Pastor Steve Van Noort
Opening Song: “All Creatures of our God and King” (alternate lyrics)
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
* Time of Praise: “Unbroken Praise”
Offering for Christian Education Fund
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* Song of Preparation: “What Grace Is Mine”
* Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13.1-3 (p. 1140)
Message: ”Love, the Greatest Gift”
* Song of Response: “A Christian’s Daily Prayer”
Preparation & Prayer
Serving the Bread
Serving the Juice: “My Worth Is Not In What I Own”
* Doxology: “We Receive Your Blessing”
Pianist: Elaine Vos
Praise team: Mandy & Isabelle Van Noort, Kelly & Addie De Jong
Pastor Steve Van Noort
Gathering to Worship
Welcome & Opening Prayer
* Songs of Praise: “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises” PH 171
“My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” HFG 75
Offering Our Prayers and Gifts
Time of Prayer
Offering for Race Relations
Hearing God’s Word
* Song of Preparation: “Reformation Song”
Scripture: Psalm 18 (p. 536)
Q & A Discussion Opportunity
* Doxology: “He Is Lord” PH 633
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
PLEASE PRAY for Jennie Sytsma who had surgery to reinforce her hip the past Monday.
THANK YOU Bethel family for the special cards we received for our anniversary and Marie’s birthday. –Gerrit and Marie Van Andel
THANK YOU for your care and concern after my recent knee replacement. It was greatly appreciated. –Edie Tennant
COMMUNION: This morning we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. Jesus invites all who are weary and heavy laden to find rest in him. He invites the young, old, rich, poor, strong, and weak—all who have faith in him to come to the feast and be nourished. The bread is gluten-free.
LOVE IS THE GREATEST: Our sermon series is focusing on the “Love passage” from 1 Corinthians 13. Our art installation reflects a heart on fire that is filled from on high. We love because He first loved us! And we have the Holy Spirit’s power to live in the more excellent way of selfless love.
GEMS: Tomorrow will be our game night with the ladies of Bethel and should be LOADS of fun!! Bring a favorite game if you wish! If you want to pre-pay for roller skating on February 18, please bring $4.50.
LADIES OF BETHEL: You are invited to GAME NIGHT with the Bethel GEMS tomorrow, February 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a photo of yourself from childhood or think of a favorite memory from when you were between the ages of 7-14 to share with the girls.
LEARN ABOUT MESSIANIC JUDAISM: Our 11th-12th grade Sunday School class has been studying various denominations under the umbrella of Christendom. On February 10, we have the opportunity to learn from Monica Ruby, LCHS school counselor, regarding her faith tradition, Messianic Judaism, when she speaks to our class. We invite the congregation to join us, starting at 9:20 am.
VESPER SERVICES: Group one will lead the service next week at Meadow Greens: Homer & Betty Wigboldy, John & Jane Schouten, Jerry & Sue Meenderinck, Dolores Bosman, Les & Marcia Mulder, Jan Herwerden, Ruth Tiersma and Gertrude Statema. Group two will lead the service at CHCC on February 17.
LIBRARY BOOKS: Don’t forget to check out the new books in the library. If you want to take a book (or DVD) home, be sure to sign your name and the date on the checkout card located in the pocket on the front page (or on the back of the DVD) and place the card in the basket on the library desk. Please do not remove books or DVDs from the library without checking them out as we have a number of them that are missing.
MISSING BOOKS: We are missing these library books in a series by author Alexander McCall Smith: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, and The Kalahari Typing School for Men. If you have them, please return them to the church library.
ADVANCE NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 17:
· No Sunday School
· AM service: Mitch Senti; PM service: Phil Folkertsma
SENIOR BRUNCH: On Wednesday Feb 20 at 11:00 there will be a Senior Valentine Brunch in the church basement! If you would like to attend please sign up on the sheets in the foyer. Transportation will be available.
WOMEN’S RETREAT is right around the corner! Look in your church box for your invitation and registration for our Spring Retreat on March 22 and 23. Registration is due by February 24. We have a very exciting retreat planned for you. Shilo Taylor will be leading us through our theme ABIDE. We also have fun games and activities planned for you! We can’t wait to see you there! (Mary Kok, Mandy Van Noort, Laura Te Velde, Jackie Van Dalen, Mary Pitcher, Elaine Vos)
WORSHIP HELPS AVAILABLE: Hearing devices and large print bulletins are always available and can be found on the narthex table and back shelf.