April 21, 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 #76 ~ “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Habakkuk 3:17-19

* Hymn ~ “By Faith”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:3-10

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

* Hymn #87 ~ “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Malachi 2:17 – 3:5

New Testament Reading: Revelation 21:22-27

Sermon: “More Than Cleaning the Temple” (John 2:12-22)

* Hymn ~ “Oh, How Good It Is”


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 Cleaning the Temple” (John 2:12-22)

  1. Introduction
  2. Jesus Cleans the Temple
    1. Some info about the Passover
    2. Another announcement that He was here
  3. Application
    1. The deeper meaning
    2. A dramatic warning


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: Applications for “Christian Education Scholarships” due today

Today: New Members Class (Session #2), 11:45-1pm, lunch and childcare

Today: Youth Room Decorating Task Force, MS and HS youth, 11:45am

Today: Monthly Prayer Meeting; 11:45-12:45pm

Tonight: Young Adult Group, 6-7:30pm, “Screwtape Letters,” chapters 13-14

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

Wednesday: Bible Education Night, 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and testimonies

Next Sunday: Nursery Orientation for new volunteers. 11:30am in the nursery.

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

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

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

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Pastoral Counseling: See Pastor Henry

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 2:23 – 3:15

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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