September 12, 2021 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 #263 ~ “Lift High the Cross”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


* Hymn #100 ~ “Holy, Holy, Holy!”


Anthem ~ “Our Song Shall Rise to Thee”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Matthew 22:36-40


Assurance of Pardon


* Hymn #251 ~ “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”


Means of Grace

Sacrament of Baptism


Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Zechariah 3:1-5


New Testament Reading: Romans 6:5-14


Sermon: “Because of the Cross” (Colossians 2:13-15)


Hymn ~ “The Power of the Cross”




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

“Because of the Cross”
(Colossians 2:13-15)

I. Introduction


II. Jesus and the Cross


A. Made spiritually alive


B. Three amazing gifts from the cross


III. Application and Conclusion


A. More on gift #1


B. More on gift #2


C. More on gift #3



Today: Nursery for children birth through three during 10am 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: Livestream of this morning’s worship in FH


Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5pm


Saturday: “Riot and the Dance: Water”; 6pm at Liberty Theater; free


Next Sunday: SS begins; classes for children, youth, and adults


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 11:30-12 pm, begins 9/19


Bible Education Night (BEN): 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s; 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30 classes and small groups for all ages; begins 9/22


Double Baby Shower: 9/25, 10am


Men’s Fireside Theology: Discussion of Sproul’s “Everyone’s a Theologian”; every other Friday (next 9/24); 7:30pm


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


Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Colossians 2:16-23


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