January 7, 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 #167 ~ “When Morning Gilds the Skies”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 2:10-12


    * Hymn #164 ~ “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 37-38


    Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?

    A. 37. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness and immediately pass into glory and their bodies, being still united to Christ, rest in their graves until the resurrection.


    Q. 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?

    A. 38. At the resurrection Christ will immediately raise up in glory all believers; he will openly acknowledge and acquit them in the day of judgement, graciously rewarding them according to their works of faith, and they will enter into the full enjoyment of God for all eternity.


    * Hymn #57 ~ “Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul” (Psalm 146)


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3


    New Testament Reading: Matthew 5:1-12


    Sermon: “Who Do You Trust” (Psalm 146:1-10)


    * Hymn #32 ~ “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”




    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

  • “Who Do You Trust” (Psalm 146)

    I. Introduction


    II. God or Man?


    A. A stark contrast


    B. A shortlist of God’s greatness


    III. Application


    A. Look at the data


    B. The days of overlooking ignorance is over


  • 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: SCA Head of Schools (Matt Richey) in Fellowship Hall after worship


    Tonight: “Young Adults Group”, 6-7:30pm, Final discussion in Titus (3:8-15). Beginning 1/14 will begin study on “The Screwtape Letters”


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


    Second Semester Adult Sunday School Classes: “Prayer” by Elder Eric Cooper; “The Westminster Confession” by Elder Harvey Wieczorkiewicz; begin Jan. 28


    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 147:1-20