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Bulletin & Hymns

Friedens Reformed Church 

P.O. Box J, Tripp, South Dakota 57376

Church: 605-935-6758 Pastor Andy: 605-505-1010

Affiliated with: The Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Churches

November 29, 2020 First Sunday of Advent         

Opening Prayer: 

 

**Opening Hymn: Of The Father’s Love Begotten 118

**Call to Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:23-30a

 

M: Sing to the Lord, all the earth;

C: Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.

M: Declare His glory among the nations,

C: His wonders among all peoples.

M: For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;

C: He is also to be feared above all gods.

M: For all the gods of the peoples are [a]idols,

C: But the Lord made the heavens.

M: Honor and majesty are before Him;

C: Strength and gladness are in His place.

M: Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

C: Give to the Lord glory and strength.

M: Give to the Lord the glory due His name;

C: Bring an offering, and come before Him.

M: Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!

C: Tremble before Him, all the earth.

 

Lighting of the First Advent Candle (Tim Mehlhaff & family)

 

Summary of the Law: Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

**Prayer of Confession: Almighty and most merciful Father; we have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; according to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober life. To the Glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

 

Assurance of Absolution: 

 

Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King 267

 

**New Testament Reading: Revelation 15:2-4

 

**The Nicene Creed (See back of the bulletin)

**The Gloria Patri 

Reading of Sermon Text: Exodus 15:11-13

Children’s Sermon

Sermon: The Holiness of God

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

The Offertory Hymn: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name       12

**Doxology

**Prayer of Dedication

**Closing Hymn: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (see overhead) 123

**Benediction

Postlude
 

** Congregation stands

 

The Nicene Creed

 

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

 

Sermon Outline:

1. God’s holiness is His essential nature

2. God’s holiness is expressed in His works

3. God’s holiness defines His worship