March 12, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

 

Introit ~ “Safely Through Another Week”

 

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

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 40:1-3

 

* Hymn #100 ~ “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

 

Children’s Anthem ~ “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”

 

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 2:2-6

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

* Hymn #455 ~ “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”

 

Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism

 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 31:1-2

 

New Testament Reading: Luke 15:11-24

 

Sermon: “What a Love!” (Hosea 2:2 – 3:5)

 

Hymn ~ “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

 

Communion

 

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

 

Sermon Notes

“What a Love!” (Hosea 2:2 – 3:5)

I. Introduction

 

II. Some Brief Context

 

III. Sin, Consequence, Restoration, and Reconciliation

 

A. “I will go after my lovers…”

 

B. The loving faithfulness of God

 

IV. Application and Conclusion

 

A. A picture of our justification

 

B. God’s love for an unfaithful bride

 

Announcements

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: Pick up ERC Christian Ed Scholarship Form

 

Today: Church Directory Mobile App, see handout

 

Today: Abortion Ministry Meeting, 11:45am-1pm, in 4th/5th grade room

 

Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm

 

Saturday: Ladies’ Bible Study; “Overcoming Bitterness”; 8:30-10am

 

Save the Date: Ladies’ Spring Tea; May 6, 9:30-11am

 

Save the Date: ERC Camping Trip @ Alder Lake, Aug. 2-5, registration now available on Church Center App;

 

Pastoral Counseling? See Associate Pastor Henry Flowers

 

Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen

 

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

 

Next Week’s Sermon Text: Hosea 4:1-19

 

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