January 14, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer

     

    Introit ~ “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

     

    * Hymn #115 ~ “All Creatures of our God and King”

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 121:1-2

     

    * Hymn ~ “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

     

    Confession of Sin

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

     

    Assurance of Pardon

     

    * Hymn ~ “Psalm 147”

     

    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism

     

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

     

    Old Testament Reading: Psalm 119:65-72

     

    New Testament Reading: John 4:1-11

     

    Sermon: “Do You Know the Rules?” (Psalm 147:1-20)

     

    * Hymn #441 ~ “Jesus Shall Reign”

     

    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

  • “Do You Know the Rules?” (Psalm 147)

    I. Introduction

     

    II. Why Praise Him?

     

    A. Reason upon reason

     

    B. God is actively involved in His creation

     

    III. Application

     

    A. “What has God’s Law to do with me?”

     

    B. Is it precious to you?

     

  • 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: “Dinner for Six” signup; 3-month fellowship opportunity

     

    Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm

     

    Wednesday: BENYO, 6-7:30pm for 6th-12th; dinner, discussion, and activity

     

    Help: Need 5th Sunday help for Fellowship cleanup; substitutes too; signup

     

    Next Sunday: Young Adult Group; 6-7:30pm; Screwtape Letters

     

    Second Semester Adult Sunday School Classes: “Prayer” by Elder Eric Cooper; “The Westminster Confession” by Elder Harvey Wieczorkiewicz; begin Jan. 28

     

    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: Psalm 148:1-14