August 1, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”


 * Hymn #103 ~ “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 89:5-8


* Hymn #455 ~ “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”


Anthem ~ “Rejoice in Christ, Our Cornerstone”


Confession of Sin

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


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 79-81


79. Which is the tenth commandment?

79. The tenth commandment is: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.


80. What is required in the tenth commandment?

80. The tenth commandment requires full contentment with our own condition, and a right and charitable attitude toward our neighbor and all that is his.


81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?

81. The tenth commandment forbids all discontent with our own state; envying and grieving at the good of our neighbor, together with all ungoverned longings and desires for things that belong to him.


* Hymn ~ “Afflicted Saint, to Christ Draw Near”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 49:5-7


New Testament Reading: Ephesians 3:7-13


Sermon: “No More Mystery” (Colossians 1:26-29)


Hymn #565 ~ “All for Jesus!”




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

“No More Mystery”
(Colossians 1:26-29)

I. Introduction


II. The Mystery Revealed


A. The unfolding of the “Plan”


B. He is what the OT was about


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Do you understand the mystery revealed?


B. Clues galore



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 10am worship. Nursery open for self-serve during 8am worship.


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)


Friday: Middle School Youth Night; 6-9pm


Adult Study: “Surprised by Suffering,” Sproul video; 5:45-8:45pm; (next 8/6)


Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday (next 8/11); 7pm; “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”


Men’s Fireside Theology: Discussion of Sproul’s “Everyone’s a Theologian”; every other Friday (next 8/12); 7:30pm


August 15: Pastor Henry’s Ordination


August 15: All-Church Picnic; Men’s Pie Baking Contest; Talent Show (sign up in FH)


Church Pantry: Available in kitchen


Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Colossians 2:1-7


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