July 4, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “O Lord, Give Heed unto Our Plea”


* Hymn #115 ~ “All Creatures of Our God and King”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Job 42:1-6


* Hymn #38 ~ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 5:1-5


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Nicene Creed


We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.


And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;


Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.


And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.


And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


* Hymn ~ “Creation Sings”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 22:22-31


New Testament Reading: Romans 11:33-36


Sermon: “By Him, Through Him, and For Him” (Colossians 1:15-17)


Hymn #642 ~ “Be Thou My Vision”




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

By Him, Through Him, and For Him”
(Colossians 1:15-17)

I. Introduction


II. He is God of All


A. A picture of God


B. Deity language


III. Application and Conclusion


A. All of life has everything to do with Him


B. Will not ask, “Is this all there is?” again



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)


Friday: Middle School Youth Night


Friday: “Surprised by Suffering”, Sproul video series; 5:45-8:45pm


Next Sunday: Church Picnic at Tacoma Baptist playfield (2052 South 64th St); A-L bring side dish and salad; M-Z bring side dish and dessert; 1-4pm; shade and fun


Next Sunday: We welcome our missionaries to Kenya


Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday (next 7/15); 7pm; “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”


Men’s Fireside Theology: Discussion of Sproul’s “Everyone’s a Theologian”; every other Friday (next 7/16); 7:30pm


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


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 1:18-20


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