March 3, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “O My Soul, Bless God the Father”

* Hymn #521 ~ “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 103:17-19

* Hymn ~ “You’re the Word of God the Father (Across the Lands)”

Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “A Song to You”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:20-25

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Nicene Creed (451 A.D.)

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made;

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

* Hymn #499 ~ “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Malachi 2:17-3:4, 4:5-6

New Testament Reading: Luke 3:1-9

Sermon: “Altering Jesus, are You?” (John 1:19-28)

Hymn ~ “There is a Redeemer”


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

“Altering Jesus, are You?” (John 1:19-28)

  1. Introduction
  2. The Testimony of John the Baptist
    1. Interrogated by the Pharisees
    2. They didn’t know their Bible
  3. Application
    1. Would you bet our eternity on it?
    2. Does Jesus disappoint you?


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: “Ladies’ Spring Tea” Planning Meeting; 11:45am

Tuesday: “Trail Life” Open House (Christian scouting group for boys (5-17); 6:30pm.

Wednesday: BENYO, 6th-12th graders, 6-7:30pm; dinner, singing, activity, discussion

Saturday: Memorial Service, 2pm

Next Sunday: Grief Committee Planning Meeting, 11:45am

April 6: Rafiki Kenya and Rafiki Ghana

Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary

Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry

Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen

Next Week’s Sermon Text: John 1:29-34

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