Church Bulletin
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Morning Worship 10:30am

Pastor Steve Van Noort



* Gathering Songs: “Behold Our God”

“Redeeming Love” HFG 199

* Call to Worship

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise “Revelation Song”


Installation Vows and Signing of the Form of Subscription

Incoming Councilmembers: Randy Knutzen, Kevin Te Velde, Edie Tennant

Outgoing Councilmembers: Dennis Bosman, Keith Korthuis, Alvin Vos, Mark De Jong, David Vos

Song of Response: “O Church Arise”


Congregational Prayer

Offering for Christian Education Fund


Prayer of Blessing for the Children

God’s Word

* Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 1

* Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17 (p. 1222)

Message: “Longing for Heaven”


* Song of Response: “I Will Glory In My Redeemer”

God’s Blessing

* Benediction

* Doxology: “What a Day That Will Be” HFG 314

* Postlude

Pianist: Laura Te Velde

Praise team: Elaine Vos, Brendan Vandenberg, Kent Te Velde

Evening Worship 6:00pm

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship


Welcome & Opening Prayer

* Songs of Praise: “Wonderful Merciful Savior”

“Jesus, With Your Church Abide” PH 508

Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer

Offering Calvin University


Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “Have Thine Own Way Lord” PH 287

Scripture: Psalm 90 (p. 588)

Message: “Beginning 2020 With the Right Heart” 


Q & A Discussion Opportunity


* Benediction

* Doxology: “Glory Be to God Creator”

* Postlude

Pianist: Elaine Vos

Our Church Family

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Wilma Groen who will celebrate her 81st birthday tomorrow, January 6, and to Betty Folkertsma who will celebrate her 92nd birthday next Sunday, January 12!

PLEASE PRAY for Sue Meenderinck as she has surgery scheduled for  Wednesday, January 8. 

WE EXTEND our Christian sympathy to Rod and Carol De Jong, Jeff and Kelly and Mark and Sara and families in the passing of Rod’s brother, Trent, in Michigan. 


THIS MORNING we will have installation of elders and deacons. Thank you to our outgoing council members for their service and leadership. A special thank you to Keith Korthuis for serving a fourth year as elder and council president in 2019.

NEW COUNCIL: Please be in prayer for our 2020 council as they organize committees and begin a new year of service. 

WORSHIP NOTES: This year we will be reading through the Heidelberg Catechism, using each Lord’s Day section as preparation for hearing God’s Word. The sermon topics will not necessarily build on the Q & A’s but we affirm these truths as faithfully teaching the gospel of Christ.

SENSORY ITEMS AVAILABLE: If you, your family members or friends can benefit from the use of sensory items (fidgets, weighted blankets, noise cancelling headphones, sensory cushions, etc.) they are available at the visitor center in the foyer. Please return them to the rack after use.  

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Russell Kent will lead our evening worship. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL next week; off on January 19 for semester break. 

NEXT SUNDAY January 12, at 9:15 am we are planning an intergenerational Sunday school activity for grades 7 - 12 and any adults willing to come and have some fun! There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex for adults, but if you forget to sign, you are still welcome. There will be goodies!!

INCLUSION MINISTRY: You are encouraged to attend volunteer training for the inclusion ministry on January 5 and 19 at 9:20 am. Talk to Pastor Steve or Yuanita if you have any questions. 

MATTHEW 28 group will be meeting Saturday, January 18, 8 am at McDonalds. Please join us as we talk about ways to share Jesus with others.  

NEWSLETTERS: Extra copies from Envision Ministries and Brian and Bette Vander Haak are on the narthex table if you did not receive them electronically.  

MISSIONARIES: Please remember the missionaries we support as they begin a new year of sharing the gospel and serving others.

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