Church Bulletin
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Morning Worship 10:30am

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship


* Call to Worship

* God’s Greeting

* Gathering Praise: “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty” PH 249:1-4

  “Across the Lands”

Offering Our Gifts

Congregational Prayer

Offering for World Hunger


Collecting the Peter Fish

Prayer of Blessing for the Children

Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “Our Sovereign God”

* Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-12 (p. 1204)

Message: “Gospel Shaped Church Community”


* Song of Response: “Let It Be Said of Us”

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Serving the Bread and Juice

Parting with God’s Blessing

* Benediction

* Doxology: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” PH 638

* Postlude

Pianist: Elaine Vos

Drums: Brendan Vandenberg

Evening Worship 6:00pm

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship


Welcome & Opening Prayer

* Songs of Praise: “Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down”

“Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise” PH 460: 1-4

Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer

Offering for Christian Education Fund


Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “Thy Word”

Scripture: Psalm 28 (p. 543)

Message: “Jesus—My Rock, My Shield, My Shepherd”


Q & A Discussion Opportunity

* Song of Response: “My Soul Finds Rest”


* Benediction

* Doxology: “Lord Dismiss Us with Your Blessing” PH 320:1-2

* Postlude

Pianist: Elaine Vos

Our Church Family

FROM BETHEL STAFF: Thank you for the cards, prayers, words of encouragement and gifts. Thank you also to the hospitality committee for the coffee time last Sunday. We are blessed to worship with and serve our Bethel family. ~Bethel staff: Pastor Steve, Yuanita, Elaine, Pam, Sherry, Marv and Karen.  


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. We will be served at the front of church; please form a continuous line starting with the back pews. The bread is gluten free. 

SINGERS NEEDED: Calling women’s voices from Grades 7-adult! If you can sing and love to sing Christmas carols we need YOU for our Christmas program on December 22. Please meet in the front of church after the service this morning. 

POTLUCK TODAY: Care Group #4 (served by Dennis Bosman and David Vos) will gather today after the service for our fellowship meal. Visitors welcome!

BLESSING SHOWER: Ladies (young and young at heart) are invited to celebrate the life of Chance Paul Hiemstra on Sunday November 10 from 2:30-4:00 in the fireside room. We will enjoy tea and goodies as we reminisce by sharing childhood memories, traditions and reflect on changes in raising a family. You are also encouraged to bring a special memento such as a favorite baby outfit, baby picture etc. or a Bible verse you prayed over your babies. A sign-up sheet and blessing cards are on the library table. There will also be opportunity to contribute to a group monetary gift.  

NEEDED: The Project Hope Food Bank needs plastic grocery store bags (not the kind for produce, bread, etc.). If you have any, please put them in the marked bin in the library. Thanks!

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL next week. 

POTLUCK AND CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Please join us for a potluck dinner Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 pm, prior to our annual congregational meeting. Council members and the hospitality committee members will bring hot dishes, everyone else is asked to bring a salad or dessert.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Please join us for our annual congregational meeting on Thursday, November 14. The evening will begin with a potluck (see above announcement). At 7:30 pm we will transition to our meeting where council will update us on our various church activities, present a 2020 budget and the selection of new elders and deacons. As a preface to this year’s nominations, council has reduced the number of elder and deacon positions by one each. Previously we had seven elders and seven deacons. We will now have six each. After extensive searching and asking, we simply cannot fill all the slots of the retiring elders and deacons. Additionally, we have not been able to meet the requirements of our voting procedures that call for double the number of names plus one for each position, i.e. two positions require five nominees. Our deacon nominees for one position are Edie Tennant and Bob Vander Haak. Our elder nominees for two positions are Randy Knutzen, Jacob Steiger and Kevin Te Velde. The retiring deacons are Mark De Jong and David Vos and the retiring elders are Dennis Bosman, Keith Korthuis, and Alvin Vos.  

BETHEL 2020 BUDGET: Make sure you pick up the proposed 2020 budget in your mailboxes today.   

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 between now and next Sunday, 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.

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