Church Bulletin
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Morning Worship 10:00am

Pastor Bryan Dick

Gathering to Worship

Prelude: “O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High” arr. M. Burkhardt (see PH 364 for text)

Call to Worship

* Song of Response: “Come, Thou Almighty King” PH 246

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise: “O Come, My Soul, Sing Praise to God” PH 297:1,2,5

Lenten Repentance

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon: Litany on Mourning and Sackcloth

Song of Response: “God, Be Merciful to Me” PH 255:1-3

Offering Our Prayer and Gifts

Congregational Prayer

Offertory: “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” arr. R. Haan

Offering received for General Fund

Children are invited forward for a Children’s Message as the 

deacons come to present the offerings

The Word of God

Children’s Message

* Song of Preparation: “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” PH 287

Scripture: Matthew 18: 15-20 (p. 979)

Message: “Staying in Community”


* Song of Response: "Christian Hearts in Love United" PH 513


* Benediction

* Doxology: “Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing” PH 320

* Postlude: “God So Loved the World” arr. A. Whitworth

Organist: Marilyn Kooiman

Readers: Dennis Bosman, Norene Van Andel

Our Church Family

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Betty Hollander who will celebrate her 81st birthday next Monday, March 20! Betty’s address is in the church directory. 


PROFESSION OF FAITH NEXT SUNDAY: We look forward to having Michael De Young, Katie Hiemstra and Brooklynn Sipma make profession of faith before the congregation. This will be a day of celebrating God's work of salvation, their response of faith in Jesus and God's generational faithfulness.  

CHOIR PRACTICE: Please meet in the sanctuary after a short coffee time today for the Lent choir. 

COUNCIL NOMINEES: It’s time to seek one shepherding elder, one administrative elder and one service deacon for the next term. Our nominating committee of Randy Knutzen, Norene Van Andel and Carol De Young will identify potential candidates to present to council. The congregation is encouraged to submit names to the committee by contacting one of these members or the church office. Please pray for those who will be asked. 


1. Russel Kent was passed examination to become the pastor of Sumas CRC. 

2. Approved the Overture to Establish a time of discipleship for those with a confessional-difficulty gravamen be sent to Synod 2023.

3. Delegates to Synod 2023: Pastor: Bryan Dick; Elders: Don Korthuis, Michael Jager; Deacon: Drake Likkel 

4. Joe Strong shared about Northwest Hispanic Ministry. They are growing by 30 people every few months. They are in need of sponsors and people to sign for the new people arriving so that housing can be obtained. Joe has personally signed for four families. Would our churches or members consider this? He invited people to come and visit on a Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to see what is happening in the Hispanic churches. Currently, 13 people studying in a reformed seminary.

HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES: During the month of March, we will be collecting cans of tuna for the Backpack Buddies program at Lynden School District. Backpack Buddies helps keep underprivileged children nourished on the weekends when there are no school meals. Please place your cans of tuna in the box in the church library. Questions? Contact Sue Meenderinck or Joan Vander Haak.  

DEVOTIONALS: Special Easter devotionals from Our Daily Bread are available in the back of church. Please feel free to take one. 

PLEASE NOTE that Bethel no longer accepts used cell phones or eyeglasses to donate.  

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