May 12, 2024 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

Introit ~ “Praise The Lord, His Glories Show”

* Hymn #98 ~ “Now Thank We All Our God”

Welcome and Announcements

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 40:17

* Hymn #38 ~ “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 6:25-34

Assurance of Pardon

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 67-69

Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment?

A. 67. The sixth commandment is: You shall not murder.

Q. 68. What is required in the sixth commandment?

A. 68. The sixth commandment requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life and the life of others.

Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

A. 69. The sixth commandment forbids us to take our own life or to take unjustly the life of our neighbor, or anything tending to these ends.

* Hymn ~ “Speak, O Lord”

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5

New Testament Reading: 1 John 5:1-12

Sermon: “Preaching Jesus” (John 3:22–36)

* Hymn #719 ~ “A Christian Home”


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

“Preaching Jesus” (John 3:22–36)

  1. Introduction
  2. More Testimony from John the Baptist
    1. John: The last OT prophet
    2. Contrasting Jesus and John
  3. Application
    1. What are you going to do with Jesus?
    2. Quoting the right people


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)

Communication from us? Please fill out a Communication Card (on back table)

Today: Happy Mother’s Day 😊

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

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

Thursday-Saturday: “Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference, info in Fellowship Hall; Practicums and Main Sessions; lunch provided; see schedule online; last day to register

Next Sunday: Sunday School resumes

May 25: Church Yard Sale, money for Sacred Rd Mission Trip; 9am-3pm; need many volunteers, sign up in Fellowship Hall

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 4:1-26

“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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