July 16, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath”


* Hymn #167 ~ “When Morning Gilds the Skies”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:8-10


* Hymn ~ “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”


Anthem ~ “Be Still and Know That I Am God”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Galatians 5:16-21


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 103-105


Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third request?

A. 103. In the third request (which is, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven) we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.


Q. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth request?

A. 104. In the fourth request (which is, Give us today our daily bread) we pray that by God’s free gift we may receive a sufficient share of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.


Q. 105. What do we pray for in the fifth request?

A. 105. In the fifth request (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors) we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; and we are encouraged to ask this because, by his grace, we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.


* Hymn #573 ~ “Am I a Solider of the Cross”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 34:11-22


New Testament Reading: Romans 12:9-21


Sermon: “Simple but Not Easy” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-15)


Hymn #460 ~ “Amazing Grace”




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

“Simple but Not Easy” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-15)

I. Introduction


II. Final Instructions


A. How they were to move forward


B. Treating each other in the church


III. Application


A. Why this instruction?


B. Receive it; practice it



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 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: Men’s Singing Class (all July); 11:30am-Noon, 7th and up


Today: Young Adult Study, 6pm, Pastor Henry leading


Today: “Equal Protection” Abortion Info Meeting


Abortion Ministry Outreach: TBA


Tuesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


Tuesday: Summer Youth Study, 5:30-8:30pm, 1 John 3


Next Sunday: Summer Park Fellowship, Jefferson Park, 5pm-8pm


Summer Church Picnics: July 30 (Men’s Pie Baking Contest), August 20 (talent show)


Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you!


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


Church Pantry: Food available in kitchen for ERC families