September 24, 2023 Bulletin

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

Order of Worship

Preparation for Worship

Prelude and Silent Prayer


Introit ~ “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”


* Hymn #302 ~ “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


Welcome and Announcements


Adoration of God

Call to Worship: Psalm 107:1-3


* Hymn #101 ~ “Come, Thou Almighty King”


Adult Choir Anthem ~ “Hymn of Unity”


Confession of Sin

* Reading of the Law: Philippians 2:1-8


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 ~ “Psalm 133”


Means of Grace

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading: Genesis 13:1-12


New Testament Reading: John 17:20-23


Sermon: “Get Along, People” (Psalm 133:1-3)


Hymn #359 ~ “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”




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

“Get Along, People” (Psalm 133)

I. Introduction


II. Dwell in Unity


A. David knew unity and disunity


B. True unity is from the hand of God


III. Application


A. Why is Christian unity so hard?


B. Rules of engagement



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: “Trail Life” interest meeting; for boys ages 5-17; 11:45am in WTR


Today: Children’s Choir; K-6th; 11:30am-Noon; upstairs in choir room


Abortion Ministry Outreach: TBA


Wednesday: Bible Education Night, 6pm dinner, 6:30 singing, 6:45-7:30 “Testimony Night” and classes for children and youth


Saturday, October 7: Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am


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 8 and 15; sign up in Fellowship Hall


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


ERC “Christmas Market”: Nov. 11am, 10am-4pm


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


Food Pantry: Food in kitchen for ERC families


Next Week’s Sermon Text: Psalm 134:1-3


“Amending the Soil” Christian Education Conference

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