November 26, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Not Unto Us, O Lord”


* Hymn #715 ~ “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 50:14-15


* Hymn #441 ~ “Jesus Shall Reign”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 29-30


Q. 29. How are we made to share in the redemption purchased by Christ?

A. 29. We are made to share in the redemption purchased by Christ by the effective application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.


Q. 30. How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?

A. 30. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ by producing faith in us, and by this uniting us to Christ in our effective calling.


* Hymn ~ “O Lord, I Call To You”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 119:1-8


New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:12-13


Sermon: “No Compromise” (Psalm 141:1-10)


Hymn ~ “Turn Your Eyes”




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

“No Compromise” (Psalm 141)

I. Introduction


II. Under Attack


A. A prayer to stand strong


B. Temptation does not deliver what it promises


III. Application


A. A lesson from Vanity Fair


B. Our piety will be on trial



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)


Wednesday: No BENYO (5th Wednesday)


Thursday: Christmas Decorating, 11am


Saturday: Ladies’ Advent Brunch, 9:30am, sign up in Fellowship Hall


Men’s Breakfast: Returns in February


December Dates: 12/8 Christmas Party for HS and adults, $15 gift exchange, please bring hors d’oeuvres and dessert, festive attire; 12/15 Swing Dance; 12/17 Children’s Pageant; 12/20 Gingerbread House Youth Night, MS and HS, 6pm, 12/25 Christmas Day Worship, 10am


Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 142:1-7


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