May 28, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”


* Hymn #302 ~ “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Zephaniah 3:17


* Hymn ~ “Facing a Task Unfinished”


Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “Trust in the Lord”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:1-9


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 96-97


Q. 96. What is the Lord’s Supper?

A. 96. The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament in which, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to Christ’s appointment, his death is proclaimed, and those who receive rightly are by faith (and not by the mouth in a physical manner) made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace.


Q. 97. What is required to receive rightly the Lord’s Supper?

A. 97. It is required of those who would receive rightly the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves as to their knowledge of the meaning and object of this sacrament, their faith to feed upon Christ, and their repentance, love and new obedience; for coming in an unworthy manner would bring judgement on themselves.


* Hymn #140 ~ “O Word of God Incarnate”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:6-11


New Testament Reading: Acts 16:16-24


Sermon: “God’s Gospel” (1 Thessalonians 2:1-9)


Hymn #359 ~ “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”




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

“God’s Gospel” (1 Thessalonians 2:1-9)

I. Introduction


II. Paul’s Defense


A. Facing accusation


B. Entrusted with the Gospel


III. Application


A. Must remember: It’s God’s Gospel


B. Just deliver it



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 available)


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


Thursday: Abortion Outreach Ministry; Thursday @ TPP


Next Sunday: “Sunday School Recognition,” 9-9:45am in FH


Next Sunday: Forum to answer questions re: our stewardship of Sound Christian Academy; 11:45am


June 7: “ERC Ladies Painting Night,” 6:30-8:30pm in FH; dessert, too; HS age and above; limited capacity; advanced registration and $15 ticket purchase required


Men’s Fireside Theology: Beginning June 16 (every other Friday); 7:30pm discussing “Everyone’s a Theologian” by RC Sproul


Ladies Bible Study: Beginning June 29 (every other Thursday); 7-8:30pm; “Holiness of God” by RC Sproul; childcare available


Summer Church Picnics: June 25, July 30, and August 20


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:10-16


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