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Our offering today is for support for Albert & Carolyn Strydhorst. Albert is doing ministry with the Timothy Leadership Training Institute in Grand Rapids. TLT is a non-formal inductive learning program for church and lay leaders around the world. They have training materials in 20 different languages, and these materials are available in more than 40 countries. Thousands of pastors and evangelists have been trained in TLT in the past 20 years. Please continue to keep Albert & Carolyn and their family in your prayers. They are very thankful for our ongoing spiritual and financial support.

Next Sunday, September 16th, our offering will be for Resonate Global Mission. The world is at our doorstep. Let’s resonate mission in our neighborhood and around the world. The Christian Reformed Church has a rich history of sending missionaries, planting churches, engaging students through campus ministry and international schools, and a passion for fulfilling the great commission. We are excited about continuing this work as Resonate Global Mission! Now we are joining with God on mission both here in North America and around the globe. People all over the world are hungry to hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ! Together we can reach across cultural barriers and forge partnerships within new communities of faith. Thank you for your prayers and support.


We Gather in God’s Presence Gathering Songs: Arnie Tenbrinke


*Call to Worship: WHM 485 For Those Tears I Died

*God Greets Us & We Greet One Another

*Opening song: PH 253 LUYH 575 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

We Celebrate God’s Grace

Responsive Reading of the Law as a Rule of Gratitude

Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 46

Song of Thanksgiving: PH 560 LUYH 699 Like a River Glorious

Children’s Message: August Luymes

Preschool children up to Gr. 2 are dismissed for Sunday School

Song of Approach: As the Deer

We Hear God’s Word

Scripture: Acts 16:8-15

Text: Acts 16:13

Message: Come to the River

We Respond with Humble Gratitude

*Song of Response: The River

Congregational Prayer

Offerings: General Fund & Ministry support 

We Go Out to Serve

*Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: WHM 695 Shall We Gather at the River?

*Special note to parents of preschool children and grade 1 & 2 students: 

Starting today there will be a combined Sunday School class for your children. Treasure Seekers will resume their studies after Thanksgiving.

Food for Thought: "(The Lord) knows what tomorrow brings; there's not a day ahead you have not seen....No matter what I face you’re by my side... I will trust in you." We need not fear, and can freely trust as we have His everlasting promise to be with us. "Fear not, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 43:1b and Lauren Daigle in Trust In You

Next Sunday, September 16th 

We welcome Pastor Bob DeMoor from West End CRC, Edmonton. His message will focus on Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus’ urgent warning for us to be ready to welcome Him when he returns again. After the morning service we invite you join in fellowship with our next Bethel Potluck. Please bring a main meal and dessert or salad with enough food for your family plus some extra. All are welcome!