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”

 

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

“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