October 29, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Built on the Rock”


* Hymn #98 ~ “Now Thank We All Our God”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 46:8-11


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


Adult Choir Anthem ~ “Give Thanks to God”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 5:17-21


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn ~ “Exultation in God (Psalm 138)”


Means of Grace

Ordination and Installation of Additional Elders and Deacons


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 82:1-8


New Testament Reading: Philippians 2:12-18


Sermon: “Not Finished Yet” (Psalm 138:1-8)


Hymn ~ “Reformation Hymn”




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

“Not Finished Yet” (Psalm 138)

I. Introduction


II. Finishing What He Starts


A. We are one of the reasons He is to be praised!


B. Lowly or haughty?


III. Application


A. God will fulfill His purpose in each of us


B. We are God’s workmanship



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 Celebration; after worship, activities, food, candy


Wednesday: BENYO; 1st/3rd Wednesday, 6-7:30pm, 6th-12th grade; dinner, singing, games, sermon discussion


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


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


December Dates: 12/2 Ladies’ Advent Brunch; 12/8 Christmas Party; 12/15 Swing Dance; 12/17 Children’s Pageant; 12/25 Christmas Day Worship


Reminder: No food or drink in sanctuary


Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


Food Pantry: Food available for ERC families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Elder Harvey Wieczorkiewicz


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