November 5, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Built on the Rock”


* Hymn #181 ~ “We Come, O Christ, to You”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 49:7


* Hymn #650~ “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”


Confession of Sin

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


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A 23-26


Q. 23. What offices does Christ fill as our Redeemer?

A. 23. Christ as our Redeemer fills the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, in his states both of humiliation and exaltation.


Q. 24. How does Christ fill the office of a prophet?

A. 24. Christ fills the office of a prophet in revealing to us by his Word and Spirit the will of God for our complete salvation.


Q.25. How does Christ fill the office of a priest?

A. 25. Christ fills the office of a priest in his once offering up of himself to God as a sacrifice, to satisfy divine justice and reconcile us to God; and in making constant intercession for us.


Q. 26. How does Christ fill the office of a king?

A. 26. Christ fills the office of a king in making us his willing subjects, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.


* Hymn ~ “Not To Us”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Exodus 19:1-6


New Testament Reading: 2 Peter 3:9-14


Sermon: “The Workings of God’s Grace” (Elder Harvey Wieczorkiewicz) (Titus 2:11-15)


Hymn #460 ~ “Amazing Grace”




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

“The Workings of God’s Grace”
(Titus 2:11-15)

I. Introduction


II. The Grace of God Brings Salvation


III. The Grace of God Instructs


IV. By the Grace of God in Our Lives We Live in Anticipation


V. What are We to Do in Light of These Truths?



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 and Lynn visiting new granddaughter in Arizona. Back next week


Wednesday: Math Tutoring Club, 5:30-6pm. Drop in for help.


Wednesday: BEN; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30 testimonies and classes


Saturday: “ERC Christmas Market,” 11am, 10am-4pm


Christmas Decorating: Nov. 30, 11am


Sacred Road: Join our ministry team to Yakama Reservation, July 27-Aug. 4


December Dates: 12/2 Ladies’ Advent Brunch; 12/8 Christmas Party; 12/15 Swing Dance; 12/17 Children’s Pageant; 12/25 Christmas Day Worship


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 139:1-24


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