September 18, 2022 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”


* Hymn #521 ~ “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 100:4-5


* Hymn ~ “Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness” (sung to tune of #441)


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Ephesians 4:17-24


Assurance of Pardon


Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;


He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen


* Hymn #690 ~ “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 53:1-12


New Testament Reading: Matthew 12:38-42


Sermon: “The Gospel Really Saves” (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)


Hymn ~ “In Christ Alone”




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

“The Gospel Really Saves” (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)

I. Introduction


II. Saved Because What He Has Done


A. What is the gospel?


B. Nothing to Christianity if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead


III. Application and Conclusion


A. When faith becomes a work


B. The grounds of salvation



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 for children, youth, and adults began; 9-9:45am


Today: “Dinners for Six” for Oct/Nov/Dec; signup in Fellowship Hall


Today: Abortion Outreach Ministry monthly prayer meeting; 11:30am in 4th/5th grade room


Today: Children’s Choir Rehearsal (K-6th grade); 11:30-noon; 1st-3rd grade room


Thursday: ERC’s Mom Group; 10-11:30am; “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”


Thursday: Young Adults Group; 6-8pm


Fall Dates to Note: Oct. 1 “Men’s Breakfast”, 8-9:30am; Oct. 23 “Reformation Sunday”; Oct. 28-29 “Slaying Leviathan Conference” register on our website


Food Pantry: Food available for church families in kitchen


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


Next Week’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:20-34


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