Church Bulletin
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Morning Worship 10:00am

Pastor Bryan Dick

Gathering to Worship


Call to Worship

* Song of Response: “Lord Most High”

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise “Crown Him with Many Crowns” PH 410

Confession and Assurance

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon: Belgic Confession Article 33: The Sacraments

Song of Response: “Glorious Day”

Offering Our Prayer and Gifts

Congregational Prayer

Offertory—Offering received for General 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: “Speak, O Lord”

Scripture: I Cor 2:6-16 (p. 1132)

Message: “Dependent on the Spirit”


* Song of Response: “Behold Our God”

Prayer for Synod


* Benediction

* Doxology: “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God” PH 630

* Postlude

Pianist: Laura Te Velde

Praise team: Marv Apol, Kelly De Jong, Elaine Vos


PRAYERS FOR SYNOD: For the next four Sundays one of the elders will be leading a time of prayer specifically for the upcoming synod meeting June 9-16 in Grand Rapids. This year's synod is going to have great ramifications within the CRC. Please spend some time asking for the Lord's blessing, truth, and love to be known.

2023-2024 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PLEDGE DRIVE: Today is the deadline for turning in your pledges for next school year. Thank you to all those who are participating. Our families are blessed by your gift! 

POTLUCK: The Mulder/Vander Haak Care Community group will meet next week. 

BETHEL GEMS thank the congregation for your generosity at the recent Taco Feed and the April 30 offering. We are grateful for your continued support of the GEMS program and our girls. ~Elaine, Carissa and Rebecca

NEXT WEEK’S OFFERING is for Faith Promise.

OUR ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, June 1. We will be voting on the 2023-2024 budget and selecting three council members (one person for each position). 

• Administrative Elder: Ed Ball, Jeff De Jong, Doug Van Andel 

• Shepherding Elder: Marv Apol, Dennis Bosman, Gary Hiemstra

• Service Deacon: Mark De Jong, Jerry Meenderinck, David Vos 

Copies of the budget will be in your mailbox next week and absentee ballots for the council positions will also be available next week.  

BACKPACK BUDDIES: During May we are collecting 16-ounce jars of peanut butter (any brand). 

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