October 24, 2021: A Messenger and a Messiah

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Isaiah 40.1–5
October 24, 2021
Call to Worship: Psalm 119.49-50, 56-58, 73-82
Prayer of Invocation
Opening Hymn: 119 I Sing the Almighty Power of God
Hymn: 164 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (all stanzas)
Scripture Reading: Malachi 3.1-4; Matthew 3
Confession of Faith: The Westminster Larger Catechism, questions 42–45
Prayer of Confession of Sin
Hymn of Response: 434 Lord, Thou Lov’st the Cheerful Giver
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession to God
Gloria Patri
Sermon Title: A Messenger and a Messiah
Isaiah 40.1-11
(Rev. Martin Hawley)
Closing Prayer
Closing Hymn: 253 There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper