April 14, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “O Worship the King”

* Hymn #270 ~ “Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing!”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Jeremiah 10:6-7

* Hymn #274 ~ “Thine Be the Glory”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Romans 12:1-2

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 57-59

Q. 57. Which is the fourth commandment?

A. 57. The fourth commandment is: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien/stranger within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the seventh day and made it holy.

Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment?

A. 58. The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word, in particular, one whole day in seven.

Q. 59. Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly Sabbath?

A. 59. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath, but thereafter he appointed the first day of the week, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian Sabbath or Lord’s Day.

* Hymn #690 ~ “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 25:1-8

New Testament Reading: Hebrews 4:1-10

Sermon: “More Than Water into Wine” (John 2:1-11)

Hymn #535 ~ “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!”

Communion

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

“More Than Water into Wine” (John 2:1-11)

  1. Introduction
  2. At a Wedding
    1. Mary’s Request
    2. What are these six stone jars?
  3. Application
    1. Jesus’ miracles were illustrations of a deeper spiritual truth
    2. What is this first miracle teaching?

Announcements

Today: Nursery for children birth through three during Sunday School and Worship.

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

Communication from us? Please fill out a Communication Card (on back table)

Today: Pick up application for “Christian Education Scholarships”

Today: New Members Class (Session #1), 11:45-1pm, lunch and childcare

Tuesday: “Trail Life”, ages 5-17, 6:30pm.

Wednesday: BENYO; 6th-12th grade, 6-7:30pm, dinner, games, and discussion

Thursday: Elders/Deacons Meeting, 5pm

Saturday: Free Health Care Event, volunteer opportunities

Next Sunday: New Member’s Class (Session #2)

May 4: Ladies’ Spring Tea, sign up in Fellowship Hall

May 16-18: Christian Education Conference: “Amending the Soil”, info in FH

May 25: Church Yard Sale (money for Sacred Road Mission Trip)

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Pastoral Counseling: See Pastor Henry

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 2:12-22

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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