Lord's Day Worship: Sunday After Christmas
January 17, 2021
Minute for Mission: Rebekah Taylor, RUF at Univ. of Arizona
Click below to see the video of Rebekah Taylor's Minute for Mission about her work with RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) at the Univ. of Arizona, Tucson.
Call to Worship The Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Amen
Invocation and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory,
Hymn of Praise 122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory
Confession of Sin
Heavenly Father, you have given us the light of your Word
which shines forth in the darkness of our world.
Yet, we confess that we have too often loved the darkness
because our deeds were evil.
We cling to our notion of personal autonomy
that we might justify our secret sins
and never let them see the light of day.
All too often we have done what you have forbidden us,
and neglected to be what you have called us to be
in Jesus Christ.
Father, forgive us, renew us, and remake us,
that we might reflect the image of Jesus Christ
in both our private and public lives,
and so be children of the light.
We ask this in his name. Amen.
(Period of Silence for personal confession and meditation)
Declaration of Pardon (From 130:3-4)
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Reading Psalm 22:1-22 (Trinity Hymnal, pp. 790-791)
Hymn 252 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:4 (pp. 1131-1132 in Pew Bible)
Sermon "Crucifed, Dead, Buried" Dr. Walter L. Taylor See Below
Children's Message Rev. Agnes Taylor See Below
Pray for the Church (our congregation and the Church around the world, especially the persecuted).
Pray for the state of our nation, and for those who govern us.
Pray for a peaceful transition in our government.
Pray for peace in our own nation.
Pray for the sick, the despairing, the broken, the impoverished, and the grieving.
Pray for missionaries, for the spread of the Gospel in our world and community.
Pray for those in public service (medical, police, first responders, fire departments, etc.).
Pray for God's guidance and blessings for the new year.
Pray through the mediation of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
*Apostles' Creed (p.845 in Trinity Hymnal)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen. Amen.
Closing Hymn 263 Lift High the Cross
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.