God is in Control

Church Words

By Rev. David Bonnema, November 09, 2023


Welcome - Rev. David Bonnema

Opening Song - “This is Amazing Grace” - Danny Odell

Time of Greeting

Children’s Message

A Prayer for Veterans’ Day

Song - “Your Love is Extravagant”

A Time for Stewardship

Special Song - “Gratitude”

Sermon - “God is in Control”

Offering and Prayer - Rev. Dana Seiler

Closing Song - “The Blessing”



Prelude Ginger Wyrick

Welcome - Rev. David Bonnema

Call to Worship - Rev. Dana Seiler

  • Leader: Lift up your heads, you gates,
  • People: that the King of glory may come in!
  • Leader: Who is the King of glory?
  • People: The Lord strong and mighty.
  • Leader: Sing praises with understanding.
  • People: for the Lord Most High is awesome.
  • Leader: Sing praises to our King! Sing praises!
  • People: For God is the King of all the earth.

Hymn - “Come Thou Almighty King” - #139 Verses 1-4

Prayer of Confession
Sovereign Lord, we are planners and doers. We want life to line up the way we believe it should, and we get upset when it doesn’t go the way we want it to. We want to be in control, and we forget to consult You about the results. Help us to remember that You are in charge, and that You have amazing plans that far surpass anything that we could ever imagine for ourselves. Give us the courage to let go of our small ideas and leap into our destiny as we rely on Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Passing of the Peace

A Time for Stewardship

A Prayer for Veterans’ Day

  • Leader: Loving God, we are so thankful for the many men and women who have served our country. We are permanently indebted to them for their courage, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. We tie ribbons today to honor our veterans.
  • People: For the men and women who serve in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, we ask Your blessing.
  • Leader: For the family members who have made great sacrifices in order to make it possible for their service members to be on watch at home or around the world,
  • People: We ask Your blessing.
  • Leader: For the families who grieve the death of a loved one,
  • People: We ask Your blessing.
  • Leader: For the veterans of past wars who bear scars in their bodies and spirits,
  • People: We ask Your blessing.
  • Leader: For veterans who came home but couldn't “fit in” with their families or communities anymore,
  • People: We ask Your blessing on all today, Amen.

Anthem - “Let the Rivers Clap Their Hands” Purifoy - Unity Choir

Sermon - “God is in Control” - Rev. David Bonnema

Anthem - “Indescribible” - Story

Offering and Prayer


Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed

Closing Hymn - “O Worship the King” - #476 Verses 1, 2, 3, 5