February 19, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Safely Through Another Week”


* Hymn #310 ~ “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 55:1-3


* Hymn ~ “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”


Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “Rejoice in the Lord”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 6:25-34


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 85-86


Q. 85. What does God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin?

A. 85. To escape the wrath and curse due to us for sin, God requires of us faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and repentance leading to life together with the diligent use of all the outward means by which Christ gives to us the benefits of redemption.


Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?

A. 86. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace by which we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation as he is freely offered to us in the gospel.


* Hymn #629 ~ “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 18:1-6


New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 5:6-11


Sermon: “Rejoice Always” (Philippians 4:1–9)


Hymn #691 ~ “It Is Well with My Soul”




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

“Rejoice Always” (Philippians 4:1-9)

I. Introduction


II. Encouragement and Command


A. Get along!


B. Paying attention to the adverb


III. Conclusion and Application


A. It’s a Christian duty


B. Starving yourself?



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: Church Directory Mobile App, see handout


This Week: Bible Day Camp Volunteer sign-up; register online; 4-day summer commitment


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


Abortion Ministry: Tuesday at Cedar River; Saturday at TPP


Friday: MS/HS Game Night, “Minute to Win It”, 6-8pm


Next Sunday: Congregational Meeting; 11:45am – 1pm


Save the Date: ERC Camping Trip @ Alder Lake, Aug. 2-5


Pastoral Counseling? See Associate Pastor Henry Flowers


Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-23


“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

Register or volunteer for Bible Day Camp now