We have the amazing privilege of telling two amazing stories from the Bible and seeing what God says to people who feel like they’re having a hard time keeping their heads above water because suffering and obstacles feel overwhelming. I’m excited about this because God gives each believer something to help when we need help because we feel smaller than our problems.
Order of Worship – May 28th
Countdown & Video Introduction: Pentecost
Opening Song: Holy Spirit
Welcome & Call to Worship: Psalm 29:1-4 – Gencina Vitoulis
Song: This Is Amazing Grace
Song: Hymn of Heaven
Mutual Greeting (252 Kids Dismissed to Class)
Responsive Reading: Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 20
Message: God’s Glory: The Spirit’s Comfort (Isaiah 43:2) - Rev. Samuel Sutter
Closing Song: Great is Thy Faithfulness BPH:408
Doxology: Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow
After the worship service concludes, all are welcomed to join us in for a time of fellowship. Coffee and refreshment are served in the Lobby.
- Tuesday, 30th – 7pm Deacon’s Meeting
- Friday, 2nd – 10am Blood Drive (sign up at Goshen.Church/RedCross)
- Friday, 2nd – 6:30pm Spanish Bible Study
- June 7th – 7pm Council Meeting
- June 10th – 9am Goshen Ecumenical Food Pantry
- June 14th – 7pm Prayer Meeting (Elders to Follow)
- June 18th – Installation of Office bearers
- June 25th – Rev. David Lyman (CADETS Camping trip)
Free GIFT: Reading the Bible is one of the best ways to know God better. If you don’t have a copy of the Bible, we’d like to give you a copy free of charge to read and learn more about God. Look for the orange New Testaments in the back of the sanctuary.
May / Second Offering Schedule: 14 – MyChoice Pregnancy Care Center, 21 – Faith Promise, 28 – Christ Health Care Ministries
Red Cross Blood Drive: We will be hosting a Blood Drive with The Red Cross on June 2nd in the Youth Building . There is an immediate need - Help Save Lives! Sign up at www.Goshen.Church/RedCross.
Membership Class - On June 4th we will begin a new membership class series for folks who are interested in putting down roots and becoming formal members of this church. Please see Pastor Sam, any Elder or fill out the Connection Card if you are interested in joining or have any questions.
Pick up a baby bottle in the narthex and collect loose change to support the ministry of MyChoice Pregnancy Care Center. Baby bottles to be returned by June 18th (Father’s Day).
Goshen Church would like to welcome Lillie Ray Finnegan born healthy on May 2nd, weighing in at 4.86lbs & 16” long. Congratulations to the parents, Christopher & Rebecca Finnegan and big sister Mae! To help welcome this new little one we’ve placed a bassinet in the narthex to fill with diapers, wipes and other baby items. Welcome Lillie!
252 (Kid’s Church) - We are looking for volunteers to help lead our K-5 Sunday School classes! If you would like to help out with this important ministry please see Jolene Larsen or Lauren Vellenga
May 28th Christine LaFrance & Rebecca Finnegan
June 4th Paige Matuszewski & Maddie Van Pelt
June 11th Amber Goudreau & Jessica DeVries
June 18th Jenn Beuerman & Girls
May 28th Betsy & Vickie VDM / Rich & Heather DeVries
June 4th Karen VanEeuwen / Linda VDW & Betsy Yntema
June 11th Doug & Marci Wade / Dan & Christine LaFrance
June 18th Dale & Sarah Francis / Jim & Joyce Amels
God’s Glory, The Spirit’s Comfort: Isaiah 43:2
Isaiah 43:1–7 (NIV) Israel’s Only Savior
But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.
4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 1
What is your only comfort in life and death?
That I am not my own, 1 but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, 2 to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. 3 He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, 4 and has set me free from all the power of the devil. 5 He also preserves me in such a way 6 that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; 7 indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. 8 Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life 9 and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him. 10
1 1 Cor 6:19, 20; 2.Rom 14:7-9; 3.1 Cor 3:23; Tit 2:14.; 4.1 Pet 1:18, 19; 1 Jn 1:7; 2:2.; 5.Jn 8:34-36; Heb 2:14, 15; 1 Jn 3:8.; 6.Jn 6:39, 40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 Pet 1:5. ; 7.Mt 10:29-31; Lk 21:16-18 ; 8.Rom 8:28. 9.Rom 8:15, 16; 2 Cor 1:21, 22; 5:5; Eph 1:13, 14.; 10.Rom 8:14.
Acts 2:1–6 (NIV) Page 1056 in Pew bible
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…
Lord’s Day 20 Q & A 53 Q. What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”?
A. First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God.1 Second, that the Spirit is given also to me,2 so that, through true faith, he makes me share in Christ and all his benefits,3 comforts me,4 and will remain with me forever.5
1 Gen. 1:1-2; Matt. 28:19; Acts 5:3-4
2 1 Cor. 6:19; 2 Cor. 1:21-22; Gal. 4:6
3 Gal. 3:14
4 John 15:26; Acts 9:31
5 John 14:16-17; 1 Pet. 4:14