July 18, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”


    * Hymn #523 ~ “My Hope Is in the Lord”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:8-10


    * Hymn ~ “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Romans 12:1-2


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 73-75


    Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment?

    A. 73. The eighth commandment is: You shall not steal.


    Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?

    A. 74. The eighth commandment requires us to obtain lawfully, and to further, the wealth and material well-being of ourselves and others.


    Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

    A. 75. The eighth commandment forbids whatever does or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor’s wealth and material well-being.


    * Hymn #691 ~ “It Is Well with My Soul”


    Means of Grace

    ( 10am ) Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 1:10-17


    New Testament Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10


    Sermon: “Former Enemies” (Colossians 1:21-23)


    Hymn ~ “His Robes for Mine”




    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

  • “Former Enemies”
    (Colossians 1:21-23)

    I. Introduction


    II. No Longer Alienated


    A. That’s in the past


    B. He made us like Himself


    III. Application and Conclusion


    A. Comprehensive forgiveness!


    B. Unbelief is a declaration of war


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 10am worship. Nursery open for self-serve during 8am worship.


    Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


    Tuesday: Baby Shower for Ashley P; all ladies and girls invited; 7pm, driveway parking for pregnant and older ladies


    Friday: Middle School Youth Night; 6-9pm


    Adult Study: “Surprised by Suffering”, Sproul video; 5:45-8:45pm; (next 7/23)


    Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday (next 7/29); 7pm; “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”


    Men’s Fireside Theology: Discussion of Sproul’s “Everyone’s a Theologian”; every other Friday (next 7/30); 7:30pm;


    Bible Day Camp: July 26-29; ages 5 through entering 5th grade, signup today


    July 31: Council Retreat


    August 15: All-Church Picnic; Men’s Pie Baking Contest; Talent Show


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


    CD of today’s sermon and assistive listening devices: See sound booth.


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Colossians 1:24-25