April 30, 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 #275 ~ “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 6:1-7


* Hymn #460 ~ “Amazing Grace!”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17 (Ten Commandments)


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 91-93


Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effective means of salvation?

A. 91. The sacraments become effective means of salvation not because of any power in them or in him who administers them, but only by the blessing of Christ and the working of his Spirit in those who receive them in faith.


Q. 92. What is a sacrament?

A. 92. A sacrament is a holy ordinance appointed by Christ, by which, by visible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed and applied to believers.


Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?

A. 93. The sacraments of the New Testament are, two only, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, and these take the place of Circumcision and the Passover in the Old Testament.


* Hymn ~ “His Robes for Mine”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 8:11-19


New Testament Reading: Luke 12:15-21


Sermon: “Dangerous Satisfaction” (Hosea 11:12 – 13:16)


Hymn ~ “Behold Our God”




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

“Dangerous Satisfaction” (Hosea 11:12 – 13:16)

I. Introduction


II. A Rerun of Their Sin


A. Couldn’t he have stopped after chapter 11?


B. Summary of their sin


III. Application and Conclusion


A. The danger of being “full”


B. Don’t worship the blessing



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)


Saturday: Ladies’ Spring Tea (and girls 5+); 9:30-11am; Sign up and invitations in Fellowship Hall


Next Sunday: Membership Sunday


Next Sunday: “Fierce Marriage” information table in Fellowship Hall


May 20: Church Yard Sale (money for Sacred Road Mission Trip); drop off “stuff” Friday (May 19) 4-7pm or Saturday (May 20) 7:30am. Sale 9-3pm


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 14:1-9


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