Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 15, 2010
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No. 38 ……..……….. “Ye Servants of God”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Presentation – “Jesus’ Resurrection”
“Easter Bunny Hop”
“Today is the Day”
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 617 ………………………….…………… “Near to the Heart of God”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 137 (Page 608)
Message: “NOW I BELIEVE: THERE IS HOPE FOR THE MISERABLE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ………………………..………………………… “Does Jesus Care?”
* Song of Departure No. 540 (Vs 1 & Chorus)… “My Hope Is in the Lord”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 434 …………………..………………… “Revive Us Again”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 436 ……………………………………………………. “Freely, Freely”
Living Word: John 4:1-42 (Page 1030)
Message: “BRINGING LIFE TO THE WORLD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 444 ……………..……………. “I Love to Tell the Story”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY THE DISCOVERY KIDZ will share with us what they have learned
during the “Jesus’ Resurrection” rotation that they just completed!
Thanks to Heather and all the volunteers for their dedication!
11:30 AM ALL CHURCH DINNER – Everyone is invited (even if you didn’t
make reservations) to join us for a dinner that has been planned and
prepared by the team going on the mission work trip to Cedar Rapids,
Iowa! The purpose of the dinner is to fellowship together and learn
more about the plans of the group going. Also, they would appreciate
any donations that you can make to cover the cost of transportation
and lodging while there. Please sign up to be a Prayer Partner to one
of the persons going on the trip! Sign up sheets will be available
downstairs. Not staying for dinner? ... Please join us for punch &
coffee downstairs immediately following the morning service.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keep Jim Emelander and Luke Nordlund in your
prayers as both have recently undergone knee surgery. Check out the
Prayers & Praise Line for the many persons in our Grace family who
are recovering from surgeries or hospitalizations, or are undergoing
tests and treatments.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended Marv & Sue Andringa and to
the extended family and friends of Pauline Korf who passed away on
Sunday, April 11 at the age of 93. Pauline was a lifelong member of
Grace. Services were held on Thursday, April 15 with Pastor Rick
IN APPRECIATION – We express our appreciation to Peter Cook for the
live palms on Palm Sunday and the lilies on Easter Sunday and
after. They were beautiful!
A huge thank you to everyone who gave Health & Baby Kits to
replenish the supply of kits for the RCSW warehouse. We
contributed 50 kits! Disasters continue to happen so it is so neat
that we as a church were able to help in this way! Thank you again!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
7:00 PM SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND YOUTH TEAM will meet in the
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. A study sheet for the discussion of Acts 8 & 9 has been
placed in your mailbox. All women are welcome.
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8
6:30 PM CADET LEADERS please meet with Heather for
planning next years events and getting things ready for camp.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 25, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY our GEMS will share in the service! Our SPECIAL OFFERING
for the Month of April is designated for the GEMS ORGANIZATION.
This offering will be received next Sunday. Pastor Rick will continue
with his series of messages to apply the Heidelberg Catechism to
every day faith. The message next week, “I BELIEVE I’M DELIVERED:
T.G.I.F.” is based on Romans 3:21-26 and Titus 2:1-14.
FOLLOWING THE MORNING SERVICE CAKE AND COFFEE will be served to
thank the Wednesday night volunteers!
1:00 PM THE DISCOVERY KIDZ will be heading to Frederik Meijer
Gardens for an afternoon of fun. See your mailboxes for all the info.
6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION NIGHT - A special night of music is being
planned with all our music groups participating. The Veterans
Facility will be our guests. Also, Faith Reformed will join us in
worship as well as bring their music groups to add to our celebration!
DISCOVERY KIDZ SUMMER ROTATION BEGINS MAY 23RD. The summer
rotations will consist of only 3 week segments. The kids are broken
down into 2 groups: 3 & 4 years and K-5th grade. This means that for
teachers only a 2 week commitment is needed and for Shepherds a 3
week commitment. Volunteers are needed for the “Jesus Feeds
Five Thousand” rotation, which is May 23 through June 6.
NEEDED FOR VBS – Used or new flat sheets. You can put your donations
on at the youth desk on the lower level.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD. Visit
the shops in the marketplace, dance and sing, see live animals and
much more! SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE NARTHEX TABLE FOR ALL
THOSE WILLING TO HELP!
S.O.S. (Service on Sunday) SAVE THE DATE - MAY 16, 3 – 5 PM for the
WESTOWN ADVENTURE. This will be a chance to explore “The Other
Way” Ministries. An interactive adventure is planned. You will have
the opportunity to see the 7 properties, hear from staff and
neighbors, get a taste of what it’s like to live, learn, work, grow, and
play at “The Other Way”, and experience firsthand the work God is
doing in Westown! We would like to know how many to plan for, so
please sign up on the sheet on the narthex table.
BLOOD DRIVE – Monday, April 26, 2:00 – 7:00 PM at Faith Reformed
Church, 618 – 32nd Street, Wyoming. You can schedule your
appointment with Marj Hendges (261-4846), or walk-ins are
welcome. Each donor will be asked to show photo id or two pieces of
CRAN HILL RANCH SPRING CLEAN UP DAY – May 1st beginning at 9 AM.
Enjoy a free lunch and camping is free that night for all those who
volunteer. Call 231-796-7669 if you would like to request a specific
site. On Sunday morning you can join them for worship at 10 AM in
the main lodge.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel; Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
April 25 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson; Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
May 2 Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein; Ron Lankheet
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Today Jayme Dood, Janell & Luke Nordlund
April 25 Phyllis Vander Sloot, Pat Ter Beek, Cindy Wylie
May 2 Diane Maitner, Tymie Boeve, Sandy Gort
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
Prayers & Praise Line
April 18, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
“I must do something” will always solve more problems than
“something has to be done”. Pray for the willingness to do your share.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Pray that we see through God’s eyes, not our own!
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank God for the resurrected Lord!
We remember in prayer the persons going on the Mission Work Trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa from May 2 – 8.
We praise God for His presence in our everyday life!...especially amid the trials we face!
We remember in prayer the family of Pauline Korf. We are thankful for her eternal life in Heaven.
We thank God for sunshine, warmer temperatures, and showers of rain, as well as showers of blessing!
We thank God for the opportunity and privilege of worship today and throughout the week.
We continue to pray for all those recovering from illnesses, surgeries or hospitalization, or who are undergoing tests or treatments. In particular we pray for these Grace church members: Jim Emelander, Luke Nordlund, John De Jong, Lucille Sytsema, Tymie Boeve and Ade Peterson.
We remember Barb Funckes in our prayers as she is hospitalized in serious condition.
We thank you God for your healing powers and love for us.
Please pray for Sandy Farris’ father, Glenn Moore.
Please pray also for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson, Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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