August 13, 2023 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 Who Reigns Above”


* Hymn #38 ~ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 40:4-5


* Hymn #55 ~ “To God Be the Glory”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Galatians 6:1-10


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 4-6


Q. 4. What is God?

A. 4. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.


Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?

A. 5. There is only one God, the living and true God.


Q. 6. How many persons are there in the Godhead?

A. 6. There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.


* Hymn ~ “Vainly Through the Night” (Psalm 127)


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Micah 6:11-16


New Testament Reading: Matthew 7:15-23


Sermon: “A Blessed Home” (Psalm 127:1-5)


Hymn #719 ~ “A Christian Home”




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

“A Blessed Home” (Psalm 127:1-5)

I. Introduction


II. The Lord Must Build the House


A. Two possibilities: God is “in it” or He is not


B. How does the Lord build a house?


III. Application


A. What are you building?


B. Parenting by faith



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 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)


Abortion Ministry Outreach: Thursday @ TPP, 8:45am


Today: Help with DECo? Our homeschool co-op needs volunteers. See signup sheet in Fellowship Hall


Today: Update directory info in Fellowship Hall or through the Church Center app QR code.


Tonight: Summer Park Fellowship, at Swan Creek Park, 5-8pm


Monday: DECo parent orientation and potluck, 6p in Fellowship Hall


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


Next Sunday: Church Picnic; A-L please bring generous side dish and dessert, M-Z please bring generous side dish and salad; Talent Show (3–4-minute acts); sign up in Fellowship Hall


Fall Conferences: “Building Culture in Hostile Territory,” Sept. 15-16; “Fierce Families: Faithful, Fruitful, and Fierce,” Oct. 20-21; pre-register for both


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 128:1-6


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


Church Pantry: Food available in kitchen for ERC families