Easter Sunday — April 17, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done”


* Hymn #277 ~ “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Luke 24:1-6


* Hymn #276 ~ “Up from the Grave He Arose”


Anthem ~ “Fanfare For Easter Day”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 3:4-10


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 11-13


Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?

A. 11. God’s works of providence are his most holy, wise, and powerful preservation and control of all his creatures, and all their actions.


Q. 12. What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the state in which he was created?

A. 12. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, on condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil on penalty of death.


Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the state in which they were created?

A. 13. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the state in which they were created by sinning against God.


* Hymn ~ “The Resurrection Hymn”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-11


New Testament Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10


Sermon: “Right Now Counts Forever” (Luke 23:32-43)


Hymn ~ “Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!”




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

“Right Now Counts Forever” (Luke 23:32-43)

I. Introduction


II. The Thief on the Cross


A. Backing up for a moment


B. Converted on the cross


III. Conclusion and Application


A. Those “watching these things” for years


B. What is God saying to you now?



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 Communication Card (on back table)


Today: Those who purchased Easter Lilies, please take home after worship


Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study, 6-7:30 pm, dinner included, 2 Timothy


Thursday: ERC MOMS group, 9:15-11am, child care, children’s classes


Thursday: Council Meeting, 5pm


Next Sunday: Sunday School resumes, 9-9:45am


Next Sunday: Membership Class, 11:45-1pm, lunch and childcare, please read Session 1 material prior to class, Session 2 on May 1


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


Food Pantry: Food available in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13


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