July 9, 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 #295 ~ “Crown Him with Many Crowns”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 55:6-7


* Hymn ~ “By Faith”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:17-21


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;


He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen


* Hymn #598 ~ “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Daniel 2:36-45


New Testament Reading: Matthew 25:1-13


Sermon: “Be Ready” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)


Hymn ~ “Behold the Lamb”




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

“Be Ready” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)

I. Introduction


II. Be Prepared


A. A helpful interpretive rule


B. The “Day of the Lord” was coming


III. Application


A. Understanding the times


B. Be awake and sober



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


Today: Young Adult Gathering (inviting recent grads), 6pm, Summer Study begins July 16th


Today: DECo (our church classical Christian homeschool co-op), information meeting, WTR @11:45am


Monday: Abortion Ministry Outreach, TPP, Monday, July 10th


Monday-Thursday: Bible Day Camp, 9-11:30am


Tuesday: Summer Youth Study, 5:30-8:30pm, 1 John 2


Thursday: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7-8:30pm


Friday: Summer Park Fellowship, Titlow Park, 10am-Noon


Friday: Men’s Fireside Theology, 7:30pm


Summer Church Picnics: July 30 (Men’s Pie Baking Contest), August 20 (talent show)


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15