October 10, 2021 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”


* Hymn #520 ~ “Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 6:1-7


* Hymn #642 ~ “Be Thou My Vision”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:3-10


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 89-90


Q. 89. How is the Word of God made effective to salvation?

A. 89. The Spirit of God makes the reading but especially the preaching of the Word, an effective means of convincing and converting sinners, and building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, to salvation.


Q. 90. How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become effective to salvation?

A. 90. We must attend to the Word with diligence, preparation and prayer, receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practice it in our lives, so that it may become effective to salvation.


* Hymn #499 ~ “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 51:1-12


New Testament Reading: Romans 8:5-11


Sermon: “The ‘Normal’ Christian Life” (Colossians 3:5-11)


Hymn #591 ~ “Jesus Calls Us”




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 ‘Normal’ Christian Life”
(Colossians 3:5-11)

I. Introduction


II. Put Off and Put On


A. Died but still need to put to death


B. Our “state” has changed; our “condition” learns to follow


III. Application and Conclusion


A. The misconception of the “victorious Christian life”


B. The Christian is at war but the outcome is not in doubt



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.


Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


Today: Sunday School began; 9-9:45am; children, youth, and adult classes (“Jeremiah”; “Family, Church, and Culture”)


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


Choir: Sunday’s 8:30-8:55am and BEN Wednesday’s 7:30-8:15pm adults and 7th grade and up; Children’s Choir (K-6th grade) Sunday’s 11:30-12pm, begins today


Reformation Sunday: Oct. 31, after worship; Pilgrim’s Progress, games, crafts; candy; signup sheet in FH. See the Ney’s


Membership Class: Nov. 7 and 14; 11:45am–1pm; lunch and childcare; sign up in FH


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


Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 91:1-16 (Pastor Henry)


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