MOMENT TO PREPARE
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 148
HYMN #377 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
1-Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love. Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away. Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
2-All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays. Stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.
3-Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest. Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest. Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are thine. Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
4-Mortals, join the happy chorus with the morning stars began. Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man. Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife, joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life.
For thou, O Lord, are high above all the earth. Thou art exalted far above all gods. (repeat) We exalt thee, we exalt thee, we exalt thee, O Lord.
READING “Descent” by Malcolm Guite
1) The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty, let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice. He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide, and trembles at His voice, trembles at His voice.
CHORUS-How great is our God, sing with me, How great is our God, and all will see how great, how great is our God.
2) Age to age He stands, and time is in His hands, beginning and the end, beginning and the end. The Godhead Three in One, Father, Spirit, Son, the Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb. CHORUS
Name above all names, worthy of all praise, my heart will sing, how great is our God. (repeat)
RETURNING OF TITHES AND GIVING OF OFFERINGS
Following the Offertory, children Kindergarten-3rd grade
are invited to Junior Church.
FROM THE WORD “A New Direction” Philippians 2:1-13
INVITATION TO THE TABLE
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We bow our hearts, we bend our knees, O Spirit come make us humble. We turn our eyes from evil things, O Lord we cast down our idols. CHORUS-Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts, let us not lift our souls to another. Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts, let us not lift our souls to another.
O God let us be a generation that seeks, seeks your face O God of Jacob. O God let us be a generation that seeks, seeks your face O God of Jacob.
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
SERVING ONE ANOTHER
HYMN#171 “Joy To The World”
1-Joy to the world! the Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.
2-Joy to the world! the Savior reigns. Let men their songs employ. While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains, repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
3-No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground. He comes to make his blessings flow, far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found, far as, far as the curse is found.