July 2, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Send Down Thy Truth, O God”


    * Hymn #44 ~ “How Great Thou Art”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Job 42:1-6


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


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn #319 ~ “Day of Judgement! Day of Wonders”


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Exodus 19:16-20


    New Testament Reading: Revelation 19:6-10


    Sermon: “His Return!” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)


    Hymn #705 ~ “I Know Whom I Have Believed”




    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

  • “His Return!” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    I. Introduction


    II. Jesus’ Return


    A. Some misunderstandings to clear up


    B. A conquering return


    III. Application


    A. This is our future!


    B. Part of Jesus’ “reunion tour?”


  • Announcements

    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


    Tonight: Summer Park Fellowship, Wildwood Park 5-8pm


    Abortion Ministry Outreach: Monday @ TPP 10-12pm; Thursday @ TPP 9:30am


    Thursday: Summer Park Fellowship, Owen Beach 11am-1pm


    Next Sunday: DECo (our church homeschool co-op) for all new and prospective families to answer questions and prepare for coming school year; WTR @ 11:45am


    Summer Church Picnics: July 30, and August 20


    Bible Day Camp: July 10-13; 9-11:30am; K-5th grade, registration now full, can still volunteer to help


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


    Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


    Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families (in kitchen)


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11



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