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



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