April 11, 2021 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Come Thou Almighty King”


* Hymn #295 ~ “Crown Him With Many Crowns”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Habakkuk 3:17-19


* Hymn #441 ~ “Jesus Shall Reign”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 49-52


Q. 49. Which is the second commandment?

A. 49. The second commandment is: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to thousands who love me and keep my commandments.


Q. 50. What are the duties required in the second commandment?

A. 50. The second commandment requires us to receive, observe, and keep pure and entire all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in his Word.


Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second commandment?

A. 51. The second commandment forbids the worship of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.


Q. 52. What are the reasons attached to the second commandment?

A. 52. The reasons attached to the second commandment are God’s authority as our lawgiver, the fact that we belong to him, and the zeal he has for his own worship.


* Hymn ~ “Before the Throne of God Above”


Means of Grace

Pastoral and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 10:23-29


New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-12


Sermon: “Rich and Poor”

(Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12)


Hymn #642 ~ “Be Thou My Vision”




Response and Blessing

* Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358


Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:
His years are endless, yet is He the same
O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:
Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen


* Blessing/Benediction


[* indicates to please stand]

Sermon Notes

“Rich and Poor” (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12)


I. Introduction


II. Poverty and Wealth Examined


A. Poverty has problems


B. Wealth has problems


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Should we strive to be rich?


B. God’s gift of enjoyment


Today: Nursery for children birth through three.


Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


Photos: Next Sunday and the week after; may we take your picture for hallway?


Online Photo Directory: Private access; opt out sign-up in FH


Ladies’ Bible Study: Tuesday morning and Thursday evening.


Men’s Bible Study: Tuesday, 5:30-7pm; see Pastor Henry; dinner included


Friday Study Group: Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s “How Should We Then Live”, video and discussion, every other Friday.


May 1: Ladies’ Spring T.E.A.; 9:30-11:30am; Women, girls (5+); signup in FH


Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.


CD of today’s sermon and assistive listening devices: See sound booth.


Food Pantry: Available to all in kitchen.


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 7:1-29

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