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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

December 20, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Advent         

Opening Prayer: 


**Opening Hymn: Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven 3

**Call to Worship: Isaiah 9:6-7


M: For unto us a Child is born,

C: Unto us a Son is given;

M: And the government will be upon His shoulder.

C: And His name will be called

M: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

C: Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

M: Of the increase of His government and peace

C: There will be no end,

M: Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,

C: To order it and establish it with judgment and justice

M: From that time forward, even forever.

C: The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle (David and Shelley Finck)


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: Of The Father’s Love Begotten 118


**Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6


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

**The Gloria Patri 

Reading of Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 1:1-7, 15

Children’s Sermon

Sermon: The Philosophy of the Incarnation

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

The Offertory Hymn: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing 133


**Prayer of Dedication

**Closing Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel



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. Christ Jesus

2. Came into the world.

3. To save sinners

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