Order of Worship

Sunday, December 3, 2023


Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading: Daniel 7:9-14

Sing We the Song of Emmanuel by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa

His Mercy Is More by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-33

Pastoral Prayer

Corporate Giving

Be Thou My Vision Ancient Irish Hymn

Hymn of the MonthCome, Thou Long Expected Jesus by Charles Wesley (vv 1,4), Mark Hunt (vv 2,3)

Sermon: Isaiah 9:1-7 Born to Reign


Behold the Lamb by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend



Sing We the Song of Emmanuel

Sing we the song of Emmanuel,

This, the Christ who was long foretold.

Low in the shadows of Bethlehem,

Promise of dawn now our eyes behold!

God Most High in a manger laid,

Lift your voices and now proclaim.

Great and glorious, Love has come to us,

Join now with the host of heaven!


Come we who welcome Emmanuel,

King who came with no crown or throne.

Helpless He lay, the Invincible;

Maker of Mary, now Mary’s son.

O what wisdom to save us all,

Shepherds, sages before Him fall.

Grace and majesty, what humility!

Come on bended knee, adore Him.


Go spread the news of Emmanuel,

Joy and peace for the weary heart.

Lift up your heads, for your King has come;

Sing for the light overwhelms the dark.

Glory shining for all to see,

Hope alive, let the gospel ring.

God has made a way,

He will have the praise!

Tell the world His name is Jesus!



His Mercy Is More

What love could remember no wrongs we have done?

Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum;

Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore—

Our sins, they are many, His mercy is more.



Praise the Lord, His mercy is more!

Stronger than darkness, new every morn,

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.


What patience would wait as we constantly roam;

What Father, so tender, is calling us home?

He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor—

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.



What riches of kindness he lavished on us!

His blood was the payment, His life was the cost.

We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford—

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.




Be Thou My Vision 
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art

Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son,

Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle shield, sword for my fight; 
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight;
Thou my soul's shelter, Thou my high tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.



Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Verse 1

Come, Thou long expected Jesus,

Born to set Thy people free;

From our fears and sins release us;

Let us find our rest in Thee.

Israel’s strength and consolation,

Hope of all the earth Thou art;

Dear Desire of ev’ry nation,

Joy of every longing heart.


Verse 2

Joy to those who long to see Thee

Day-spring from on high, appear.

Come, Thou promised Rod of Jesse,

Of Thy birth, we long to hear!

O’er the hills the angels singing

News, glad tidings of a birth;

“Go to Him your praises bringing

Christ the Lord has come to earth!”


Verse 3

Come to earth to taste our sadness,

He whose glories knew no end.

By His life He brings us gladness,

Our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend.

Leaving riches without number,

Born within a cattle stall;

This the everlasting wonder,

Christ was born the Lord of all.


Verse 4

Born Thy people to deliver,

Born a child, and yet a King,

Born to reign in us forever,

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

By Thine own eternal Spirit

Rule in all our hearts alone;

By Thine all-sufficient merit

Raise us to Thy glorious throne.



Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,  

Slain for us, and we remember  

The promise made that all who come in faith

Find forgiveness at the cross.  

So we share in this bread of life,  

And we drink of His sacrifice  

As a sign of our bonds of peace  

Around the table of the King.  


The body of our Savior Jesus Christ,  

Torn for you—eat and remember  

The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life—  

Paid the price to make us one.  

So we share in this bread of life,  

And we drink of His sacrifice  

As a sign of our bonds of love  

Around the table of the King.  


The blood that cleanses every stain of sin,  

Shed for you—drink and remember—  

He drained death's cup that all may enter in  

To receive the life of God.  

So we share in this bread of life,  

And we drink of His sacrifice  

As a sign of our bonds of grace  

Around the table of the King.  


And so, with thankfulness and faith we rise  

To respond, and to remember  

Our call to follow in the steps of Christ  

As His body here on earth.  

As we share in His suffering  

We proclaim Christ will come again! 

And we’ll join in the feast of heaven  

Around the table of the King.