February 4, 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 #17 ~ “Praise the Lord: Ye Heavens Adore Him”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 5:1-3

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


Adult Choir Anthem ~ “Let Everything with Breath Praise God!”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:1-9


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 39-41


Q. 39. What is the duty which God requires of man?

A. 39. The duty which God requires of man is obedience to his revealed will.


Q. 40. What rule did God at first reveal to man for his obedience?

A. 40. The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience was the moral law.


Q. 41. Where is the moral law set out briefly?

A. 41. The moral law is set out briefly in the Ten Commandments.


* Hymn ~ “Praise God in His Holy Temple” (Psalm 150)


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 1:1-6


New Testament Reading: Romans 11:33-36


Sermon: “Hallelujah!” (Psalm 150:1-6)


* Hymn ~ “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”




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

“Hallelujah!” (Psalm 150)

I. Introduction


II. Praise the Lord!


A. The “where, why, how, and who” of praise


B. “With everything you have!”


III. Application


A. Psalm 1 is a bookend


B. Psalm 150 is the other



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


Tonight: “Young Adults” Group; 6-7:30pm; “Screwtape Letters,” in Fellowship Hall


Wednesday: BENYO (6th-12th); 6-7:30pm; dinner, singing, games, discussion


February 16: “Couples Date Night”, Family mission and vision; potluck appetizers and dessert; 6-8:30pm


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 1:1-5