This Week's Bulletin...

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

December 10, 2017

10:45 AM

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

GOD’S LOVE IS REVEALED IN JESUS

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Greeting:

Announcements

Lighting of the Second Advent Candle (Love)

Preparation for Worship         (Silent Prayer)

Prelude:                                  

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Call to Worship         

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

Prayer of Adoration and Invocation - Lord’s Prayer

*Gloria Patri (No. 734)

*Hymn No. 196                     Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus                   

Call to Confession                  Deuteronomy 6:4-6

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  

Let us confess our sins

Prayer of Confession  (unison)

Most merciful Father, who of Thy great compassion toward us sinners didst give Thine only-begotten Son to be an offering for our sins:  Grant us grace, we humbly beseech Thee, that being united unto Him by Thy Spirit, and made partakers of His sufferings and death, we may die daily unto the world and lead holy and unblameable lives.  Cleaving unto His cross in all the temptations of life, may we hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, and finally attain unto the resurrection of the just; through the merits of the same once crucified but now risen and exalted Saviour.

Private Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness:      John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 Congregation:  Thanks be to God!

*Hymn No. 261           What Wondrous Love Is This              

Offertory        

*The Doxology (No. 731) and Prayer of Thanksgiving

(Children will be dismissed to Children’s Church following the Anthem)

Anthem                       Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven         Getty

Prayer of Supplication and Intercession

*Scripture Lesson:       Romans 9:14-29

Message:                                                                     Rev. McIntyre

*Hymn No. 211           God Rest You Merry Gentlemen                      

*Benediction

*Response:                  Threefold Amen

Postlude                     

     *Standing

     *Standing

Welcome visitors!  Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Psalm 84:4

Please complete the yellow visitor’s card found on the back of the pew and place in offering plate.

A CRY ROOM IS AVAILABLE JUST OFF THE VESTIBULE

A NURSERY FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IS PROVIDED IN GRACE HALL