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?”



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