Category Archives: This week at BCMC

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR June 13, 2021–––YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
June 13, 2021
The Story of Jonah

Prelude—Verlene Garber                                                                                                               

Christ Candle Lighting—Tim Hodge

Welcome and Prayer                                                                                                                         

Hymn—Summoned by the God Who Made Us—VT 1           

Children’s Conversation—Jill Robb

Scripture Reading—Jonah 1:1-16—Tim Hodge

Sermon—A Life Like Jonah’s—Renee Reimer

Here I Am, Lord—VT 545                                                                                                                

Prayers of God’s people—Tim Hodge

Hymn—Will You Come and Follow Me—VT 540

Benediction—Renee Reimer

Postlude—Verlene Garber


VT = Voices Together

Worship leader—Tim Hodge

Children’s conversation—Jill Robb

Musicians—Renee Reimer, Ron Garber, Barbara Thiesen, Aaron Tschetter, and Verlene Garber 

Audio visual—Ben Lichti

Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR June 6, 2021–––YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
June 6, 2021, 9:30 am

Prelude                           “Amidst Life’s Storms”  a hymn medley of
                                             VT 128 “Wakantanka” 
                                         VT 286 “Fierce Raged the Tempest”
                                          VT 595 “When the storms of life are raging”
                                                             Pat Friesen, piano
                                       (Pat invites you to follow along in your hymnal)

Lighting the Christ Candle                                                                             Bill Swartley

Land Acknowledgement

Welcome and Prayer                                                                   

Hymn of praise                        Sing Praise to God Who Reigns                            VT 101

Children’s Conversation                                                                          Megan Kohlman

Scripture reading                      Excerpts from Psalm 107
                                                  Mark 4:35-41

Sermon                                       Great Storm, Great Calm               Dawn Yoder Harms

Hymns of response                         Calm me, Lord                                                 VT 680

                                          Calm us, Lord, as you calmed the storm;
                                           still us, Lord, and keep us from harm.
                                             Let all the tumult within us cease:
                                             enfold us, Lord, in your peace.
How firm a foundation                                           VT 592

Dedication of the New Church Year
     Dale Schrag (Gifts Discernment Committee and Church Board) and
     Dawn Yoder Harms

Congregation responds:

We pray for wisdom, patience, and hope in this calling.
May we share the gifts entrusted to us with confidence and humility.
May we grow into the mind and spirit of Christ through our service.
Prayers of God’s People                                                                     Bill Swartey

Sending hymn                                 Guide our feet                                                  VT 816
                                                  (please sing “our”, “we”)

Benediction                                                                                          Dawn Yoder Harms

Postlude

                                                 VT—Voices Together

___________________________________________________

Musicians—Pat Friesen, Renee Reimer, Esther Koontz, Ben Lichti,
Doug Harms, Bill Swartley
Audio Visual—Ken Lamp
Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT for BCMC
created by Florence Schloneger
Feb 2021
As we do on the first Sunday of each month,  
  we acknowledge that we worship  
  on the land of the Kanza, Osage, and Wichita.   
We thank them for their care and respect for this land

  and acknowledge the injustice of their forced removal. 
We ask the Spirit to heal our histories 
  and find new paths of right relationships with them 
  and all of creation.   

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR May 30, 2021–––YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

Bethel College Mennonite Church
May 30, 2021

Prelude—Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord (Armsdorf/Manz)

                  Beach Spring (Held)–Verlene Garber, organist

Christ Candle Lighting

Welcome and Prayer—Helen Nachtigal

Hymn of praise—Live-Giver, Maker, God of All—VT 38

Children’s Conversation—Dawn Yoder Harms

Scripture reading—John 3:1-17                           

Sermon—Rebirth?—Dawn Yoder Harms

Hymn of response—As the Wind Song Through the Trees—VT 373

Prayers of God’s People                                                                                                                   

Sending hymn—Move in Our Midst—VT 827

Benediction

Postlude—Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Manz)

VT—Voices Together


Worship Leader—Helen Nachtigal

Children’s Conversation—Dawn Yoder Harms

Musicians—Susie Swartley, Renee Reimer, Barbara Thiesen, Dawn Yoder Harms, Ron Garber, Bill Swartley, Doug Harms, Verlene Garber

Audio Visual—Ben Lichti

Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR May 23, 2021––Pentecost Sunday–YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

Image by Bob Regier

Bethel College Mennonite Church
May 23, 2021
Pentecost

Prelude— Trumpet Tune (Flor Peeters)—Karen Schlabaugh, organist

Christ Candle Lighting—Brad Kohlman

Welcome and Prayer

Hymn of praise—Holy Spirit, Come with Power—VT 57

Children’s Conversation—Mary Ellen Hodge

Scripture reading—Acts 2:1-21                           

Sermon—A 6-year-old’s Story of the Spirit—Renee Reimer

Hymn of response—Joys are Flowing like a River—VT 375

Prayers of God’s People                                                                                                                   

Sending hymn—We are One in the Spirit—VT 387

                             (Vs 1 English – Vs 1 Spanish – Vs 1 German – Vs 2 English)

Benediction

Postlude— Postludium (Flor Peeters)

VT—Voices Together


Worship Leader—Brad Kohlman

Children’s Conversation—Mary Ellen Hodge

Musicians—William Eash Esther Kreider Eash, Dawn Yoder Harms, Renee Reimer,

Mike Claassen, Barbara Thiesen, Karen Schlabaugh

Audio Visual—Francis Toews

Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

Worship Visuals—Carol Buller

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR May 9, 2021–– YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

Bethel College Mennonite Church
May 9, 2021

Prelude—John Mark Koontz, Josh Berman, Simon Koontz

Lighting the Christ Candle

Welcome

Call to Worship—Psalm 98 (Inclusive Bible)

Hymn of praise—Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee –VT 103

Children’s Conversation

Blessing of High School Graduates    

Scripture reading—John 15:9-17                         

Sermon—The Circle of Love—Dawn Yoder Harms

Hymn of response—Je Louerai L’Eternel—VT 131

Prayers of God’s People                                                                                                                   

Sending hymn—You shall go out with joy—VT 847

Benediction

VT—Voices Together


Worship Leaders—Marlene Ewert and Cliff Dick

Musicians—John Mark Koontz, Josh Berman, Simon Koontz

Audio Visual—Francis Toews

Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR May 2, 2021–– YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
May 2, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter

Prelude—Sanctus (Gounod)—Joel Garber and Verlene Garber; piano/organ duet                         

Christ Candle Lighting—Doug Siemens

Land Acknowledgement

Welcome and Prayer                                                                                                                         

Hymn—Here in This Place—VT 10          

Children’s Conversation—Peggy Sauder                                                                                        

Scripture Reading—Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 4:7-21—Doug Siemens, Bethany Schrag

Sermon—Abiding in Love–Nathan Koontz

Hymn—Will You Let Me Be Your Servant—VT 778                                                                        

Prayers of God’s people—Doug Siemens

Hymn—Go, My Friends, in Grace—VT 810

Benediction—Nathan Koontz

Postlude                                                                                                                                          

VT = Voices Together


Worship leader—Doug Siemens

Children’s conversation—Peggy Sauder

Musicians—Verlene Garber, Tim Schrag, Bethany Schrag, Renee Reimer, Ben Lichti

Audio visual—Ben Lichti

Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR APRIL 25, 2021–– YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

On the way to Dzamja, Bosnia – picture by Dawn Yoder Harms
Lodging where the sheep belong!

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
April 25, 2021


Prelude—Verlene Garber, organ

Christ Candle Lighting—Adam Robb

Welcome and prayer                                                                                                                        

Hymn—All People That on Earth Do Dwell—VT 5

Children’s Conversation—Julianna Schrag

Mentor/Mentee Dedication—Renee Reimer       

Congregation responds: We are thankful for these young people, their parents, and their mentors. It is our prayer that our church can continue to be a place for our youth to grow. We as a church promise to support and pray for these mentoring relationships. May God bless each of you as you continue to grow together.

Scripture Reading—Psalm 23— John 10:11-18—Adam Robb

Sermon—The Loving Shepherd—Dawn Yoder Harms

Hymn—My Shepherd Will Supply My Need—VT 640

Kingdom Report—Heather Esau Zerger— Chair, Staff Congregation Relations Committee

Prayers of God’s people—Adam Robb

Hymn—We Shall Walk Through the Valley—VT 574

Benediction—Dawn Yoder Harms

Postlude


VT = Voices Together


Musicians—Esther Kreider Eash, Renee Reimer, Barbara Thiesen, Dawn Yoder Harms

Ron Gaber, John Mark Koontz, William Eash, Verlene Garber

Audio visual—FrancisToews

Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR APRIL 18, 2021–Creation Care SUNDAY– YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK


With Nature Sing—Lora Jost Mosaics—2018
“The hymn All Creatures of our God and King celebrates the visual beauty, music and force of nature.  The imagery from this hymn is the basis for these mosaics.  The mosaic with the human face visualizes
sensory response to the beauty and sound of birds, and appreciation for mother earth, who day by day unfoldest blessings on our way.”
 

CREATION CARE SUNDAY
A new heaven and a new earth
April 18, 2021

GATHERING IN PRAISE

Prelude—Music from Nature                           

Christ candle—Kathy Stucky
Welcome and prayer
Hymn of praise—All Creatures Worship God Most High—VT 81—verses 1-4, 7
Children’s conversation—Lorna Harder and Dwight Platt

SEEING THE WOUNDS AROUND US

Scripture Reading—Luke 24:36-48—David Kreider
Connecting with Scripture—Dawn Yoder Harms
World Reflection—Dwight Platt
Prayer for those suffering from environmental injustice—Doug Harms
with congregational response: Lord, hear our prayer
Hymn of lament—As the Waters Rise Around Us—VT 708

SEEING WITH FRESH EYES

Scripture—2 Peter 3:13
Connecting with Scripture—Dawn Yoder Harms
World Reflection—Lorna Harder

RESPONDING

Prayers of God’s people—Dawn Yoder Harms
Sending Hymn—Touch the Earth Lightly—VT 145
Benediction—congregation in unison—VT 1002
Worship planned and led by the Creation Care Committee—Lorna Harder, Dwight Platt, David Kreider, Kathy Stucky, Doug Harms, Dawn Yoder Harms

Musicians—Esther Koontz, Matthew Schloneger, Rebecca Schloneger, Erich Boschmann, Eli Regier

AV technician—Ken Lamp

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR APRIL 11, 2021–Holy Hilarity SUNDAY– YOU WILL HAVE TO PRESS READ MORE TO SEE THE LINK

In-person worship schedule  for Sunday, April 11: This Sunday, the Issues and Christianity and Open Circle Sunday School classes and their family members are invited to attend. For those Issues and Christianity and Open Circle members (and their families) who are attending this Sunday, you can enter by the front doors (west) or the south automatic doors.  All other doors to the church will be locked.   Worship Service starts 10 minutes into the video. Sound does not immediately start.

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
April 11, 2021, 9:30 am
Holy Hilarity Sunday


Prelude
                                                                                                                                 
Lighting the Christ Candle—Cliff Dick and Marlene Ewert

Welcome and prayer—Cliff Dick and Marlene Ewert

Hymn—God bless you merry sinner                                                                                         
(Tune: God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen)

God bless you merry sinner,
you’re forgiven it is true;
Remember Christ your Savior
has lived and died for you,
and lives again as King of Kings,
of saint and sinner, too.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy,
peace and joy.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy.

In Jerusalem at Calvary
that dismal Friday morn,
amid the pain and suffering
eternal life was born.
It came with arms outstretched to us,
right through the curtain torn.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy,
peace and joy.
Oh, tidings of Easter peace and joy.

So sing an alleluia,
for our Savior’s victory,
and shout to all “Hosanna!”
that we have been set free
from sin and death and devil’s grip
throughout eternity.
We’ll have tidings of Easter peace and joy,
peace and joy.
Glad tidings of Easter peace and joy.

Children’s Conversation—Marlene Ewert

Scripture Reading—Psalm 126—Cliff Dick

Exercise on Joy—Joy Remembered, Joy Anticipated—Renee Reimer

Hymn—Come, Thou Fount—VT 563

Prayers of God’s people—Cliff Dick

Sending Hymn—Go tell it on the mountain (reprise)                                                             

Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere,
Go tell it on the mountain
that Jesus is alive.

While soldiers watched the gravesite
that quiet Sunday dawn
there came a big commotion
and then the storm was gone.

The women found no body
their spices to anoint;
instead they found an angel,
God’s message to appoint.

Go from where He isn’t
to where He said He’d be.
An Easter-time reunion:
the hills of Galilee.

Benediction—Renee Reimer

VT  =  Voices Together

Musicians—John Mark Koontz, Eli Reiger, and Simon Koontz

Audio visual—Francis Toews

Pastor—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms

Church Announcement Misprints
• Coming Up—Theological Open House. We discuss thought-provoking topics. Your opinions are hardly welcome.
• The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer.
• A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
• At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What Is Hell?” – come early and listen to our choir practice.
• The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.”
• Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
• Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons.
• The church will host an evening of fine dining, superb entertainment, and gracious hostility.
• Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

WORSHIP SERVICE FOR April 4, 2021–Easter Sunday– You will have to press READ MORE to see the link

BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
April 4, 2021
Easter
Deep in the Feast

Prelude—Verlene Garber                                                                                                                  

Christ Candle Lighting—Natalie Graber

We light the Christ candle to welcome God’s presence among us. Sent out from worship, we carry the light of Christ with us into the world. 

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement—Dawn Yoder Harms

Call to Worship—Natalie Graber

Prayer                                                                                                                                             

Low in the Grave He Lay—VT 333          

Children’s Conversation—Esther Kreider Eash                                                                             

Scripture Reading—John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11—Dawn Yoder Harms and Natalie Graber

Now the Green Blade Rises—VT 353

Sermon—Nathan Koontz

Christ the Lord is Risen Today—VT 346                                                                                       

Prayers of God’s people—Dawn Yoder Harms

Lift Your Glad Voices—VT 340                                                                                                                     

Benediction                                                                                                                                     

Postlude

VT = Voices Together

Worship leaders: Natalie Graber, Dawn Yoder Harms

Children’s conversation: Esther Eash

Musicians: Verlene Garber, William Eash, Esther Kreider Eash, Renee Reimer

Dawn Yoder Harms, Ron Garber, John Mark Koontz, Barbara Thiesen

Audio visual: Ben Lichti

Pastors: Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Dawn Yoder Harms