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Dec 12, 2021

“A Word to the Church”

Passage: Revelation 2:1-7

Preacher: Chris Byrd

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: Revelaion


Main Text - Revelation 2:1-7, OT Reading – Psalm 63:1-11, NT Reading – Philippians 1:3-11, Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10:45 AM - Rev Chris Byrd Preaching



Opening Song – -Go Tell it On the Mountain-NTH 224


Gospel Greeting – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call to Worship Hymn – -Good Christian Men Rejoice - NTH 207

Call to Worship – Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Ps. 107:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – While Shepherds Watch There Flocks - NTH 223

Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Hymn – Doxology - NTH 732

Exhortation to Give – Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Heb. 13:16

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Hymn - Angels We Have Heard on High - NTH 214

          - Angels From the Realms of Glory - NTH 218

Scripture Readings – OT Reading – Psalm 63:1-11, NT Reading – Philippians 1:3-11

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Revelation 2:1-7 - “A Word to the Church”

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – All for Jesus (Trinity Hymnal 565)

Benediction – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 12/12/2021

  1. We welcome Rev. Chris Byrd today to our pulpit.
  2. The Christmas Choir has rehearsal immediately after church today.
  3. Saturday, 12/18 - Ladies Craft Breakfast at 8:30AM
  4. Saturday, 12/18 – Men’s Breakfast at 8:30AM
  5. Sunday, 12/19 - Christmas Fellowship Dinner immediately after our annual Christmas Program.
  6. Friday, 12/24 – Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service – 6:30PM