Church Bulletin
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Morning Worship 10:00am

Pastor Steve Van Noort 


Gathering

Prelude

* Gathering Praise: “All Praise To Him”

“Christ Our Hope in Life and Death”

* Call to Worship

* God's Greeting

* God’s Grace: “His Mercy is More”

“There Is a Fountain” 1-3 (HOG)

Liturgy Class Graduation

Presenting Bibles to Cyrus De Jong, Bradley Hiemstra, Carolyn Van Noort (Jennie Meenderinck)

Ministry of Music: “Jesus, Thank You”


Earnest Prayer and Grateful Gifts

Prayer of Sending for Pastor Steve: Brent Van Dalen

Prayer of Blessing for the Church: Pastor Steve

* Song: “By Faith” 1,4,5

(Offerings for Faith Promise received in the baskets in the narthex or by mail)


God’s Word

* Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:12-14 (p. 1131)

Message: “The Church and Its Ministers Will Boast Of Each Other On the Day of Our Lord Jesus”

* Song: “There is A Higher Throne”


Closing

* Benediction

* Doxology: “All I Have Is Christ”

* Postlude


Piano: Laura Te Velde

Praise Team: Elaine & David Vos, Rebecca & Elise Ball, Brendan Vandenberg 

Our Church Family

CONGRATULATIONS to Les and Lorna Molenaar who will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 29!  

Announcements

FAREWELL SERVICE: Today is Pastor Steve’s farewell service. We are grateful for the years he and Mandy, Isabelle, Aiden and Carolyn have served Bethel and we wish them God’s blessings as they share the news of Jesus to their neighbors in Sterling Heights. The Van Noort’s address is in the printed bulletin. 


LITURGY CLASS GRADUATION: Cyrus De Jong, Bradley Hiemstra and Carolyn Van Noort will graduate from Liturgy Class this morning. Thank you to Jennie Meenderinck for teaching the class this summer. 


SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE: Over the last couple of months, the committee has been busy developing our church profile for pastor candidates to review. We have compiled your surveys and received information from various committees and are prepared to begin advertising the pastor position soon. Our next step will be to actively search for potential pastors to lead our church. In addition to our research, we would deeply appreciate suggestions from the congregation. Please contact one of the committee members listed below with any suggestions or comments. Above all, we ask for your prayers for wisdom, guidance, and clarity as we seek God's will for our church family. In Christ, Becca Ball, Marlo DeYoung, Carissa Hiemstra, Jennie Meenderinck, Jill Sipma, Rebecca Steiger, Doug VanAndel, and David Vos


GUEST PASTORS: Mitchell Senti will lead us in worship next week and on August 8 and 15 we will have Pastor Aaron Walters. 


PRAYER REQUESTS: 

• For Pastor Steve, Mandy, Isabelle, Aiden and Carolyn

• For Bethel’s Search Committee 

• For our Administration Team

• For our Interim Pastor, Ken Boonstra and his family

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