April 25, 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 #53 ~ “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 70:4-5

     

    * Hymn #100 ~ “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: 2 Peter 1:3-11

     

    Assurance of Pardon

     

    Affirmation of Faith: Nicene Creed (451 A.D.)

     

    We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

     

    And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;

     

    Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

     

    And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

     

    And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

     

    * Hymn ~ “Speak, O Lord”

    Means of Grace

    Pastoral and Lord’s Prayer

     

    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 64:4-9

     

    New Testament Reading: Revelation 3:1-6

     

    Sermon: “The Grounds of Enjoyment” (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:10)

     

    Hymn #460 ~ “Amazing Grace”

     

    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

  • “The Grounds of Enjoyment” (Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:10)

     

    I. Introduction

     

    II. Death Comes to All

     

    A. Words about government

     

    B. Content not knowing the “why”

     

    III. Application and Conclusion

     

    A. It is all about being justified

     

    B. It is time to live, Christian!

  • Announcements

    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: After worship in Worship Training Room

     

    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.

     

    Tuesday: Prayer for upcoming Ladies’ Spring T.E.A., 10am

     

    Saturday: Ladies’ Spring T.E.A.; 9:30-11:30am; Women, girls (5+); signup in FH

     

    May Dates: 8th Men’s Breakfast; 15th Church Work Party; 22nd Church Yard Sale

     

    Next Membership Class: May 16 and 23; 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.

     

    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:20

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Sunday School resumes March 7th, all ages. Nursery open at 10am Service