January 2, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice!”


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


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 2:10-12


    * Hymn #100 ~ “Holy, Holy, Holy!”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn ~ “I Plead for Grace”


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Genesis 17:15-21


    New Testament Reading: Hebrews 11:8-12


    Sermon: “I Promise” (Genesis 12:1-4; 15:1-17; 17:1-14)


    Hymn #460~ “Amazing Grace”




    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

  • “I Promise” (Genesis 12:1-4; 15:1-17; 17:1-14)

    I. Introduction


    II. God’s Pledge to Abraham


    A. Three conversations


    B. The covenant ceremony


    III. Conclusion and Application


    A. You want assurance of salvation?


    B. God has taken full responsibility


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.


    Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


    Today: Happy 25th Anniversary 😊


    Today: MOMS Group information meeting in large upstairs SS room, 11:30am


    Today: Individual/Family pictures for Photo Board; after worship in WTR


    Thursday: “Ladies’ Book Club and Study”; 6:30-8pm, at the Friesema’s


    Friday: “Equipping the Saints”; 6:30pm; first of 4 monthly sessions; “Abolition of Man”


    Next Sunday: “Sunday Soup and Fellowship” (2nd and 4th Sundays); 5-7:30pm; supper, fellowship, singing, and prayer


    January 22: 25th Church Anniversary Dinner and Celebration; RSVP in FH


    Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich


    Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.


    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Exodus 20:18-21