Pastor Steve Van Noort
* Gathering Songs: “The Lord’s My Shepherd”
“Hallelujah for the Cross”
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
Song of Confession: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” PH 383: 1-3
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Grace
* Song of Response: “Whiter Than Snow” HFG 109: 1-3
Offering for General Fund
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 10 (PH 871)
* Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7: 13-14 (p. 427)
Message: “Spirit-Filled Revival”
* Song of Response: “A Christian’s Daily Prayer”
* Doxology: “Romans Doxology”
Pianist: Elaine Vos
Praise team: Kelly De Jong, Laura Te Velde, Alvin Vos, Brendan Vandenberg
Pastor Aaron Walters of The Table
Gathering to Worship
Welcome & Opening Prayer
* Songs of Praise: “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises” PH 171:1-3
“Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me”
Offering Our Prayers and Gifts
Time of Prayer
Prayers for our World, Nation, and Community
* Song of Response: “Take My Life and Let It Be” PH 288:1,4-6
Offering for The Table
Offertory: “Jesus Strong and Kind”
Hearing God’s Word
* Song of Preparation: “In Christ Alone”
Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46 (p. 974)
Message: “The Merchant”
* Song of Response: “Nothing But the Blood” HFG 266
* Closing Hymn: “Let All Things Now Living” PH 453:1-2
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
Music: Elaine Vos, Isabelle Van Noort, Pastor Steve Van Noort
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Arlene Noles who will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, March 10!
JOINT SERVICE: Please join us for a joint CRC service tonight at 6 pm where we will pray for our world, nation and community. Our guest minister is Pastor Aaron Walters from The Table in Bellingham. We invite you to stay for coffee and fellowship following the service. The order of worship is on a separate bulletin.
SEASON OF LENT: We will be using our prayer of confession each week to center our hearts on repentance and grace-fueled changes of heart and actions. The purple sheet in the bulletin can be used at home for personal or family reflection. As we consider Christ’s great sacrifice, we can mourn our sin and find rest in His work.
FAITH PROMISE SUNDAY is next week! This is also a reminder the bottles for WCPC will be out next Sunday as well. Thank you again for your faithful giving.
WOMEN OF BETHEL: You are ALL invited to join the GEMS and their MOMS tomorrow, March 9, for our special Ladies of Bethel evening! There will be tasty food, fellowship, and all sorts of fun as we play Bunco together! You might even win a prize! Come from 7:00-8:30 to the basement. We can't wait to see everyone there!
NO TUESDAY AM Ladies Bible Study this week.
REVITALIZATION UPDATE MEETING: The Council invites the congregation to a Revitalization Update meeting this Wednesday, March 11. We will provide an update on what we've been working on and hopefully get some feedback as well. The meeting will start around 7 p.m. (The potluck dinner beforehand has been cancelled.) Childcare will be provided. See you then!
THE ORCHID that has been on the organ and in the library was given in memory of Winifred Vander Giessen.
WOMEN’S RETREAT: Come support women’s retreat and have an amazing meal! There will be a fundraising dinner on Saturday, March 28 at 6pm to fund our upcoming women’s retreat. It will be an Italian meal with gluten free/dairy free options. We will play Bingo and have lots of laughs doing a dessert dash. Tickets will be available March 11, or you can purchase tickets from Mary Kok or Mandy Van Noort.
CLASSIS NORTH CASCADES needs to fill the following positions:
• One delegate to synod—the delegate can be a pastor, elder, or deacon.
• Finance Committee member
• World Renew board member—this person does not need to be an office bearer.
The deadline to find Synod delegates is March 13. If you would like to fill one of these positions please contact Steve Van Noort.