Pastor Steve Van Noort
Gathering to Worship
* Gathering Songs: “We Praise You O God” PH 237: 1-3
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
* Song of Praise: “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord” PH 169: 1-2
Confessing our Sin
Responsive Reading of the Law as a Rule of Gratitude
Prayer of Confession
Song of Assurance: “And Can It Be” PH 267:1,2,4
Offering for General Fund
Offertory Special Music: “He Will Hold Me Fast” (Isabelle Van Noort)
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* Song of Preparation: “Our Sovereign God”
* Scripture: Genesis 20 (p. 17)
Message: “Grace for Those Stuck in Habitual Sin”
* Song of Response: “By Faith”
* Doxology: “Bless His Holy Name” PH 627
Pianist: Elaine Vos
Praise team: Mandy Van Noort, Doug Van Andel, Alvin Vos, Brendan Vandenberg
Pastor Steve Van Noort
Gathering to Worship
Welcome & Opening Prayer
* Opening Songs: “Be Still for the Presence of the Lord”
Sharing of Prayers, Scripture, Testimonies of God’s Goodness
Offering Our Prayers and Gifts
Offering for NW Hispanic Ministries
* God’s Parting Blessing
* Doxology: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” PH 638
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Dave Douma who will turn 82 on Nov. 17!
NEW ADDRESS: Rev. Homer and Betty Wigboldy, see printed bulletin. Phone number is the same.
ALL PRAISE TEAM SINGERS and PIANISTS: Please meet briefly after the service today (November 11) to sing through our Advent song a couple times and to review the upcoming services and practice times.
OUR EVENING WORSHIP will be a praise, prayer and share service.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Our annual congregational meeting will be held at 7pm this Tuesday. In preparation please review the meeting minutes from November 2017 and the 2018 congregational meeting agenda in your mailboxes today. Absentee ballots are available from any council member today if you are unable to attend.
HOLIDAY SERVICES SCHEDULE:
• November 21: Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:00 PM
• November 25: No PM service
• December 9: Joint Evening Service at Third CRC
• December 23: Evening Candlelight Service at 6:00 PM
• December 25: Christmas Day Service at 10:00 AM
• December 30: PM service will celebrate Old Years with Communion at 6:00. (No service on December 31.)
ADVANCE NOTICE: Vesper Service at CHCC next Sunday, 1:55 pm, group one: Homer and Betty Wigboldy, John and Jane Schouten, Joan Vander Haak, Dolores Bosman, Les and Marcia Mulder, Janet Steiger, Gertrude Statema, Ruth Tiersma, Joyce Kok.
A HUGE THANKS to the entire congregation for your amazing support of the Operation Christmas Child shoe box blessing project that the GEMS and their moms worked on this past week. Our goal was 20 boxes, but because of your generosity we were able to send 43 boxes!! That equals 43 children receiving not only a gift of essential and fun items, hand-delivered with love and a smile by Samaritan's Purse workers, but 43 children also receiving the gospel message of Jesus and His love for them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
WOULD YOU LIKE to shop for Christmas and support three great causes at the same time? Check out the Bethel GEMS ViBella Jewelry fundraiser! ViBella employs women in Haiti and Mexico to make beautiful jewelry (and bags, purses, and Christmas decor) and when you purchase through our fundraiser, our Bethel GEMS and The Esther School will also benefit! Today in the library, samples are available for you to view and tomorrow you are invited to an OPEN HOUSE at Mary Kok's home from 6-9 p.m. You'll be able to view jewelry, peruse catalogs, enjoy food and fellowship AND place orders if you wish! If you have any questions, talk to Julie Ball, Mary Kok, Mandy Van Noort, or Tammy Holleman. Invite your friends!
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: As we reflect on our many blessings this Thanksgiving season, let us not forget those in our community who need our help, particularly with putting food on the table. The deacons invite you to bring bags of nonperishable food to the table in the back of church either next Sunday, November 18, or on Wednesday, November 22 for our Thanksgiving Eve service. Your donations will go to the Project Hope food bank to help provide food to needy families. Thank you!
WORLD HUNGER: Thank you for your generous giving to our World Hunger campaign! This year Bethel raised $1930.50 to support World Renew as they help men, women, and children in need gain new skills and knowledge to achieve Uzima--life as God intended it to be. To God be the Glory!