April 28, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “Praise The Lord, His Glories Show”

* Hymn #347 ~ “The Church’s One Foundation”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 42:1-2

* Hymn ~ “Give Him Glory!”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Romans 12:9-13

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 63-66

Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?

A. 63. The fifth commandment is: Honor your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment?

A. 64. The fifth commandment requires us to preserve the honor and perform the duties belonging to everyone in their different positions and relationships in life.

Q. 65. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?

A. 65. The fifth commandment forbids us to neglect or to do anything against the honor and duty which belongs to everyone in their various positions and relationships in life.

Q. 66. What is the reason attached to the fifth commandment?

A. 66. The reason attached to the fifth commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity (so far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all those who keep this commandment.

* Hymn ~ “His Robes for Mine”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-6

New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

Sermon: “All About the Heart” (John 2:23 – 3:15)

* Hymn #693 ~ “Blessed Assurance”


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

“All About the Heart” (John 2:23 – 3:15)

  1. Introduction
  2. A Conversation with Nicodemus
    1. Who were the Pharisees?
    2. Born again?
  3. Application
    1. We must but we can’t!
    2. Our job and God’s job


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: Nursery Orientation for new volunteers, 11:30am, in nursery

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

Wednesday: BENYO; 6-7:30pm, 6th-12th grade; dinner, singing, games, discussion

Saturday: Ladies’ Spring Tea, 9:30am

May 16-18: “Amending the Soil”, Christian Education Conference, 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

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 3:16-21

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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