October 15, 2023 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 ~ “O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 147:8-11


* Hymn #115 ~ “All Creatures of Our God and King”


Children’s Choir Anthem ~ “Look Who God Made!”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A 17-19


Q. 17. Into what state did the fall bring mankind?

A. 17. The fall brought mankind into a state of sin and misery.


Q. 18. What is the sinfulness of that state into which man fell?

A. 18. The sinfulness of the state into which man fell includes the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the lack of the righteousness which he had at first, and the corruption of every part of his nature, which is commonly called Original Sin; together with all actual sins which flow from it.


Q. 19. What misery did the fall bring upon mankind?

A. 19. The fall brought upon mankind loss of communion with God, and his wrath and curse, so that we are justly liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to punishment in hell for ever.


* Hymn ~ “Give Thanks to God the Sov’reign Lord”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:1-10


New Testament Reading: Romans 8:31-39


Sermon: “No End” (Psalm 136:1-26)


Hymn #32 ~ “Great is Thy Faithfulness”




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 End” (Psalm 136)

I. Introduction


II. “Hesed” Forever


A. Hesed?


B. More examples of His steadfast love


III. Application


A. Instances where this psalm was sung


B. Making this psalm personal



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: Monthly Abortion Ministry (and other requests) Prayer Meeting, 11:45


Today: Last day to sign children up for Christmas Pageant


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


Wednesday: BENYO, 6th-12th 6-7:30pm, grade; dinner, activity, discussion


Friday and Saturday: “Fierce Families: Faithful, Fruitful, and Fierce,” post conference “Date Night”: concert (“Out of the Dust”) and dessert


Next Sunday: New Officer Vote


Reformation Sunday: Oct. 29, after worship; signup sheets in Fellowship Hall


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


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


Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary


Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 137:1-9


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