November 27, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer

 

Introit ~ “Now Thank We All Our God”

 

* Hymn #195 ~ “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 9:1-7

 

* Hymn #196 ~ “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

 

Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “We Wait for Him”

 

Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Colossians 3:1-10

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 67-69

 

Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment?

A. 67. The sixth commandment is: You shall not murder.

 

Q. 68. What is required in the sixth commandment?

A. 68. The sixth commandment requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life and the life of others.

 

Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

A. 69. The sixth commandment forbids us to take our own life or to take unjustly the life of our neighbor, or anything tending to these ends.

 

* Hymn #201 ~ “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

 

Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 25:5-10

 

New Testament Reading: Luke 14:15-24

 

Sermon: “Feeding Ruth” (Ruth 2:13-23)

 

Hymn #194 ~ “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

 

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

“Feeding Ruth” (Ruth 2:13-23)

I. Introduction

 

II. Boaz’s Provision for Ruth

 

A. Overwhelmed by his kindness

 

B. The OT role of the kinsman-redeemer

 

III. Application

 

A. What do we learn concerning God’s saving plan?

 

B. “Keep your soul diligently”

 

Announcements

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: Advent Devotionals available

 

Today: Monthly prayer meeting for ERC outreach ministries, 11:45-12:45pm

 

Thursday: ERC MOMS Group, 10-11:30am, “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”

 

Saturday: “Ladies Advent Brunch”, 9:30-11:15am, sign up in FH; for all ladies and girls age 5+

 

Next Sunday: “Choir Concert and Children’s Advent Celebration”, 3pm, sign up in FH to help with crafts; please bring a dozen cookies to share

 

December 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 3:1-18