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Christ Presbyterian Church, founded in 1973, is open to families throughout the Greater Richmond area to collectively grow their knowledge and love for Jesus Christ and God’s Word. We encourage members to also discover the true answer to questions of life and eternity.

Other services can be boring and often irrelevant. At Christ Presbyterian Church, we believe that worship should be enjoyed and meaningful. Our Presbyterian congregation is set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms because these statements truly embrace our beliefs. Below, you’ll find the music for each date of worship and sermons uploaded for your listening convenience.

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a Branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.” 

Isaiah 11:1,2

 

 

Advent Season

 

Advent is a four-week season of preparation and anticipation leading up to Christmas. The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent.

The circular green wreath speaks of the hope that we have in God, the hope of eternal life. Candles symbolize the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His son. The four outer candles represent the period of waiting during the four Sundays of Advent, which themselves symbolize the four centuries of waiting between the prophet Malachi and the birth of Christ. The candle in the center is the Christ candle.

The first candle is the Prophet’s candle, and is meant to signify the message of hope given by God through His prophets.

The second is the Bethlehem candle, reminding Christians that the Son of God, because of amazing love, was born in a humble manger in Bethlehem, which means “House of Bread”.

The third final candle is the AngelsCandle, symbolizing the message of PEACE AND GOODWILL on whom the favor of God rests.

The final candle is the Shepherds’ Candle, (the pink one) representing the JOY that that the shepherd’s experienced when they heard the good news of the advent.

The light of the candles itself becomes an important symbol of the season. The light reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world that comes into the darkness of our lives to bring light and life. It also reminds us that we are called to be a light to the world as we reflect the light of God’s grace to others (Isaiah 42:6).

The cloth on the cross has been changed to purple. PURPLE speaks of royalty. Purple comes from combining blue and red. Blue speaks of heaven while red speaks of blood. The purple cloth therefore reminds us that the King of Heaven came and died so that we might have peace with God – and to that we thanks be to God!

   

 

Worship

“The God of Hope and Promise”

“A voice cries:  In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” 

Isaiah 40:3-5

Praising the God of Hope

Remembering His Birth:  The Prophecy Candle – The Golden Family

Song of Advent: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

O come, o come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel

 

O, come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny

From depths of hell thy people save, and give them vict’ry o’er the grave

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel

 

O come, thou Day-Spring, come and cheer, our spirits by thine advent here

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight

 

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

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel

 

O come, Desire of nations, bind, all peoples in one heart and mind

Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease; Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel (2x)

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” CCLI Song # 31982 John Mason Neale | Thomas Helmore © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain | For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 141009

Our Call to Worship Him – Luke 1:68-75

Leader:  “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people. 

People:  And has raised up a horn of salvation, for us in the house of His servant David, as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old, 

Leader:  That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; to show mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant, 

People:  The oath that He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. 

“Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Come thou long expected Jesus

Born to set Thy people free

From our fears and sins release us

Let us find our rest in Thee

Isreal’s Strength and Consolation

Hope of all the earth Thou art

Dear Desire of every nation

Joy of every longing heart

 

Born Thy people to deliver

Born a child, and yet a King

Born to reign in us forever

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring

By Thine own eternal Spirit

Rule in all our hearts alone

By Thine all sufficient merit

Raise us to Thy glorious throne

 

“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”CCLI Song # 4850021Charles Wesley | Michael Adler | William Walker © Words: Public Domain Music: 2000 Adler, Michael | For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 141009

“God Made Low”

Prophets promised long ago

A King would come to bring us hope

And now a virgin bears a son

The time to save the world has come

 

Humble shepherds run in haste

To see the One the angels praised

In cattle stall they find a girl

Who holds the hope of all the world

 

Emmanuel has come to us

The Christ is born hallelujah

Our God made low to raise us up

Emmanuel has come to us

 

As He sleeps upon the hay

He holds the moon and stars in place

Though born an infant He remains

The sovereign God of endless days

Chorus

 

For all our sins one day He’ll die

To make us sons of God on high

Let every heart prepare Him room

The promises have all come true

Chorus

 

“God Made Low” CCLI Song # 7031872 Bob Kauflin | Jason Hansen © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI)) | Music and words by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Stuart Townend. © 2015 Messenger Hymns (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), Love Your Enemies Publishing, and Townend Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). All rights reserved. CCLI #7078042 | For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 141009

Acknowledging His Presence Among Us

We Worship in Thanks for a Hope Fulfilled

Praying for One Another – Luke 2:36-38

And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of Him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Praying for the Body of Christ – Elder Michael Allen

Giving to the God Who Gave – Genesis 28:14-15

“Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

 

Offering for the Ministry of the Church

“Sing We The Song Of Emmanuel”

Sing we the song of Emmanuel,
this the Christ who was long foretold
Lo, in the shadows of Bethlehem
promise of dawn now our eyes behold
God Most High in a manger laid
Lift your voices and now proclaim
Great and glorious love has come to us!
Join now with the hosts of heaven!

Come we to welcome Emmanuel
King who came with no crown or throne
Helpless He lay, the Invincible
Maker of Mary, now Mary’s Son
Oh, what wisdom to save us all
Shepherds, sages, before Him fall
Grace and majesty, what humility
Come on bended knee adore Him

Go spread the news of Emmanuel
joy and peace for the weary heart
Lift up your heads for Your King has come
Sing for the Light overwhelms the dark

Glory shining for all to see
Hope alive, let the gospel ring
God has made a way, He will have the praise
tell the world His name is Jesus

(Repeat)     

Gloria!

 

 

“Sing We the Song of Emmanuel” Music and words by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Stuart Townend. © 2015 Messenger Hymns (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), Love Your Enemies Publishing, and Townend Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). All rights reserved. CCLI #7078042 |For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 141009

Prayer of Thanks

Ministry Announcements and Greetings

 

We Worship in Truth of His Promise

Preparing to Hear God's Word: "Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)"

What hope we hold this starlit night

A King is born in Bethlehem

Our journey long we seek the light

That leads to the hallowed manger ground

 

What fear we felt in the silent age

Four hundred years can He be found

But broken by a baby’s cry

Rejoice in the hallowed manger ground

 

Emmanuel, Emmanuel

God incarnate here to dwell

Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Praise His name Emmanuel

 

The Son of God here born to bleed

A crown of thorns would pierce His brow

And we beheld this offering

Exalted now the King of kings

Praise God for the hallowed manger ground

Chorus

 

Praise His name Emmanuel

 

 

“Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)” CCLI Song # 5601640 Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash © 2009 worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) sixsteps Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Vamos Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Wondrously Made Songs (a div of Wondrous Worship & Llano Music, LLC (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)) | For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 141009

Sermon

   “Fear Not!”

Luke 2:8-14

Pastor Bob Clark

Meeting the Lord at His Table

Renewing Our Love and Hope – Luke 1:76-79

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Sharing in the Grace of Jesus with One Another    

  

We Worship in Life with the Second Hope

 

 He Sends Us Out with Hope – Romans 15:12-13

 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even He who arises to rule the Gentiles, in Him will the Gentiles hope.” May the God of hope fill you  with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

We Respond in Joy: "O Come All Ye Faithful"

O come, all ye faithful

Joyful and triumphant

O come ye, O come ye

to Bethlehem!

Come and behold Him

Born the king of angels!

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

Christ the Lord

 

Sing choirs of angels

Sing in exultation

O sing, all ye citizens

Of heave’n above

Glory to God

All Glory in the highest!

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

Christ the Lord

 

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee

Born this happy morning

Jesus, to Thee be

All glory given

Word of the Father

Now in flesh appearing

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

Christ the Lord

 

“O Come All Ye Faithful”CCLI Song # 7031866C. Frederick Oakley | DavidLaChance Jr. | John Francis Wade © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing(IMI)) | For use solely with the SongSelect. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

Sermons

Our archived sermons are organized by date, name, and the pastor who performed them. Download them for your listening pleasure on the go!

“Living East of Eden” Genesis 4:25,26

by Pastor Bob Clark

“Rejoice and Be Glad" Matthew 5:1-12

by Pastor Bob Clark

“The ‘Oughtness’ of Christ’s Return” 2 Peter 3:1-18

by Pastor Bob Clark

“The Church: A Dwelling Place for God” Ephesians 2:18-22

by Pastor Bob Clarke

“A Cornelius Encounter” Acts 10:24-48

by Jay Eastman, Missionary to East Berlin

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Formed in 1973 as part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), our church is "Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith and Obedient to the Great Commission."

From Sunday School to junior and adult ministries, all members of the family enjoy Christ Presbyterian Church. 

We also support global missions 

 Worship Service begins at 9:30am and is followed by Sunday School for all ages.

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