April 7, 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 ~ “Come, People of the Risen King”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 6:1-7

* Hymn #263 ~ “Lift High the Cross”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Romans 12:14-21

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 53-56

Q. 53. Which is the third commandment?

A. 53. The third commandment is: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment?

A. 54. The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God’s name, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.

Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment?

A. 55. The third commandment forbids all unworthy use of anything by which God makes himself known.

Q. 56. What is the reason attached to the third commandment?

A. 56. The reason attached to the third commandment is that though the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the LORD your God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgement.

* Hymn #267~ “The Day of Resurrection!”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 2

New Testament Reading: John 15:18-22

Sermon: “Proclaiming Jesus in the Midst of Persecution” (Pastor Henry) (Acts 4:1-31)

Hymn #649 ~ “More Love to Thee, O Christ”


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

“Proclaiming Jesus in the Midst of Persecution” (Acts 4:1-31)


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 Communication Card (on back table)

Today: Pick up application for “Christian Education Scholarships”

Tonight: Young Adults Group, 6-7:30pm, “Screwtape Letters”, 11 and 12

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: New Member’s Class (Session #1, please read material), 11:45am-1pm; lunch and childcare (Session #2 on April 21)

April 20: Free Health Care Event, volunteer opportunities

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

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 2:1-11

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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