October 23, 2022 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Look Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious”


* Hymn #347 ~ “The Church’s One Foundation”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 66:1-2


* Hymn #92 ~ “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”


Anthem ~ “Praise Ye”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 6:25-34


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 49-52


Q. 49. Which is the second commandment?

A. 49. The second commandment is: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to thousands who love me and keep my commandments.


Q. 50. What are the duties required in the second commandment?

A. 50. The second commandment requires us to receive, observe, and keep pure and entire all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in his Word.


Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second commandment?

A. 51. The second commandment forbids the worship of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.


Q. 52. What are the reasons attached to the second commandment?

A. 52. The reasons attached to the second commandment are God’s authority as our lawgiver, the fact that we belong to him, and the zeal he has for his own worship.


* Hymn ~ “Every Promise of Your Word”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Leviticus 26:14-20


New Testament Reading: Romans 5:15-19


Sermon: “Redeeming Ruth” (Ruth 1:1-5)


Hymn #97 ~ “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator”




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

“Redeeming Ruth” (Ruth 1:1-5)

I. Introduction


II. Introduction to Ruth


III. The Story Begins


A. The significance of a name


B. Never should have left


IV. Conclusion and Application


A. What is the “Redemptive/Historical” message?


B. Ruth needs a redeemer. So do we.



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: “Reformation Sunday”, after worship in FH; fun, educational, and candy


Today: Need Nursery help for Conference on Saturday; 8:30-11:30am, 12:30-3pm, and 3-5:30pm; see Pastor Rich


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


Friday-Saturday: “Slaying Leviathan” Conference: Recovering the Christian tradition of resisting government overreach; begins 6pm Friday and 8:30am Sat.


November 3: ERC MOMS Book Swap, 10-11:30am; all welcome


November 6 and 20: Membership Class, 11:45-1pm, lunch/childcare; signup in FH; Please read Session #1 material prior to first class


Christmas Bazaar: Nov. 12 in FH, 10am-4pm


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 1:6-18