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”

     

    Communion

     

    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

     

  • Announcements

    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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