Chapel Worship Guide 12.22.2013

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM, December 22, 2013

The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell


Prelude– In the Bleak Mid-winter

Today’s service is provided by the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville.

Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park

 Worship in Song: 

 Angels We Have Heard on High

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Scripture (Old Testament)  Ezekiel 37:21’This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms….24 “‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees… 27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28 Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.'”

Worship Response: Joy to the World

Scripture Reading (New Testament) Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: 6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'” …9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.


Message:  “BORN King” by Barbara Shafer

There are 4 reactions to Jesus’ being BORN King.

  1. We can reject Him because He is not what we expected of a King.
  2. We can reject Him out of fear of what Jesus’ being BORN King means to life as we know it.
  3. We can reject Him in spite of hearing the Truth, and deny He is King to save ourselves conflict with others.
  4. Or we can WORSHIP Him because He was BORN King.

Benediction—Barbara Shafer


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