August 6, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath”


    * Hymn #76 ~ “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 117


    * Hymn #53 ~ “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 1-3


    Q1: What is the chief purpose for which man is made?

    A1: The chief purpose for which man is made is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.


    Q2: What rule has God given to direct us how to glorify and enjoy him?

    A2: The Word of God, which consists of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how to glorify and enjoy him.


    Q3: What do the Scriptures principally teach?

    A3: The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.


    * Hymn ~ “When God Revealed His Gracious Name”


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Psalm 16:1-11


    New Testament Reading: Revelation 21:1-8


    Sermon: “We Will Dream Again” (Psalm 126:1-6)


    Hymn #691 ~ “It Is Well with My Soul”




    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

  • “We Will Dream Again” (Psalm 126:1-6)

    I. Introduction


    II. Brief Introduction to the Psalms


    III. Restore Us, O God


    A. Reliving a great deliverance


    B. The basis of hope


    IV. Application


    A. God loves to deliver His children


    B. But sometimes not in this life


  • 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)


    Thursday: Ladies Summer Study; Holiness of God


    Summer Park Fellowships: Thursday @ Titlow Beach, 11am-1pm


    Friday: Men’s Fireside Theology, 7:30pm


    Church Co-op: DECo parent orientation Aug. 14 at 6pm; Interested in serving DECo? Opportunities at the Information Table in FH


    August 20: 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 FH


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


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


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 127:1-5


    Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


    Church Pantry: Food available in kitchen for ERC families



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