August 14, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

 

Introit ~ “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”

 

* Hymn #101 ~ “Come Thou Almighty King”

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 40:4-5

 

* Hymn #125 ~ “Let All Things Now Living”

 

Anthem ~ “Come Forth! Come One! Come All!”

 

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 31-32

 

Q. 31. What is effective calling?

A. 31. Effective calling is the work of God’s Spirit, by which he convinces us of our sin and misery, enlightens our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renews our wills, and so persuades and enables us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.

 

Q. 32. What benefits in this life are shared by those who are effectively called?

A. 32. In this life those who are effectively called share in justification, adoption and sanctification, and the further benefits in this life which accompany or flow from them.

 

* Hymn ~ “Holy Spirit”

 

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-22

 

New Testament Reading: Romans 12:3-8

 

Sermon: “No More Because No Longer Needed” (1 Corinthians 12:1–11)

 

Hymn #338 ~ “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”

 

Communion

 

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 Because No Longer Needed” (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

I. Introduction

 

II. Spiritual Gifts

 

A. Propriety in worship

 

B. A variety of gifts

 

III. Application and Conclusion

 

A. No longer normative. Why?

 

B. No longer necessary

 

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)

 

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday: Abortion Outreach Ministry

 

Thursday: ERC Youth and Parents Summer Study, 5:30-8:30pm; potluck, games, and study

 

Friday: “Equipping the Saints” study; 6pm; EM Bound’s book on prayer

 

Next Sunday: Church Picnic at SCA; 1-4pm; A-L please bring side dish and dessert; M-Z please bring side dish and salad; Talent Show, 2-4 minute acts, sign up in Fellowship Hall

 

MOM’S Group: signup begins next week, first class September 15, “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”

 

Sunday School: September 11 “Kickoff”; classes for all begin September 18

 

Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen

 

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

 

Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

 

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