Pastor Steve Van Noort
Gathering to Worship
* Gathering Songs: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” PH 501:1-7
(Men vs 4; Women vs 6)
“You’re Worthy of My Praise”
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
Sunday School Ministry of Music: “Joy Unspeakable”
Confession and Assurance
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Grace: Belgic Confession Article 20
Song of Response: “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire” PH 485:1-4
GEMS update: Samaritan’s Purse Drive
Offering for General Fund
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* Song of Preparation: “Speak, O Lord”
* Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5 :11-15 (p. 1147)
Message: “That We May No Longer Live for Ourselves”
* Song of Response: “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery”
* Doxology: “Worthy is Christ” PH 629:1-2
Pianist: Elaine Vos
Praise team: Alvin Vos, Jill Sipma, Laura Te Velde
Pastor Steve Van Noort
Gathering to Worship
Welcome & Opening Prayer
* Songs of Praise: “Holy Holy Holy Is the Lord of Hosts”
“Amid the Thronging Worshipers” PH 239
Offering Our Prayers and Gifts
Time of Prayer
Offering for Calvin Theological Seminary
Hearing God’s Word
* Song of Preparation: “Ancient Words”
Scripture: Psalm 117 (p. 605)
Message: “Universal Call to Worship”
* Song of Response: “Be Exalted O God”
* Doxology: “Glory Be to God Creator”
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
WE MOURN the passing of Bethel member Norma Buys. Norma’s memorial service will be held at Meadow Greens today at 2 pm.
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Jo Mans who will celebrate her 83rd birthday Thursday, October 17!
THANK YOU: The Pete Bosman families thank you for the many expressions of sympathy in his homegoing. Thank you also for the visits, calls and inquires these last years. “Reaching out” has more value than you think. What was said is long forgotten. The part long remembered is that you came.
WELCOME to Rev. Russell Kent, former pastor of Hopewell Community Church. Pastor Kent will lead our evening service.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: Contact information for the new directory is on a library table. Please make sure your information is correct by placing a check mark by your family’s name. NOTE: The format you see is not the way it will appear in the directory! Thank you.
SPUD FEED: We invite you to our youth group’s annual spud feed this Wednesday, October 16 from 5-7 pm. All proceeds go toward our summer mission trip and activities fund. Students, if you are bringing your prepared potatoes, please make sure they are in the basement kitchen before noon on Wednesday. If you are bringing dessert, please make sure you have them at church before 4 pm.
SANCTUARY ADJUSTMENTS: The Worship Committee and Building and Grounds are considering ways to make the front of the sanctuary more adaptable and conducive to worship. You may notice changes in furniture arrangements as they try out different ideas. Your feedback is welcome!
INCLUSION MINISTRY: Please make sure you pick up the information packet on inclusion ministry that is in your church mailbox today.
MATTHEW 28 GROUP: The Matthew 28 group is meeting Saturday, October 26, 8 am at McDonalds. If you wish to chat about how to reach others for Christ please join us.
SAVE THE DATE: Make plans now to attend the blessing shower on Sunday afternoon, November 10. More details to follow.
THE TABLE: Copies of The Table newsletter are available in the narthex.
SHOE BOXES: Last year you helped the GEMS girls put together over 40 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Because of this, over 40 children and their families in Peru & Columbia had the opportunity to hear the gospel message! This year, the GEMS have set a goal of over 50 boxes! There is a can in the library for monetary donations so that we can purchase items to fill the boxes. We welcome your donations to help us reach this goal between now and November 10. Please make checks payable to Bethel GEMS. Ask Julie Ball, Tammy Holleman, Mary Kok, or Mandy VanNoort if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
STAFF APPRECIATION: October is staff appreciation month at Bethel. Please make sure you pray for and lift up our staff – Pastor Steve and Mandy, Yuanita (youth), Elaine (worship), Sherry (secretary), Pam (bookkeeper) and Marv & Karen (custodians). Join us in a social time after church Sunday morning October 27 with refreshments and coffee cake. There will be a basket for cards or notes.
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER: Council has approved the membership transfer of Mike and Amy Vande Voort, Emma and Hendrick to Sonlight Community CRC. We thank Mike and Amy for the many ways they served at Bethel and trust they will be a blessing to their new church family.