February 26, 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 #296 ~ “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 103:17-19


* Hymn #53 ~ “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 2 Peter 1:3-11


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Nicene Creed (451 AD)


We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.


And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;


Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.


And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.


And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


* Hymn ~ “Speak, O Lord”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 30:7-9


New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 6:3-10


Sermon: “Christian Contentment” (Philippians 4:10–23)


Hymn ~ “Afflicted Saint, to Christ Draw Near”




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

“Christian Contentment” (Philippians 4:10-23)

I. Introduction


II. Regardless of Circumstance


A. Calming bowed to the will of God


B. The most misunderstood verse in the Bible?


III. Conclusion and Application


A. Remembering who we belong to


B. Taking pleasure in God’s disposal



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: Pick up ERC Christian Ed Scholarship Form


Today: Congregational Meeting; 11:45am – 1pm


Today: Church Directory Mobile App, see handout


Today: Care Net Baby Bottle Return; Please return today or next week


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


Abortion Ministry: Wednesday, 11am at FWPP; Saturday at TPP


Saturday: Men’s Breakfast and Discussion, 8-9:30am


Next Sunday: Information Table regarding Abortion Ministry


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: Hosea 1:1 – 2:1