PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
December 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM Service1st Sunday after Christmas
Liturgical Color: White
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Jim De Hart|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Do You Hear What I Hear||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: We gather to sing a song of joy!
Many: We come to celebrate the birth of the Christ;
One: Emmanuel, God with us;
Many: Love has come into the world, a light shines in the darkness.
One: What song do we sing for this wonderful gift?
ALL: We sing a song of joy!
|* Opening Hymn||Angels We Have Heard On High||Hymn #113 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
God our Creator, of all that is and shall be: our hearts are filled with such wonder and thankfulness. Out of love you came into our world, fully human, yet fully divine. You call us close to you, to reconcile us in perfect grace; forgiven, clean, renewed in light. In the glow of the manger we begin again to understand the wisdom of children, letting our hearts receive without question the invitation and the gift. We rejoice, O Lord, we accept in humility your hope, your peace, your love and your joy for us. When we forget the promise of this holy season, forgive us we pray. When our sins cast shadows of darkness, redeem us through your grace. Sustain the child in our hearts, and lead us forward always in your name, giving as you give, loving as you love. We ask in Jesusý@ C F!
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming||Hymn #129 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Prepare the Way, O Zion||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & 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.
|Anthem||When He Came||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 148:1-7, 11-14||Elder Jim De Hart|
|Hebrew Testament||1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26|
|Song of Preparation||Change My Heart, O God||Hymn #695 (all)|
|New Testament||Colossians 3:12-17|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||The Peace of Christ||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Joy to the World||Hymn #134 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Mary Did You Know?||Mwanza Furaha|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|