Sunday Bulletin
April 14, 2019
Morning Worship 10:30am

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship


Song of Celebration: “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

(congregation join when indicated)

* Call to Worship

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise: “Behold Our God”

“This Is Amazing Grace”

Confession and Assurance

Prayer of Confession: “Lord I Need You”

Assurance of Grace


Congregational Prayer

Offering for General Fund


Prayer of Blessing for the Children

God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “The Old Rugged Cross” HFG 256: 1-4

* Scripture: Luke 19: 28-40 (p. 1044)

Message: “If These Were the Silent the Very Stones Would Cry Out”


* Song of Response: “Near the Cross” HFG 254: 1-4


* Benediction

* Doxology: “All Glory, Laud and Honor” PH 375: 1-3

* Postlude

Pianist: Laura Te Velde

Praise team: Kelly De Jong, Rebecca Steiger, Elaine Vos, Brendan Vandenberg, Joe Ter Beek

Evening Worship 6:00pm

Pastor Aaron De Boer

Gathering to Worship

Prelude: Music for Passion Week that reflects on Jesus’ journey from a parade to the Cross and our response

Welcome & Opening Prayer

* Songs of Praise: “Beautiful Savior” PH 461

“Nearer Still Nearer” HFG 485

  “Oh How Good is Christ the Lord” PH 401

Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer

Offering Starfish Ministries

Offertory: “Lord I want to be More Humble”/”Spirit of the Living God” 

Hearing God’s Word

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

Scripture: I Peter 5:5-6 (p. 1206)

Message: “The Apron” -



* Benediction

* Doxology: “Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord” 3x

* Postlude

Pianist: Jo Mans

Our Church Family

BETHEL LADIES: Thank you so very much for all the blessing cards and the gift. They are both very much appreciated and mean so much. We are thankful for a church family that has helped shaped me. We can’t begin to explain how grateful we are for each and every one of you, knowing you are all rooting and praying for us. It was fun to see you all again! We are truly blessed by all of you. Again, thank you so much!

~Brittany (Rutgers) Leach

WE ARE GRATEFUL for the celebration of life last week, at which we were so generously showered with encouragement and wisdom. Caleb will grow up surrounded by wonderful love and support. Our whole family is thankful for the Bethel community that has been blessing us richly in so many ways! Thank you! ~ David & Elaine Vos, Jacquelyn, Elizabeth, and Caleb


• Cheryl Marston as she has completed her radiation treatments

• Matt Elgersma who is enrolled at the Heartlight Ministries Christian Boarding School in Texas 

• Our church council  

NEW ADDRESS: Rod and Carol De Jong. 


THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Aaron De Boer, pastor of Sumas CRC. 

POTLUCK: Care Community three will have a potluck in the basement following this morning’s service. If you are visiting Bethel please join us! 

VESPERS SERVICE TODAY at Meadow Greens, group one: Homer & Betty Wigboldy, John & Jane Schouten, Jerry & Sue Meenderinck, Dolores Bosman, Les & Marcia Mulder, Ruth Tiersma, Gertrude Statema.  

TUESDAY A.M. BIBLE STUDY: We will gather for our spring brunch at 11:30 (at Carol’s home).

GOOD FRIDAY: Our Good Friday service will be held this Friday evening at 7:00. Due to the format of the service, no offering will be taken.

JOINT CRC SERVICE: Come and worship the risen Savior in unity with your CRC brothers and sisters at 6:00 pm on Resurrection Day at the Sumas Christian Reformed Church. An offering will be received for Reformed University Fellowship at Western Washington University in Bellingham. RUF is a gospel ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. Rev. Nathaniel Thompson is being used of the Lord for small and large group Bible studies, discipleship and evangelism on the campus of WWU. This is a unique opportunity to support a reformed ministry that is bearing fruit in the seat of post-Christian culture in our county.

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. 


• No Sunday School on Easter

• April 23: Widows/Widowers dinner 

• April 28: GEMS Sunday

• May 5: Liturgy class graduation

FROM THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE: We will not be hosting Rock the Block this summer. We are brainstorming other ways to do outreach in 2019. 

OFFICE HOURS: This week the office hours on Tuesday will be from 8-10 am. 

WOMEN’S RETREAT FOLLOW UP: Thank you to everyone who attended or supported the women’s retreat last month. More ladies attended this time than at our last retreat in 2017! We enjoyed a great time of fellowship along with a fantastic speaker. Our committee read your comments and we are listening! We are planning a ladies Bunco night the end of June. Something simple and fun – just a great excuse to get together, laugh, get your blood pumping and come away with a little gift for the winner. A service project is in the works also. 

Upcoming Events
Sunday, April 14th 2019, 9:20 am
Sunday, April 14th 2019, 10:30 am
Sunday, April 14th 2019, 12:00 pm
Sunday, April 14th 2019, 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 14th 2019, 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 14th 2019, 6:00 pm
Monday, April 15th 2019, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 6:30 am
Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 11:30 am
Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:30 am
Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:00 pm
Friday, April 19th 2019, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 21st 2019, 10:30 am
Sunday, April 21st 2019, 6:00 pm

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