February 11, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”


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


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 46:10


    * Hymn #38 ~ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


    Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “We Will Sing Praise”


    Confession of Sin

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


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

    We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;


    He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


    * Hymn #163 ~ “At the Name of Jesus”


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Micah 5:1-5a


    New Testament Reading: John 8:48-59


    Sermon: “Who is Jesus?” (John 1:1-5)


    * Hymn ~ “Behold the Lamb”




    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

  • “Who is Jesus?” (John 1:1-5)

    I. Introduction


    II. Introduction to the Gospel of John


    III. Who is Jesus?


    A. Begins with theology


    B. Jesus is God!


    IV. Application


    A. What are you going to do with him?


    B. Come and hear the radical claims of Jesus


  • 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: 2023 Giving Statements available, Information Table in Fellowship Hall


    Grief Committee: Interested in being part of a team that will surround a family who has lost a loved one and is planning for a funeral? Talk with Pastor Rich


    Wednesday: Bible Education Night, 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and testimonies


    Friday: “Couples Date Night”, Family mission and vision; potluck appetizers and dessert; 6-8:30pm


    February 25: Congregational Meeting, 11:45am-12:45pm


    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: John 1:6-13