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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Apr 14, 2006
April 16, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Was it a Morning Like This?” Christina Kleymeer
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Easter gives us ___________!
Reception of New Members
Choral Anthem “Resurrection Day/O What a Glorious Day”
Mission Trip Send Off
Hymn No. 357 ……………………………………………………….. “Christ Arose”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes & Offerings
2nd Offering – One Great Hour of Sharing
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
The Easter Story: Luke 24:1-12
Living Word: Luke 24:13-35 (Page 1025)
Message: “WHAT A VANISHING ACT!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 358 ……………………………………. “Because He Lives”
* Song of Departure No. 368 (vs. 1) ....…………………………….… “He Lives”
* Postlude “He’s Living Today”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
We joyously greet those who are visiting with us today in the name of our Risen Savior! On this day we rejoice in Christ’s victory over sin and death. Praise God with great enthusiasm! Christ is Risen Indeed! Please sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today so we can
get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
WE CELEBRATE TODAY as the following persons are received into the
membership of Grace by Transfer:
Nicole Rittersdorf (4200 Wimbledon Dr., Apt. 12, Grandville, MI
49418) from Burlingame Congregational United Church of Christ
David Eckhardt (2510 Knollview SW, Wyoming, MI 49519) from
Parkwood Presbyterian Church of Jenison.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
A SPECIAL Thank You to Christina Kleymeer as well as the Choir and
Praise Team for their part in our Easter Celebration today!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for EASTER is designated for ONE GREAT HOUR
OF SHARING. Our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing will enable
Reformed Church World Service make real the love of Christ for
individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects
of disasters, conflict or severe economic hardship, and for those who
serve them through gifts of time and money. This offering will be
collected this morning.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES WILL NOT BE HELD TODAY!
WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EVENING SERIVCE AT GRACE - You are invited to
Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter SW, Wyoming) to worship
with them this evening.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Cheryl De Witt will undergo surgery on Friday,
April 21st at St. Mary’s Hospital. Irwin Huizen is now residing at
Byron Center Manor, Meadow Place, 2115 – 84th Street in Byron
Center. See the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in your bulletin
today for other concerns of the Grace family.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the following members of
our church family:
Nellie Workman, Sandy, Carol, Pat, Terry & Family upon
the death of their husband and father, Herman Workman, on
Sunday, April 9, at the age of 86. Herman was a faithful member of
Grace for more than 50 years. Services were held on Wednesday
with Pastor Rick officiating.
Jeff & Kim Venema and children upon the death of Jeff’s father
on Tuesday, April 11 in Arkansas. (The Venema’s new address is:
523 S. Main, Hersey, MI 49639)
IN APPRECIATION – The Veldheer family wishes to thank you for the
cards, prayers, and calls upon the recent death of our mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother. We are so thankful for our
Thank you to all for your prayers, cards, and visits while I have
been recovering from back surgery. Thanks to Pastor Rick, the
Sunshine Committee, our Caring Shepherds Joan Emaus and
Marge Veldheer, and to those who have provided meals. I am
gaining strength daily and with God’s help the healing will come
about quickly. ~Sheryl Steensma
Thank you to the Grace congregation for the cards, prayers and
other acts of kindness at the time of our mom’s passing. They are
very much appreciated! ~Curt & Mary Boes
HURRICANE RELIEF WORK TRIP: 14 adults from our church will be
leaving this Saturday, April 22, for Alabama to build a home for
hurricane victims. They are: Sheila McElroy, Jim & Linda
Emelander, Joan Emaus, Larry & Deb Kleymeer, Elaine Martin,
Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot, Bill Ver Hulst, Ray & Robin Zondervan,
and Dale & Shari Dood. Today is your last opportunity to sign up to
be a prayer partner for someone going on the trip! The group will
return the following weekend!
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT! Today we want to spotlight Lacey Wylie. Lacey is currently
attending Western Michigan University with plans to graduate in April 2007 with a
Bachelors Degree and Certificate in Secondary Education, with two majors:
English and Spanish. Last summer she studied abroad in Argentina. Lacey
hopes to further her education by pursuing a Masters and Doctorate in the field of
Rhetoric and Composition as well as pursuing fluency and
certification in two or three more languages (French, German, and
Russian). Currently she is working at Miller Auditorium in
Kalamazoo. You can send notes of encouragement to Lacey at
2646 Dover Hills Dr., Apt. 103, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 or email
PLEASE KEEP PASTOR RICK & DONNA in your prayers this week. They
will be leaving this afternoon for St. Augustine, FL for a week of
vacation. In the event of an emergency, please contact your Caring
Shepherd, Pastor Rog Hendricks, or call the office and we will get in
touch with them for you.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Bring your spiritual gifts self -assessment inventory and results.
3:00 - 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School students.
4:30 PM GRACE GOLFERS – League play begins. This year
we will play at Wallinwood Springs (Jenison). NEW TEAMS
ARE STILL NEEDED! See Bill Ver Hulst.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2006
2:45 - 500 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School students.
6:15 PM CADETS FOR BOYS IN GRADES 1-5. We will meet
at church to ride together at 6:15 pm, or at Newhall at 6:30pm.
6:45 – 8:00 PM The SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM Club 3:16 for Elementary students.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2006
CLEAN UP DAY AT CHURCH - The Boy Scouts once again will assist us
in cleaning up the grounds. If you would like to help, see Tim Moody
for time and details!
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 23, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Vern Hettinga will be with us and share the message
at both our morning and evening service.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, May 7, 10:00 AM GEMS SUNDAY
Sunday, May 7, 6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 21 LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES until fall.
Sunday, June 4 – PENTECOST & GRADUATION SUNDAY. High School
Seniors – You can pick up your Scholarship Applications from the
Wednesday, June 21 – ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC at Pinery Park – A very
special evening is being planned! Save the date.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for the
GEMS ORGANIZATION. This special offering will be received on GEMS
Sunday, May 7 (not the usual last Sunday of the month!)
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – Thanks to all who have given so generously
to the needy in our community. Your efforts are appreciated!
FIESTA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Grace. The date is June 12-16! Sign
up to become part of this exciting week! There are many different
areas in which you can help! Most of all, we need everyone to PRAY
that God will use us to reach Children for Jesus!
CHRISTIAN MEN Supporting Church Growth (formerly Reformed
Laymens Publicity Committee) will have their semi-annual dinner on
Thursday, April 27 at First Reformed Church of Grandville. Dinner is
at 7:00 pm with a program of spiritual singing and a presentation by
Rev. Rob Wondergem, pastor of a new church start in downtown
Grand Rapids at 7:45 PM. Please place your reservation with Orville
Boerman (878-1246) by April 25.
Week of 4-9-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$6,404.00 $7,848.27 - $1,444.27
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$111,637.88 $117,724.05 - $6,086.17
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
April 23 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush
Brad & Gracia Class
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy DeRuiter
April Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Elkowitz Dood Frontjes Norden Kubiak Maitner
Today AM Service: Willie Hiemstra, Laura Marshall, Angie
Hendrickson, Chelsea Boeve
April 23 AM Service: Jayme & Heather Dood, Pat Ter Beek,
Brittany Emaus PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
April 16, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· The promise of Eternal Life!
· Our new members David Eckhardt and Nicole Rittersdorf
· The life and testimony of Herman Workman
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· Those who do not know the joy of new life in Christ!
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Dorothy Church at Heartland on East Beltline.
· Jan VanWyk and her continuing health concerns
· Cheryl De Witt as she undergoes surgery this week
· The 14 persons who will be traveling to Alabama to build a home for
· Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
· Ila Friar and her continuing health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· The families morning the recent loss of loved ones!
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell, Samantha Allan,
Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig, Rev. Louis Benes
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert Kerkstra,
Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia Workman,
Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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