Our service will be held this Sunday at 1101 NW Knox St. Blue Springs, Missouri.

Welcome

Opening Prayer

Hymn – Blessed be the God of Israel

Blessed be the God of Israel, the everliving Lord
Who comes in pow’r to save His own, His people, Israel.
For Israel He raises up salvation’s tow’r on high
In David’s house, who reigned as king and servant of the Lord

Through holy prophets did He speak His word in days of old;
That He would save us from our foes and all who bear us ill
To our ancestors did He give His covenant of love
So with us all He keeps His word in love that knows no end

Of old He gave His solemn oath to Father Abraham
His seed a mighty race should be, and blessed for evermore
He vowed to set His people free from fear of every foe
That we might serve Him all our days in goodness, love, and peace.

O tiny Child, Your name shall be the prophet of the Lord
The way of God You shall prepare to make His coming known
You shall proclaim to Israel salvation’s dawning day
When God shall wipe away all sins in His redeeming love

The rising Sun shall shine on us to bring the light of day
To all who sit in darkest night and shadow of the grave
Our footsteps God shall safely guide to walk the ways of peace
His name forevermore be blessed who lives and loves and saves.

Hymn – The Son of God Goes Forth to War

The Son of God goes forth to war,
a kingly crown to gain;
His blood-red banner streams afar:
who follows in His train?
Who best can drink His cup of woe,
triumphant over pain,
who patient bears his cross below,
he follows in His train.

The martyr first, whose eagle eye
could pierce beyond the grave,
who saw his Master in the sky
and called on Him to save:
Like Him, with pardon on His tongue
in midst of mortal pain,
he prayed for them that did the wrong:
Who follows in his train?

A glorious band, the chosen few
on whom the Spirit came,
twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew,
and mocked the cross and flame:
they met the tyrant’s brandished steel,
the lion’s gory mane;
they bowed their necks the death to feel:
Who follows in their train?

A noble army, men and boys,
the matron and the maid,
around the Savior’s throne rejoice,
in robes of light arrayed:
they climbed the steep ascent of heav’n
through peril, toil, and pain:
O God, to us may grace be giv’n
to follow in their train.

Scripture Reading

Prayer

Hymn – All Things Together

He’s the image of the invisible God
The firstborn of creation
By Him all things were created in heaven and earth
Seen and unseen
Rulers, dominions, and powers, and kings

He holds all things, all things
All things together
He holds all things, all things
All things together

He is the head of the body, the church
The firstborn from the dead
So in everything He is the head
And the fullness of God was pleased to dwell
In Him to reconcile to Himself

All things, all things, All things together
He holds all things, all things
All things together

Through Him and for Him, all things were made
Through Him and for Him, all things were made
He is before all things, in Him, all things hold together
Through Him and for Him, all things were made
Through Him and for Him, all things were made
He is before all things, in Him, all things hold together

He made peace, He made peace
He made peace by the blood of His cross
He made peace, He made peace
He made peace by the blood of His cross
He made peace, He made peace
He made peace by the blood of His cross

He holds all things, all things
All things together, He holds all things,
all things, All things together

Hymn – O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, thou Wisdom from on high
And order all things, far and nigh
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go

O come, thou Rod of Jesse free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of hell Thy people save
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

O come, thou Key of David come
And open wide our heav’nly home
Safeguard for us the heavenward road
And bar the way to death’s abode

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon

Doxology