March 26, 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 #302 ~ “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Jeremiah 10:6-7


* Hymn ~ “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”


Anthem ~ “Amazing Grace”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: 1 John 3:4-10


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 89-90

Q. 89. How is the Word of God made effective to salvation?

A. 89. The Spirit of God makes the reading but especially the preaching of the Word, an effective means of convincing and converting sinners, and building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, to salvation.


Q. 90. How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become effective to salvation?

A. 90. We must attend to the Word with diligence, preparation and prayer, receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practice it in our lives, so that it may become effective to salvation.


* Hymn ~ “I Plead for Grace”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Hosea 5:1-12


New Testament Reading: 1 John 1:5-10


Sermon: “We Must Repent” (Hosea 5:1 – 7:16)


Hymn #308 ~ “Jesus Paid It All”




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

“We Must Repent” (Hosea 5:1 – 7:16)

I. Introduction


II. Israel’s Sin


A. Clergy not the only ones to blame


B. A fickle and feeble repentance


III. Application and Conclusion


A. What must we repent of?


B. How must we repent?



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 an Easter Lily for Easter morning? Sign up in FH


April 7: Good Friday Service, 7pm


April 8: Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am


April 9: Easter Morning; No Sunday School; Cinnamon Rolls 9-9:45am in FH


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


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 8:1 – 9:9


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