LORD, Our Hope Is in You
Rev. Brian Hofman
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Lighting of the Advent Candle
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
We light this candle as a sign
of our waiting hope and for the coming Christ.
The Worship Sourcebook C28
* Call to Worship (Psalm 130:5-7)
L: We wait for the LORD, our whole being waits, and in his word we put our hope.
P: We wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.
L: People of God, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
P: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen!
* Song of Worship
“For Unto Us a Child Is Born/Open the Eyes of My Heart”
* God’s Greeting
* We Greet Each Other
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
* Song of Praise
“Your Name (Christmas Version)”
“Lord, I Gladly Trust (Psalm 25)”
Prayer of Preparation
Message: Pastor Brian
“LORD, Our Hope Is in You”
Response of Faith Heidelberg Catechism 117
Q. What is the kind of prayer that pleases God and that he listens to?
A. First, we must pray from the heart to no other than the one true God, revealed to us in his Word, asking for everything God has commanded us to ask for.
Second, we must fully recognize our need and misery, so that we humble ourselves in God’s majestic presence.
Third, we must rest on this unshakable foundation: even though we do not deserve it, God will surely listen to our prayer because of Christ our Lord. That is what God promised us in his Word.
* Song of Response
“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
* Closing Song
“My Life Is in You Lord”