July 17, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Book of Books, Our People’s Strength”


* Hymn ~ “In Christ Alone”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:8-10


* Hymn #100 ~ “Holy, Holy, Holy!”


Anthem ~ “Jerusalem, My Happy Home”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:20-25


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: The Nicene Creed (A.D. 451)


We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.


And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;


Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.


And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.


And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


* Hymn #87~ “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 32:15-18


New Testament Reading: 1 John 5:18-21


Sermon: “Syncretism? Really?” (1 Corinthians 10:14-22)


Hymn ~ “The Communion Hymn”




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

“Syncretism? Really?” (1 Corinthians 10:14-22)

I. Introduction


II. The Incompatibility of Christianity and Idols


A. Subtlety of syncretism


B. What has changed from chapter 8?


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Are we guilty of syncretism?


B. “Comfortable and convenient”



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: We greet our missionaries to Kenya


Tuesday: Youth Group and Parent Study, 5:30-8:30pm, potluck, games, and study


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


Thursday-Saturday: Church Camping Trip, Alder Lake Campground


Next Sunday: Church Picnic at SCA; 1-4pm; A-L please bring salad and side dish, M-Z please bring salad and side dish; Men’s Pie Baking Contest (that will be our dessert)


August Church Picnic: August 21 (Talent Show)


Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 10:23 – 11:1


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