June 25, 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 #521 ~ “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-4


* Hymn ~ “In Christ Alone”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:20-25


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 100-102


Q. 100. What does the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?

A. 100. The preface of the Lord’s Prayer (which is, Our Father in heaven) teaches us firstly to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence as children to a father able and ready to help us; and secondly, that we should pray with and for others.


Q. 101. What do we pray for in the first request?

A. 101. In the first request (which is, Hallowed be your name) we pray that God may enable us and others to glorify him in all in which he makes himself known; and that he would overrule all things for his own glory.


Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second request?

A. 102. In the second request (which is, Your kingdom come) we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed, that the kingdom of grace may be advanced and ourselves and others brought into it and kept in it; and that Christ’s return and the kingdom of glory may come quickly.


* Hymn ~ “A Triune Prayer”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 51:1-10


New Testament Reading: Colossians 3:5-10


Sermon: “God Says” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)


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

“God Says” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)

I. Introduction


II. Live to Please God


A. Time to exhort


B. Sanctification: not a choice


III. Application


A. Understanding the will of God


B. Some more on our sanctification



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: All-Church Picnic, 1-4pm @ Sound Christian Academy; A-L please bring salad and side dish, M-Z please bring dessert and side dish; church providing chicken; bring lawn games


Tuesday: Summer Youth Study, 5:30-8:30 pm, 6th-12 grade, do read 1 John 1


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


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


Friday: Men’s Fireside Theology, 7:30pm, “Theology Proper”


Next Sunday: Men’s Singing Class (all July), 11:30am-Noon


Summer Church Picnics: July 30, and August 20


Bible Day Camp: July 10-13; 9-11:30am; K-5th grade, registration now full, can still volunteer to help


Summer Park Days: See email with schedule and locations (play dates)


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


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