January 28, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”


    * Hymn #700 ~ “Come, We That Love the Lord”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 66:1-4


    * Hymn #310 ~ “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: 1 John 2:2-6


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn ~ “Sing Praise to the Lord” (Psalm 149)


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 40:9-11


    New Testament Reading: Revelation 22:12-21


    Sermon: “So Blessed” (Psalm 149:1-9)


    * Hymn ~ “Oh, How Good It Is”




    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

  • “So Blessed” (Psalm 149)

    I. Introduction


    II. What a Blessing


    A. What God is doing now (vv. 1-4)


    B. What God will do (vv. 5-9)


    III. Application


    A. Acknowledging God’s blessings


    B. Don’t forget about our future


  • 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: Second Semester Sunday School classes began


    Today: “Dinner for Six” signup; 3-month fellowship opportunity; final week


    Saturday: Memorial Service; 2pm


    February 16: “Couples Date Night”, Family mission and vision; potluck appetizers and dessert; 6-8:30pm


    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 150:1-6