We Gather Together to Worship Our God
Prelude: Pastoral Symphony/ Handel’s Messiah
Gathering Hymn: Your Name
Greeting and Announcements
- No Sunday school today.
- 10:30 Worship
- 5:30 Wednesday—Kids’ Quest for grades pre-k through 7th. Meal provided.
- 6:15 pm, Wednesday— “Faith of Our Fathers” small group.
- 6:15 pm Wednesday—High School Youth Group at the Community Center. Meal provided, study titled The Person of Jesus.
- 6 am Thursday—Men’s Prayer-time and Bible Study
- 6:45 pm Thursday—Women’s Bible Study, study on Ephesians.
- 8 am Saturday—Men’s Prayer-time and Bible Study
Mark Your Calendar:
- 5:30 December 5th, ”James: Christian Maturity” Community Group (address in Bulletin). Meal provided.
- 5:30 December 5th, Young Adult Bible Study (address in bulletin) Meal provided.
- 6:00 December 5th, Loftus Small Group (address in bulletin). Dessert provided.
- December 12th, following worship, Congregational Meeting to ratify our 2022 Budget.
- The Mercy Ministry Team is looking for someone to take over organizing the trash pick-up along the highway that our church adopted last year. This would include organizing two dates per year to clean. Please contact Kayla if you are interested in serving our community in this way.
- New Members Class starting soon. If you are interested in becoming a member of Foothills, please see Pastor Jeff.
- Adopt a Senior: Through Meals on Wheels, FCC is participating in their 2nd Annual Adopt a Senior Project. We have adopted 20 seniors. Please consider donating or taking a name tag off of the tree in the Foyer.
- Mending the Soul will start meeting in January. Support group for women who were sexually abused as minors. Applications in the foyer. Reach out to Kristen L. for more information.
- Everyone in the congregation is invited to Right Now Media (rightnow.org). Email Foothillsccpca@gmail.com to be added.
Responsive Call to Worship: From Zechariah’s Song regarding the birth of his son, John the Baptist Luke 1: 68 – 69, 76 – 79
Leader: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
All: For he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.
Leader: And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,
All: Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn of Praise: Hymnal #203 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
We Confess Our Sin
Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon: Galatians 4:4-7
Leader: But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons and daughters. And because you are sons and daughters, God has set the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father!’ So through God you are no longer a slave but a son and daughter, and if a son or daughter then an heir.
Hymn of Assurance: Hymnal #198 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates!
We Give Thanks To The Lord
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory: How Beautiful are the Feet/ Aria/ Handel’s Messiah(1685-1759)
We Hear God Speak
Advent Candle Lighting: Hope
*Following this time, a nursery is available, Toddler’s Church for 2-4 years old, Children’s Church for 5 to 8 years old.
Prayer of God’s People
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, The power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Sermon: One With Christ Romans 6: 3 – 5
Hymn of Response: In Christ Alone
We Are Dismissed with God’s Blessing
Hymnal #211 (verse 1) God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Postlude: Sheep May Safely Graze/ Handel’s Messiah