WORDS OF WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
+OPENING HYMN “Go Tell it on the Mountain” #251
+CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let us close the doors to our past, that we
might enter fully into God’s new year.
People: We pause in the midst of time to ponder the vast reaches of eternity.
Leader: For everything there is a season, a time to mourn and weep, a time to dance and laugh.
People: How majestic is God’s name in all the earth! How amazing is God’s care for us. We rejoice I the faith we have received and give thanks to God as we have been taught! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
+psalter #795-796 Psalm 72
Time with Young Disciples
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Isaiah 60:1-6
HYMN “There’s a Song in the Air” #249
GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 2:1-12
PRAYER HYMN “Near to the Heart of God (vs 1) #472
Silent Prayer Pastoral Prayer Lord’s Prayer
HOLY COMMUNION #12
MINISTRY OF OFFERTORY
+ DOXOLOGY #95 AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION
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.
EPISTLE LESSON Galatians 4:4-7
MESSAGE Our Faith
+ CLOSING HYMN “We Three Kings” #254
+BENEDICTION #255 (read in unison)