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



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