Prayer Requests


  • We rejoice with Dave and Jana Haglund that his brother-in-law, Tracy Anderson, successfully received a lung transport on Sunday night, April 15,
  • Al Mennega continues to recuperate in the respite room at Crown Pointe.
  • Allan Bolkema underwent surgery in Dakota Dunes on Thursday, April 19 to repair a broken bone in his shoulder suffered during a seizure on Friday afternoon, April 13. At the same time on Thursday, Janna Bolkema will underwent a PET scan at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls. She then anticipates undergoing surgery on Monday morning, April 23. We pray for Allan and Janna and their family in this incredibly trying time.
  • Our prayers are with the Dorman Koel family as they mourn his passing on Wednesday April 18. We pray for God’s peace to surround Dorman’s family, including his Bethel family: daughter Gloria and Denny Hoekstra, grandson Mike Hoekstra, brother-in-law Lyle and Joan Vande Kamp, and sister-in-law Joleen and Jim Vermeer. Funeral arrangements are still pending, but tentatively visitation will be Sunday and the funeral will likely be Monday at Jurrens funeral home in Rock Rapids.
  • Curt De Koning will be underwent a shoulder biopsy on Thursday, April 19 to determine if his shoulder is strong enough for surgery. If so, he anticipates surgery on his left shoulder on May 10.
  • Happy Birthday to Martha Goslinga who will be celebrating her 98th birthday on Saturday, April 28!
  • We continue to join our community in praying for different local congregations.  This week be in prayer for the First Reformed Church and the ministry of Pastor Travis Else and Pastor Jamie Dykstra.
  • If you have a prayer request that you would like included in the bulletin, please contact Pastor John ( or the Bethel office (

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