|"God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son."|
TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Organist: Mrs. Linda Carlson
Pianist: Mrs. Vickie Daly
Song Leader: Mr. Jim McCarty
Usher: Mr. Song Kim
Pastor: Rev. Steve Carlson
||"O Come, Let Us Adore Him"|
| * Hymn #249
||"O Come, All Ye Faithful"|
| * Hymn #279
||"Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"|
||"Away in the Manger"|
|The Second Sunday of Advent
|Congregation Prayer Concerns|
|Pastoral Prayer - Lord's Prayer (spoken -||debts)|
| Prayer Hymn #240
||"Of the Father's Love Begotten"|
| * Doxology - Prayer of Dedication|
||"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"|
| * Hymn #281
||"What Child Is This?"|
||Matthew 1:1, 16-25|
| * Communion Hymn
||"Meekness and Majesty"|
|CHURCH COVENANT (inside front cover of the Hymnal)|
| * Closing Hymn #343
||"Amazing Grace" vv 1, 5|
The circular Advent wreath with no beginning or end represents the unending love of the eternal God.
The candles of the Advent wreath symbolize the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His Son.
The four outer candles represent the period of waiting during the four Sundays of Advent, which themselves symbolize
the four centuries of waiting between the prophet Malachi and the birth of Christ.
On this 2nd Sunday in Advent, we are reminded of the wondrous miracle of the birth of Christ.
We relight last week’s candle, which reminds us of the fulfillment of God’s promises. Today we light
the second candle to remind us of the beginning of the Christmas miracle. God chose a humble young girl named
Mary to give birth to His Son, Jesus.
In the Gospel of Luke chapter 1, verses 26 & 27 we read: “God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.”
In verses 30 – 33, we read: “Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with
God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great
and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will
reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end—with God nothing will be impossible.”
Then in verse 38 we read: “'I am the Lord's servant,' Mary answered. 'May it be to me as you have said.'”
Let us pray. Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for miracles. Thank you, Father, for Your wisdom and Your power. Thank
you that with You nothing is impossible. You created the heavens and the earth—all that is seen and unseen. At the
right time, Your Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. Open our eyes so that we do not overlook
the coming of your only begotten Son. Purify our hearts as we await His coming in glory in the future. It is in Jesus’
name we pray, amen.
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