We Come to Worship Our God

Gathering Song: LUYH 362 I’m So Glad


*Call to Worship: LUYH 7 Sing Praise to the Lord, You People of Grace

*God greets us & we greet one another

*Song of Praise: Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone

God Reconciles Us to Himself

We come, confessing our sins

God assures us of forgiveness

God reminds us how to live

Song of Response: Oceans

Children’s Message: Sherry TenHove

Children’s Song: The Lord’s My Shepherd
Preschool children are dismissed for Sunday school

God Comes to Us in His Word


Scripture reading: Matthew 11:16-30

Text: Matthew 11:25

Message: Our Simple God

God’s People Respond with Gratitude

*Song of Response: Lord, I Need You Treasure Seekers (Grades 3-6) are dismissed

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & World Renew


Song: We Will Follow

We Leave to Serve

*God’s Blessing

*Parting Song: All the People Said Amen

This morning we welcome the children and families of the Soul Patrol Choir. Under the direction of Sherry TenHove, accompanied by Candance Bajema, and voice coaching by Mary Jean Mulder, Deb Vaandrager and Melissa Kuipers, the Soul Patrol Choir is a group of 60 singers from grades 2-8. May God receive all the glory as we worship together today!



*Call to Worship: Hebrews 4:14-16

*God’s Greeting

*Opening Song: PH 243, LUYH 507 How Lovely Is Your Dwelling

*Confession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed

We Give our Gifts: World Renew - Tanzania

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 25

Message: Beware the Amalekites

Songs of Response: Trudy Salomons

Share & Prayer


*Closing Song: PH 596 From Ocean unto Ocean


Today’s offering is for World Renew in Tanzania. Our church has supported the work of World Renew in Northern Tanzania for many years. In the past we supported Margaret Njuguna and Chris Enns in their work in healthcare, sustainable agriculture, and income generation/micro-loans for the people in Tanzania. Jim and Josephine Zylstra continue their work, as well as, Paul and Elizabeth Kaufman and their four sons. They are working with Tanzanian partners in the Lake Zone: the Sengerema Informal Sector Association (SISA), the Africa Inland Church Tanzania (AICT) Diocese of Geita, and the AICT Diocese of Mara Ukerewe.

The offering next Sunday is for Fuente de Vida Church in Ensenada, Mexico. Please keep Jes’us & Evalia Renteria-Caldre’on in your prayers as they continue to work in their neighborhood, making a difference for the people of their church & colonia.

The total of the Thanksgiving offerings from last week came to $25,000 for various causes. Also, A BIG thank you to all who generously donated to the Food Bank on Thanksgiving weekend. Here at Bethel 763 pounds of food and hygiene products was collected and that will supply 25 people in our community with basic needs for a whole month.