November 13, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “O Word of God Incarnate”


* Hymn #295 ~ “Crown Him with Many Crowns”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 150:1-6


* Hymn ~ “My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness”


Anthem ~ “Christ Beside Me”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Colossians 2:6-10


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 63-66


Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?

A.63. The fifth commandment is: Honor your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.


Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment?

A.64. The fifth commandment requires us to preserve the honor and perform the duties belonging to everyone in their different positions and relationships in life.


Q. 65. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?

A.65. The fifth commandment forbids us to neglect or to do anything against the honor and duty which belongs to everyone in their various positions and relationships in life.


Q. 66. What is the reason attached to the fifth commandment?

A.66. The reason attached to the fifth commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity (so far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all those who keep this commandment.


* Hymn #689 ~ “Be Still, My Soul”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 103:1-5


New Testament Reading: Romans 4:13-25


Sermon: “Capable and Compassionate to Save” (Matthew 8:5-13) Pastor Henry


Hymn #649 ~ “More Love to Thee, O Christ”




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

“Capable and Compassionate to Save” (Matthew 8:5-13)

I. Jesus is Capable and Compassionate to Save


A. Jesus is capable to save


B. Jesus is compassionate to save


II. Jesus and Faith


A. Jesus commends the faithful centurion


B. A gift to a father


C. Jesus condemns faithless Israel


III. Jesus Rewards Faith


IV. Application


A. Faith and humility


B. Blessed affliction



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)


Today: Pastor Rich returns tomorrow


Wednesday: Church Council, 5pm


Thursday: ERC’s “Mom’s Group”, 10-11:30am


Thursday: Young Adults Group, 6-8pm


Saturday: Baby Shower, 10am


Next Sunday: Membership Class, Session #2, 11:45-1pm


Next Sunday: Funeral, 2pm


December Dates: Dec. 3 “Ladies Advent Brunch”, 9:30-11:15am, sign up in FH; Dec. 4 “Choir Concert and Children’s Advent Celebration”, 3pm, sign up in FH to help with crafts; Dec. 16 “Church Christmas Party”, high school and up, gift exchange ($15), hors D’oeuvres and dessert


Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Ruth 2:1-12


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