October 14 October 21 BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
ELDER J. Veldstra B. DeVries
DEACONS M. Saarloos R. DeSmit October 14, 2012
R. De Smit H. Emun
GREETERS M & N Saarloos T. Niezen Inviting community ...seeking God ...growing in Christ ...caring for all
B & J DeVries J & C Hoekstra
Reaching UP - Reaching ACROSS - Reaching OUT
HALL MONITOR A. Rowaan R. Vlieger
WELCOME PERSON S. teBokkel H. Kooy
NURSERY T. Nieuwland M. Rowaan
“May God be gracious to us and bless us ...that your ways may be known on earth,
Y. Emun J. Vanderlei your salvation among all nations.” (Psalm 67:1,2)
CHILDREN’S STORY H. Kooy C. teBokkel
COFFEE P & R Beerda R & H DeSmit WELCOME TO BETHEL CHURCH!
B & H Heuving C & J Howlett
USHERS J & R Vlieger P & B Mook TODAY – We begin our FALL THEME SERIES –Five Practices for Fruitful
S & J Koopmans P & A Meyer Living with an introduction based on Psalm 1 and John 15.
SOUND S. Jeninga F. DeVries The five practices connected to the series are Radical Hospitality, Passionate
VISUALS J. Hessels S. Brus Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-taking Mission and Service,
SUNDAY SCHOOL Nelia Jillian Extravagant Generosity.
Carolyn tB – Song Ld Rita YOU MAY STILL JOIN - A Six Session SMALL GROUP opportunity with
Marie – Song Ld.
discussion focussed on the FIVE PRACTICES FOR FRUITFUL LIVING is available for
MUSICIAN J. Howlett J. Groot-Nibbelink
each of the Sundays during this series. Various groups are available and sign-up sheets
WEEKLY CALENDAR are posted by the mail slots in the foyer. You may also sign-up by contacting the church
SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service office, or emailing Brad Visscher at email@example.com , Carolyn Groot-Nibbelink at
Sunday school for 3 yrs. – gr. 5 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marlene Rowaan at email@example.com
6:00 pm. AA Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 pm. Catechism NEXT WEEK – We will be taking a look at the first practice in the Fruitful Living series
7:00 pm. Fellowship Singers @ Kensington Radical Hospitality. As preparation, consider reading the following Bible passages;
TUESDAY 9:00 am. “Care & Share” Cooking Hebrews 13:2, Romans 15:7; John 4:1-10 and 1 John 4:19.
7:00 pm. Friendship Group
7:30 pm. Administrative Council Mtg.
BETHEL CHURCH FAMILY
WEDNESDAY 9:30 am. Coffee Break
THURSDAY 8:00 am. Men’s Breakfast Nel deVries had surgery this past Tuesday evening to repair a badly broken wrist that she
6:45 pm. GEMS had suffered recently. She is recovering at home.
6:45 pm. Cadets We give thanks to God with Peter and Inske Antuma as they celebrated their 55th wedding
Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink: 519-453-0767; firstname.lastname@example.org anniversary this past Thursday.
Chair of Council – John Van Til: 519-453-5844; email@example.com We continue to remember in prayer Bethel members undergoing medical treatment,
Clerk of Council – Janet Beldman: firstname.lastname@example.org recovering from recent surgeries and for others who may be awaiting medical appointments
Church Secretary – Irene de Boer: 519-453-6565; email@example.com and tests in the near future.
Office hours: Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning.
Bulletin submission deadline: Thursday 12 noon
THIS WEEK’S PRAYER LIST REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
**Daily “Prayer for the City” suggestion for this week** – Each day this week, pray for our ANNUAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Are you anointed for action! The Annual Day of
city; especially as the temperatures continue to drop; for those living below the poverty line, Encouragement is this Saturday, October 20, at Hamilton District Christian High School in
those living without a permanent home and those living on the street. Ancaster. Registrations are still available, but hurry – workshops fill quickly, and they are
“first come, first served” basis. Snacks and lunch are included with your registration. For
Pray on... information, ask your pastor, a deacon, or the church administrator. Register online at
www.diaconalministries.com or call 905-336-0967 ext. 278. Check us out on Facebook!
Sunday for… World Missions: West Africa - Several missionaries hike to remote villages
in a West African country to share the gospel with people who have never heard it. Pray COME CELEBRATE WITH US! We invite you to join us for the official Dedication & Open
that they may sense God’s nearness as they walk many miles. Pray that people may House for new Tech Wing at LDCSS on Saturday November 10th, 2PM – 5PM. Please
welcome them and the message they carry. join us in celebrating God’s faithfulness and the blessing of you our supporting community.
Monday for… Safe Church Ministry: Training materials - Pray for new Safe Church Come tour the newly constructed Technological Education Classroom, Physics Lab, and
Team training materials that are being developed and for new Safe Church Teams to be Computer Room renovations! The Formal dedication ceremony is at 2:30pm.
formed in places where there are none. Pray especially for contacts being made in the Refreshments and desserts served throughout the afternoon. We look forward to seeing
Eastern and Southeastern United States, where work is beginning in preparation for forming you there!!!
a new Safe Church Team. "For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all
Tuesday for... Bethel members with ongoing health concerns as well as those unable to be generations." Psalm 100:5 (NIV)
with us regularly: Sylvia Reitsma, Albert Tamming, Melissa Patterson, Grace Stelpstra,
Alice Vanderveen, John Sandink, Tina Wiersma, Rika Voogt. Pray also for Leah Hopp SEA TO SEA 2013 - Register today for the 2013 Sea to Sea Tour: Do you have a passion
as she has returned to Uganda and also continuing her academic work as well; Jenica for ending poverty? Put your faith into action and register to ride or volunteer in the 2013
Groot-Nibbelink in campus chaplaincy at Western. Sea to Sea Tour. Cyclists can sign up for the whole tour or register for one to five week
Wednesday for … Home Missions: New churches - Creekside Communities is an segments. It is recommended that riders register by December 1, 2012. For more
exciting new grassroots ministry serving a diverse group of people in the growing information and to register, go to www.seatosea.org.
community of Boulder, Colo. Pray that Creekside continues to build momentum as it seeks
to make a kingdom impact. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Married Couples. Sometimes we can stumble and
Thursday for … Back to God Ministries International: Japan - Pray for Yamamoto, a fall through our words and actions in our marriage relationships. Does your marriage
listener from Japan who asked for copies of our Japanese program, Let's Open the Bible. "I relationship reflect the love of Christ for all to see? Allow God to strengthen, renew and
still don't know much about the Christian faith," she wrote. "I would like to study the Bible rekindle your marriage so that it can shine forth the love of God. There will be no sharing in
more." Pray that God will increase her faith and knowledge through discipleship resources a group. The next Reformed Marriage Encounter Weekend being held at the beautiful Best
and contact with Christians. Western Otonabee Inn in Peterborough, ON November 2 - 4, 2012. For more
Friday for … World Renew: Hurricane Isaac Response - Pray for the communities information or to register on-line, go to www.reformedme.org or contact David & Danielle
affected by Hurricane Isaac, a late-August tropical cyclone that caused severe damage Stell at (905)985-8305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
along the northern Gulf Coast of the United States and in Haiti. Pray that World
Renew/CRWRC will be effective in renewing hope and rebuilding lives for disaster CITIZENS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE has launched an exciting video contest to engage high
survivors. school students in considering and acting upon important social justice issues in Canada.
Saturday for … the Middle East – Pray for the curbing of the violence perpetrated in We’re asking students to produce and submit a three-minute video on “Addressing Injustice
Middle Eastern countries by such groups as al-Qaida and the Taliban. in Canada” by April 7, 2013. Check out www.cpj.ca/contest for details or contact us at
email@example.com or 613-232-0275 x. 229.
FROM THE DEACONS COFFEE BREAK – Wednesday’s at 9:30am. We will continue with the study book Matthew.
New members are always welcome. Any questions please contact Jennie deVries 519 453-
Today’s Offering: Disability Concerns 2872.
Next Week: Denominational Ministry Shares
MEN’S BREAKFAST: Our next MEN's BREAKFAST will be this Thursday, October 18 at
8:00 a.m in the Fellowship Hall. Our speaker for the morning will be Ida Kaastra and she will
Diaconal Giving last Sunday, Oct 7/12 speak about WORLD RENEW, formerly called CRWRC. It sounds exciting and some of you
Race Relations: $638 Denominational Ministry Shares: $120 may have questions about the name change. Come out and hear all about World Renew
and join us for fellowship. Please feel free to bring a friend. Hope to see many of you on
Local Chr. Schools: $10 Redeemer University College: $10 Thursday.
Diaconate: $55 Diaconate Tuition Assistance: $10
CROSSFIRE YOUTH: Upcoming Events:
Thanksgiving Day: CRWRC/World Renew: $1,759 Sunday, October 21st, 6:30 p.m: Study Night at Good News. Drinks: Alex R.
Snacks: Caitlin K.
ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Sunday, Oct. 28 2012 - We will be cooking and serving a
Bethel Proportional Giving and hot meal at Ark Aid and need volunteers. All are welcome to volunteer. There are two shifts;
Offerings for the year 2012 2:00 - 4:30 for preparation, cooking, set-up, and 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for devotions, serving,
Offering needed weekly $ 4,348.00 and clean-up. We will need about 10-12 volunteers per shift. Please let Jetty know at 519-
Offering needed to date $178,274.00 451-5484 if you can help out.
Offering received last Sunday $ 4,156.00
Offering received to date $146,466.00 CHURCH YARD SALE: The Adult Fellowship Group and the Bethel Cadets will again be
hosting the annual yard sale on June 1, 2013. We are looking for donations of books,
plants, CD's, toys, small furniture and any other household items you may not need and
CARE & SHARE: Tuesday, October 16 will be our first “Care & Share” cooking day. All could be of value to someone else. Please brings items to church, we can store them in the
volunteers who have signed up are asked to be at church by 9:00 am. with a smile and your clubhouse. If you need a pickup please contact Ben Stegeman 451-5079 or Harry Jeninga
gear for this wonderful opportunity to serve God’s people. 284-3224. We have already started gathering items. Many thanks and happy collecting.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS!!.....get your needles together and start knitting this fall for ARK
CHURCH ACTIVITIES AID MISSIONS CHRISTMAS DAY celebrations. Knitted items for MEN, women
and children would be greatly received. Watch for the mitten tree in December.
CATECHISM: Classes will begin tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 15 @ 7pm. and will be every EPHESIANS 4:32--Be kind and compassionate to one another.
other Monday night for students in gr. 7 – 12. Fred De Vries and Steve Baarda will share
the teaching duties.
THE FELLOWSHIP SINGERS: We meet tomorrow, Monday, evening at Kensington (Huron
Street Entrance) at 7 pm. to worship with the residents there. Everyone welcome. Then we
plan on practices for the 22nd and the 29th to prepare to sing with our congregation at
Bethel on Sunday, Nov. 4th.
Sunday Worship - October 14, 2012
Entering God’s Presence Together
*Call to Worship:
Silence for Reflection and Prayer
Response: “As the Deer Pants”
*Opening Words and God’s Greeting –
* Mutual Greeting (Passing the Peace of Christ)
* Opening Songs/ Hymns: “Lion of Judah”
“O Worship the King” (PsH.428)
“Give Thanks” (SNC 216)
Released and Renewed
Prayer of Confession and Assurance
Living into God’s Will; A litany of faith and dedication
* Hymn of Response: “For the Fruits of His Creation” (PsH.455)
Children’s Message – Henry Kooy
1 Offering: Disability Concerns
2 Offering: Bethel Budget
Prayers of the People
Hearing God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Psalm 1; John 15:1-8
Message – “Flourishing Through Fruitful Living”
Prayer of Application
* Hymn of Response: “Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing”
Going Out in the Pentecost Spirit of Jesus Christ
* Closing Hymn: “Abide With Us, Our Saviour” (PsH.565)
* means please stand if you are able