Church Bulletin
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Morning Worship 10:00am

Pastor Bryan Dick

Palm Sunday

Gathering to Worship


Call to Worship

* Song of Response: “Meekness and Majesty”

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise “All Glory Laud and Honor” PH 375: 1-3

Hosanna to the King

Sunday School Palm Sunday Reading

Song: “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” PH 378: 1-3

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon

Offering Our Prayer and Gifts

Congregational Prayer

Offertory—Offering received for Christian Education 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: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

Scripture: Luke 7: 36-50 (p. 1027)

Message: “Evidence of Forgiveness”


* Song of Response: “To God Be the Glory” PH 473: 1-3


* Benediction

* Doxology: “He Is Lord”

* Postlude

Pianist: Shon Heersink

Praise team: Elaine Vos


CHOIR will meet in the sanctuary today after church.  

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: We look forward to celebrating the sacrament of communion on Good Friday. During this week you are invited to consider what Jesus has done for us by reading Matt 26:26-27:61. We prepare by reflecting on our personal need for Jesus' death, confessing our sin and putting our trust for life and death in him.  

BAPTISM: On Easter Sunday Yuanita will be presenting her son Kairo Julius Gitamara for baptism. As a congregation we celebrate God's promises to Kairo, his family and Christ's church.     

SENIORS: Please check your mailboxes today for a special invitation to the Bethel Seniors Dinner on Wednesday, April 26.  

SHORT TERM TASK FORCE: The Admin Team is seeking volunteers for a short-term task force to evaluate our existing landscaping around the church campus, give us a recommendation on removing and replacing shrubs etc. and coordinate the necessary work to complete this task by late summer or early fall. If you are willing and/or interested contact one of the Admin Team members: Pastor Bryan, Marilyn Haak, Keith Korthuis, Randy Knutzen, Jacob Steiger or Alvin Vos.  

BACKPACK BUDDIES: During April we will be collecting single-serve cups/pouches (not boxes) of mac & cheese. These may not be available in all the Lynden grocery stores but are on the shelves at Walmart and Winco and can be ordered on Amazon. Your donations are greatly appreciated as we are now serving almost double the number of students we helped last school year, and more children are experiencing food insecurity.

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