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”
Offering for Christian Education Fund
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* 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”
* Doxology: “What a Day That Will Be” HFG 314
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
Praise team: Elaine Vos, Brendan Vandenberg, Kent Te Velde
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
* Doxology: “Glory Be to God Creator”
Pianist: Elaine Vos
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.