Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 12, 2012
APRIL 15, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “God Did a Wonderful Thing for Me”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: God longs to have _____________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Introduction of Daniel Jung, Club 3:16/Connections Assistant
Senior Choir “In Remembrance”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Kings 12:1-24, 14:21-31 (Page 339)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE STORY: A KINGDOM TORN IN TWO”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Hymn No. 316 ……………………………… “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)….“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Worship Sequence No. 77-79 ………….…… “Worthy of Love and Praise”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 639 ……………….……….. “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
Living Word: John 15:9-15 (Page 1046)
Mark 14:27-42, 66-72 (Page 985)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“AND THEY CALL THEMSELVES FRIENDS?”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 630 ………….….. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER. We invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church
and have found forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in the
supper. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:45 PM Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing. A special Mystery Guest
will be joining us! ONLY 4 meetings left till Summer break.
Reminder we meet the 1st and 3rd of every month.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the
Consistory room. We will discuss Lesson 4 of the Study Book
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
7:00 PM ADULTS – “The Story” continues through May!!
Meet in the Consistory room.
7:00 PM CHIAPAS TEAM will meet together to view slides and
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 22, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message: “God’s
Messengers” from THE STORY. In preparation read Chapter 15.
Our Chiapas team will share their experiences with us and show
slides of their trip. DINNER will be served in appreciation for all the
prayerful support following the morning service.
** RESERVATIONS ARE DUE TODAY!! **
You can call the office at the very latest on Tuesday!
See the insert in your bulletin, tear off the reservation part,
and drop it in the offering plate or in the box in the narthex.
If you are willing to bring a salad or dessert, please sign up on the
sheet in the narthex!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Janet Yonkers moved to the Heartwood
Lodge, 18525 Woodland Ridge Dr., Spring Lake, MI 49456 following
surgery to repair her broken hip. She handled the move well and is
improving each day. Please keep Janet and her family in your
prayers. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION - Our heartfelt thanks to our Grace church
family for your prayers, cards, expressions of condolence, and other
deeds of kindness extended during the illness and recent death of
our brother/brother-in-law, Norman Ver Merris. Much
appreciation. In answer to prayers, our sister in law, Doris
Ver Merris, after being seriously ill and hospitalized several weeks,
is now recuperating at home. As a result of the illness there is a
vision problem. Hopefully it will be treatable. Please continue to
pray for her. ~Shirley De Bruin & Ruth Ver Merris
We received the following thank you from Dr. Shanna Ten Clay, who
received one of our “goodie boxes”. Shanna is serving in the medical
field in Afghanistan: “Thank you so much for your thoughtful box!
The homemade cookies, candy, granola bars, gum, etc. were so
wonderful. I shared them with my whole group. We appreciate it!”
~ Gratefully, Shanna Ten Clay
A HUGE THANK YOU to the many hands that helped with our 3rd
Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We had another wonderful year and we
were able to connect with many new families. ~Heather Dood
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 23, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 AM ANNUAL CHURCH CLEAN UP
All hands and feet are welcome to clean up our Lord’s Home. See
John Sawyer with any questions.
Sunday, May 6, 1st VBS MEETING will be held following the
morning service. During this time I will have a list of all areas that
need volunteers and details on each area. I will do a quick run
through of what the theme is as well on this day. Please join me for a
quick informational meeting. Go Fish Praise ~ Where kids get
down and lift God high!! Monday – Thursday, June 11-14.
REMINDER: Those that signed up to help with DISCOVERY
KIDZ..the schedule is now printed in the bulletin so you will know
when its your turn. Also were it states "OPEN" that means I am in
need to help still. If you can fill those slots please see me or sign up in
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Thursday, April 26 at Faith Community CRC,
5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Punch at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30.
Please contact Shari if you would like to attend. Reservations due
by April 19th.
35TH ANNUAL HUNGER WALK - Saturday, May 5, 2012! You can
be part of this by walking, volunteering, or donating. For details, go
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Louise Grimm, Brian & Sandy Gort
Lower Doors: Ron Harmsen
April 22 Upper Doors: Jan Higley, Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Nancy Hall
Today Chelsea Dornbos, Linda Emelander
April 22 Sue Stuk, Phyllis Vander Sloot
3 & 4 T: Donna Oppenhuizen
S: Dan Stuk
K – 2nd T: Pat Ter Beek
S: Sue Vander Wal
3rd – 5th T: Rick Postema
S: Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
April 15, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing Community
beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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