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


  • 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)


    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