December 17, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer

     

    Introit ~ “All Hail to Thee, O Blessed Morn!”

     

    * Hymn #218 ~ “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Luke 2:8-14

     

    * Hymn ~ “Joy Has Dawned”

     

    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: 1 Peter 4:1-6

     

    Assurance of Pardon

     

    Sacrament of Baptism

     

    * Hymn ~ “O Holy Night!”

     

    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

     

    Old Testament Reading: 2 Samuel 22:47-51

     

    New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-8

     

    Sermon: “My Rock” (Psalm 144:1-15)

     

    * Hymn #211 ~ “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”

     

    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

  • “My Rock” (Psalm 144)

    I. Introduction

     

    II. My Rock and My Fortress

     

    A. God is big; we are small

     

    B. Repeating our prayers

     

    III. Application

     

    A. Rock, Fortress, Stronghold, Deliverer, and Shield for you?

     

    B. Is Jesus your problem?

     

  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during Sunday School and 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: Once a month Prayer Meeting, 11:45am (4th/5th grade room)

     

    Today: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 3pm; please bring Christmas cookies to share

     

    Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm

     

    Wednesday: “Gingerbread House” Party; (6th-12th grade), 6-8:30pm

     

    December 24 and 31: No Sunday School; resumes January 7

     

    December 25: Christmas Day Worship, 10am

     

    Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

     

    Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry

     

    Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

     

    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 145:1-21