October 31, 2021 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 #302 ~ “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Isaiah 66:1-2


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


Anthem ~ “He Who Would Valiant Be” (please follow along while the choir sings #603 in the hymnal. Hymn uses words from
John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”)


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Ephesians 4:17-24


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 94-95


Q. 94. What is Baptism?

A. 94. Baptism is the sacrament of solemn admission into the church on earth in which the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, signifies and seals our being grafted into Christ, and having a share in the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our pledge to be the Lord’s.


Q. 95. To whom is baptism to be administered?

A. 95. Baptism is not to be administered to any outside membership of the church on earth, until they profess their faith in Christ and obedience to him; but infants descending from parents (one or both) professing faith in Christ and obedience to him, are, for that reason, within the covenant and are to be baptized.


* Hymn #253 ~ “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 133:1-3


New Testament Reading: Ephesians 4:7-16


Sermon: “Let’s Get Along” (Colossians 3:15-17)


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

“Let’s Get Along” (Colossians 3:15-17)

I. Introduction


II. There is to Be Peace in the Church


A. “House Rules” for the church


B. “We were washed in the same blood”


III. Application and Conclusion


A. A reoccurring subject: “Get along”


B. The role of humility



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: “Reformation Sunday”, 11:30-1pm, booth, activities, candy in FH; “Pilgrim’s Progress” movie to be shown at 4pm


Tuesday: Gift Card Shower; 7pm


Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study, 6-7:30pm, dinner included, Pastor Henry teaching from the book of 1 Timothy


Thursday: Women’s Fellowship and Book Study (first Thursdays of month); 6:30-8pm, reading “The Gospel Comes with a Housekey”


Saturday: Memorial Service, 1:30pm, at ERC


Next Sunday: Membership Class, session #1, 11:45-1pm; lunch and childcare provided; sign up in FH, pick up Membership Packet and please read session #1 material prior to class; session #2 November 14


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


Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Colossians 3:18


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