October 17, 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 #295 ~ “Crown Him with Many Crowns”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Hebrews 12:22-24


    * Hymn ~ “Give Him Glory!”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Psalm 37:1-9


    Assurance of Pardon


    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 91-93


    Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effective means of salvation?

    A. 91. The sacraments become effective means of salvation not because of any power in them or in him who administers them, but only by the blessing of Christ and the working of his Spirit in those who receive them in faith.


    Q. 92. What is a sacrament?

    A. 92. A sacrament is a holy ordinance appointed by Christ, by which, by visible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed and applied to believers.


    Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?

    A. 93. The sacraments of the New Testament are, two only, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, and these take the place of Circumcision and the Passover in the Old Testament.


    * Hymn #84 ~ “Under the Care of My God, the Almighty”


    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 57:11-13


    New Testament Reading: Matthew 4:5-7


    Sermon: “My Refuge” (Associate Pastor Henry Flowers) (Psalm 91:1-16)


    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]



  • 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: Pastor Rich is in Idaho this weekend doing a wedding; back tomorrow


    Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study, 6-7:30pm; dinner; 1 Timothy led by Pastor Henry; high school age and up


    Thursday: Council Meeting, 5pm


    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


    October 31: Reformation Sunday; after worship (11:30-1pm); Pilgrim’s Progress, games, crafts; candy; signup sheet in FH.


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


    Women’s Fellowship and Book Study: Nov. 4 (first Thursdays); 6:30-8pm


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


    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Colossians 3:12-14



Sunday School for all ages will begin on Oct. 10th. The 10am service will be livestreamed on this website and the church's YouTube channel.