April 23, 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 #455 ~ “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 70:4-5


* Hymn #246 ~ “Man of Sorrows! What a Name”


Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “Clap Your Hands, All You People”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 4:19-21


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn ~ “Turn Your Eyes”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 7:6-11


New Testament Reading: Luke 15:11-24


Sermon: “Amazing Love” (Hosea 11:1-11)


Hymn #708 ~ “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”




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

“Amazing Love” (Hosea 11:1-11)

I. Introduction


II. God’s Love for His People


A. No love than no hope


B. “How can I give you up?”


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Our longsuffering God


B. Consider how He already has loved you



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


Wednesday: Bible Education Night; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all


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 11:12 – 13:16


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