Scrawls and scratchings from Bethel’s Pastor, Bruce Adema.

Sunday, August 2

Call to Worship from Isaiah 43:1-3a,  “But now. This is what the LORD says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:  ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;  and when…

Sunday July 26, 2020

Order of Worship for Sunday, July 26, 2020 – Guest Pastor: Lesli Van Milligan Welcome and Greeting Call to Worship: Psalm 24:1-6\ The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?…

Sunday, July 19

Order of Worship for Sunday July 19, 2020  Welcome, Greeting and Call to Worship: Tom Acts 17:24-28a: 24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather,…

Sunday, July 12

July 12, 2020 Welcome Call to Worship Psalm 22: 27, 28: All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. Psalm 95:6,7 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before…

Sunday, July 5

Welcome, Greeting and Call to Worship: Psalm 8  Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory in the heavens.  Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.  When I consider your heavens, the work of your…

Sunday, June 28

Welcome Call to Worship from Psalm 145:10-13: “All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and…

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21.

Welcome Call to Worship: Psalm 89 I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;  with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds…

Sunday, June 14

Welcome Call to Worship: Leviticus 11:44-45 – I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground. I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. Romans12:1-2  – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in…

Sunday, June 7

Greeting and Call to Worship 2 Corinthians 3:17-18:  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” Song…

Hope in the Midst of Fire

Bethel friends, Do you feel like the world is burning? There are so many troubles, so much pain. COVID-19 has led to so many deaths, so much confinement and alienation, so much economic pain, so much loss. People are getting tired of the isolation, and some are tempted to do things that are against the…