Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 29, 2012
April 1, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Hosanna”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Song of Praise No 297 …….…. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Kings 2:1-4, 3:4-14, 11:1-6 (Page 324)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE STORY: THE KING WHO HAD IT ALL”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Senior Choir Cantata “Crown Him King”
* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THANK YOU to our Senior Choir and everyone who helped make the
Easter Cantata a special part of our Easter Celebrations. A special
thank you to our Choir Director, Paul Kerkstra!
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service.
3:00 PM Y-LIFE will be attending Winter Jam. Please see Ms.
Heather if you plan on attending.
6:00 PM – We will gather with all the churches participating in the
Lenten Pulpit Exchange at Unity Reformed Church
(4450 Poinsettia SE, Kentwood) for a special Joint Service. All
pastors will be taking part as well as some of our Chiapas Team.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club this week due to Spring Break!
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:30 PM CONSISTORY
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meeting.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
7:00 PM ADULTS – “The Story” continues through May!!
Meet in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
EASTER ACTIVITIES AT GRACE
Join us as we walk through
Holy Week and Celebrate our
Risen Christ on Easter!
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service.
A Service of Communion and Remembrance.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7 – 11:00 AM EASTER EGG HUNT
Kids will love to come and hunt for eggs! There will
be drama, prizes, and lots of fun! Bring your kids,
grandkids, neighborhood kids!
* Event volunteers: Please be
at church by 10am.
More volunteers are still needed!! PLEASE sign-up in
the Narthex or See Mrs. Heather ASAP.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8 – 10:00 AM EASTER CELEBRATION!
Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Pastor Rick will share the message:
“You Won’t Believe It!”
Our Easter Offering is designated for Reformed Church
World Service. NO DISCOVERY KIDZ on Easter Sunday.
Children will sit with their parents in the sanctuary.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keep Pastor George Grevenstuk in your
Prayers as he recovers from Heart Surgery. For updates on his
progress visit www.carepages.com. Search gggHeartfelt.
Sally Herrema underwent knee replacement surgery on Tuesday at
St. Mary’s hospital. For all other prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Shirley De Bruin
and Ruth Ver Merris and families upon the death of their brother/
brother-in-law, Norman VerMerris, Saturday, March 24 at the age of
Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for all the
prayers, cards, and other kindness shown to me following my
recent health concerns and hospitalization. ~Keith Baker
THANK YOU to the following Discovery Kidz volunteers that just
finished up their rotation: Donna Oppenhuizen, Louise Grimm,
Kerri Baker and Jacob Wohlgemuth. Our Rotation each week would
not be possible without all of you! ~Heather Dood
On behalf of the Discovery Kidz we would like to say "Thank you"
to everyone that ordered Flowers. Reminder they will be ready for
pick-up on Easter Sunday after the service.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, April 22 - DINNER will be served in appreciation for all the
prayerful support of our Mission team following the morning
service. See the insert in your bulletin today! Would you be willing
to bring a salad or dessert? Please sign up on the sheet in the
narthex if you can!
Saturday, May 5, 9 AM ANNUAL CHURCH CLEAN UP –All hands
and feet are welcome to clean up our Lord’s Home. See John Sawyer
with any questions.
VBS – June 11 – 14! Save the Date! This year…Go Fish Praise!
Where kids get down and lift God high!
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Thursday, April 26 at Faith Community CRC,
5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Punch at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30.
There will be prizes, heartwarming stories, and we will celebrate
8 years of service. Please contact Shari if you would like to attend.
Reservations due by April 19th.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander; Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
April 8 Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa, Jim Friar
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Today Cindy Wylie, Sue Vander Wal
April 8 Lynda Ver Merris, Laura Marshall
April 15 April 22
3 & 4: T – Judy Beadle 3 & 4: T: OPEN
S – Tymie Boeve S: Dan Stuk
K – 2nd: T – Elaine Martin K – 2nd T: OPEN
S – Linda Lowing S: Sue Vander Wal
3rd – 5th: T – Abbey Licari 3rd – 5th: T: Rick Postema
S – Marge Veldheer S: Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
April 1, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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