Gathering to Worship
Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession
* Song of Assurance: “Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy”
* God Greets Us: Blessing of Aaron
* We Greet One Another
* Song: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” PH 384
Preparation: form from Strasbourg, 1545
* Apostles’ Creed
Serving the Bread: “The Lord is My Salvation”
Serving the Juice
Offering Christian Education Fund
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* Song of Preparation: “Boldly I Approach”
* Scripture: Psalm 19. 7-11 (p. 538)
Message: “The Law of the LORD is Perfect, Reviving the Soul”
* Song of Response: “I Will Glory in My Redeemer”
* Doxology: “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” HFG 87:1-2
Pianist: Elaine Vos
Gathering to Worship
Welcome & Opening Prayer
* Songs of Praise: “Come, All You People, Praise Our God” PH 242
“In God the Father I Believe” PH 518
Offering Our Prayers and Gifts
Time of Prayer
Offering Project Hope
Hearing God’s Word
* Song of Preparation: “Speak, O Lord”
Scripture: Corinthians 13. 4-7 (p. 1140); Luke 7. 36-50 (p. 1027)
Message: “Love Does Not Rejoice at Wrongdoing but Rejoices with the Truth”
Q & A Discussion Opportunity
* Doxology: “He Is Lord” PH 633
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Harriet Haak who will celebrate her 96th birthday on Thursday, April 11!
BLESSING SHOWER: Ladies (young and young at heart) are invited to celebrate God’s goodness to our church family this afternoon at a blessing shower from 2:30-4:00. We will celebrate life and love by “showering” our youngest member, Caleb David Vos (son of David and Elaine) and honoring Brittany (Rutgers) Leach, who married Christopher Leach on Aug. 5, 2018; Stephanie Korthuis, who is engaged to Derek Visser; and Chloe Templin, who is engaged to Jevin Holleman. Blessing cards are available on the library table so even if you are unable to come, we hope you will write a note to each person being honored. These cards can be a note of encouragement, a favorite verse or any bit of wisdom you would like to share. Please place the cards in the basket provided. You can bring a small gift if you choose, but there will be an opportunity to contribute to a group monetary gift.
GEMS: See you tomorrow night at 7:00 in the church basement for a fun April meeting!
TUESDAY A.M. BIBLE STUDY: This week (April 9) we plan to study our final lesson on Ecclesiastes and then gather for our spring brunch next week on April 16 at 11:30 (at Carol’s home).
QUILTERS: Thank you to all who helped in many ways to make the quilts that will now be donated. We are finished for the season and will begin meeting again in September.
TACO DINNER FUNDRAISER: The GEMS will once again be hosting their Taco Dinner Fundraiser for The Esther School from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 2! Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy great fellowship while being served by the Bethel GEMS.
• April 14: Rev. Aaron De Boer will lead our evening service.
• April 19: Good Friday Service at 7:00 PM
• April 21: Easter Sunday Service at 10:30 AM
• April 21: Joint CRC Easter Evening Service at Sumas CRC at 6:00 PM
• April 21: No Sunday School for Easter
• April 14: Vespers Service at Meadow Greens, Group One: Homer & Betty Wigboldy, John & Jane Schouten, Jerry & Sue Meenderinck, Dolores Bosman, Les & Marcia Mulder, Ruth Tiersma, Gertrude Statema.
• April 23: Widows/Widowers dinner
FROM CHURCH COUNCIL: Please pray for this week's potluck and town hall meeting this Wednesday, starting at 6 pm. If you are unable to make it by 6 please come anyway as we expect there will be plenty of food! Please bring a salad or dessert; hospitality and council members will provide hot dishes and drinks. A nursery will be provided for the entire evening. Contact Cheri Rutgers if you plan on bringing your children. The town hall portion of the evening will be from 7:30-9:00 and you are welcome to join us at that time if you wish. We will gather into four age groups: middle and high school students, 20 to 40-year-olds, 40 to 60-year-olds, and 60 plus. A brief list of questions is in your church mailbox today. Prior to our meeting, we ask that you read these questions and pray about how you might answer them. The questions are simply to stimulate your mind on some of the topics council is seeking input on. If you have a chance, stop in the council room and look at the list of activities/duties Bethel is currently undertaking and also read the editorial by Shiao Chong in the March issue of The Banner. Thank you to everyone helping to organize this evening. We really appreciate our Bethel family and how we serve one another.
NEWSLETTER FROM TAIWAN: Copies of the latest newsletter are on the narthex table if you did not receive it electronically.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: We are unable to use the pictures from the last directory so please submit a new one or ask us to take one. We will begin taking pictures before and after the morning service next week.