September 10, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “When Morning Gilds the Skies”


    * Hymn #164 ~ “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 150:1-6


    * Hymn ~ “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Ephesians 4:25-32


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn ~ “Psalm 131”


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Daniel 4:28-33


    New Testament Reading: Philippians 2:1-11


    Sermon: “Weaned from Pride” (Psalm 131:1-3)


    Hymn #512 ~ “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”




    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

  • “Weaned from Pride” (Psalm 131:1-3)

    I. Introduction


    II. Confident in the Lord


    A. Like weaning a child


    B. Abandoning our sense of importance


    III. Application


    A. Pride blinds


    B. Pride can sneak up on us


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 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)


    Abortion Ministry Outreach: TBA


    Wednesday: Bible Education Night (BEN): 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30pm classes and Small Groups for all


    Friday-Saturday: “Building Culture in Hostile Territory,” register online


    Next Sunday: Sunday School begins; 9-9:45am, classes for all; adult classes: “1, 2, and 3 John” and “Family, Church, and Culture”


    October Conference: “Fierce Families: Faithful, Fruitful, and Fierce,” Oct. 20-21; post conference “Date Night”: concert (“Out of the Dust”) and dessert


    Reformation Sunday: October 29, after worship; Luther Story Stations, games, crafts; candy and light fare. Signup sheets at the info table in fellowship hall.


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


    Food Pantry: Food in kitchen for ERC families


    Pastoral Counseling? See Pastor Henry


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 132:1-18



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