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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 29, 2007

 PALM SUNDAY
 APRIL 1, 2007
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship – Psalm 118:19-24
* Greeting Time
* Processional Hymn No. 297 ….………….. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance
 Affirmation of Faith
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Psalm 118 (Page 597)
 Message: “DELIVERED ON TIME” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
 Senior Choir Cantata “King of Kings”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 593 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) …. “Where He Leads Me”
* Postlude 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.

 TODAY AT GRACE


CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Becky Herrema & Erika Wigent.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Gracia Class and Chelsea Boeve.

11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Songs and Psalms Join Brad Class in the Chapel. This week we will
look at Job 19, Luke 1:67-79, and Revelation 5.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.


6:00 PM JOINT COMMUNITY SERVICE - To conclude our Lenten Pulpit
Exchange, we will meet together here at Grace. Pastor Rick, Pastor
Harvey Hertz, Pastor Bruce Osbeck, Pastor El Zwart, Darrell Delaney,
and Dan Averill together will present “Reflections on the Seven
Last Words from the Cross”. Our choirs will combine for a
special number. The evenings offering is designated for Words of
Hope. Join us for this special Lenten service.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Curt Boes is expected to have returned home
following surgery March 28. Keep the VanWyk family in your
prayers as Jan continues the healing process at home. See all the
other prayer requests and praise reports on the insert in the bulletin
today.

IN APPRECIATION – I am so glad that God is in control! Had I been in
charge I would have missed so many precious experiences with
people. Some of these people have been known for years and others
are fresh on my pathway. The loving kindness, prayers, cards, and
calls are so much appreciated. God heard and healing is in
progress. Thank you! Thank You! ~Janet Yonkers

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2007
6:30 PM ELDERS Meeting
7:30 PM CONSISTORY Meeting

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2007
6:30 PM SOFTBALL PRACTICE at West Elementary.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2007
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Consistory
Room.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet for practice.
CADETS will meet at the Crossing.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007
7:00 PM MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
. Join us for a
special service of Communion and Remembrance. Pastor Rick
will share the message “I LOVE THE LORD” from Psalm 116.

 NEXT WEEK – APRIL 8, 2007
 EASTER SUNDAY

10:00 AM EASTER CELEBRATION – Pastor Rick will share the message
“CORONATION OF THE KING” from Psalm 2. Our special EASTER
OFFERING is designated for Reformed Church World Service,
specifically Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
 Note: There will be no Sunday School Classes or
 Evening Service next Sunday.

 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM THESSALONIANS I BIBLE STUDY group will
meet at the Crossing.

Sunday, May 6, 10:00 AM GEMS SUNDAY. Our GEMS will take part in our
service. Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated
for the GEMS Organization. This special offering will be received on
May 6 (not the usual last Sunday of the month).

Sunday, May 6, 6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. All our music
groups will participate!

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALASKA CHALLENGE AUCTION
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Do you have an item or service to auction off with the
proceeds going to the Alaska trip? Fill out a form
(available on the narthex table) and place it in the
designated box! TODAY!!!! is the deadline for
donations! Everyone’s help is needed to make this a successful event!
If you have any questions, please see Ray Zondervan!

CHANGE FOR ALASKA – Remember to drop your coins and dollars in the
Alaska Change jars in the narthex! Instructions are in the narthex.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help Jan VanWyk now that she is home.
Persons will be needed to stay with Jan during the day and also
transportation will be necessary a couple times a week to dialysis.
Willie Hiemstra will be the volunteer coordinator. Please call her at
532-2213 if you can help out.

LENTEN FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – Remember to bring in food,
personal care items, paper products, or cleaning supplies
for our Lenten Food Collection. Boxes are placed by the
entry doors. Thanks to all who have given already!

JOIN THE DIG AT The Quest for Truth - June 11-15! At Quest for Truth we
travel to Holy Land sites to uncover evidence that shows the truth
about Jesus. VOLUNTEERS are needed!! Sign up today!

WORK TRIP TO MCCOMB MISSISSIPPI: 19 more days before 16 persons
leave for McComb, Mississippi! Please pray for us as preparations
are made. We would love to have more of you sign up to be a prayer
partner for a specific person!...the person you pray for will contact
you directly with some details. The sign up is on the table in the
narthex. At 6:30 PM on Wednesday, April 11, the group going to
McComb will have supper together and go over all the last minute
details of the trip!

THANK YOU for your offerings to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY last week.
There are still banks on the table in the narthex if you would like to
give in this way. We will collect the banks by the end of April. Also,
there are forms to fill in if you would like to take part in the actual
building of the GR home during April, May, or June. Return the
completed form to Shari and we will contact you with the details.
Thanks for your help!

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Marge Moody; Donna Oppenhuizen
Lower Doors: Paul & Joyce Ostema
April 8 Upper Doors: Ernst & Char Otto; Larry & Bernice Palma
Lower Doors: Joan Patterson
April 15 Upper Doors: Pierce Family; Jon & Bev Plooster
Lower Doors: R. Postema Family

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Becky Herrema, Laura Marshall, Mark Roach,
Samantha Johnson PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
April 8 AM Service: Willie Hiemstra, Linda Emelander, Sandy Gort,
Brad Beadle
April 15 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Robin Zondervan, Cindy
Wylie, Allie McElroy PM Service: Sue Stuk

USHERS/COLLECTION
April Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Elkowitz Dood Moody Grimm



 Prayers & Praise Line

 April 1, 2007

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.


Praise God for…
• His death and resurrection!
• The gift of music, to praise and thank our God!
• The love of our church family

Prayers for…
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• Jan VanWyk as she continues her healing at home
• Curt Boes following surgery
• Barb Engels as she recovers following foot surgery
• Casey VerMerris who has not been well
• Bill Te Ronde now under hospice care
• Keri Boeve, living and working in California
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Harold Sandoval, Henrietta
Alexander, Mike Doucette
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide, Michael Beemer and Frank Senko
Notes of encouragement can be sent to Matt Vander Heide at:
Recruit Vander Heide MS
2nd BN Echo Co. Plt. 2115
39001 Midway Ave.
San Diego, CA 92140
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, 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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