June 11, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”


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


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 98:1-2


* Hymn ~ “Behold Our God”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 6:25-34


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 98-99


Q. 98. What is prayer?

A. 98. Prayer is an offering up of our desires to God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins and thankful acknowledgement of his mercies.


Q. 99. What rule has God given for our direction in prayer?

A. 99. The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer, but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer.


* Hymn #529 ~ “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Job 2:1-10


New Testament Reading: Luke 4:1-13


Sermon: “Can the Devil Make Me Do It?” (1 Thessalonians 2:17 – 3:5)


Hymn ~ “Afflicted Saint, to Christ Draw Near”




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

“Can the Devil Make Me Do It?” (1 Thessalonians 2:17 – 3:5)

I. Introduction


II. Longing for the Thessalonians


A. Satan hindered him?


B. A divine appointment with affliction


III. Application


A. Who does Satan hate?


B. He can’t do anything unless God allows



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: We celebrate our High School graduates


Adult Choir: Sunday’s 9-9:45am, new members welcome, 7th grade and older


Abortion Ministry Outreach: Monday @ TPP 10am-12; Thursday @ TPP meet at ERC 8:30am


Tuesday: Summer Youth Dinner and Study, 6th-12th grade); sign up in FH


Friday: Men’s Fireside Theology (every other Friday); 7:30pm discussing “Everyone’s a Theologian” by RC Sproul


Saturday: Final Ladies’ Winter/Spring Bible Study, 8:30-10am, Brunch to follow


Next Sunday: Father’s Day Celebration to follow worship


Ladies Bible Study: Beginning June 29 (every other Thursday); 7-8:30pm; “Holiness of God” by RC Sproul; childcare available


Summer Church Picnics: June 25, July 30, and August 20


Summer Park Days: forthcoming email with schedule and locations


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

Register or volunteer for Bible Day Camp now