February 18, 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 #181 ~ “We Come, O Christ, to You”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 55:6-7

* Hymn ~ “In Christ Alone”

Adult Choir Anthem ~ “The Glory of the Father”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:17-21

Assurance of Pardon

* Hymn ~ “Speak, O Lord”

Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 49:15-16

New Testament Reading: Galatians 4:1-7

Sermon: “Adopted” (John 1:6-13)

* Hymn #170 ~ “Fairest Lord Jesus”


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

“Adopted” (John 1:6-13)

  1. Introduction
  2. Jesus is the Light
    1. John the Baptist’s job
    2. Adopted by God
  3. Application
    1. Back to biblical precision
    2. What God’s adopted children receive



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

Today: Abortion Ministry Prayer; 11:45am; 4th-5th Grade classroom

Today: Nursery Volunteers needed; ladies 14+

Tonight: Young Adults Group; 6-7:30pm, “Screwtape Letters” (letters 5 and 6)

Wednesday: BENYO, 6-7:30pm; 6-12 grade; dinner, singing, games, and discussion

Thursday: Council Meeting, 5pm

Next Sunday: Congregational Meeting, 11:45am-12:45pm

Trail Life: Christian scouting group for boys (5-17); Open House and Launch Tuesday, March 5; 6:30pm.

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 1:14-18


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