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”




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?



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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