September 17, 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 ~ “O Church, Arise”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Psalm 100:4-5


    * Hymn #2 ~ “O Worship the King”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Deuteronomy 6:20-25


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn ~ “God and His Church” (Psalm 132)


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 49:5-7


    New Testament Reading: Acts 15:12-21


    Sermon: “God is Here” (Psalm 132:1-18)


    Hymn #181 ~ “We Come, O Christ, to You”




    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

  • “God is Here” (Psalm 132)

    I. Introduction


    II. God Has Chosen Zion


    A. David’s desire


    B. Mt. Zion? Mt. Moriah?


    III. Application


    A. Moriah has done its work


    B. Psalm 132 is about Jesus, the church, and the believer


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during Sunday School and 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)


    Today: Sunday School began, 9-9:45am


    Today: Ladies’ Advent Planning Meeting; 11:45-12:15 in WTR


    Abortion Ministry Outreach: No teams this week


    Friday: Men’s Fireside Theology, 7:30pm


    Next Sunday: “Trail Life” (think Christian Boy Scouts) interest meeting, 11:45


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


    Next Membership Classes: October 15 and 22; sign up in Fellowship Hall


    Reformation Sunday: Oct. 29, after worship; signup sheets in Fellowship Hall


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


    Food Pantry: Food in kitchen for ERC families


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 133:1-3



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