April 16, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”


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


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 42:1-2


* Hymn ~ “In Christ Alone”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn #253 ~ “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 4:20-27


New Testament Reading: John 14:25-31


Sermon: “Guard Your Soul” (Hosea 9:10 – 10:15)


Hymn ~ “All Glory Be to Christ”




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

“Guard Your Soul”
(Hosea 9:10 – 10:15)

I. Introduction


II. Their Relationship with God


A. They “became detestable”


B. Sin is a big deal


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Often subtle at first


B. We are training for eternity



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 available)


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


Today: ERC Christian Ed Scholarship Forms due


Today: Ladies’ Spring Tea planning meeting, 11:30-12pm


Today: Session 1 of Membership Class, 11:45am-1pm; lunch and childcare provided; Session 2 next week


Today: Young Adults; Spring Fair; 3pm


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


April 28: Youth Event (6th-12th grade), “Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe” Manestage; $15


May 6: Ladies’ Spring Tea (and girls 5+); May 6, 9:30-11am; Sign up and invitations in FH


May 20: Church Yard Sale (money for Sacred Road Mission Trip)


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


Food Pantry: Food in kitchen for ERC families


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Hosea 11:1-11


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