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



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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