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April 13, 2014

Posted by: Heather on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

  PALM SUNDAY

APRIL 13, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Choral Introit

 Call to Worship

*  Greeting Time 

*  Opening Hymn of Praise No. 297 ………..….  “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

*  Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*  Doxology

*  Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Exodus 20:1-21 (Page 73), Mark 11:1-11  (Page 981)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

“WANDERING IN YOUR WILDERNESS: GIVING OF THE LAW”  

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 Senior Choir Cantata  “PRAISE THE RISEN LORD”

*  Benediction

*  Song of Departure No. 517 (Verse 1 & Chorus)

 …………………  “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

 Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 *All who are able, please stand.  

 

ELDERS INVITATION If you have questions, concerns, joys, or

 prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or

 an Elder today.  Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the

 sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your

 bulletin.  You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.

 

WELCOME

We are so glad to have you worship with us during this season of Lent.  During

this season we are all together in need of divine forgiveness, in need of power to lead

a more faithful Christian life.  Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place.  Please take a moment and sign your name

and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.

 

 

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET.  All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.

 

THANK YOU to our Senior Choir and everyone who helped make the

 Easter Cantata a special part of our Easter Celebrations.  A special

 thank you to our Choir Director, Paul Kerkstra.

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at

 Grace Reformed Church.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in

 the Consistory Room following the morning service today.

 

5:00 PM A JOINT PALM SUNDAY SERVICE will be held with

 our sister churches at Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter,

 Wyoming).  Please note the early start time!

 

6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet.  We will be finalizing retreat plans,

 so you won’t want to miss this meeting!

 

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Sandy Gort who will

 undergo outpatient surgery to have her gallbladder removed on

 Tuesday . Anna Borkowski is home recovering from outpatient surgery and waiting test results.  For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.

 

In Appreciation- Thank you for the out pouring of prayers and cards in the recent passing of my brother John. It is all very much appreciated.

  • Wes Dekker

 

 FINANCIAL REPORT – March

 Offering  Monthly Amount Needed Difference 

 $ 27,182.50 $ 28,912.63 (5 Sundays) - $1730.13 

 

 Year to date actual vs budget: - $4,368.49

 

 Special Offering for the GEMS Organization  $567.00

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

Join us as we walk together through Holy Week and

Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter Morning.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014

 1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory

 room.  We will discuss Chapter 7 of the Study Book, Isaiah 24. 

 All women are welcome!

 3:15 – 5:15 CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

 3:45 – 5:45 CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

 7:00 PM MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE OF  

 COMMUNION AND REMEMBRANCE. 

 

 Pastor Rick will share the message: “The Golden Calf” 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

 10:00 AM  ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! The kids will love

 to come and hunt for eggs!  There will be singing, prizes,

 and lots of fun!  Bring your kids, your neighbor kids,

 grandkids! 

 

 

NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

 

10:00 AM EASTER CELEBRATION -Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!  Pastor Rick will share  the message: “GOD’S GLORY FILLS THE TEMPLE”. Our Easter Special Offering is designated for Camp Scholarships to Cran Hill  Ranch or Camp Geneva that can assist families of our Discovery Kidz  that may need assistance.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Monday, April 21, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING

 7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING

 

Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27 – Y-LIFE RETREAT at Cran Hill

 Ranch. 

 

Monday, April 28, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 

Saturday, May 3, 9:00 am – til done!  SPRING CLEAN UP at Grace!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SPECIAL OFFERING – Our Special Offering for the Month of April is  

 designated for the Gideons. This offering will be received on April 27.

 

LENTEN BREAKFAST – Beverly Reformed Church invites all women to

 their Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30 am.  The program

 will feature Rick & Barb Gossett presenting “A Lenten Love Song”.  A flyer

 with more details is available on the narthex table.  TODAY is the deadline

 for reservations.  Call Wilma (534-9564) or Helen (457-8793) to reserve.

 

PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – Our parking lot is in dire

 need of attention.  If you would like to help fund this major project,

 donations will be welcomed!  Just designate “Building Fund” on your

 offering envelope. 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today  Upper Doors:  Joan Emaus, Ron & Barb Engels

 Lower Doors:  Sandy Farris

April 20 Upper Doors:  Joan Formsma, Lon & Rose Gerbers

 Lower Doors:  Brian & Sandy Gort

NURSERY  

Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Lynda VerMerris

April 20 Sue Vander Wal, Brielle Wigent

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ - APRIL 

Art:  Della Sawyer Cooking:  Tymie Boeve  

Theater:  John Sawyer 

Shepherds: Katie Green, Lyndsey Boeve, Ray Zondervan

USHER/COLLECTION  Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 

 April Wigent Boeve Norden Mulder 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

April 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank God today for the gift of music.We are thankful for our Senior Choir and director, Paul Kerkstra.

  • We thank God for times of vacation, times to rest and relax and enjoy the beauty of creation.

  • We are thankful for our children today.We pray for God’s blessing on them as they worship in Discovery Kidz.We pray for Heather as she leads them.We thank the many volunteers that devote themselves to our kids.

  • Please be in prayer for Sandy Gort as she submits to surgery this week.

  • Please be in prayer for Caitlin, friend of Abbey Licari, who was just diagnosed with Leukemia after just beating cancer last year.

  • There are many friends and family of our church members that need your prayers this week.Please continue to pray for Lola

    De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy, Rose Borkowski, mother of Anna, who has discovered a tumor in her throat and Julie, friend of Anna, whose husband has brain cancer; Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.

  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.

  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink,

    Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth

    Ver Merris.

     

     

     

    As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports.

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