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”




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



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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