May 23, 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 #296 ~ “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Romans 11:33-36


    * Hymn ~ “In Christ Alone”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: 1 John 3:4-10


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn #1 ~ “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”


    Verse 5: Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;

    Praise Him, all creatures here below; 

    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Old Testament Reading: Psalm 119:105-112


    New Testament Reading: 2 Timothy 3:10-17


    Sermon: “Concluding the Matter” (Ecclesiastes 12:1-14)


    Hymn ~ “Behold the Lamb”




    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

  • “Concluding the Matter”
    (Ecclesiastes 12:1-14)

    I. Introduction


    II. Seek God Now


    A. A picture of decay


    B. A brief biography


    C. His closing two points


    III. Application and Conclusion


    A. Some more words for the non-believer


    B. Here is the plan, believer


  • 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: Membership Class; Session 2; 11:45-1pm; lunch and childcare


    Sunday School: Ends May 30; June 6 “Recognition Sunday” 9-9:45am


    Membership Sunday: Did you take Membership Classes in March and now want to join? Let Pastor Rich know.


    Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday (next 6/3); 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


    Bible Day Camp: July 26-29; ages 5 through entering 5th grade


    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: Colossians 1:1-2



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