WE COME TO WORSHIP GOD

* Opening Song of Praise ~ “Blessed Be Your Name”

* Call to Worship ~ responsive

* God’s Greeting and Mutual Greetings

* We Sing ~ “Because of Your Love”

“Our God”

GOD CALLS US TO FAITH

Confession and Assurance ~ based on Psalm 139:23-24, Isaiah 44:21-22 NRSV

* We Sing ~  “It Is Well”

WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS & GIFTS

Offering this morning is for:  Calvin Theological Seminary

Prayers of God’s People

GOD COMES TO US IN HIS WORD

Scripture Reading:  Romans 5:2b-5 NIV (Page 1752 pew Bible)

Message:  “A Surprise Accompanying Suffering”

* We Sing ~ PsH # 573 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”

GOD SENDS US OUT WITH HIS BLESSING

* God’s Parting Blessing - followed by spoken "Amen"

* Closing Song ~ “Glorious Day”

Postlude

Service Participants:

Pastor: Fred VanderBerg

Worship Team:  Samantha Bondy, Jen DeJonge, Steve Marfisi, David Rintjema, Jack Rintjema