Order of Service, October 30, 2022

Reformation Sunday


This Lord’s Day is Reformation Sunday, a day that remembers the hard-fought gains achieved by men such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and a host of others. All Protestant churches—even those that are not technically Reformed—owe a debt to these men who suffered, and sometimes laid down their lives, to purify the doctrine of the churches. They recovered the core of the gospel, usually encapsulated in “five solas” (sola meaning “alone”): Scripture alone is our authority; justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone. And all of this is for the glory of God alone. This is the gospel.

This Lord’s Day we will acknowledge Reformation Day as we observe the Lord’s Table during the worship service.



Call to Worship       Psalm 96:1-4


Explanation of the Lord’s Table       Pastor Thomas


Hymn 238       How Sweet and Awful is the Place

I.         The foundation of our mission: Scripture Alone

Scripture:        2 Timothy 3:16-17

Hymn 412       No Other Plea

II.        The message of our mission: Justification . . .

A. By Grace Alone,

Scripture:         2 Timothy 1:8-10

B. Through Faith Alone,

Scripture:         Galatians 2:15-16

C. Because of Christ Alone.

Scripture:        Acts 4:10-12

Hymn 362       Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

Fellowship of the Bread

Fellowship of the Cup

III.      The purpose of our mission: The Glory of God Alone

Scripture:        Romans 11:33-36


Hymn Insert       Give Praise to God

Worship through Giving

Hymn Insert       Though All Our Life is Like a Scroll

Prayer Response      Eric Hicks, Jr.

Benediction       John Miles