Pastor Kelly Sibthorpe
Prelude: Hear the Call of the Kingdom
Welcome, God’s Greeting and Call to Worship
Opening Song: Who Paints the Skies
Confession of Sins and Assurance of Forgiveness
Song of Response: Peace on Earth
WEDDING BANNS: Jorita Mulder and Aaron Poort have expressed their desire to be united in Christian marriage. If there are no lawful objections, the ceremony will take place D.V. on Friday, February 11, in Bethel Church of Waterdown, with Pastors Bruce Adema and Bill DeJong officiating.
Prayers of the People and for preaching of the Word (Bert)|
Scripture: 1Thessalonians 4:13-18
Message: Encouragement in Tough Times
Song: To God Be the Glory
Testimony of Faith Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day #1
Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
A. That I am not my own, but belong— body and soul, in life and in death— to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
God’s Parting Blessing
Postlude: Ancient of Days (City Alight)