Cove’s Worship Service – The Fourth Sunday of Advent (Micah 5:2-5a)

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Below is a copy of the service I led in Cove Presbyterian Church, Weirton, West Virginia, on Sunday, December 20, 2015. You can also find sermons, devotions, essays, articles, and announcements on The Cove Community blog.


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The Order of Worship
The Fourth Sunday in Advent – December 20, 2015


Enter Worship with Praise


Lighting the Fourth Candle of Advent 

Praising God Through Song
Hymn: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
Song for the Children: “Christ Was Born in Bethlehem”

Approach God with Humility and Thanks


The Choir Offering Praise thru Music: “Come, Emmanuel”

Our Congregational Prayer, followed by The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

Our Song Glorifying God: Gloria Patri

Giving Back to God - Duet: “Carol of Hope”

Song of Praise: Doxology

Our Prayer of Thanks and Dedication

Stating Our Faith: The Nicene Creed
We 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 both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.  And we 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 we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.  And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen. 

Hear the Word with Understanding


The Word Read: Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth; and he shall be the one of peace.

The Word Proclaimed: What Happens in Bethlehem

Leave Worship with Joy


Hymn: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Charge and Blessing

Congregational Response    

Postlude: Celebrate Christmas


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