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WORSHIP FOR MAY 31, 2020–YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS “READ MORE” TO ACCESS THE LINK TO WATCH THE WORSHIP SERVICE

On this Pentecost Sunday, as we celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, we will be sharing Communion together.  In preparation for the service, we invite you to gather a Christ candle to light, as well as your own bread (or cracker) and juice (or wine) to partake of with us. Click here for the worship service.

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
May 31, 2020
PENTECOST SUNDAY

Welcome and Lighting the Christ Candle—Nathan Koontz

Prelude—Suite #1 in G; The Allemande and Courante (Bach)
Caleb Garber

 Call to worship and Prayer—Nathan Koontz

 Hymn of praise—Holy Spirit, come with power—HWB 26

 Children’s conversation—Dawn Yoder Harms

 Scripture—Acts 2:1-21—John Koontz, Esther Kreider Eash, Bill Eash

 Sermon—Blowing in the wind—Dawn Yoder Harms

 Hymn of response—Veni Sancte Spiritus—HWB 298                                     

Communion—Renee Reimer

Hymn prayer—Through our fragmentary prayers—HWB 347      

Prayers of God’s people—Nathan Koontz

Sending hymn—Move in our midst—HWB 418                                  

 Benediction—Dawn Yoder Harms                                                                                                                        

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Audio visual technician:  Ben Lichti

Musicians:
Caleb Garber

Esther Kreider Eash
Renee Reimer
Dawn Yoder Harms
Ron Garber
John Koontz
William Eash 
Verlene Garber

Announcements for May 29-June 5, 2020

Prayers are welcomed for those receiving hospital care this week:  Lee Suderman (Wesley Medical Center);  Lynn Loucks (Newton Medical Center).

BCMC Women’s Fellowship has a deficit for the 2020 year of $4025. We have missed the March, April and May meetings and may miss the fall meetings too. We are asking the members to contribute to make up that deficit so all our budget commitments can be met. All donations will go to the budget ministries. Please make your checks payable to BCMCWF and send them to Lois Goertzen, 3043 Ivy Court, North Newton KS 67117.

BCMC giving totals for May 24:  General Fund $7,097; Rejoice $341; Living Stones $25; Bethel College Scholarship Fund $200; Elevator Repair $300.

2020 Annual Assembly Invitation Video:  Here is a link to a YouTube video inviting delegates and friends to Western District Conference’s virtual Annual Assembly August 1-2 – https://youtu.be/jn1zOf3jVGA.   WDC’s hope is to encourage people with a diversity of voices, ages, and viewpoints.to be part of this year’s Assembly. 

Mennonite Central Committee Flatlander Bicycle Ride:  The planning committee is going ahead with plans for the 2020 Flatlander ride to be held September 19.  More information about this event can be found at:  https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/mcc-flatlander-bicycle-ride.  We are currently looking for additional people to help on the planning committee, and also for individuals or groups to help us with the SAGs (refreshment stops) on the various bike routes.  If you are interested in helping or have questions, please call Donna at 316-727-6346 or email her at beckerdonna2@gmail.com.  Hope to see you there.

Spiritual practices Zoom webinar offered by Mennonite Mission Network  When: June 4, 2020, at 7 pm EDT/ 6 pm CDT   What: Spiritual practices for peacemakers: finding your center when you feel pulled apart
How: Visit the registration page for more information and instructions to join! Encounter anew, or rediscover ancient spiritual practices which create a daily rhythm of life. Turn your despair and isolation into hope and community. Join us for this webinar, exploring the practice of prayer, ritual, and community in this time of loss and loneliness. After the webinar, you will be invited to join a 30 day virtual learning community of 12-15 people, that will seek and find this daily rhythm of life together!

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar, Goessel, will reopen their doors June 2, 10am – 5 pm, Tues.- Sat.  During this pandemic, your safety is as important as preserving our heritage. Plenty of space allows distancing within the eight buildings on the museum campus. Visitors are welcome to wear face masks. Feel free to call first. 620-367-8200. For other information visit the museum website  www.goesselmuseum.com  

Reflecting on Faith and Fear:  “A Time Enduring” is a second FREE edition of the Rejoice devotional in the midst of a pandemic.  These are wonderful, thoughtful reflections by some gifted Anabaptist writers.  Find a copy of this at:   https://mennowdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-Rejoice-Time-Enduring.pdf  

Prayer request from Mennonite Mission Network:  Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for Meserete Kristos College which trains leaders for the Anabaptist churches in Ethiopia. Pray that the faculty, staff and students will shine with God’s light in their communities as the college has had to send students home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And

Western District Conference:  Give thanks for collaborative efforts among WDC congregations as they have responded to the impact of coronavirus through sharing resources, planning joint initiatives and supporting each other.

Worship for May 24, 2020–You will have to press “Read More” to access the link to watch the worship service

Focus for worship this Sunday, May 24: Glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of our new normal – a worship vlog by many faces within BCMC. Press here for the worship service.

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
WORSHIP
May 24, 2020

Glimpses of Resurrection
in the midst of our new normal

Welcome and Lighting the Christ Candle—Renee Reimer

 Prelude—We shall walk through the valley—Jonah Schloneger                        

Children’s Conversation—Rebecca Schloneger

Scripture­—John 21:15-25—Mara Oswald and Anne Marie Koontz    

Reflections—Our New Normal
  by Kathy Stucky; Dick Koontz; Barb Koontz; Adah, Simon, Jonah,
Mary Ellen and Tim Hodge                                                           

Musical Reflection—Bright Morning Stars—arr. The Wailin Jennys            

Reflections—Our New Normal   
by Marlene Faul; Darlene Dick; Roger Juhnke; Carol Flickinger; Rosalind Andreas      

Prayers of God’s People–Renee Reimer

Sending hymn—The Lord lift you up—STJ 73                        

Thank you to all who participated in leading worship this week!

Jonah Schloneger for offering us his own piano arrangement of We shall walk through the valley for the prelude. Weldon Schloneger for his pictures that were shown during the prelude. The jr highers reading scripture, Mara Oswald and Anne Marie Koontz. All those who offered personal reflections to wrap up our sermon series: Kathy Stucky, Dick Koontz, Barb Koontz, the Hodge family (Adah, Simon, Jonah, Mary Ellen, and Tim), Marlene Faul, Darlene Dick, Roger Juhnke, Carol Flickinger, and Rosalind Andreas. The women who sang in the virtual choir ensemble: Bethany Schrag, Rachel Miller, and the college-aged women’s Bible study crew, The Red Tenants – Beth Balzer, Anna Lubbers, Natalie Graber, and Renee Reimer. The Schloneger family (Lily, Jonah, Rebecca, and Matt) who led our final hymn. And a big shout out to Esther Kreider Eash who worked her video editing magic by putting together this service!

Announcements for May 22-29, 2020

Donna June writes that they have moved Larry Friesen back home.  Donna writes:  “Due to Bluestem protocols, we cannot entertain visitors until sometime in the future, even in independent living.  Our visitors will be limited to family and a few close friends, who will have to visit distantly, with masks, on our patio or in the yard.  Some members of BCMC have written to Larry at Schowalter, so any correspondence should now be sent to our address: 241 Lake Vista Circle, Hesston, KS 67062.”

BCMC Women’s Fellowship has a deficit for the 2020 year of $4025. We have missed the March, April and May meetings and may miss the fall meetings too. We are asking the members to contribute to make up that deficit so all our budget commitments can be met. All donations will go to the budget ministries. Please make your checks payable to BCMCWF and send them to Lois Goertzen, P.O. Box 151, North Newton KS 67117.

Louise Koehn is turning 99 on May 26!  You can send her a card at 3054 Ivy Ct. #29N, North Newton, KS 67117.

Congratulations to Nicole Tran who graduated from Newton High School this year!  If you would like to send her a card you can address it to Nicole at 720 Hawthorne, Newton, KS, 67114.

BCMC giving totals for May 10:  General Fund $7,191.60; Caring Fund $550; Living Stones $230; Elevator Repair $1,700. 
For May 17:  General Fund $4,785; Rejoice $279; Caring Fund $300; Living Stones $35; Elevator Repair $1,000.

The Western District Conference office has plans to reopen to the public when Kansas enters Phase 3 of the state reopening plan (currently no sooner than June 15).  Visitor protocols will include wearing a mask and social distancing.  

Western District Conference is working on plans to reopen the WDC Resource Library.  In order to protect library patrons, WDC staff, and recognizing limited library staff hours, we will be reopening with curbside checkout when Kansas enters phase 3 of the reopening plan (no earlier than June 15).  You can  reserve items through our online catalog anytime at https://mennowdc.booksys.net/opac/crl/   Once the library is open for curbside checkout, these items will be pulled and available during pickup hours .  In order to reserve items, you will need to log on with your library barcode number (please email the library if you need your library card number).  You are also welcome to email Library Director, Jennie, at crlib@mennowdc.org in order to reserve items.  Jennie is also happy to offer suggestions for individual study, children’s story, group discussion and other resourcing needs.  Our Book Bundle for Group Study, Box of Books (bulk loans for churches) and service via the US Mail will resume when Kansas enters phase 3 as well.  In the meantime, visit the library website at mennowdc.org/library to view currently available digital resources, information on the summer reading program (coming soon!) and the summer story hour for children (coming soon!)  The Conference Resource Library now has its own FaceBook page.  Like and follow WDC Resource Library to see what’s new in the library, how to access resources, giveaways, and more!  

This summer, Camp Mennoscah is committed to sharing the camp community and God’s love through videos, a Camp in a Box, and/or activities posted online. The videos and activities posted online will be free. A Camp in a Box will contain a camp tee shirt, crafts, activities, devotions, and nature fun. A box will cost $40; a tee shirt alone will be the usual prices of $11/$16. Boxes and tee shirts are available to anyone of any age! To order a Camp in a Box or a tee shirt, go to www.campmennoscah.org and click on Register Online at the top of the page or contact Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290. Orders accepted until June 3. After June 3, please contact Camp Mennoscah.

It is with both appreciation and sadness that the Camp Mennoscah Board of Directors announces the resignation of Michael Unruh from the position of Executive Director, effective July 1, 2020. In a statement, Michael shared, “I am grateful for each staff person and board member who has worked tirelessly to develop camp’s ministry, and the hundreds of camp supporters I have had the privilege of getting to know.” Michael will begin as Campus Pastor at Bethel College this summer. In the interim period, the Camp Mennoscah Staff and Board of Directors will continue to fulfill camp’s mission by providing space and programs for people of all ages to connect with God, nature, others, and self.  Full statement can be found at campmennoscah.org.

In the midst of the cancellation of in-person summer youth camps, you still have some great opportunities to support the mission of Camp Mennoscah! 
· By praying for the staff, volunteers, and campers to find creative ways to connect with one another this summer.
· By making a general fund gift to support creative summer connection content and to sustain camp operations. Maybe even a little extra this year, if you are able to do so.  If you have questions about giving options,  contact Michael Unruh at 620-382-6560 or michael.unruh@campmennoscah.org
· By encouraging others to remain involved in camp’s ministry.

Camp Mennoscah is open to a limited number of individuals and families.  Reservations must be made in advance.  Contact Camp Mennoscah at 620-297-3290 for further information.  We are excited to make this sacred space available to you!

Mennonite Central Committee Flatlander Bicycle Ride:  The planning committee is going ahead with plans for the 2020 Flatlander ride to be held September 19.  More information about this event can be found at:  https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/mcc-flatlander-bicycle-ride.  We are currently looking for additional people to help on the planning committee, and also for individuals or groups to help us with the SAGs (refreshment stops) on the various bike routes.  If you are interested in helping or have questions, please call Donna at 316-727-6346 or email her at beckerdonna2@gmail.com.  Hope to see you there.

Prayer request from Western District Conference:  Pray for the WDC Gifts Discernment Committee as it continues to select nominees for the WDC Executive Board and Commissions.
And from
Mennonite Mission Network:  DeeDee and Mark Landes and their three children, serving through Mennonite Mission Network, left their home in Colombia two months early due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pray for the family as they grieve the early loss of relationships and as they begin to adapt to life in Kansas.

Worship for May 17, 2020–You will have to press “Read More” to access the link to watch the worship service

Focus for worship this Sunday, May 17:   Glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of the new normal.  Press here for the worship service.

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH WORSHIP
May 17, 2020
Glimpses of Resurrectionin the midst of the New Normal

Welcome and Lighting the Christ CandleDawn Yoder Harms

Prelude–Verlene Garber

Call to worship and PrayerDawn Yoder Harms 

Hymn of praise—Jesus calls us here to meet him—STJ 3

Children’s conversationEsther Koontz

ScriptureJohn 21:1-14Renee Reimer    

Sermon—Seeds of the New Normal—Nathan Koontz    

Hymn of response—Christ is alive—STS 89

Prayers of God’s peopleDawn Yoder Harms  

Sending hymn—Christ is alive! Let Christians sing! —HWB 278  

BenedictionNathan Koontz

Audio Visual Tech:  Ben Lichti
Musicians:
Esther Eash
Renee Reimer
Dawn Yoder Harms
Ron Garber
John Koontz
William Eash  
Verlene Garber                                                                                                   

Announcements for May 15-May 22, 2020

Dorothy Nickel Friesen and Richard Friesen share the news that Dorothy’s mother, Edna (Schroeder) Nickel, died May 14 at the Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake, MN.  Dorothy writes: “She was 95 and would have entered Hospice care next week due to her dementia and heart conditions.  While this is sad for us, my mother lived a long and fruitful life and we release her with gratitude.  Richard and I will travel to Mt. Lake for a graveside burial service [which is scheduled for May 20].  Due to the COVID-19 lockdown at the nursing home, we were unable to visit her.  Thank you for your support and prayers.”

The elevator is currently under construction.  Crew will return on Monday.   Doors to the church might be open to allow the crew to come and go but please do not enter the church during construction.  They have the elevator area barricaded and there is scaffolding and other tools in the area. 

Construction (and a bit of destruction) will start on Monday with the crew from Regier Construction working on the kitchen and fellowship hall.   Again, doors of the church might be open to allow the crews to come and go to their trucks, etc., but please do not enter the church.  Construction zones are hard hat zones.  There will be lots of tools, barricades, people coming and going with construction debris, and probably lots of dust. 

The Bethel College Class of 2020 will celebrate the 127th commencement, virtually, today (Sunday, May 17) at 4 p.m. Join them at bethelks.edu/grad

Newton Et Cetera Shop is beginning to reopen . . . and expand! We are preparing to receive your donated items and to welcome customers back in the shop again after our temporary COVID-19 closure. Thanks for your patience! We’re also preparing to expand our place in the community by purchasing the building next door! For updates on all fronts, including our delayed Local Giving Grant application process, check out www.newtonetceterashop.com or our facebook feed, or give us a call at 316-283-9461. To donate toward our building purchase, please mail us a check or give online at https://tinyurl.com/u3pgy9a. Thank you for helping us share God’s love with all creation

Tuesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. EST: “Asylum” free immigration webinar. In the continuing six-part webinar series on immigration and border realities, Mennonite Central Committee staff and partners from around the country will provide current information and educational tools to understand asylum. In recent years thousands of people have fled persecution and arrived to the U.S. to apply for asylum. Asylum seekers must navigate a difficult and complex process that can involve multiple government agencies. More information and registration, along with recordings of past webinars, at mcc.org/immigration-webinar-series 

Wednesday, May 20 at noon EST: “From hearts to hands: Material Resources” free Facebook live webinar. Featuring stories from MCC staff around the world about how resources like comforters, kits and canned meat make a difference. Join us on MCC’s Facebook page (facebook.com/MCCpeace) for a livestream where we’ll hear directly from MCC workers in Ukraine, Jordan and Canada. !

· Camp Mennoscah will open for a limited number of individuals and groups beginning May 18.  Reservations must be made in advance at 620-297-3290.  We continue to work at making it possible for you to visit Camp Mennoscah! 
· Camp in a Box!  Camp Mennoscah is creating a box of activities, crafts, devotionals, nature fun and other things.  These boxes will soon be available for purchase.  Summer staff and program staff will also create multitudes of camp videos to share with everyone. 
· The Work & Play Day at Camp Mennoscah on May 23 has been canceled. 
· MennoDash (a Camp Mennoscah-themed fun run) has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.  The world premier of this event was to be held on May 30.  Keep your eyes peeled for news!

Prayer request from Western District Conference:  Pray for WDC pastors as they lead and care for congregations in the midst of uncertain and stressful times. 
And from Mennonite Mission Network:  Join Mennonite Mission Network in praising God for Noelia Fox’s recovery from COVID-19 and protection for Brian and their three daughters in Spain. Pray that God will provide as the family reconfigures their English-language school due to closure during the pandemic.

May 10, 2020 Worship – You will have to press “Read More” to access the link to watch the worship service

In this season of Eastertide, our worship will focus on Glimpses of Resurrection.  As we explore post-resurrection narratives from the gospel of John, we’ll reflect on where we’re seeing glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of our current reality—in the midst of fear, doubt, and uncertainty about what a “new normal” will look like. This week, worship will focus on Glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of doubt.  Drawing from John 20:24-31, Pastor Dawn will offer reflections on Seeing is Believing. 

To access the worship service for May 10, click here.

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BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
WORSHIP
May 10, 2020|
Glimpses of Resurrection
in the midst of doubt

Welcome and Lighting the Christ Candle

Prelude—He’s got the whole world in his hands (Edison)–Verlene Garber    

Call to worship and Prayer–Renee Reimer  

Hymn of praise–The Risen Christ–STS 101  

Children’s conversation   

Worship music–Lord, you sometimes speak–HWB 594

Scripture–John 20:24-31–Nathan Koontz       

Sermon–Seeing is believing–Dawn Yoder Harms      

Hymn of response–We walk by faith–HWB 570 

Prayers of God’s people      

Sending hymn–The Lord lift you up–STJ 73 

Benediction
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Audio Visual Tech:  Ben Lichti
Musicians:
Esther Eash
Renee Reimer
Dawn Yoder Harms
Ron Garber|
John Koontz
William Eash  
Verlene Garber    

Announcements for the week of May 10-15, 2020

We offer sympathy to Wes and Ada Schmidt-Tieszen, their daughters, Tina Graber (husband Daniel, children Adaline and Levi) and Alison Schmidt-Tieszen, and their extended family, on the death of Wes’ father, Vern Tieszen who died May 6 in Caldwell, Idaho at the age of 95.  Nephews of Vern are Duane Friesen and Larry Friesen.

The offering at BCMC last week (April 27 through May 4, 2020):  General Fund $7,784.  Caring fund $25; Living Stones $755; Elevator Repair $100. 

Repair work on the BCMC elevator will begin Monday, May 11.  Doors will be open to allow entrance for the crew working on the elevator.  For your safety, we ask you to refrain from entering the building. 

Mennonite Central Committee, even amidst this global pandemic, continues to work as safely and fully as possible in over 50 countries around the world. COVID-19 continues to spread and the challenges facing our neighbors next door and around the world keep growing.  MCC Central States in North Newton continues to be closed to the public through the month of May, however, material resource donations can be left in the 24-hour donation drop-off room at any time.  If you would like fabric to sew into comforters, contact katemast@mcc.org.  Kate can deliver the fabric or set it out in the donation room for you. They have LOTS of pre-cut squares available.  Monetary donations are being accepted at donate.mcc.org to support water, food, hygiene and health programs around the world. 

MCC shares this prayer adapted from the Book of Common Prayer by the MCC U.S. Washington Office:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night.
Tend the sick, Lord Christ, in particular those suffering from COVID-19, those in under-resourced hospitals and those with no access to hospitals at all.
Give rest to the weary – including doctors, medical staff, parents, pastors and leaders making difficult decisions.
Bless the dying, soothe the suffering, and comfort their families and communities.
Pity the afflicted, especially those living in contexts of poverty, violence and limited public services for whom the call to stay at home is the call to face economic loss, hunger or physical danger.
Shield the joyous without letting this joy cloud compassion.
Call each of us to patience, to generosity and selflessness, to kindness, goodness, and peace, and all for your love’s sake.

Kauffman Museum might be closed to the public, but there are still two exhibits visitors can view. One is “Meta: An Exhibition about Exhibitions,” a senior project by Bethel College students Elizabeth Friesen Birky and Emma Girton. Take a virtual tour of this exhibit at https://tinyurl.com/metavirtualexhibit
The other is “Science Behind the News: Viruses,” a pop-up exhibit mounted on the outside of the museum at the corner of Main and 27th Streets in North Newton, by the front door. Text is in both English and Spanish. You can also see the “Viruses” exhibit along the walking path at Newton Medical Center, and at Health Ministries Clinic soon.

The Bethel College Class of 2020 will celebrate the 127th commencement, virtually, Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. Join them at bethelks.edu/graduation

Western District Conference Annual Assembly 2020 update:  Join us for the socially distanced Western District Conference Annual Assembly online on August 1.  (Note: This will replace previous plans for an in-person gathering).  Webinars, worship, Danny Carroll, our keynote speaker, and some time to talk together will all be part of this grand experiment. What can the times we’re living in help us to discover about mission? About God’s love for the exile? We hope it will be possible for small groups to host Assembly watch parties together. If not, we’ll be together in Spirit and over digital media.

The Western District Conference/South Central Conference Women’s and Girl’s Retreat is scheduled forFriday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13 at Camp Mennoscah. The Retreat Committee is working to make this a special time of reflection, fellowship and fun. Please keep this in prayer as we hope to be able to gather and worship together in the usual way but will reevaluate as needed when the time gets closer.

Camp Mennoscah is working on guidelines for being open to small groups and families within state and local recommendations.  Watch the campmennoscah.org website and the Camp Mennoscah Facebook page for updates.  If you already have a group reservation at Camp Mennoscah, we will contact you if changes are needed.  At this time, the Family Weekend in July has not been canceled.  Contact camp at 620-297-3290 with questions.

Announcements for May 3-9, 2020

We offer sympathy to the family of Rosella (Reimer) Duerksen.  Rosella, aged 94,  died early the morning of May 1, in Tucson, Arizona.  Rosella and her husband, Harold, are Wider Fellowship members at BCMC.  Surviving Rosella are her husband Harold, and their children Kathleen, Christine, and Thomas and their families.

Everence will host the workshop, Make Medicare an easy step, as a webinar Mon., May 11 at 6:30 pm.  Attendees will learn about the various Medicare plans and what they cover; plans that supplement Medicare; and enrollment details and deadlines. This webinar is free. Please register by contacting Darlene Buller at 877-467-7294, 316-283-3800 or darlene.buller@everence.com.

From Mennonite Church USA:
Mennonite Church USA has released a statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that denounces anti-Asian racism and provides tips and resources for helping us recognize and counter racism in our community. Read more at: http://mennoniteusa.org/statement-anti-asian-racism-covid-19/ 

Learn, Pray, Join
Interested in serving God through creation care? Discover how a small congregation strengthened its ties with each other and its community through earth-friendly spiritual practices in “Taftsville Chapel: A sustainable model for creation care.” http://mennoniteusa.org/news/taftsville/

 Menno Snapshots
Struggling with the “new normal” of working from home? Michael Danner, associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA, offers helpful advice and scheduling techniques in his blog, “Tips on working from home.” http://mennoniteusa.org/work-from-home

Prayer request from Western District Conference: Pray for generous contributions to be given to the WDC Hope Fund, to enable support for congregations facing financial hardship due to the impact of coronavirus. 

Prayer request from Mennonite Mission Network: Mennonite Mission Network administrators request prayer for wisdom in continuing God’s ministries of healing and hope in ways that do not expose personnel and partners to undue risks of exposure to COVID-19. All travel and in-person public gatherings have been canceled or postponed. Ministry continues through online connections.

May 3, 2020 Worship — You will have to press “Read More” in order to access the link for the worship service

In this season of Eastertide, our worship will focus on Glimpses of Resurrection.  As we explore post-resurrection narratives from the gospel of John, we’ll reflect on where we’re seeing glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of our current reality—in the midst of fear, doubt, and uncertainty about what a “new normal” will look like.
This week, worship will focus on Glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of fear.  Drawing from John 20:19-23, Pastor Renee will offer reflections on Fearing the Holy Breath.  Click here for the worship service.

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
WORSHIP
May 3, 2020
Glimpses of Resurrection in the midst of fear

Welcome and Lighting the Christ Candle–Nathan Koontz

Centering Music–Dawn Yoder Harms

Call to worship and Prayer–Nathan Koontz

Hymn of praise–Holy Spirit, come with power– HWB 26

Children’s conversation—Esther Kreider Eash

Worship music–In the morning when I rise–STJ 45

Scripture–John 20:19-23–Dawn Yoder Harms  

Sermon–Fearing the Holy Breath–Renee Reimer

Hymn of response–Nothing is lost on the breath of God–STS 121

Prayers of God’s people–Nathan Koontz

Sending hymn–The Lord is my light–STJ 97

Benediction–Renee Reimer

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Tech: Ben Lichti
Keyboard:  Dawn Yoder Harms
Vocal Ensemble:
William Eash
Esther Eash
Ron Garber
Renee Reimer
Verlene Garber
John Mark Koontz