December 10, 2023
Order of Service
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
and come to save us!
3 Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!
4 O LORD God of hosts,
how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears
and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!
16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down;
may they perish at the rebuke of your face!
17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
18 Then we shall not turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call upon your name!
24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
For those receiving communion:
Be present, be present, O Jesus, our great High Priest, as you were present with your disciples. Be known to us in the breaking of bread and the taking of the cup. Grant me a taste of the great love with which you have loved us, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
For those seeking and questioning:
Almighty God, I come before you with a lot of questions. Help me to know you are who you say you are. Guide me and illuminate my darkness. Open my eyes and heart that I may experience your goodness, and give me grace for my shortcomings. In all my searching, help me know you are near. Amen.
For those placing their faith in Jesus Christ:
Dear Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in this gift of your Word and Sacrament. I want to love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I am asking you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, together with all your faithful people, and I embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
- Women's Ministry Afternoon Tea & Cookie Decorating - Dec 16 | 3-5PMLet's celebrate the season with an afternoon tea & an easy cookie decoration project. RSVP by Dec 12 via form: https://forms.gle/
- Christmas Lunch & Cookie Swap | December 24Our annual church Christmas celebration lunch will be in the cafeteria on December 24. We will also hold our annual cookie swap. Please bring 2-3 dozen of your favorite cookies to share (can be home baked or store bought). Volunteers also needed to set up, serve and clean up. Mark your calendar and join in celebrating Christ's birth.
- Churchwide Bible Reading Plan
Join our churchwide Bible reading plan here.
- In Search of Fellowship Lunch VolunteersLooking for a practical way to serve our community? Interested in expanding our lunch options? We are looking for volunteers to help order/coordinate lunch orders (up to once a month)! You can contact Brice Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
- PSC Announcements
- Affinity Group sign-up
As part of our Community Group ministry, Affinity Groups are a chance for us to fellowship over similar interests during the fourth week of each month. Please sign up here or contact Bonita at email@example.com. If you would like to start an affinity group you can contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Zoom Link Request
Zoom service will only be available to individuals caring for infants/children or are physically ill and cannot come to in person service. If you need the Zoom link and password please fill out this form by Sunday, 8am.
- KCC Parking Option
There is parking in the back of Flushing High School and the loading area on 35th Avenue (must be out of the lot by 4pm). There are 15 spots in total, 8 in the back and 7 in the loading dock. If you are blocking any cars, please leave your telephone number on the dashboard.
- KCC Counseling Intake Form
- Worship Song RequestsDo you love hymns, Christian rap, CCM, or all of the above? Submit your favorite worship songs to be shared with our congregation through a communal playlist. Fill out this form whenever you find something new!
- Community Groups
Community groups are small gatherings of people committed to growing together in the Gospel. If you have yet to join a group, we welcome you to join. If you are interested, but don’t know where to start, please email email@example.com.