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”

 

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

“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??

 

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 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