June 4, 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 ~ “O Church, Arise”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 111:10


* Hymn #76 ~ “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”


Anthem ~ “The Servant Song”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Romans 12:9-13


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn ~ “Speak, O Lord”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 49:13-16


New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:14-20


Sermon: “The Church as Mother and Father” (1 Thessalonians 2:10-16)


Hymn #347 ~ “The Church’s One Foundation”




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

“The Church as Mother and Father” (1 Thessalonians 2:10-16)

I. Introduction


II. Preachers and Believers


A. Paul’s defense


B. More evidence of saving faith


III. Application


A. The church as mother


B. The church as father



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during Sunday School and 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: Forum to answer questions re: our stewardship of Sound Christian Academy; 11:45am


Abortion Ministry Outreach: Monday @ TPP; Wednesday @ FWPP


Wednesday: “ERC Ladies Painting Night,” 6:30-8:30pm in FH; dessert, too; HS age and above; limited capacity; advanced registration and $15 ticket purchase required


Men’s Fireside Theology: Beginning June 16 (every other Friday); 7:30pm discussing “Everyone’s a Theologian” by RC Sproul


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


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:17 – 3:5


“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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