Pastor Steve Van Noort
* Gathering Songs: “O Worship the King” PH 428:1,4,5
“I Will Sing of My Redeemer” PH 479:1-3
* Call to Worship
* God’s Greeting
* Song of Response: “Build Your Kingdom Here”
Baptism of Yonghan Wang
* Song of Response: “To God Be the Glory” PH 473:1-3
Offering for Faith Promise
Offertory: “Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me”
Prayer of Blessing for the Children
* Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 7 (PH 867)
* Scripture: Acts 2:42-47 (p. 1082)
Message: “Is Church Necessary?”
* Song of Response: “I Love Your Church, O Lord” PH 510:1-3
* Doxology: “May the Peace”
Pianist: Laura Te Velde
Praise team: David & Elaine Vos, Brendan Vandenberg
Pastor Steve Van Noort
Gathering to Worship
Welcome & Opening Prayer
* Songs of Praise: “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord” PH 169
“He Will Hold Me Fast”
Offering Our Prayers and Gifts
Time of Prayer
Offering for New Way Ministries
Hearing God’s Word
* Song of Preparation: “Thy Word”
Scripture: Psalm 31:1-8 (p. 545)
Message: “From Anguish to A Spacious Place”
Q & A Discussion Opportunity
* Doxology: “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” PH 638
Pianist: Jackie Van Dalen
THANK YOU: The family of Winifred Vander Giessen expresses their appreciation for the love shown to her throughout the years. A special recognition to Pastor Steve, the van drivers and their assistants who consistently gave of their time. Winifred loved to worship at Bethel! It’s good to be part of the family of God!
~ Les and Lorna Molenaar and family
THANK YOU all for lovingkindness. Christ conquers cancer’s sting too. Beautiful flowers from my Bethel secret sister reminds me. Rand and I praise God with you! ~Cheryl Marston
ADULT BAPTISM: This morning we are privileged to witness the baptism of Yonghan Wang of China. We praise God for bringing Yonghan to this important milestone in his faith journey!
SPECIAL SERVICE NEXT WEEK: Join us February 23 as we have a special worship service honoring the senior members of our congregation. We are grateful for their witness, their wisdom, and their values instilled in the next generation.
SING WITH THE CHOIR! Join the choir for a special musical offering next week, February 23. There will be a practice today after church and this week Wednesday at 7 pm.
VESPER SERVICE TODAY at CHCC, 2 pm: Pastor Homer Wigboldy, Dolores Bosman, Les and Marcia Mulder, Ruth Tiersma, Marv Apol, Joan Vander Haak, Doug and Norene Van Andel, Janet Steiger.
GEMS: Tomorrow is our skating party! We are excited to see you at Lynden Skateway between 6:00 & 8:30 p.m. If you have prepaid for skating, please see Mandy VanNoort for your ticket when you arrive at the skating rink. If you haven't prepaid, you can get in line. If you want speed/inline skates, bring $3 extra. Please feel free to bring a friend!
WOMENS RETREAT 2020: The retreat committee will have its first meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm in the fireside room. Anyone willing and/or able to be on the committee and all those on the last retreat committee are invited.
WOMEN OF BETHEL: You are ALL invited to join the GEMS and their moms on March 9 for our special Ladies of Bethel evening! More details coming soon but mark your calendars for a fun evening together!
WCPC BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN: Today, we will begin collecting change in baby bottles for Whatcom County Pregnancy Center’s effort to show God’s love and promote life. Six baby bottles will be out in the narthex and fireside room the third Sunday (also Faith Promise Sunday) of each month. Please bring your loose change to church and help fill the bottles! We will wrap up the campaign the third Sunday in January 2021 on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
FATIH PROMISE PLEDGE CARDS: Today you should have been given a Faith Promise pledge card. Please fill it out with your monthly pledge for 2020. Tear it at the perforation, keeping the large part to take home and put the other part in the collection. If you are unable to fill it out today, please bring it next Sunday. Once again, thank you for your faithful giving in the past and thank you for richly blessing these ministries.
DIRECTORIES: Additional church directories are in the library for those who did not receive one.