608 E 6th Street

Prairie City, Iowa 50228

Phone - (515) 994-2184

email - prairiecitycrc@gmail.com

 

Worship service is currently inside, until further notice. The mask restriction has been lifted but if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask please do so. We also have seating upstairs if you are looking to social distance as well.

12-4-2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

 

 

Welcome

Announcements

Offering CRC Chaplain Dev. Fund

Birthday

6 Cody VDH

10 Megan VN

Anniversary

12-6-69 Roy & Claudia VW

* God’s Greeting

* Greeting of one another

* Opening Time of Singing 

He Shall Reign Forevermore

Verse 1

In the bleak mid-winter
All creation groans
For a world in darkness
Frozen like a stone
Light is breaking
In a stable for a throne

Chorus

(And) He shall reign forevermore forevermore
And He shall reign forevermore forevermore
Unto us a Child is born
The King of kings and Lord of lords
And He shall reign forevermore forevermore

Verse 2

If I were a wise man
I would travel far
If I were a shepherd
I would do my part
But poor as I am
I will give to Him my heart

Bridge

Here within a manger lies the One
Who made the starry skies
This baby born for sacrifice
Christ the Messiah
Into our hopes into our fears
The Savior of the world appears
The promise of eternal years
Christ the Messiah

Light Of The World

Verse 1

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come O come Emmanuel
A child prays for peace on earth
And she's calling out from a sea of hurt
O come O come Emmanuel
And can you hear the angels singing

Chorus 1

Glory to the Light of the world
Glory the Light of the world is here

Verse 2

The drought breaks with the tears of a mother
A baby’s cry is the sound of love come down
Come down Emmanuel woh
He is the song for the suffering
He is Messiah the Prince of peace has come
He has come Emmanuel oh

Chorus 2

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world

Bridge

For all who wait for all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed for all who wonder
Behold your King behold Messiah
Emmanuel Emmanuel

Chorus 3

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Behold your King behold Messiah
Emmanuel Emmanuel

Ending

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come O come Emmanuel

Noel

Verse 1

Love incarnate love divine
Star and angels gave the sign
Bow to babe on bended knee
The Savior of humanity
Unto us a Child is born
He shall reign forevermore

Chorus

Noel Noel
Come and see what God has done
Noel Noel
The story of amazing love
The light of the world given for us
Noel

Verse 2

Son of God and Son of man
There before the world began
Born to suffer born to save
Born to raise us from the grave
Christ the everlasting Lord
He shall reign forevermore

Guide for Living: Romans 12:1-2 (NIV84)

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 2:8-10

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Baptism of Lewis Davis

Words of Institution
Hear the words of Jesus:
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matt. 28:18-20)

 

In the sacrament of baptism God gives us a new identity as his people.
In a world that has turned away from its Creator,
where anonymity and rootlessness threaten our existence,
God calls a people into covenant embrace.
God called Abraham and Sarah, gave them new names,
and promised to make of them a new nation
through which he would bless all the families of the world.
God cut a covenant into Israel's flesh, carving out a people for himself.
They would light the path home for all humanity.
In the fullness of time, God sent his only Son, Jesus, to be our Savior.
In his death on the cross our old self is dead and buried;
in his resurrection we rise to a new life and look forward to a new creation.

When we are baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
the triune God seals our adoption as his children
and writes his name invisibly on our foreheads.

"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people belonging to God . . . .
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of
God." (1 Pet. 2:9-10)

By baptism we have a new identity in Jesus Christ.

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Let us now remember our baptism
and give thanks to God
as we celebrate this sacrament of grace today.

[Water may be poured into the font at this time or at the beginning of The Baptism (below).]

[The following ancient prayer may be spoken in unison by the congregation or by the worship leader, or a similar prayer may be used.]

We thank you, O God,
for our baptism into Christ's death and resurrection.
In the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters,
and you created everything that is, seen and unseen.
In the time of Noah,
you destroyed evil in the water of the flood;
and by your saving ark, you gave a new beginning.
In the night of trouble
you led Israel through the sea,
out of slavery into the freedom of the promised land.
In the water of the Jordan,
our Lord was baptized by John and anointed by your Spirit.
In the baptism of Christ's death and resurrection,
you have set us free from sin and death
and opened up the way to eternal life.

May Christ, who sank deep into death
and was raised Lord of life,
keep us and our little ones in the grip of his hand.
May your Spirit separate us from sin
and mark us with a faith
that can stand the light of day and endure the dark of night.

To you be all honor and glory, dominion and power,
now and forever,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Our Covenant Promises

 

Since you have presented these children for baptism, we ask you the following questions before God and his people.

Do you profess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and affirm the promises of God made to you and your children in his Word?

We (I) do.

Do you promise to instruct these children by word and example, with the help of the Christian community,in the truth of God's Word,and in the way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Do you promise to pray for them and teach them to pray?

Do you promise to nurture them within the body of believers, as citizens of Christ's kingdom?

We (I) do, God helping us (me).

 

All: I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
     and born of the virgin Mary.
     He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died, and was buried;
     he descended to hell.
     The third day he rose again from the dead.
     He ascended to heaven
     and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
     From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy catholic* church,
     the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

"Our Lord said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these'" (Mark 10:14).

 

I baptize you, Lewis Davis, in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Blessing

Lewis , child of the covenant,
in baptism you are sealed with the Holy Spirit
and marked as Christ's own. Amen.

 

Prayer

 

Brothers and sisters,
We now receive name(s) into Christ's church.
Do you welcome them in love,
and do you promise to pray for, encourage,
and help nurture them in the faith?
We do, God helping us.

 

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) YES

 

Putting on the Gift tags

 

Bible Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7

Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan— 

2 The people walking in darkness 

have seen a great light; 

on those living in the land of the shadow of death

a light has dawned. 

3 You have enlarged the nation 

and increased their joy; 

they rejoice before you 

as people rejoice at the harvest, 

as men rejoice 

when dividing the plunder. 

4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, 

you have shattered 

the yoke that burdens them, 

the bar across their shoulders, 

the rod of their oppressor. 

5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle 

and every garment rolled in blood 

will be destined for burning, 

will be fuel for the fire. 

6 For to us a child is born, 

to us a son is given, 

and the government will be on his shoulders. 

And he will be called 

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

7 Of the increase of his government and peace 

there will be no end. 

He will reign on David’s throne 

and over his kingdom, 

establishing and upholding it 

with justice and righteousness 

from that time on and forever. 

The zeal of the Lord Almighty 

will accomplish this. 

Sermon: 2nd Sunday of Advent: Promise

Prayer 

* God’s Blessing

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

* Song of Going Out 

O Come O Come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)

Verse 1

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

Chorus

Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel

Verse 3

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

Chorus

Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel

Postlude

12-11-2022

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30 am

 

 

Welcome

Announcements

Offering New Life Prison Church

Birthday

13 Lori DV

14 Rochelle McC

17 Eric D

Anniversary

12-17-11 Jeremy & Teresa S

* God’s Greeting

* Greeting of one another

* Opening Time of Singing 

Guide for Living: Psalm 32:3-6 (NIV84)

3 When I kept silent, 

my bones wasted away 

through my groaning all day long. 

4 For day and night 

your hand was heavy upon me; 

my strength was sapped 

as in the heat of summer.  Selah 

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you 

and did not cover up my iniquity. 

I said, “I will confess 

my transgressions to the Lord”— 

and you forgave 

the guilt of my sin.  Selah 

6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you 

while you may be found

 

Assurance of Pardon: Galatians 4:4-7 (NIV84)

4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,a Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Children’s Sermon (OPTIONAL) YES

Bible Reading: Micah 5:2-5

2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, 

though you are small among the clans of Judah, 

out of you will come for me 

one who will be ruler over Israel, 

whose origins are from of old, 

from ancient times.” 

3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned 

until the time when she who is in labor gives birth 

and the rest of his brothers return 

to join the Israelites. 

4 He will stand and shepherd his flock 

in the strength of the Lord, 

in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. 

And they will live securely, for then his greatness 

will reach to the ends of the earth. 

5 And he will be their peace. 

Sermon: 3rd Sunday of Advent: Fulfillment

Prayer 

God’s Blessing

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

 

* Song of Going Out 

Postlude

Parking - Handicapped accessibility

Nursery

Cross Training - 10:45 - 11:30am

Ages 3yrs - Adult, September - April

Praise Teams

Greeter Schedule