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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

EASTER SUNDAY

APRIL 16, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude 

 Choral Introit “Hallelujah Resurrection Morning”

 Call to Worship No. 364 ……………………………..  “The Lord Has Risen”

 Praise Team “Because He Lives (Amen)”

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

 “Jesus Paid it All (O Praise the One)”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“In Christ Alone”

 Reception of New Members

 Sacrament of Baptism

 Choral Anthem “He’s Alive”

 Offertory 

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering – World Renew

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (Pg. 653)

 Luke 24:1-12 (Pg. 1025)

 Message: “WHAT ARE THE DEAD WAITING FOR?”  

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 Closing Hymn No. 357 ……………………………………..  “Christ Arose”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 367, Verse 1 “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

 Postlude  “He’s Living Today” Senior Choir 

 

Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp 

Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

*All who are able, please stand.

 

WELCOME

We joyously welcome you in the name of our Risen Lord! 

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

 

TODAY we celebrate as we have Re-affirmations, Professions of Faith,

 and Baptism taking place!

 

 Making Profession of Faith:

 Natalie Ayers (2014 Tyler, Jenison 49428)

 Riley Dood (1532 Mulligan Dr., Wyoming 49509)

 Re-Affirmation of Faith:

 Ron & Lorinda Vander Werp (1955 Glenvale SW., Wyoming 49519)

 The Sacrament of Baptism will be administered to

 Morgan Elizabeth Ayers, daughter of Natalie & Chad Ayers.  The

 flowers on the piano are in honor of her baptism.

 

NO DISCOVERY KIDZ, ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS,

 OR EVENING SERVICE today. 

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for Easter Sunday and the month of April

 is designated for World Renew.  Their Mission:  Compelled by God’s

 deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the

 world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

 NO PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE!

 6:30 PM ELDERS MEET.

 7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

 3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

 3:30 – 5:45 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 

NEXT WEEK, APRIL 23, 2017

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the People’s Choice Sermon

 Series with the message: “Dressing Up for Church?” James 2:1-9. 

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX - We will be meeting at Grace for our evening 

 worship service. Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message.

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS: Please be in prayer for Lillian Vander Veen

 who underwent heart surgery at Metropolitan Hospital earlier this

 week.  For all prayer requests and praise reports, please see the

 Prayer & Praise line today.

 

YOU ARE INVITED: Shirley De Bruin celebrated her 90th

 birthday on April 1st.  Her children invite you, the congregation, to

 join them at an Open House in her honor on Saturday, April 22 from

 2:00 – 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Grace. 

 

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Ruth Ver Merris

 upon the death of her son, Larry Ver Merris, on Thursday, April 6 at

 the age of 61.  Memorial services will be held 3 pm Sunday, April 30,

 at Rush Creek Bible Church with visitation prior to the service.

 

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick for the visitation and

 to the Grace family for the prayers and cards after my recent

 surgery.  It is very much appreciated! ~Lon Gerbers

 

CONNECTIONS PRAYERS & PRAISE - For many of us

 memorizing Scripture began with the King James Version. So John

 1:14 says, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us". 

 This summer we will spend many hours walking the streets

 surrounding us and talking to folks about the love of God shown in

 Jesus and inviting them to experience it at Connections. Please pray

 for us daily as we strive to live out Jesus example all around us as The

 Message version says it, "the Word became flesh and blood, and

 moved into the neighborhood." 1:14 MSG

 ~Pastor George Grevenstuk

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE.  Save the date for our annual

 Music Appreciation Service which will be held on April 30 at 6:00 

 pm. All the music groups from Grace as well as the Vets will be a part

 of this service.

 

THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet on Tuesday, April 18 at 1:00 pm

 in the Consistory Room.  We will discuss Lesson 5, Joel 2, in the

 study book.  All women welcome.

 

REVISED DIRECTORIES – There are new copies of the directory in

 your mailboxes.  Please discard the pink colored ones and use this

 new one instead.  Thanks!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

  GREETERS 

 Today Upper Doors:  Jerry & Sue Vander Wal

 Lower Doors:  Les & Tinna VanWyk

 April 23 Upper Doors:  Marge Veldheer, Bill Ver Hulslt

 Lower Doors:  Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate

 April 30 Upper Doors:  Bob & Lynda Ver Merris, Sandy Workman

 Lower Doors:  Ken & Cindy Wylie

 

  NURSERY

 Today Erika Wigent, Mary Kubiak 

 April 23  Cindy Wylie, Sophie Licari

 April 30  Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

April 16, 2017

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • Easter Sunday!  “Because He lives, I too shall live.”  Praise the Lord for this glorious truth.
  • We thank and praise God for the opportunity and privilege to worship this Easter Sunday.
  • We give thanks for the Re-Affirmation and Professions of Ron & Lorinda Vander Werp, Natalie Ayers, and Riley Dood.
  • We pray today for Morgan Elizabeth Ayers.  May she grow in the love and knowledge of God. 
  • Please be in prayer for our Y-Life youth and leaders who will go on a retreat this upcoming weekend at Cran Hill Ranch.
  • We pray today for our children in Discovery Kidz.  May they all come to know and love Jesus.  We pray for Heather as well as all the volunteers who give of their time each week. 
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week and as they transition over to Calvary for their Thursday evening dinners.  We thank God for the lives that are touched by this ministry.
  • Please be in prayer for Lillian Vander Veen following heart surgery.
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Esther Hoag; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul; Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

 

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 prai

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