APRIL 26

The purpose of this resource is to walk yourself, your family, or a small group through a simple, gospel-based worship liturgy from where ever you are. It will feature some of the elements we would normally have during a Sunday Gathering. Pick someone to do the prayers and readings or take turns…the main thing is to participate in, and renew your heart in worship.

This Sunday’s Songs:

Yes I Will
Who You Say I Am
He Knows My Name
 

CALL TO WORSHIP, from the Valley of Vision, Banner Truth

Streams upon streams of love overflow my path.
      Thou hast made me out of nothing,
      hast recalled me from a far country,
  hast translated me from ignorance to knowledge,
      from darkness to light,
      from death to life,
      from misery to peace,
      from folly to wisdom,
      from error to truth,
      from sin to victory.
Thanks be to thee for my high and holy calling.
I bless thee for ministering angels,
  for the comfort of thy Word,
  for the ordinances of thy church,
  for the teaching of thy Spirit,
  for thy holy sacraments,
  for the communion of saints,
  for Christian fellowship,
  for the recorded annals of holy lives,
  for examples sweet to allure,
  for beacons sad to deter.
Thy will is in all thy provisions
  to enable me to grow in grace,
  and to be meet for thy eternal presence.
My heaven-born faith gives promise of eternal sight,
  my new birth a pledge of never-ending life.
I draw near to thee, knowing thou wilt draw near
    to me.
I ask of thee, believing thou hast already given.
I entrust myself to thee, for thou hast redeemed me.
I bless and adore thee, the eternal God,
  for the comfort of these thoughts,
    the joy of these hopes.
 
 

SCRIPTURE READING, 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

 
 
 
 

COMMUNION, REFLECTION AND RESPONSE

Take a moment to center your heart upon Jesus. Seek a comfort in Him that only He can provide.
 
Though we are not celebrating communion online today, we invite you to do so together in your home.
 
We invite you to use the following phrases as you partake of communion:
“Body of Christ, broken for you.
Blood of Christ, shed for you.”

PRAYER REQUESTS

Bryce, June 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Praise for life transformation taking place...growth in people’s hearts and in their relationship with God. May our ministry continue to foster this.

Sandra Beighley, May 7, 2020 - 9:54 pm

Pray for Evan Schall, son of Natasha Schall. Evan was hit by a car while bike riding I believe on Tues. He spent the night at the hospital then his mom must have taken him to the emergency this morning. The Dr believes he might have had a stroke in the night. He has been taken to Minot to see a neurologist.

Paulette Mattern, May 6, 2020 - 12:11 pm

National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7th.

Bryce, April 23, 2020 - 10:25 am

Pray for all our missionaries who have been impacted by COVID-19....locally, nationally, and globally.

Val, April 18, 2020 - 10:06 pm

Please pray for a family member (out of state) that has tested positive. Also for continued health for my niece who works at Altru in GF.

Michael & Karen Tiradani, April 6, 2020 - 8:21 pm

Pray for two of Karen's sisters. Stacy K. who is a PA in the emergency room at the hospital in DL and Sidney who is currently quarantined that COVID19 will not take hold. That each will remain healthy.

Trudy, April 4, 2020 - 9:13 am

May God's peace to be known in a great way!

Anonymous, April 4, 2020 - 7:53 am

Wisdom and guidance in how to become parents.

Bryce, April 3, 2020 - 12:00 am

Pray for wisdom and boldness in being the church during these difficult times. And pray for the elders, pastors, and staff as they seek to strengthen believers are reach not-yet believers.

Ed & Eloise Forde, April 2, 2020 - 2:43 pm

The family friend we offered up in prayer a few days ago is up and groggy but talking. Please continue prayers for healing. Praise the Lord for his progress.

OFFERING

At Bethel, we see offering as an act of worship. We know the way in which God has purposed the local church to be a light of the gospel. May we trust in the Lord’s provision during this time, for our individual needs and also for our church’s needs. You can give online at bethelfree.com/give or by mail.