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


  • Announcements

    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



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