To The LORD O Sing A New Song (Psalm 98) and Worthy Is The Lamb Who Was Slain (Revelation Song) prepare us for worship, which begins with Tell Out My Soul, a hymn based on Mary’s words in Luke 1.
After the announcements, the prayer of adoration and confession will focus on the promises of God and His enduring faithfulness in salvation.
From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable, Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1 and Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow will be our confession of faith and assurance.
From God’s Word, Lamentations 4:1-22 provides a perspective drawing from the contrast between the suffering of God’s people and that which the enemies of God will endure.
Our song of preparation for God’s Word will be Did You Know?
After reading Isaiah 7:1-17 we’ll consider God’s provision of a sign to unfaithful Ahaz, and consider what that sign means and why Jesus is the fulfilment of what the sign promises.
After our pastoral prayers, which will include Jozua the Zwijnenburg family, we’ll give our tithes and offerings then conclude worship singing O Little Town Of Bethlehem.
And sometime during worship gifts of books will be given to our younger folk.
If you’re old, you’ll have to hang around Ian Touzel. You’ll get a book eventually.