June 23, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “Praise The Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him”

* Hymn ~ “Give Him Glory!”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 147:5-6

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

Adult Choir Anthem ~ “Songs for the Journey”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A’s 70-72

Q. 70. Which is the seventh commandment?

A. 70. The seventh commandment is, You shall not commit adultery.

Q. 71. What is required in the seventh commandment?

A. 71. The seventh commandment requires the preservation of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.

Q. 72. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?

A. 72. The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.

* Hymn #253 ~ “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-23

New Testament Reading: Romans 9:1-8

Sermon: “Keeps Pointing to Jesus” (John 5:31-47)

* Hymn ~ “His Robes for Mine”


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

“Keeps Pointing to Jesus” (John 5:31-47)

  1. Introduction
  2. Witnesses to Jesus
    1. What does the evidence say?
    2. Five witnesses
  3. Application
    1. The danger of spiritual presumption
    2. See Jesus


Today: Nursery for children during Worship.

Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream)

Communication from us? Please fill out a Communication Card (on back table)

Monday-Thursday: Bible Day Camp

Monday: “Dobbs Day” Hymn Sing, 1pm

Tuesday: “Trail Life”, ages 5-17, 6:30pm; Fort Steilacoom Park (weather permitting)

Friday: Summer Park Fellowship, Titlow Park, 10am-12pm, splash pad

Friday: “Men’s Fireside Theology,” 7-9pm

July 14: All Church Picnic, 1-4pm; Please bring generous salad and side dish; Men’s Pie Baking Contest; meet the Leamans (Missionaries to Brazil)

July 27-August 4: ERC Mission Trip to Yakama Reservation (Sacred Road)

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 6:1-21