June 30, 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 #53 ~ “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty!”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-4

* Hymn #296 ~ “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Galatians 6:1-10

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 73-75

Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment?

A. 73. The eighth commandment is: You shall not steal.

Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?

A. 74. The eighth commandment requires us to obtain lawfully, and to further, the wealth and material well-being of ourselves and others.

Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

A. 75. The eighth commandment forbids whatever does or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor’s wealth and material well-being.

* Hymn #441 ~ “Jesus Shall Reign”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14

New Testament Reading: Hebrews 11:1-3

Sermon: “Faith Tests” (John 6:1-21)

* Hymn ~ “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”


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

“Faith Tests” (John 6:1-21)

  1. Introduction
  2. Feeding Thousands and Walking on Water
    1. Context: It was the Passover
    2. New Passover, New Exodus, and New Manna
  3. Application
    1. Faith Test #1
    2. Faith Test #2


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)

Tonight: Young Adult Group, 6-7:30pm, “Screwtape Letters”

Tuesday: Summer Youth Study, 5:30-8:30pm, Chapter 2 of “Don’t Be True to Yourself”

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

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 6:22-40