Christian Reformed Church
Sunday Bulletin
December 31, 2017

Morning Worship

Pastor Steve Van Noort



Opening Praise:
“O Come Let Us Adore Him”

Call to Worship
God’s Greeting

Gathering Songs:
“Hosanna (Praise is Rising)”

Confession and Assurance

Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Grace
Declaring our Faith: Apostles Creed


Congregational Prayer
Offering for The Table
Prayer of Blessing for the Children

God’s Word

Song of Preparation: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” PH 568

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:6–13
Message: “Praying for Someone Going through a Tough Time”

Song of Response: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” HFG 466


Parting Blessing
Closing Song: “Doxology – Amen”

Evening Worship

Pastor Steve Van Noort

Gathering to Worship God

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Songs of Praise and Adoration:
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” PH 556
“Rejoice, the Lord Is King” PH 408


Time of Prayer and Remembrance
Offering for Zuni Christian Mission School

Hearing God’s Word

Song of Preparation: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” PH 170

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18–31
Message: “The Folly of the Cross as Wisdom for the New Year”

Song of Response: “Ten Thousand Reasons”

Communion Celebration

Serving the Bread
Serving the Juice


God’s Parting Blessing
Doxology: “When Peace Like a River” PH 489:1-4


December 31–January 7

Sunday 10:30 am Morning Worship
  6:00 pm Evening Worship
Tuesday 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday 9:30 am Senior Coffee
Thursday 1:00 pm Quilting
Sunday 10:30 am Morning Worship
  6:00 pm Evening Worship


• 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.
• Sunday school will resume January 14.

FAITH PROMISE: The Outreach Committee is asking all members to make a Faith Promise pledge on January 14.

STRONG MEMBERS: This morning we need some Bethel members to help us take the furniture out of Classroom 4 in the church basement and bringing it to the second floor of the Quilt House using the outside stairway. Moms’ Time Out has about 25 infants and toddlers signed up, so we are making room for a second nursery.

SHINE: Our first SHINE meeting of 2018 will be on January 10.

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.