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”

     

    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

  • “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