January 1, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming”


* Hymn #195 ~ “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 2:10-12


Hymn ~ “Sing We the Song of Emmanuel”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 70-72


Q.70: Which is the seventh commandment?

A.70: The seventh commandment is, You shall not commit adultery.


Q.71: What is required in the seventh commandment?

A.71: The seventh commandment requires the preservation of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.


Q.72: What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?

A.72: The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.


* Hymn ~ “We Three Kings”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 53:10-12


New Testament Reading: Romans 8:26-30


Sermon: “Know What You’ve Been Given” (Philippians 1:1-11)


Hymn #649 ~ “More Love to Thee, O Christ”




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

“Know What You’ve Been Given” (Philippians 1:1-11)

I. Introduction


II. Brief Intro to Philippians


III. The Letter Begins


A. We are not redeemed in stages


B. Paul’s prayer for them


IV. Conclusion and Application


A. The “Perseverance of the Saints”


B. To those who object



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: Panera Bread request


Next Sunday: Sunday School resumes 9-9:45am


January 27-29: “High School Snow Camp” near Leavenworth


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 1:12-26


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