January 21, 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 #302 ~ “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Isaiah 42:8


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


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Matthew 6:25-34


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn ~ “Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah” (Psalm 148)


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Psalm 19:1-6


    New Testament Reading: Romans 1:18-25


    Sermon: “A Lot More Than Dust” (Psalm 148:1-14)


    * Hymn ~ “All Glory Be to 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

  • “A Lot More Than Dust” (Psalm 148)

    I. Introduction


    II. Our Creator Deserves Praise


    A. A celebration of Genesis 1


    B. The only One worthy of continual praise


    III. Application


    A. Man is set apart


    B. From chaos to order


  • 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


    Tonight: Young Adult Group; 6-7:30pm; “Screwtape Letters”


    Wednesday: Bible Education Night; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30 classes and testimonies


    Next Sunday: New adult Sunday School classes begin: “Prayer” by Elder Eric Cooper; “The Westminster Confession” by Elder Harvey Wieczorkiewicz (Fellowship Hall)


    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 149:1-9