December 23, 2018

Morning Worship Service @ 10 a.m.

Prelude

WE ENTER GOD'S PRESENCE

* Welcome

* We Sing ~ PsH # 340 “O Come All Ye Faithful”

* Call to Worship ~ responsive

* God’s Greeting and Mutual Greetings

* We Sing ~ “Make Room”

“What A Beautiful Name”

WE PREPARE FOR CHRIST'S COMING

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: The Candle of Peace

* We Sing ~ PsH # 346 “Once in Royal David's City”

WE OFFER GIFTS OF GRATITUDE & PRAYERS

Offerings:  1st. Mountainview Ministries (Budget); 2nd. Niagara Christian Gleaners

Prayers of God’s People

WE HEAR GOD'S PROMISE

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 3:1-12 NIV (Page 1499 pew Bible)

Message:  “Us Lions”

* We Sing ~ “The Lion and The Lamb”

WE CELEBRATE AT THE LORD’S TABLE

The Institution and Teaching of the Lord's Supper

The Invitation and Prayer of Consecration

We Come to the Table: Our Participation in the Bread and the Cup

 ~ during the distribution of the bread we sing “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

 ~ during the distribution of the cup we sing “O Holy Night”

Prayer of Thanksgiving

GOD SENDS US OUT WITH HIS BLESSING

* God’s Parting Blessing - followed by spoken "Amen"

* Closing Song ~ “Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)”

Postlude

Service Participants:

Worship Leader:  Pastor Sid Couperus;

Worship Team:  Monika Couperus, Jen DeJonge, Tony Kamphuis, Will Lammers,
Dave Rintjema, Matthew Toohey, Frank Veldman


Awaiting the Lion of Judah

Christ the Lord

 ~ December 23rd, 2018 @ 7 pm

Prelude

Welcome & Introduction

LAMPPOST

Scripture: John 1:1–5 and Isaiah 9:2

Lighting of Advent Wreath

* We Sing ~ v.1,3 “Angels We Have Heard on High”

* God's Greeting

* We Sing ~ “Great Are You Lord”

KING EDMUND/ADAM AND EVE

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Ministry of Music - by Lisa Stieva "I Believe"

KING PETER/KING DAVID

Story for Children: “The Teeny, Weenie . . . True King”

* We Sing ~ “Adore”

Scripture Reading: Psalm 72:1-7

We Sing PsH 329 v.1,4 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

QUEEN SUSAN/QUEEN ESTHER

Story of Esther

* We Sing ~PsH 344 v.1,4 “Silent Night!”

Offering:  The Grimsby Life Centre

Offertory Music - by Katrina deRoche "Gesu Bambino"

White Witch/Lady Folly

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6; 10, 13-18

We sing ~ PsH 328 v.2 “O Come, O Come, Immanuel”

Father Christmas/John the Baptist

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35

We sing ~ PsH 328 v.6 “O Come, O Come, Immanuel”

Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:1–12:

We Sing ~ v.1 “Blessed Be the God of Israel”

Queen Lucy/Mary

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26–38

Response/Silent Reflection

A moment of silence to reflect on how God uses you to participate in God redeeming creation and people.

* We Sing ~ v.1,2 “Speak O Lord”

Awaiting Aslan/Awaiting Christ

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-15

Message - "Jesus Changes Everything!"

We sing ~ “A Hallelujah Christmas”

* Benediction / Blessing

* We Sing ~ PsH 337 v.1,3,4 “Joy to The World”

Postlude

Service Participants:

Worship Leader:  Pastors Fred VanderBerg

Readers:  Sophia Bezemer, Donna Feddema, Charlotte Larson

Worship Team:  Katrina DeRoche, Jason Geerlinks, Will Lammers, Alexandra Kamphuis,
Tony Kamphuis, George Prins, Eric Van der Beek 

Karin Terpstra