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


    * Blessing/Benediction


    [* indicates to please stand]


Sermon Notes

  • “How to Hate our Enemies” (Psalm 129:1-8)

    I. Introduction


    II. An Imprecatory Prayer


    A. Enemies? Yes, we have enemies


    B. A prayer of judgment against God’s enemies


    III. Application


    A. How do we square this with other Scriptures?


    B. God’s enemies are ours


  • 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)


    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



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