January Sermon Series
December 30: Luke 2:22-38: Simeon and Anna, two elderly servants of God, celebrated the coming of Jesus into the world. Yet, Simeon spoke words of warning to Mary, that this child would be a lightning rod, a cause of division in the world. Yet, even today, Christ remains “a sign that is opposed” by many in the world.
218 Angels, from the Realms of Glory
207 Good Christian Men Rejoice
199 See, amid the Winter’s Snow
January 6: Psalter Reading 90; Colossians 2:6-7: “Rooted and Built Up in Him”: On this first Sunday of the New Year, we will share in the Lord’s Supper as well as ordain and install new officers for the Session and the Board of Deacons, reflecting on what it means that God calls us to be rooted and built up in Christ.
30 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
420 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
January 13: Psalter Reading 9:7-11; Colossians 2:8-15: “Life in Christ”: Paul makes it clear that our deliverance, our life, and our salvation all flow from no where else or no one else than Jesus Christ.
457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
521 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
520 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
January 20: Psalter Reading 114; Colossians 2:16-23: Paul distinguishes true from false religion, and the importance of Christ as the Head of his Body, the Church. In an era when the Church seems less and less important to Christians, we need to hear again the significance of the Church for true religion.
53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
353 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
347 The Church’s One Foundation
January 27: Psalter Reading 84: Colossians 3:1-11: “Setting Your Minds on Things Above”: Paul calls us to set our minds on Christ, that we may be renewed in our lives here and now, and that Christ may live in us.
168 I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory
342 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation