March 24, 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 #235 ~ “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”                                               

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Matthew 21:7-11

* Hymn #252 ~ “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “Hosanna! Blessed Is He!”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 5:1-5

Assurance of Pardon

* Hymn #251 ~ “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 28:10-22

New Testament Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28

Sermon: “The Ladder” (John 1:43-51)

* Hymn ~ “The Power of the Cross”


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 Ladder” (John 1:43-51)

  1. Introduction
  2. Philip, Nathaniel, and a Ladder
    1. Jesus adds two more
    2. Why bring up Jacob?
  3. Application
    1. Jesus and Genesis 28
    2. Jesus: the bridge between heaven and earth


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: Sign up for Easter Lilies

Today: Pick up application for “Christian Education Scholarships”

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

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

Friday: Good Friday Service, 7pm

Next Sunday: Easter: 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

April 20: Free Health Care Event, volunteer opportunities

May 16-18: Christian Education Conference: “Amending the Soil”, info in FH

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

Register or volunteer for Bible Day Camp now