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


  • 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



Beginning June 13 ~ Two identical worship services at 8am and 10am