Sunday Bulletin
October 21, 2018
Morning Worship 10:30am

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship


* Gathering in Song: “Sing to the King”

* Call to Worship

* God’s Greeting

* Time of Praise: “Reformation Song”

Confessing our Sin

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Grace

Song of Response: “Lord I Need You”

Offering Our Gifts

GEMS – Operation Christmas Child

Congregational Prayer

Offering for Faith Promise

Offertory Video: Operation Christmas Child

Peter Fish Kick-Off & Children’s Message

Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation: “How Firm a Foundation” PH 500: 1,2,5

* Scripture: Gen 17. 23-27 (p. 14)

Message: “Bethel CRC, A Beautiful Covenant Community”


* Song of Response: “More Love to Thee O Christ” HFG 476: 1-3

Parting with God’s Blessing

* Benediction

* Closing Song: “Let It Be Said of Us”

* Postlude

Pianist: Laura Te Velde

Praise team: Kelly De Jong, Amy Vande Voort, David Vos, Brendan Vandenberg

Evening Worship 6:00pm

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship

Prelude: Music of Faith that reflects on God’s help and abiding presence during our earthly pilgrimage

Welcome & Opening Prayer

* Songs of Praise and Adoration:

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

“Out of My Bondage/ Jesus I Come” HFG 401

Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer

Offering for Engedi Refuge

Offertory: “Thy Word”

Hearing God’s Word

* Song of Preparation:

“Spirit of God, Who Dwells Within My Heart” PH 419:1-3

Scripture: Genesis 17. 15-22; 18. 1-15 (p. 14)

Message: “Persevering Through Times of Waiting”


Q & A Discussion Opportunity

* Song of Response: “Still My Soul Be Still”


* God’s Parting Blessing

* Doxology: “Glory Be to God, Creator” 3 vs

* Postlude

Pianist: Jo Mans

Our Church Family

CONGRATULATIONS to Herb Korthuis who will celebrate his 83rd birthday on Tuesday, October 23! 


CARE COMMUNITY of Jeff De Jong and Darin De Young will have a potluck following the morning service today. Visitors are encouraged and welcome to attend. 

OUR OFFERING TONIGHT is for Engedi Refuge Ministries, a faith based restorative program for women who have survived sexual exploitation. 

JOINT REFORMATION SERVICE: Join us next Sunday, October 28 at First CRC for our Reformation Day worship service with area Christian Reformed Churches. Our speaker will be Dr. Lyle Bierma, Director of Doctoral Studies and Professor of the History of Christianity at Calvin Theological Seminary. An offering will be received for World Renew Hurricane Florence relief. 

GEMS GAME NIGHT TOMORROW: Any women who don’t currently have a daughter in GEMS but would like to have fun and get to know our GEMS are invited to a game night tomorrow at 7pm. We will have many games set up, but feel free to bring your favorite one!  If anyone needs a ride please contact Mary Kok or Marilyn Haak.  

SPUD FEED: Give your cook a break and join us at the annual Spud Feed THIS Wednesday, October 24 from 5-7 pm. All proceeds will benefit our youth group's activities. 

SHINE: Please bring your prepared potatoes to the basement kitchen before noon and your dessert (9 x13 inch pan or 2 pies) before 4pm. Please come as soon as you are available to help set up. 

STAFF APPRECIATION: Please join us next Sunday after the morning service for a coffee and cake fellowship in the basement to thank each of our staff personally or with a card: Pastor Steve , Yuanita Gitamara -youth director, Elaine Vos - worship director, Sherry Vos - church secretary, Pam Korthuis - bookkeeper and Marv & Karen Apol - custodians. A basket for cards will be provided on the serving table.


• Council approved the acceptance of four nominees each for elder and deacon to replace the three vacancies for each office for 2019. Thank you to the 22 members who prayerfully considered accepting our nomination and please pray for accepting nominees.

• Pray for Council as we continue to explore steps towards revitalization of our church.

• Pray as we prepare for our Congregational Meeting on Nov. 13.

BUTTERBRAIDS & COOKIE DOUGH: Bethel GEMS are once again selling delicious Butterbraids (flaky frozen pastry that you thaw, rise & bake) and frozen cookie dough. Each is $12. Butterbraid flavors: four cheese & herb, apple, blueberry cream cheese, cherry, cinnamon, cream cheese, raspberry, strawberry cream cheese, & caramel rolls. Cookie Dough flavors: candy delight, chocolate chip, cranberry oatmeal medley, peanut butter perfection, snickerdoodle, sweet macadamia nut. Please contact your favorite GEM by tomorrow to order.

WORLD HUNGER: The deacons invite you to join World Renew as they work alongside communities around the world to establish 'Uzima' during this year's World Hunger Campaign. Uzima, Swahili for life, captures the essence of life as God intended it to be. Through daily devotions and activities you can gather with your family to learn how God is working to move families beyond poverty and hunger and equipping them with skills to create a sense of wholeness for themselves, their family, and community. Devotionals have been placed in your mailbox to participate in the campaign over the next two weeks. We invite you to participate as we prepare for this World Hunger Sunday on November 4.

FILE CABINETS AVAILABLE: Bethel has six empty file cabinets available. Please talk to Alvin Vos or Karen Apol if you would like one. 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTTEE reminds all members and staff to make sure the church is locked when you leave in the evening. Marv does not always return at night to check and consequently doors are found unlocked or not properly latched in the morning! Please be diligent in this regard. Thank you.

MISSIONARY NEWSLETTER: Copies of Evy Smith’s latest newsletter are available for those who did not receive it electronically. 

PLEASE REMEMBER our Bethel members, some of whom are unable to worship with us regularly, at Lynden Manor, Meadow Greens, Christian Health Care Center, Glorious Adult Family Home, and living at home. (Names in the printed bulletin.)

Upcoming Events
Sunday, October 21st 2018, 9:20 am
Sunday, October 21st 2018, 10:30 am
Sunday, October 21st 2018, 11:30 am
Sunday, October 21st 2018, 6:00 pm
Monday, October 22nd 2018, 7:00 pm
Monday, October 22nd 2018, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 6:30 am
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 9:30 am
Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 25th 2018, 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 25th 2018, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 28th 2018, 9:20 am
Sunday, October 28th 2018, 10:30 am
Sunday, October 28th 2018, 6:00 pm

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