October 16, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Jesus, Where’er Thy People Meet”


* Hymn #94 ~ “How Firm a Foundation”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 147:8-11


* Hymn ~ “Come, Men of Christ, Be Strong”


Children’s Choir ~ “We Thank You, God”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Philippians 2:1-8


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 45-48


Q. 45. Which is the first commandment?

A. 45. The first commandment is: You shall have no other gods before me.


Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment?

A. 46. The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.


Q. 47. What is forbidden in the first commandment?

A. 48. The first commandment forbids the denial of, or failure to worship and glorify, the true God as God and our God; and it forbids giving that worship and glory to any other which is due to God alone.


Q. 48. What do the words “before me” in the first commandment teach us?

A. 48. These words “before me” in the first commandment teach us that God, who sees all things, takes notice of and is much displeased with the sin of having any other God.


* Hymn #67 ~ “Not unto Us, O Lord of Heaven”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Judges 2:11-15


New Testament Reading: Acts 19:28-41


Sermon: “About Him, Not Us” (1 Corinthians 16:1-24)


Hymn ~ “Behold Our God”




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

“About Him, Not Us” (1 Corinthians 16:1-24)

I. Introduction


II. Fulfill the Work of the Church


A. A proper closing


B. The Gospel is confrontation


III. Application and Conclusion


A. We are on a mission


B. Why was the church so messed up?



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)


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


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


Thursday: Young Adult’s Group, 6-8pm


Next Sunday: “Reformation Sunday”; after worship; teaching, games, food


October 28-29: “Slaying Leviathan” Conference: Recovering the Christian tradition of resisting government overreach; register on website


November 6 and 20: Membership Class, 11:45-1pm, lunch/childcare; signup in FH


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 1:1-5


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