February 25, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “O My Soul, Bless God the Father”

* Hymn #101 ~ “Come, Thou Almighty King”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 55:1-3

* Hymn #295 ~ “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (musical bridge before last verse)

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 4:7-12

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 42-44

Q. 42. What is the sum of the Ten Commandments?

A. 42. The sum of the Ten Commandments is to love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.

Q. 43. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments?

A. 43. The preface to the Ten Commandments is: I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Q. 44. What does the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us?

A. 44. The preface to the Ten Commandments teaches us that because God is the LORD and our God and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments

* Hymn ~ “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 25:4-11

New Testament Reading: Romans 5:15-21

Sermon: “Grace and Truth” (John 1:14-18)

* Hymn #76 ~ “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

Communion

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

“Grace and Truth” (John 1:14-18)

  1. Introduction
  2. The Word Became Flesh
    1. The Incarnation
    2. Making God known
  3. Application
    1. He is Grace and Truth
    2. A word to believer and non-believer

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: Nursery Volunteers needed; ladies 14+

Today: Congregational Meeting; 11:45-12:45pm

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

Saturday: Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am

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

Memorial Service: March 9 at 2pm

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 1:19-28

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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