Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 13, 2017
APRIL 16, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Hallelujah Resurrection Morning”
Call to Worship No. 364 …………………………….. “The Lord Has Risen”
Praise Team “Because He Lives (Amen)”
*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”
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”
*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.
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
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
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
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
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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