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


  • 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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