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

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…

Sunday, May 31

Welcome Song of Preparation: All Creatures of Our God and King Call to Worship: Psalm 104:31-34 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works— he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God…

Sunday, May 24

Welcome Song of Preparation: Crown Him With Many Crowns Call to Worship: 1 Peter 1:3-5  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ. In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, into an inheritance that can…

Sunday, May 17

Song of Preparation: Is He Worthy?Greeting and Call to WorshipPsalm 66:1-4Shout for joy to God, all the earth!Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.All the earth bows down to you;they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your…

Sunday, May 10

Song of Preparation: And Can It Be Greeting and Call to Worship Psalm 42:1-4: “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night,…

Sunday, May 3

Welcome and God’s Greeting Song: Ancient of Days Call to Worship: PSALM 8 Children’s Message – The Lord be with you, and also with you Song: O How He Loves You and Me Prayers of the People Song: All I Have is Christ LISTENING TO THE WORD Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37 Message: Hospitality and the…

Sunday, April 26

    Welcome  Explanation about Lord’s Supper and God’s Greeting Song of Preparation: Let All Things Now Living    Call to Worship: Psalm 46: 1-7   God’s Greeting Song: O Church Arise       Kid’s Time Celebration of Communion  Song of Response: There is A Redeemer  Prayers of the People Scripture reading and message Scripture Reading; Romans 8:31-39 …

Sunday, April 19

Welcome Sing: A Mighty Fortress is Our God Call to Worship and God’s Greeting: Psalm 94: When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy… But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I…

EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 12, 2020

EASTER SUNDAY FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT WE GATHER TO WORSHIP Song of Preparation: Low in the Grave He lay Welcome Entrance of Christ Candle, Musical Prelude: Christ the Lord is Risen Today God’s Greeting Sing: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Call to worship: Psalm 93 1  The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in…

Good Friday – April 10

GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 10, 2020 Welcome and Introduction of the service The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk during Holy Week. We join Christians…