August 8, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “The God of Abraham Praise”


    * Hymn #165 ~ “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 117:1-2


    * Hymn #100 ~ “Holy, Holy, Holy!”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:17-20


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 82-84


    82. Is any man able to keep the commandments of God perfectly?

    82. No mere human person, since the fall, is able to keep the commandments of God perfectly in this life, but breaks them daily in thought, word, and deed.


    83. Are all transgressions of the law equally sinful?

    83. Some sins, because of their nature and the circumstances, are more sinful in the sight of God than others.


    84. What does every sin deserve?

    84. Although some sins will be more severely punished than others, yet every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life and the life that is to come.


    * Hymn ~ “By Faith”


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism (10 AM)


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Psalm 1:1-6


    New Testament Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21


    Sermon: “Rooted” (Colossians 2:1-7)


    Hymn #585 ~ “Take My Life, and Let It Be”




    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

  • “Rooted” (Colossians 2:1-7)

    I. Introduction


    II. Growing in Jesus


    A. The ability to discern truth from error


    B. Coming to saving faith is just the beginning


    III. Application and Conclusion


    A. Much in the word “rooted”


    B. Growth like a tree


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 10am worship. Nursery open for self-serve during 8am worship.


    Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


    Adult Study: “Surprised by Suffering”, Sproul video; 5:45-8:45pm; (next 8/20)


    Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday (next 8/12); 7pm; “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”


    Men’s Fireside Theology: Discussion of Sproul’s “Everyone’s a Theologian”; every other Friday (next 8/13); 7:30pm;


    Next Sunday: Pastor Henry’s Ordination (10am)


    Next Sunday: All-Church Picnic; Men’s Pie Baking Contest; Talent Show (sign up in FH); 1 pm at Sound Christian Academy (2052 South 64th); A-L please bring side dish and dessert (unless husband making a pie for contest), M-Z please bring side dish and salad; bring frisbees, balls, games, etc.


    Church Pantry: Available in kitchen


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


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 2:14 - 3:6