April 2, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “From Bethany, the Master Comes”


* Hymn #235 ~ “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Habakkuk 3:17-19


* Hymn ~ “Hosanna to the King”


Children’s Choir ~ “Antiphonal Hosanna”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:20-25


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn #254 ~ “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 12:1-7


New Testament Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-21


Sermon: “Strange Words from a Fool?” (Hosea 8:1 – 9:9)


Hymn ~ “The Power of the Cross”




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

“Strange Words from a Fool?” (Hosea 8:1 – 9:9)

I. Introduction


II. The Neglect of God’s Word


A. A vulture over the temple


B. God’s prophet seen as a fool


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Is God’s Word strange to us?


B. Want to change your life??



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, returned by April 16


Today: Compassion Health Care meeting; volunteers and using services, 11:45


Today: Interest meeting 3pm in FH introducing DECo, homeschooling coop launching in the fall


Friday: Good Friday Service, 7pm;


Saturday: Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am


Next Sunday: Easter Morning; No Sunday School; Cinnamon Rolls 9-9:45am


Spring Membership Class: April 16 and 23; 11:45am-1pm; lunch and childcare; pick up materials today


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


May 6: Ladies’ Spring Tea; May 6, 9:30-11am


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 19:30