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”

 

Communion

 

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

 

Announcements

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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