March 17, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “Draw Nigh to Thy Jerusalem”               

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

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 40:1-3

* Hymn #38 ~ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 49-52

Q. 49. Which is the second commandment?

A. 49. The second commandment is: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to thousands who love me and keep my commandments.

Q. 50. What are the duties required in the second commandment?

A. 50. The second commandment requires us to receive, observe, and keep pure and entire all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in his Word.

Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second commandment?

A. 51. The second commandment forbids the worship of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.

Q. 52. What are the reasons attached to the second commandment?

A. 52. The reasons attached to the second commandment are God’s authority as our lawgiver, the fact that we belong to him, and the zeal he has for his own worship.

* Hymn ~ “Come To The Waters”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 22:1-8

New Testament Reading: Hebrews 10:1-7

Sermon: “The Lamb” (John 1:35-42)

Hymn ~ “Behold the Lamb (The Communion Hymn)”


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 Lamb” (John 1:35-42)

  1. Introduction
  2. Jesus’ First Disciples
    1. Doubling down: “Behold, the Lamb of God”
    2. About that name change
  3. Application
    1. An OT “Lamb Lesson”
    2. The Lamb is throughout Revelation


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: Purchase Easter Lilies? Sign up in Fellowship Hall

Today: “Monthly Prayer Meeting” (3rd Sunday of the month) in the sanctuary beginning at 11:45am.

Tonight: Young Adults Group, 6-7:30pm, Screwtape Letters (9 and 10)

Tuesday: “Trail Life”, ages 5-17, 6:30pm.

Wednesday: BENYO, 6th-12 grade, 6pm; dinner, activities, discussion

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

Good Friday Service: March 29, 7pm

Easter Morning: No Sunday School, Cinnamon Rolls 9am, Worship 10am

April 6-7: Rafiki Kenya and Rafiki Ghana

New Members Class: April 14 and 21, sign up in Fellowship Hall

May 16-18: Christian Education Conference: “Amending the Soil: A Christ Centered Education”

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 1:43-51

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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