May 16, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Jesus, Where’er Thy People Meet”


* Hymn #122 ~ “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: 2 Samuel 22:17-20


* Hymn ~ “By Faith”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn #87 ~ “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 17:14-20


New Testament Reading: James 2:14-17


Sermon: “A Pleasing Faith” (Ecclesiastes 11:1-10)


Hymn #528 ~ “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”




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

“A Pleasing Faith”
(Ecclesiastes 11:1-10)

I. Introduction


II. Live by Faith


A. Solomon calls for a verdict


B. By faith and with joy


III. Application and Conclusion


A. We please God by our faith


B. We displease God by our lack of it



Today: Nursery for children birth through three.


Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


Today: Music Interest Meeting; 11:30am


Today: Membership Class; Session 1; 11:45-1pm; lunch and childcare


Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday evening beginning May 20; 7pm: “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”;


Friday Study Group: Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s “How Should We Then Live”, video and discussion, every other Friday.


Saturday: Church Yard Sale at the Hamlin’s; 9am-3pm; need you and your stuff


Next Sunday: Membership Class, Session 2


Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.


CD of today’s sermon and assistive listening devices: See sound booth.


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 12:1-14


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