Brought Into the Family of God
December 27, 2020

Brought Into the Family of God

Preacher:
Passage: Lamentations 3:21-27, Galatians 4:4-7
Service Type:

 

 

Sunday December 27th, 2020 – Script

Musical Prelude

 

We Praise God!

Welcome Rev Megan Penfold

 

Sharing the Peace of Christ:

Peace before us, Peace behind us, Peace under our feet.

Peace within us, Peace above us, may all around us be peace. The peace of Christ be with you.

 

Praises: “O Lord My God/How Great Thou Art!” #332 (Vrs 1,3,4) (CCLI #14181)

1) O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder. Thy pow'r throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee. How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee. How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

3) And when I think that God His Son not sparing, sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in.

That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee. How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee. How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

4) When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill

my heart.

Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim, My God how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee. How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee. How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

 

The Church’s One Foundation” #479 (Vrs 1,2,5) (CCLI #55377)

1) The church's one foundation is Jesus Christ our Lord; we are his new creation

by water and the word;

From heaven he came and sought us that we might ever be, his living servant people,

by his own death set free.

2) Called forth from every nation, yet one o'er all the earth, our charter of salvation,

one Lord, one faith, one birth; one holy name professing and at one table fed,

to one hope we are pressing, by Christ's own Spirit led.

5) We now on earth have union with God the Three in One, and share, through faith, communion with those whose rest is won,

O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we, like them, the meek and lowly, on high

may dwell with thee.

 

Call to Worship: (Based on Psalm 100)

L: Shout with joy to the Lord all the earth!

R: Worship the Lord with gladness.

L: Come into his house with thanksgiving.

R: For his unfailing love continues forever.

L: Your faithfulness continues to each generation.

All: We worship you, Faithful and Eternal God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Morning Prayer (with the Lord’s Prayer)

 

Praise: “O How He Loves You and Me” (Vrs 1,2) (CCLI #15850)

1) Oh, how He loves you and me. Oh, how He loves you and me.

He gave his life what more could He give?

Oh, how He loves you; Oh, how He loves me; Oh, how He loves you and me.

2) Jesus to Calv’ry did go, His love for sinners to show.

What He did there, brought hope from despair,

Oh, how He loves you; Oh, how He loves me; Oh, how He loves you and me.

 

Children’s Story – “One Big Family”

We Hear God!

 

The Word of God: Lamentations 3:21-27, Galatians 4:4-7

 

Message: “Brought Into the Family of God” Rev. Megan Penfold

 

Praise: “Amigos de Cristo/Friends of the Lord” #476 (All verses) (Public Domain)

1) Amigos de Cristo, we’re friends of the Lord; Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

For we’ve been forgiven, and we’ve been restored; Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

Friends of the covenant renewed each morn; baptized and loving it, we’ve been reborn.

2) Amigos de Cristo, we’re friends of the Lord; Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

For we’ve been forgiven, and we’ve been restored; Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

Born of a family, the young and old, we’ll be on hand to see new life unfold.

Ending:

Amigos de Cristo, we’re friends of the Lord; Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

For we’ve been forgiven, and we’ve been restored; Amigos de Cristo; we’re friends of the Lord.

 

We Serve God and One Another!

 

Prayers of Caring and Concerns

Offering Prayer

 

Praise: “Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” #485 (Vrs 1,2,3) (CCLI #5768150)

1) Savior like a shepherd lead us much we need your tender care;

In your pleasant pastures feed us, for our use your folds prepare:

Chorus

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, you have bought us, yours we are.

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, you have bought us, yours we are.

2) We are yours in love befriend us, be the guardian of our way;

Keep your flock from sin, defend us; seek us when we go astray

Chorus

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, hear your children when we pray.

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, hear your children when we pray.

3) Let us always seek your favour; let us always do your will.

Jesus Christ, our only Savour, with yourself our spirits fill;

Chorus

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, you have loved us, love us still.

Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, you have loved us, love us still.

 

Going Out with God!

Benediction

 

Parting Music: “The Lord Whom We Love” (Words CCLI #27611)

 

The Lord, whom we love, whom we worship and adore,

We will serve, throughout this coming week.

He, it is who binds us together and He, it is who sends us apart.

To be God’s people, Be God’s people, Amen.

Postlude: “The Lord Whom We Love” Reprise

 

 

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