July 25, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”


    * Hymn #75 ~ “O Father, You Are Sovereign”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Isaiah 43:11-13


    * Hymn ~ “Give Praise to God”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:1-9


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 76-78


    Q. 76. Which is the ninth commandment?

    A. 76. The ninth commandment is: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.


    Q. 77. What is required in the ninth commandment?

    A. 77. The ninth commandment requires us to maintain and promote truth between men, and our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially when called upon to bear witness.


    Q. 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?

    A. 78. The ninth commandment forbids whatever misrepresents truth, or is injurious to our own or our neighbor’s good name.


    * Hymn #689 ~ “Be Still, My Soul”


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Psalm 13:1-6


    New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:24-29


    Sermon: “Rejoice in Affliction—Really?” (Colossians 1:24-25)


    Hymn #128 ~ “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”




    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

  • “Rejoice in Affliction—Really?”
    (Colossians 1:24-25)

    I. Introduction


    II. Suffering and Affliction


    A. Suffering blesses the church


    B. His divine commissioning


    III. Application and Conclusion


    A. ‘Why me?”


    B. Accepting and rejoicing


  • 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)


    Monday through Thursday: Bible Day Camp “Growing in Christ”; 9:15-11:30am; K-5th grade; see Pastor Henry


    Friday: High School Youth Night; 6-9pm;


    Saturday: Council Retreat, Noon-4pm; at the Hamlin’s


    Adult Study: “Surprised by Suffering”, Sproul video; 5:45-8:45pm (next 8/6)


    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


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


    Church Pantry: Available in kitchen


    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 1:26-29