September 26, 2021 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 150:1-6

     

    * Hymn #296 ~ “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

     

    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Psalm 15

     

    Assurance of Pardon

     

    Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism; Q&A 87-88

     

    Q. 87. What is repentance unto life?

    A. 87. Repentance leading to life is a saving grace, by which a sinner having truly realized his sin and grasped the mercy of God in Christ, turns from his sin with grief and hatred and turns to God with full resolve and effort after new obedience.

     

    Q. 88. What are the outward and ordinary means by which Christ gives to us the benefits of redemption?

    A. 88. The outward and ordinary means by which Christ gives to us the benefits of redemption are his ordinances, especially the word, sacraments, and prayer, and all these are made effective in the salvation of the elect.

     

    * Hymn #87 ~ “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”

     

    Means of Grace

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

     

    Old Testament Reading: Jer. 31:31-34

     

    New Testament Reading: Acts 17:1-9

     

    Sermon: “The Blessing of Christian Encouragement” (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

     

    Hymn #629 ~ “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

     

    Communion

     

    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 Blessing of Christian Encouragement”
    (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

    I. Introduction

     

    II. Evidence of God's Love

     

    A. Gospel Faith

     

    B. Gospel Fruit

     

    III. Application and Conclusion

     

    A. The Blessing of Christian Encouragement

     

    B. The Necessity of Christian Encouragement

     

    C. The Art of Christian Encouragement

     

  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.

     

    Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available). Livestream also in FH

     

    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)

     

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

     

    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen

     

    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-4, Deo volente

     

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Sunday School for all ages will begin on Oct. 10th. The 10am service will be livestreamed on this website and the church's YouTube channel.