Liturgies

First Evangelical Church of Memphis, TN

This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on December 17, 2017 at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, TN.


Glory to God in the Highest


Call to Worship

Hebrews 1:3-6
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God's angels worship him.”

Song of Worship

Angels from the Realms of Glory by Montgomery

Welcome and Pastoral Prayer

Song of Peace 


All is Well by Smith and Kirkpatrick

Songs of Joy

Noel by Tomlin, Cash, and Redman

The First Noel by Anonymous

Reading

How do you capture the wind on the water? How do you count all the stars in the sky? How can you measure the love of a mother, or how can you write down a baby’s first cry? Candlelight, angel-light, fire-light and star-glow shine on His cradle till breaking of dawn. Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo! Angels are singing; the Christ Child is born.

Shepherds and wise men will kneel and adore Him, seraphim round Him their vigil will keep; Nations proclaim Him their Lord and their Savior, but Mary will hold Him and sing Him to sleep. Candlelight, angel-light, fire-light and star-glow shine on His cradle till breaking of dawn. Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo! Angels are singing; the Christ Child is born.

Find Him at Bethlehem laid in a manger: Christ our Redeemer asleep in the hay. Godhead incarnate and hope of salvation: a child with His mother that first Christmas Day. Candlelight, angel-light, fire-light and star-glow shine on His cradle till breaking of dawn. Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo! Angels are singing; the Christ Child is born.

Scripture Reading

Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:46-56
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.

My Soul Magnifies the Lord by Tomlin and Carson

Sermon

Call Me Blessed: Mary’s Magnificat: Luke 1:46-56

Song of Response

My Soul Magnifies the Lord by Tomlin and Carson

BENEDICTION