Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Apr 19, 2013
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Have Christ in My Heart”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Presentation
“Lord I Lift Your Name on High”
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Find Us Faithful”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 5: 38-48 (Page 937)
Message: “COME ON UP: FORGIVEN TO FORGIVE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 495 ……………………..………… “Jesus Loves Even Me”
*Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus)…..…. “Because He Lives”
*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 438 …………………………………………….. “Jesus Saves”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 444 ……………………….…………………. “I Love to Tell the Story”
Living Word: Selected Scriptures
Message: “HOLY PLACES: GAZA ROAD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 446 ………….... “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. We welcome
the Discovery Kidz today to our worship service. They will share with
us about the rotation they just completed.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet
in the Consistory room following the morning worship service.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE meets at the Crossing! Come prepared for a
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 PM Connections MUSIC CONNECTION
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION - Moms and
tots play group. Starbucks coffee and mom talk while the
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
Retirees gather for coffee and cookies and neighborly
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
6:00 – 7:30 PM FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP Bible Study Group
for young adults will meet. CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 28, 2013
10:00 AM Pastor Cecil Martens will lead our morning service and
share the message: “Possessing the Land” from Joshua 1:1-9, and
Philippians 4:13. Rev. Harvey Heneveld will be with us for our
evening worship service.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for
The Juvenile Justice Ministry. Youth for Christ's Juvenile
Justice Ministry seeks to engage young people as they are met in a
variety of youth-serving institutions (detention centers, probation,
correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers
and emergency shelters). These valued relationships are sustained
through ongoing involvement as they reenter their communities.
This offering will be received next Sunday.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Emaus was expected to be able to go
home after undergoing knee replacement surgery last Monday.
Tena De Vink was able to return to her home as well after being
hospitalized. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to our Grace family for the
prayers and cards following the recent passing of our father in law.
~Les & Tinna VanWyk
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Heather & Jayme
Dood and family and Don & Inez Schutter and family upon the very
unexpected and tragic death of their step sister, Michelle
Muenzenmeyer, of Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, April 9.
MISSION TEAM - Keep our Mission Team in your prayers this week
as they work rebuilding the home of RD Price and his family in
Stumpy Point, NC. They are scheduled to return home late
Saturday night. Those on the Mission Team are: Larry Kleymeer,
Phyllis & Rog VanderSloot, Jim & Sheila McElroy, Les & Tinna
Van Wyk, Dee Danavage, Elaine Martin, Della Sawyer, Lillian
VanderVeen, Terry Morris, and Dale & Shari Dood.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 29, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, May 5 - A VBS INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held
after the morning worship service in the Fellowship Hall. There are
still a few spots open for Volunteers. Would be great to have
all the spots filled by this May 5 meeting! Please see Heather or sign
up in the narthex. The following positions still need to be filled:
1 Backstage Body Guard (Buddy)
2 Backstage Set Design (Crafts)
1 Backstage Intermission Leader (Games)
5 Backstage Crew Leaders
5 Backstage Crew Helpers
Sunday, May 5, 6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. The
choir of Faith Reformed Church will join with us as well as the VETS!
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – BACKSTAGE WITH THE BIBLE!
Join GO FISH for this fun VBS experience!
HELP NEEDED FOR DISCOVERY KIDZ SPRING/SUMMER
ROTATIONS! Please look over the list in the narthex and see
where you may be able to volunteer. All materials are provided.
They are 5 week rotations with the leaders only needed on 3 weeks,
and the shepherds each week. Even if you can only give one week,
please see Heather and she can fit you in. Thanks so much!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Louise Grimm; Nancy Hall-VerStrate
Lower Doors: Ron & Barb Engels
April 28 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson; Ron Harmson
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Today Chelsea Dornbos, Sue Vander Wal
April 28 Linda Emelander, Janell Nordlund
Prayers & Praise Line
April 21, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
We pray today for our country. For the many people hurting from Boston to Texas and many areas in between.
We pray for good health, good weather, and traveling mercies for our Mission Team in Stumpy Point, NC.
Please pray for those who have recently lost loved ones. We remember Heather Dood and her family in a special way this week. May God’s love surround them and give them peace.
Keep Joan Emaus in your prayers as she begins rehabilitation on her knee.
Remember Tena De Vink in your prayers after her recent hospitalization.
We pray for volunteers to come forward to work at VBS in June. We pray for Heather as she is preparing the lessons and activities.
Please continue to keep Rowin Mulder’s brother and family in your prayers.
We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Brian Benthin, John Hoag, Randy Veldheer.
Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
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