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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 20, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ministry of Music Pastor Vern & Aaron Hettinga
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 368 …………………………………………………………….. “He Lives”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 20:1-9 (Page 1052)
Message: “RESURRECTION QUARTET” Rev. Vern Hettinga
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 370 …………………………. “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* Song of Departure No. 436 (vs. 1) ....……………………….. “Freely, Freely”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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.
We joyously greet those who are visiting with us today in the name of our Risen Savior! Let us join together in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs of joy before our Creator. Please sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today so we can get to know you better!
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 139 ………….…………… “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 681 ……………………………………………………….. “In His Time”
Living Word: Exodus 2:1-10 (Page 55)
Message: “THE BABY CRIED” Rev. Vern Hettinga
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 690 ………….…………………….……. “He Leadeth Me”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Vern Hettinga to our worship services. Pastor
Vern and his son Aaron will also share a special musical number.
Thank you so much for being with us this Lord’s day.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. PARENTS are invited to join in
the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
are in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room.
Grace and the Millennium – Meet in the chapel with Brad Class.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED YOUTH GROUP WILL MEET at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Cheryl De Witt underwent surgery this past
Friday at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dorothy Church remains at Blodgett
Hospital. Millie Nevins is staying with her daughter after being
hospitalized earlier in the week. See the Prayers & Praise Line
inserted in your bulletin today for other concerns of the Grace
IN APPRECIATION – We express our gratitude to Peter & Pat Cook for
the beautiful plants and flowers that graced our sanctuary during
this Easter season!
Thank you so much for all the food and personal care items that
everyone brought during our Lent collection. We had such a
wonderful response that we were able to share our donations with
both Faith Food Pantry and the Family Network of Wyoming!
Thank you for caring and sharing God’s love
HURRICANE RELIEF WORK TRIP: 14 adults from our church are in
Alabama building a home for hurricane victims. They are: Sheila
McElroy, Jim & Linda Emelander, Joan Emaus, Larry & Deb
Kleymeer, Elaine Martin, Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot, Bill Ver Hulst,
Ray & Robin Zondervan, and Dale & Shari Dood. Please remember
them in your prayers this week!
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT! Today we want to spotlight
Marcy is a student at Central Michigan University with plans to graduate in May of 2007 with a Degree in Elementary Education. Her major is in Language Arts and minor in Mathematics. Currently Marcy is working at a local Subway Restaurant and she volunteers at a local church in Mount Pleasant working with 3-5 year old children. In the near future she plans on running a half marathon in Elkhart, IN. Marcy shares “I have grown so much in the Lord and am so thankful to all those that had a hand in teaching me about God and His love! Thanks so much! Since Marcy will be moving in a month you can send notes of encouragement to her at her grandma’s house (1037 Buckingham, Wyoming 49509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2006
3:00 - 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School students.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006
2:45 - 500 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School students.
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
6:45 – 8:00 PM The SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Elementary students.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 30, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages in both the
morning and evening service. Join us in the morning for the series
“Eastertide: The Resurrected Lord brings His church alive! During
the evening Pastor Rick will lead us in a study and discussion on the
Book of Esther. See the insert in the bulletin today for all the details!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, May 7, 10:00 AM GEMS SUNDAY
Sunday, May 7, 6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SUNDAY
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 PM FELLOWSHIP GOLF OUTING! You are
invited to Maple Hill Golf Course for a fun afternoon of Golf and
fellowship! Cost is $18.00 per person which will include the use of a
cart. Following golf, we will go back to the Crossing for dinner. Sign
up today in the narthex!
Sunday, May 21 LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES until fall.
Sunday, June 4 – PENTECOST & GRADUATION SUNDAY. High School
Seniors – You can pick up your Scholarship Applications from the
Wednesday, June 21 – ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC at Pinery Park – A very
special evening is being planned! Save the date.
KEITH, CINDY & RACHEL have now moved. Their new address is 7517
Brewer Dr., Hudsonville, 49426. Their new phone is 797-9725.
Keith will be working here at Grace until the end of June. You can
reach Keith by cell 269-207-7172, in the office at 538-3100, or at
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for the
GEMS ORGANIZATION. This special offering will be received on GEMS
Sunday, May 7 (not the usual last Sunday of the month!)
FIESTA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Grace. The date is June 12-16! Sign
up to become part of this exciting week! There are many different
areas in which you can help! Most of all, we need everyone to PRAY
that God will use us to reach Children for Jesus!
CHRISTIAN MEN Supporting Church Growth (formerly Reformed
Laymens Publicity Committee) will have their semi-annual dinner on
Thursday, April 27 at First Reformed Church of Grandville. Dinner is
at 7:00 pm with a program of spiritual singing and a presentation by
Rev. Rob Wondergem, pastor of a new church start in downtown
Grand Rapids at 7:45 PM. Please place your reservation with Orville
Boerman (878-1246) by April 25.
COMMUNITY CONCERT OPPORTUNITIES:
THE METROPOLITAN CHOIR OF PRAISE will be performing their
Spring Concert TODAY at 8:00 pm at the Basilica of St. Adalbert
Church, 701 – 4th Street NW, Grand Rapids (Corner of 4th &
EIGHTH REFORMED CHURCH invites you to a Hymnsing this
afternoon at their church (841 Burton SW, Wyoming) at 3:00 pm.
Carol Ebels will lead the singing and the Bartman family will
accompany on the organ, trumpet, and piano.
A COMBINED CONCERT made up of three Men’s Chorus’s will be held
at Sunshine Community Church on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm.
This 100 man combined chorus includes the Singing Hims, The
Heritage Singing Men, and the Men of A-Cord. Admission is free.
Week of 4-16-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$5,136.96 $7,848.27 - $2,711.31
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$116,774.84 $125,572.32 - $8,797.48
Easter Offering Designated for One Great Hour of Sharing $1,120.50
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush
Brad & Gracia Class
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy DeRuiter
April 30 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin
John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
April Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Elkowitz Dood Frontjes Norden Kubiak Maitner
Today AM Service: Jayme & Heather Dood, Pat Ter Beek,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
April 30 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Lynda Ver Merris,
Jennifer Moody, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
May 7 AM Service: Sue Vander Wal, Diane Maitner, Erika Wigent,
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Prayers & Praise Line
April 23, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· Signs of new life in creation!
· The presence of the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives
· The generosity of this congregation in donations for the Food Pantry
· The ministry of Rev. Vern Hettinga
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· Those who do not know the joy of new life in Christ!
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Dorothy Church as she has been in and out of the hospital
· Jan VanWyk and her continuing health concerns
· Cheryl De Witt following surgery
· Millie Nevins following hospitalization
· Safe travels for Pastor Rick and Donna as they conclude their vacation and
· The 14 persons in Alabama building a home for hurricane victims and their
· Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
· Ila Friar and her continuing health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell, Samantha Allan,
Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig, Rev. Louis Benes
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert Kerkstra,
Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia Workman,
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!
I would like to get into contact with Rev. Louis Benes.
· 6 years, 9 months ago
Lord Jesus Christ please add vigorous pain in my job so that help me to further my job contract as I now use something to cut into my body in order to keep on praying, pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, a-men.
Thank God for that I can submit my prayer request here, and thank you for your prayer, may God bless you.
Firstly, please pray for that my mother was cheated by Mr. Kwong, Mr Ho, Hin Chai and Anna years before, she went to a company and worked as an Office assistant, but they cheated my mother, and compelled my mother to give her money out to them(they cheated my mother that the money was used for investment, and the investment was failured), and went away, thank God for that the policemen arrested Mr. Kwong now, but the Mr. Ho , Hin Chai and Anna were still not arrested, please pray for that God can help the policemen in the investigation, and find the evidence to accuse the Mr. Kwong and his helper in the judiciary court, thank God for that the policemen sent us several letters till now about that the investigation is in the progressing, please pray for that God can move their heart, Mr. Kwong , Mr. Ho, Hin Chai and Anna will regret about that they cheated my mother, and they can have pity on my mother , and return the money back to my mother , thank you.
Secondly, (1) thank God for that now I have taken in the psychological medicines, please pray for that God can protect me from the side effect of psychological medicines, my mother will not place the psychological medicines into my food, I can forgive my family members if they place the psychological medicines into my food, and please pray for that my family members and I will not hurt by my bosses, and will not suffer a loss at the judgement day. and please pray for that my mother and I can use all our spare time (holidays) to study bible,, distribute the gospel pamphlets and pray, so that we can have spiritual growth up and I can further my contract. (2)Please pray for that my mother, brother , sister and I can have safety during working hour, please pray for that God can protect my family members and I to have a job. (3)Please pray for that my parents could have goood relationship between each other, my father will not want to divorce with my mother; (4) Please pray for that I now use a sharp things to cut into my skin in order that I can keep on praying, (5) Please pray for that I can restore my psychological health, because I am always blame myself about the sins I committed before, I am afraid that God will punish me about the sins I committed before, please pray for that I can have biblical mind to know will God punish me one day or not, so that I can live out good witnesses and have peace to face the punishment from God one day, and please pray for that God can forgive me. (6) Please pray for and thank God for that I will not be suffered in the marital problems, so that I can seek the kingdom and the righteousness of God first, and have a spiritual growth up, and I will not regret about the decision I made in this marriage this life, that I will only choose the Christian girlfriend that was arranged by God, please pray for that if God had not prepare a Christian girlfriend for me, help me to keep alone whole life, so that I will not be hurt again in order that I can restore my psychological health and have a spiritual growth up. (7)Please pray for that the son of my brother will not hurt himself, my brother and my sister will not be suffered in the marital problems , my sister can have good psychological health, and we can maintain a good relationship, we will not be hurt by the husband of my sister and the wife of my brother, so that my mother and I can help my sister and my brother to accept the Jesus. (8)Please pray for that I can continue submit my prayer requests and study bible from the net, so that my mother and I can firmly believe in the bible ,and we can have assurance of the salvation. And please pray for that we will not suffer a loss in the Lord's Judgement Day, thank God for that I can keep on use mind or mouth to pray in the office , please pray for that God can keep my stomach health if I pray with fasting for too long time, and please pray for that God can keep me not to hurt myself if I undergo stress because I found some blood come out of my body nowadays, please pray for that God can keep me if I need to see a doctor, please pray for that God can help me not to bleeding inside my body and I can restore my health, and please pray for that I can not only keep on use mouth to pray in the office but also in the whole life time, God can keep my health when I pray too vigorous, and I can pray at mid-night , and my mother and I can go to the church where God prepared for us and donate our money there in the will of God, so that we can have spiritual growth up , please pray for that I can maintain a good psychological and body health, and can keep on pray with heart this life, and please pray for that I will not suffer from disease ( such as heart disease) if I pray too vigorous. (9)Please pray for that my family members and I can have place to live and food to eat and we can have safety in using electricity and fire, pray for my sister that she want to born a baby, please keep her health and baby's health, and please pray for that we can apply for compassionate rehousing in God's will, may God have mercy upon my family members. (10) Please pray for that when I distributing the gospel pamphlets in the mainland China, the policemen come to me, and write down my Identity Card number, please pray for that God can help me to tackle with it. (11) Please pray for that I hurt my skin in order to keep on praying, please pray for that I can keep on pray with hurt my skin and will not infected by the SARS or other viruses.(12)Please pray for that my brother will not go on drinking the wine and gambling, and please pray for that when his wife want to divorce with him, he will not have some irrational thoughts, such as commit suicide or hurt himself or do some hurtful things . so that he will not be arrested by the policemen. (13) Please pray for that God can add my pain, so that I can be purified, and help me to have spiritual growth up, and please pray for that my family members and I will not be hurt by my colleagues, classmates, church members and friends include Christian colleagues, so that they can be helpful for me to live out a good witness before my family members, my grandmother, my father, my sister, my brother and my relatives can all accept the Jesus Christ, and my mother and I can have a spiritual growth up and can strenghthen our faith.
And I am sorry for any inconvinience I made to submit my prayer request here. Pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, a-men.
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