May 30, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer

     

    Introit ~ “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright”

     

    * Hymn #710 ~ “God of Our Fathers”

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Zephaniah 3:17

     

    * Hymn ~ “Give Praise to God”

     

    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:20-25

     

    Assurance of Pardon

     

    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 57-59

     

    Q. 57. Which is the fourth commandment?

    A. 57. The fourth commandment is: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien/stranger within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the seventh day and made it holy.

     

    Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment?

    A. 58. The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word, in particular, one whole day in seven.

     

    Q. 59. Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly Sabbath?

    A. 59. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath, but thereafter he appointed the first day of the week, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian Sabbath or Lord’s Day.

     

    * Hymn #76 ~ “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

     

    Means of Grace

    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 53:7-12

     

    New Testament Reading: Ephesians 1:3-10

     

    Sermon: “An All-Sufficient Jesus” (Colossians 1:1-2)

     

    Hymn #691 ~ “It Is Well with My Soul”

     

    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

  • “An All-Sufficient Jesus”
    (Colossians 1:1-2)

     

    I. Introduction

     

    II. An Introduction to Colossians

     

    III. Greetings from Paul

     

    A. The grounds of his authority

     

    B. Their high calling and position

     

    IV. Application and Conclusion

     

    A. Why attempt to improve the Gospel?

     

    B. What does the Gospel do?

     

  • 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)

     

    Next Sunday: “Sunday School Recognition”; 9-9:45; “Membership Sunday”; joining? Talk with Pastor Rich

     

    Beginning June 13: Two identical worship services; 8am and 10am

     

    Ladies’ Bible Study: Every other Thursday (next 6/3); 7pm; “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”

     

    Men’s Fireside Theology: Discussion of Sproul’s “Everyone’s a Theologian”; every other Friday (next 6/4); 7:30pm.

     

    June 13: Summer Kickoff for Youth (6th-12th); Foot Golf; sign up in FH

     

    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 1:3-8

     

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