Sunday School @ 9am • Sunday Service @ 10am
August 27, 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 #92 ~ “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Welcome and Announcements
Adoration of God
Call to Worship: Psalm 100:1-3
* Hymn #97 ~ “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator”
Confession of Sin
* Reading of the Law: Ephesians 4:17-24
Assurance of Pardon
Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 9-10
Q. 9. What is the work of creation?
A. 9. The work of creation is the making by God of all things from nothing, by his powerful word, in the space of six days, and all very good.
Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. 10. God created man, male and female, in his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with rule over the creatures.
* Hymn #253 ~ “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood”
Means of Grace
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 69:22-28
New Testament Reading: Galatians 1:6-10
Sermon: “How to Hate our Enemies” (Psalm 129:1-8)
Hymn #648~ “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
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
[* indicates to please stand]
“How to Hate our Enemies” (Psalm 129:1-8)
II. An Imprecatory Prayer
A. Enemies? Yes, we have enemies
B. A prayer of judgment against God’s enemies
A. How do we square this with other Scriptures?
B. God’s enemies are ours
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)
Today: Summer Park Fellowship; 5-8pm at Ft. Steilacoom Park
Abortion Ministry Outreach: TBA
Monday: DECo begins
Friday: “Mere Christendom” study, 6:30pm
Evangelism Training and Outreach: Training Sept. 7, 6:30-8:30pm in conversational evangelism and apologetics; Outreach Sept. 9, 1-4pm at Fair
Sunday School: “Sunday School Kick-off” (Sept. 10); Classes begin (Sept. 17)
Bible Education Night (BEN): 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all
Fall Conferences: “Building Culture in Hostile Territory,” Sept. 15-16; “Fierce Families: Faithful, Fruitful, and Fierce,” Oct. 20-21; must pre-register
Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you!
Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 130:1-8
Church Pantry: Food available in kitchen for ERC families