March 19, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Dearest Jesus, Draw Thou Near Me”


* Hymn #2 ~ “O Worship the King”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 99:9


* Hymn ~ “The Lord Is My Salvation”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:17-21


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn #140 ~ “O Word of God Incarnate”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 23:9-15


New Testament Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-5


Sermon: “The Failure of the Pulpit” (Hosea 4:1-19)


Hymn #94 ~ “How Firm a Foundation” (verses 1, 2, 4, 6)




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 Failure of the Pulpit” (Hosea 4:1-19)

I. Introduction


II. National Sin


A. A minute about the covenant


B. Who was to blame?


C. Unfaithful worship


III. Application and Conclusion


A. Growing weary of the man saying nothing


B. Only the Word of God grips souls



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)


Wednesday: Bible Education Night; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all


Saturday: Double Baby Shower; 11am


April 7: Good Friday Service, 7pm


Spring Membership Class: April 16 and 23; sign up in Fellowship Hall


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 5:1 – 7:16