Sunday School @ 9am • Sunday Service @ 10am
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
[* indicates to please stand]
“Rejoice in Affliction—Really?”
II. Suffering and Affliction
A. Suffering blesses the church
B. His divine commissioning
III. Application and Conclusion
A. ‘Why me?”
B. Accepting and rejoicing
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