November 6, 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 #600 ~ “He Leadeth Me”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 49:7


* Hymn #53 ~ “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17 (Ten Commandments)


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 ~ “God of Grace”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Joel 2:12-13


New Testament Reading: Luke 15:11-24


Sermon: “It’s Time to Come Home” (Ruth 1:19-22)


Hymn #479 ~ “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”




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

“It’s Time to Come Home” (Ruth 1:19-22)

I. Introduction


II. Empty, Naomi Comes Home


A. “Is this Naomi?”


B. Some “types and shadows” for us


III. Conclusion and Application


A. Naomi: a portrait of the fall


B. Naomi: a portrait of the prodigal



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: Membership Class (Session #1), 11:45-1pm, lunch/childcare


Wednesday: Bible Education Night; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all


Saturday: “ERC Christmas Bazaar,” 10am-4pm, 25 crafters


Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Pastor Henry preaching


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