Order of Worship – Faith Fellowship Community Church

The Order of Worship for December 4, 2022

 

Gathering & Preparation

Advent means coming.  Jesus Christ had come and is coming again.  We worship the Christ who has come and inaugurated his Kingdom.  We worship the Christ King who continually builds his Kingdom during this gospel age.  We worship King Jesus who will come again to consummate his Kingdom reign.  “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music” (Psalm 98:4)
 
Welcome and Advent Reading
 
PreludeJosh Thompson and John Richardson
 
Lighting of the Advent CandleRE Matt DeLorenzo & family
 
*Call to Worship
 
*Hymn #208 – O Come All Ye Faithful
 
*Prayer of Adoration
 
*Affirmation of Faith – The Nicene Creed (Trinity Hymnal p.846)
 

Unison Prayer of Confession 

Emmanuel, God with us: it is Advent. It is the season in which we prepare our hearts to welcome Christ, who is the bringer of true peace. We confess to you the ways in which we block the peace of Christ in our lives. The rushing and scurrying to get things done, the worry about the little details, the financial burdens we put on ourselves, the impatience and irritability we feel and take out on one another, the bickering and quarreling we get into because we are too busy. Though we make ourselves less than peaceful at this time of the year, your peace is always there for us. Fill us, that we may share Christ’s peace and love with others
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 
Worship through Giving
 
Offertory – ​The World’s Been a-Waitin’ So Long (​​Shackley)
 
*Hymn #731 – Gloria Patri
 
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
*Hymn #200 – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
 
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:14 – 5:10
 
Sermon: “Jesus Has Come in the Flesh” by Rev. Ric Raines
 
*Hymn – #196 – Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
 

The Lord’s Supper

Invitation to & Fencing of the Lord’s Table and Prayer

Words of Institution

The Bread

The Cup

​Prayer with the 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 forever. Amen.
 

*Hymn – Turn Your Eyes

Helen H. Lemmel and George Romanacce
 
*Benediction
 
Postlude
 

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