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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Tue, Apr 14, 2009
April 12, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Hallelujah, Resurrection Morning”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (on screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Ministry of Music Christina Kleymeer
Moment of Sharing: Easter promises us that ____________
Choral Anthem “O What a Glorious Day”
Hymn No. 358 “Because He Lives”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - RCWS
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Ministry of Music Christina Kleymeer
Living Word: John 20:1-31 (Page 1052)
Romans 8:18-39 (Page 1096)
Message: “NOW APPEARING!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymns No. 365 “Alleluia! Alleluia!”
No. 367 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”
* Song of Departure Hymn No. 34 “He is Lord”
* 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leader Heather Dood. Children K–2nd Grade meet in the
Choir Room with Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris and
OUR SPECIAL EASTER OFFERING is designated for Reformed Church
World Service. Funds collected are used to assist areas around the
world in a time of crisis or disaster.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Christina Kleymeer, our Senior Choir, and
Praise Team for their part in our Easter Celebration today!
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES OR EVENING SERVICE TODAY.
MISSION TRIP: Please be in prayer for the persons who will be leaving
Friday, April 17, to go to Slidell LA where they will take part in a joint
mission building project with other denominations in the Little Woods
area of New Orleans. They will be rebuilding homes for persons
whose homes were destroyed in the hurricanes over 3 years ago. They
will return late on Saturday, April 25. The persons volunteering are:
Tymie Boeve, Shari & Dale Dood, Joan Emaus, Larry Kleymeer, Jim &
Sheila McElroy, Della Sawyer, Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot, Les Van
Wyk, and Ray Zondervan. Pastor John DeKam and his wife Carlene
from Grand Haven will be joining our group.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Geri Ruis is doing well following her heart
surgery Wednesday. Bob Stadt had another manipulation on his
knee on Tuesday. Keep these persons in your prayers along with all
the other items listed on the Prayers & Praise Line.
THANK YOU EVERYONE for all the food and personal care items that you
gave during our Lent Food Drive. We will be keeping the food here
until Family Network of Wyoming is moved to their new building in
May….so if you forgot to bring your donations, you still can do that!
“Thank You to Pastor Rick, Grace family, and friends. We all appreciate
your support, prayers, meals, visits, flowers, and cards.”
Joan Patterson, Brian & Sandy Gort
Dear Grace Members,
‘The family of Margaret Zylstra would like to express their gratitude
and thanks to those who visited her during her three and a half
years at Railside Assisted Living. She always enjoyed those visits
and got a few good laughs out of some. We also appreciate how
many of you were able to quickly change gears to attend her funeral
-showing your love and concern. Pastor Rick was right there! The
cards some sent were very thoughtful as well. We’ll miss Mom, but
it’s nice to know she’s enjoying a better life. Thanks ever so much!’
Lexie Wagoner, Gail, Jon and families
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009
12:30 PM MISSION TEAM LEAVES FOR NEW ORLEANS…
7:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
NEXT SUNDAY – APRIL 19, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Vern Hettinga will lead our morning service and
share the message. Pastor Todd Bush will be with us for our 6 PM
service. Pastor Rick and Donna will be on vacation April 16 through
24. If a need arises, please contact your Caring Shepherd, Elder
Representative, or call the church office and we will contact them for
9:30 AM CHILDREN & WORSHIP VOLUNTEER MEETING for all leaders and
helpers. Please bring along your calendars as we will be setting the
summer C & W schedule. If you are not able to be at the meeting,
please contact Heather Dood (534-1794) with the dates that you will
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING following Sunday School for all Club
3:16 volunteers. Please meet at the Crossing. Questions…see Kia
CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY will be Saturday, April 25. Reserve the date and
talk to John Sawyer if you have any questions.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS – Grace Scholarship applications are due on
May 3rd. You can place your completed application in an envelope on
the desk in the main office.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for the
GEMS ORGANIZATION (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior). This
offering will be received on April 26 which is GEMS Sunday!
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! CREW LEADERS are needed to lead the
children around to the various stations like Bible drama, crafts,
games, and Chadder’s Adventure. YOU will be the key person who
interacts directly with the children each day! The great part is that
everything is provided for you and you do not need to do extra study
each night. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, or talk to Shari!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB POSTING: We have received word that Dick
Ter Maat will be leaving his position at Westown Jubilee Housing.
There is a flyer posted on the bulletin board giving details.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers; Brian & Sany Gort
Lower Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm
April 19 Upper Doors: Al & Louise Grimm; Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Today AM Service: Sandy Gort, Lyndsey Boeve, Sandy Farris
April 19 AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Sue & Kendra Veldheer
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
April 12, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Pray for wisdom that we may discern the next steps.
Praise God for…
• Our RISEN Lord!
• Christ’s death for us, giving us forgiveness of sins!
• The privilege of WORSHIP!
• Our family by blood, but also our family in Christ!
• Our Mission Trip Team as they go to New Orleans to rebuild homes!
• The Family Network of Wyoming Pantry as they move to 44th St CRC
• The members at 44th St CRC who seek new church homes
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Geri Ruis as she recovers from heart surgery
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Joan Patterson, Willie Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris,
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee
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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