March 10, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “O My Soul, Bless God the Father”

* Hymn #164 ~ “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 66:1-2

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

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 4:19-21

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 45-48

45. Which is the first commandment?

45. The first commandment is: You shall have no other gods before me.

46. What is required in the first commandment?

46. The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

47. What is forbidden in the first commandment?

47. The first commandment forbids the denial of, or failure to worship and glorify, the true God as God and our God; and it forbids giving that worship and glory to any other which is due to God alone.

48. What do the words “before me” in the first commandment teach us?

48. These words “before me” in the first commandment teach us that God, who sees all things, takes notice of and is much displeased with the sin of having any other God.

* Hymn ~ “Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Numbers 21:4-9

New Testament Reading: Revelation 21:22 – 22:5

Sermon: “Look and Live” (John 1:29-34)

Hymn ~ “Jesus is Lord”


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

“Look and Live” (John 1:29-34)

  1. Introduction
  2. Jesus the Lamb
    1. Who did he die for?
    2. John the Baptist had to be called
  3. Application
    1. The role of lambs in the OT
    2. You must look to Jesus!


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: “Grief Committee” Planning Meeting, 11:45am

Tuesday: “Trail Life” (Christian scouting group for boys (5-17); 6:30pm.

Wednesday: Bible Education Night, 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and testimonies

March 23: “Ukrainian Easter Egg” Decorating, 2pm; sign up in Fellowship Hall

April 6-7: Rafiki Kenya and Rafiki Ghana

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 1:35-42

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