Sunday, February 13, 2011

That's All, Folks!

I've been thinking about doing this for some time, but in all likelihood, this will be my final post on this blog. Life in general, and ministry in specific, are both quite busy right now and I simply do not have the time to keep this blog current (six posts in the last four months might have already given you a clue). Anything of interest that I will link to or comment on will be posted on my Facebook page. And if you really want to hear my take on theological matters, you can join me on Sundays at Zion United Reformed Church (www.zionurc.org).

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Eve Service

This Friday night, we will having a New Year's Eve service, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Here is the liturgy...

Prelude
Call to Worship
God's Greeting
Opening Psalm of Praise: #48 (Psalter Hymnal) "Jehovah Is My Light" vv. 1, 3, & 5
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90
Psalm of Response: #176 (Psalter Hymnal) "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"
Offering
Congregational Prayer (concluded with corporate "Amen")
Psalm of Preparation: #38 (Psalter Hymnal) "The Lord's My Shepherd"
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Sermon: "A Time for Everything"
Hymn of Response: #351 (Psalter Hymnal) "Ah, Dearest Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended"
Celebration of the Lord's Supper
Hymn of Response: #316 (Psalter Hymnal) "Now Thank We All Our God" vv. 1 & 2
Benediction
Doxology: #316 (Psalter Hymnal) "Now Thank We All Our God" v. 3

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Service of Lessons & Carols

Join us this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for our Christmas Day service of Lessons & Carols...

Call to Worship
Prayer of Invocation
God's Greeting
Opening Carol: "Angels, from the Realms of Glory"

First Lesson: Genesis 2:4-25
Carol: "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"

Second Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15
Carol: "Joy to the World!"

Third Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11
Carol: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 7:10-14; 9:2, 6-7; 11:1-10
Carol: "Silent Night! Holy Night!"

Fifth Lesson: Micah 5:2-5
Carol: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

Offering
Congregational Prayer

Sixth Lesson: Luke 1:39-55
Carol: "Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus"

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:1-21
Carol: "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night"

Eighth Lesson: Revelation 12
Sermon: "The Preservation of the King"
Carol: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Benediction
Doxology: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kevin De Young and Grand Rapids

Fantastic post here by Rev. Kevin De Young on Grand Rapids, Michigan.

New Book

The White Horse Inn has just released a new book on the doctrine of justification. For more information, click here. Also, if you use the code XFPM89VW when ordering you receive 50% off.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reformation Conference

Dr. Michael Horton, professor at Westminster Seminary California, recently spoke at St. Peter's Presbyterian Church's 2010 Reformation Conference. Audio files of those lectures may be found here.