Restore Us! Make You Face Shine on Us!
Rev. Brian Hofman
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude: Miriam Hector
“Back to Bethlehem Medley”
“Of the Father’s Love Begotten”
“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
“The Birthday of a King”
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
We light this candle as a sign
of our waiting hope and for the coming Christ.
* Call to Worship
L: Our souls magnify the Lord!
P: Our spirits rejoice in God our Savior!
L: The mighty One has done great things for us!
P: Holy is God’s name!
L: Let us worship God.
P: For God is our Maker and our Redeemer; from generation to generation God gives mercy.
* Song of Worship
“You are Holy”
* God’s Greeting
* We Greet Each Other
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
* Song of Praise
“What a Beautiful Name”
“There’s Something About That Name”
“O Shepherd, Hear and Lead Your Flock (Psalm 80)”
Prayer of Preparation
Message: Pastor Brian
“Restore Us! Make Your Face Shine on Us!”
Response of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism 27
Q. What do you understand by the providence of God?
A. The almighty and ever present power of God by which God upholds, as with his hand, heaven and earth and all creatures, and so rules them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and lean years, food and drink, health and sickness, prosperity and poverty―all things, in fact, come to us not by chance but by his fatherly hand.
* Song of Response
“Shine On Us”
* Closing Song
“Silent Night! Holy Night”