December 5, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”


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


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Luke 1:26-33


    * Hymn #203 ~ “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”


    Children’s Anthem ~ “A Home for Jesus”


    Confession of Sin

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


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: The Nicene Creed (451 AD)

    We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.


    And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;


    Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.


    And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.


    And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


    * Hymn #198 ~ “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates!”


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 56:5-8


    New Testament Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8


    Sermon: “In Conclusion” (Colossians 4:2-18)


    Hymn #214 ~ “Angels We Have Heard on High”




    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

  • “In Conclusion” (Colossians 4:2-18)

    I. Introduction


    II. Closing Instructions


    A. “Continue steadfastly in prayer”


    B. We know something about some of them


    III. Application and Conclusion


    A. Interacting with non-believers


    B. Engaging with discernment


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and 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)


    Today: Second Sunday in Advent; family devotionals on back table


    Today: ERC MOMS Group; interested in helping/participating? Sign up in FH


    Wednesday: Bible Education Night; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all


    Next Sunday: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 3pm


    December 17: Church Christmas Party, 6-8pm; $10 gift exchange; bring hors d’oeuvres and dessert


    December 25: Christmas Day Worship; 10-11am


    Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich


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


    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Genesis 3:15