Christian Reformed Church
Sunday Bulletin
December 24, 2017

Morning Worship

Pastor Steve Van Noort


Call to Worship
God’s Greeting

Gathering Songs:
“O Lord, How Shall I Meet You” PH 331:1-3
“Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” PH 355:1-3

Advent Longing

The Candle of Love: Carol De Young and Mike De Young
Song of Response: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” HFG 178:1-4
Special Music: “Peace, Peace”


Congregational Prayer
Offering for the Christian Hope Association
Prayer of Blessing for the Children

God’s Word

Song of Preparation: “Imagine”

Scripture: Matthew 2:13–18
Message: “The Tears of Christmas”

Song of Response: “Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven”


Parting Blessing
Closing Song: “Joy Has Dawned”


December 24–31

Sunday 10:30 am Morning Worship
Monday 10:00 am Christmas Worship
Wednesday 9:30 am Senior Coffee
Sunday 10:30 am Morning Worship
  6:00 pm Evening Worship

Our Bethel Family

BIRTHDAY: On Saturday, we wish a happy 86th birthday to Janet Steiger. May God bless you on your birthday and every day in every way.

ANNIVERSARY: On Friday, we wish a happy 74th anniversary to Gerrit and Marie Van Andel. Best wishes to you as you celebrate the day God joined two lives as one in His love.

• There is NO PM service today, Sunday December 24.
• The Christmas Day Service is Monday December 25 at 10:00 AM. There is NO Children & Worship and NO Children’s Church.
• On December 31, there will be NO Children & Worship, but Children’s Church will be held as usual.
• Our Old Year’s Service will take place Sunday December 31 at 6:00 with the Lord’s Supper.
• On January 7, we will install our new elders and deacons. There will be no communion that Sunday.


DONATIONS: Moms’ Time Out and our Nursery needs your help! Our nursery toys are outdated or in disrepair, we need some updated toys to accommodate our little ones and the little ones that we will be ministering to for Moms’ Time Out. Some specific things that we need are ExerSaucers or bouncers, a swing or two, riding toys, walk behind toys, a changing table, and pack-n-plays. If you have any questions please talk to Marcia Mulder, Dee Hiemstra or Mandy Van Noort. Thank you!

OFFICE HOURS: The church office will be closed Dec. 25-27 but open 8:00-12:00 Dec. 28-29.

COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS: The Hospitality Committee is recruiting a person to assist with coordinating coffee and refreshments at funerals when Donna Steiger is not available. Please contact Kerri Meenderinck if you are willing to serve in this capacity.

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.