April 18, 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 #38 ~ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 42:1-2


* Hymn #119 ~ “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:17-20


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 53-56


Q. 53. Which is the third commandment?

A. 53. The third commandment is: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.


Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment?

A. 54. The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God’s name, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.


Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment?

A. 55. The third commandment forbids all unworthy use of anything by which God makes himself known.


Q. 56. What is the reason attached to the third commandment?

A. 56. The reason attached to the third commandment is that though the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the LORD your God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgement.


* Hymn ~ “The Perfect Wisdom of Our God”


Means of Grace

Pastoral and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 90:9-17


New Testament Reading: Romans 12:14-21


Sermon: “Not All Is What It Seems” (Ecclesiastes 7:1-29)


Hymn #37 ~ “All That I Am I Owe to Thee”




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

“Not All Is What It Seems” (Ecclesiastes 7:1-29)


I. Introduction


II. All Situations Not What They Appear


A. Thoughts regarding suffering and death


B. Easy to draw wrong conclusions


III. Application and Conclusion


A. “I wonder what God is going to do today?”


B. Have you visited the “House of Mourning” recently


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: This week and next for hallway.


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


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


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 8:2-9:10

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