Christian Reformed Church
Sunday Bulletin
November 19, 2017

Morning Worship

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship


Opening Praise:
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” PH 471:1-3

Call to Worship
God’s Greeting
Song of Adoration: “I See the King of Glory”

Confessing our Sin

Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Grace
Song of Response: “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace” PH 495:1-3

Offering Our Gifts

Congregational Prayer
Offering for Faith Promise
Prayer of Blessing for the Children

Hearing God’s Word

Song of Preparation: “This Is Amazing Grace”

Scripture: John 3:1–8
Message: “Irresistible (Triumphing) Grace”

Song of Response: “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” HFG 114:1-3

Parting with God’s Blessing

Parting Blessing
Doxology: “He Is Lord” PH 633

Evening Worship

Pastor Steve Van Noort

God Calls Us to Worship

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Songs of Praise:
“Now with Joyful Exultation” PH 95:1-3
“O for A Thousand Tongues to Sing” PH 501:1-7
“He Is Exalted”

Offering Our Prayers and Gifts

Time of Prayer
Offering for Project Hope Food Bank

Hearing God’s Word

Song of Preparation: “Spirit of God, Who Dwells Within my Heart” PH 419:1,2,5

Scripture: Luke 19:1–10
Message: “Zacchaeus and the God-Glorifying Beauty of Effectual Calling”

Q & A Discussion Opportunity


God’s Parting Blessing
Doxology: “We Will Glorify”


November 19–26

Sunday 9:20 am Sunday School
  10:30 am Morning Worship
  6:00 pm Evening Worship
Monday 7:30 pm GEMS
Tuesday 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study
  6:00 pm Education Committee
Sunday 9:20 am Sunday School
  10:30 am Morning Worship
  6:00 pm Evening Worship

Bethel Family

THANK YOU: The Systma Family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, cards, and flowers, and also for the wonderful food that was prepared during the death of our father.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Arnold and Pat Folkertsma have moved but kept the same phone numbers. Their new address is in the printed bulletin.


• We will celebrate Thanksgiving Eve by worshipping together and sharing Communion at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22.
• The Joint CRC Christmas Cantata “Come to the Manger” is December 3 at Third CRC. There will be 2 evening presentations: 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
• The Sunday School Program “A Special Night in Bethlehem” will be December 17 at our 6:00 PM service.
• There is NO PM service Sunday December 24.
• Christmas Day Service is Monday December 25 at 10:00 AM.
• Our Old Year’s Service will take place Sunday December 31 at 6:00 with the Lord’s Supper.

SECRETARY POSITION: Our church secretary, Laura Powell, has requested to resign from her duties due to health reasons. We graciously thank Laura for her services to our church community. The Executive Committee (Doug Van Andel , Pastor Steve, Mark Tennant, Chad Drost, Harmen DeJong, Keith Korthuis) is accepting applications for the position of church secretary, and applications are available from any committee member. We covet the congregation’s prayers to provide us candidates and to give us the wisdom we need in selecting a new church secretary.

BETHEL CHRISTMAS CHOIR: Please meet after the morning service TODAY for rehearsal (11:55 -12:15). If you forgot to sign up, but still want to sing, just show up! We’ll practice weekly until our special music on December 17.

CHRISTMAS SENIOR LUNCHEON: Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11:00 in the Fireside Room.

MOM’S MINISTRY: Praise God that Mom's Time Out will begin January 17. Our young mom's ministry will happen at Bethel in 2018!! We started advertising this past week and over a dozen moms have signed up with their children. Please pray for the leaders as they work out the details and that many more moms will sign up.

VESPERS: Today, November 19 at 1:55, Christian Health Care Center, Group 1: Homer (leader) and Betty Wigboldy, John (leader) and Jane Schouten, Joan VanderHaak, Dolores Bosman, Les & Marcia Mulder, Janet Steiger, Gertrude Statema, Ruth Tiersma, Joyce Kok.

GEMS: Our meeting tomorrow begins at 7:30 & moms are welcome to join us if they are available and would like to know more about The Esther School in Zambia.

QUILTING: We will meet again on November 30. We will not meet in December. See you in 2018!

MAYBERRY CAMP CHRISTMAS PARTY: Tuesday, December 19. More information to follow.

TUESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: We will not be meeting on November 21. See you on November 28!
SENIOR COFFEE: There will be no Senior Coffee on November 22. Please join us again on November 29. Happy Thanksgiving!
SHINE: There will be no SHINE on November 22. Please join us in our Thanksgiving service.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: There will be no Bible study this week. The Thanksgiving service is at the same time and you are welcome to attend.
OFFICE: The office will be closed Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: There will be NO Sunday School November 26.

FROM THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE: Please review the two hymnals in our church library. We are considering replacing the current grey Psalter Hymnals. Your comments and suggestions are encouraged and welcomed. Committee members are Chad Drost, Keith Korthuis, Mary Pitcher, Laura TeVelde, Pastor Steve, and Elaine Vos.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: This time of year, Project Hope food bank could use extra help in keeping their shelves full to supply families in need. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food to our Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday night, and the deacons will bring the donations to Project Hope. Thank you for your generous giving!