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


  • Announcements

    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



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