Sunday Bulletin
July 8, 2018
Morning Worship 10:00am

Pastor Steve Van Noort



* Gathering Songs: “O Worship the King” PH 428:1,3,5

“How Great Is Our God”

* Call to Worship

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise “We Sing the Mighty Power of God” PH 430:1-3

Confessing our Sin

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Grace 

Song of Response: “Whiter Than Snow” HFG 109:1,3,4

Holy Living: Colossians 3:1-15

Offering Our Gifts

Congregational Prayer

Mission Update: Rehoboth Trip

Offering for General Fund

Offertory: Service Trip to Rehoboth Slideshow

Prayer of Blessing for the Children

Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “One Generation Will Call to the Next”

* Scripture: Genesis 8:20-9:17

Message: “God’s Covenant with Noah and All Living Creatures“


* Song of Response: “This Is My Father’s World” PH 436:1-3

Parting with God’s Blessing

* Benediction

* Doxology: “May the Peace”

* Postlude

Pianist: Elaine Vos

Praise team: Pat Folkertsma, Laura Te Velde, Elsa Wonder, Brendan Vandenberg

Evening Worship 6:00pm

Pastor Jim Carberry

God Calls Us to Worship


Welcome & Opening Prayer

* Songs of Praise: “Amid the Thronging Worshipers” PH 239:1-3

“The Steadfast Love of the Lord”

“Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” PH 481:1-3

Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer

Offering for Calvin Seminary


Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” PH 209:1-3

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35

Message: “We Need Jesus to Be Forgiven … and to Forgive”



* God’s Parting Blessing 

* Doxology: “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God” PH 630:1-2

* Postlude

Pianist: Sue Meenderinck

Our Church Family

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Midge Timmer who will celebrate her 86th birthday on Friday, July 13 and Jennie Sytsma who turns 88, also on Friday!  

BETTY KAEMINGK returned home earlier this week after receiving a pacemaker on Monday.  

CHERYL MARSTON praises God her chemotherapy treatments are going well. Their church mailbox is number 96 or her contact information is in the printed bulletin.


WELCOME TO PASTOR JIM CARBERRY who will lead our evening worship.

THE CHURCH PICNIC is this Tuesday at Berthusen Park at 6 pm. 

CARE COMMUNITY of Keith and Pam Korthuis and Todd and Cheri Rutgers will have their potluck next Sunday, July 15.

THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE has numerous books that need protective covers before they can go on the shelves. If you are able to help with this (we’ll show you how) please come to church on Monday, July 9, at 9 am (or anytime thereafter); any help is appreciated!


• Our hymnal discussion is on hold for now, as much of our feedback showed little need for hymnbooks in the pews at all in light of our new projector capabilities. As always, we welcome your input on worship music and other parts of the service.

• We have a selection of old Hymns for the Family of God books pulled from the pews due to their dilapidated condition. These are in the front pew, organ side, FREE to anyone who would like one. The leftovers will be donated.

VESPERS SERVICE at Meadow Greens next Sunday, July 15 at 3 pm. Group one: Pastor Homer and Betty Wigboldy, John and Jane Schouten, Jerry and Sue Meenderinck, Dolores Bosman, Les and Marcia Mulder, Jan Herwerden, Ruth Tiersma and Gertrude Statema. 


CRAFTS NEEDED: Thank you for your wonderful response for toilet paper rolls. NO more are needed. We need about 50 more plastic lids. At this point, please send anything smaller than a Cool Whip lid. Some ideas: butter, sour cream, small coffee can lids, frosting, bread crumbs, etc. Colored glass gems are still needed also. Thanks!

CANVASSING FOR ROCK THE BLOCK. We will be canvassing Wednesday evening, July 11 from 6:30-8 to encourage children to sign up for RTB. Please come to church at 6:30 with your kids and grandkids to receive directions and a map. We will also be canvassing next week Tuesday, July 17. 

Upcoming Events
Sunday, July 8th 2018, 10:00 am
Sunday, July 8th 2018, 6:00 pm
Monday, July 9th 2018, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 9:30 am
Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 6:20 pm
Sunday, July 15th 2018, 10:00 am
Sunday, July 15th 2018, 12:00 pm
Sunday, July 15th 2018, 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 15th 2018, 6:00 pm
Sermon Notes

Genesis 8.20-9.17 | God’s Covenant with Noah and All Living Creatures


- Charlie Brown illustration

Big idea: God makes a covenant with Noah and all creation, which provides a theology for all of life

1. Two Covenant commands

a. Be stewards of creation

- Creation mandate is repeated: Mankind rules over creation but within limits

God wants to save creation

- This passage helps us navigate between two extremes

- This passage becomes a point to share Jesus

b. Honor the Sanctity of Human Life

- Human life is held sacred through God’s desire for justice

- Human life is held sacred through the death penalty

- Human life is held sacred by treating each other as image bearers of God

2. Two Covenant promises

a. Regulation of seasons

- God gives grace to all people

Common grace frees us from a lot of our troubles

b. Never again flood the world

- Promise is needed because man is still just as wicked 

3. God restrains his wrath to preserve the world for Christ

The Covenant Sign

- It is a sign mainly for God but also for us

- The idea of a bow is very significant

Implications based on what the sign points to

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