December 20, 2020: Cantata

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). —Matthew 1:23

December 20, 2020 Order of Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting of the Advent Candle: Luke 1:26–38
*God Calls Us to Draw Near in Worship
Luke 1:46–55
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
*Prayer of Invocation
God Promises a Deliverer
Psalm 37:5-6; Isaiah 7:14, 40:3-5
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
God Fulfills His Promise
Luke 2:1-7
Advent Meditation
God Proclaims His Fulfillment
Luke 2:8-11
Angels We Have Heard on High
The Promised Son Displays God’s Glory
John 1:14-18
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
We Proclaim the Excellency of God’s Son
I John 1:1-5; 4:7-12
The Holly and the Ivy/The First Noel
Prayer of Praise and Intercessory Petitions
We Worship God through His Tithes and Our Offerings (including PCA Ministerial Relief Fund)
*Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end, Amen
God Equips and Exhorts Us Through The Sermon
Sermon: You Shall Call His Name Jesus
Matthew 1:18–25 Rev. Martin Hawley
*Closing Hymn: #203 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Words to hymns and choruses printed in the bulletin and live streamed, using license CCLI #440621