Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Apr 21, 2017
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno
Choral Introit “My Faith Still Holds”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“All the People Said Amen”
“Because He Lives (Amen)”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Gideon Report – JD Chamberlain
Moments in Prayer
Choral Anthem “Go Tell the World”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: James 2:1-13 (Pg. 1173)
Message: “DRESSING UP FOR CHURCH?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 428 …………... “In Christ There is No East or West”
*Song of Departure No. 365 (Verse 1) ………………... “Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp
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, 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.
We joyously welcome you in the name of our Risen Lord! Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you inthis place. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME JD Chamberlain and his wife Carol,
representatives from the Gideons, to our service. They will speak to
us about the ongoing work of the Gideons placing Scriptures into the
hands of the lost here and around the world.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages 3
years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the Consistory room
following the worship service. They cover scriptural lessons from
both the old and new testament. If you have not tried this class, this
would be a good time to start!
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace for our evening
service Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message “DEATH AND
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE!
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
3:30 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 30, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Harry Koops will lead our service and share the
6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. All the music
groups from Grace and the choir from Beverly will participate. The
Veterans from the GR Home for Veterans will be our guests. Invite a
friend to join you for this special night.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: We give thanks that Lillian Vander Veen was
able to return to her home. Mary Huizen has moved to her daughter
Joy’s home permanently. Her address is: 12805 Theris Dr., Wayland,
49348. Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul, is in ICU at St. Mary’s hospital.
He had surgery to repair a broken arm/shoulder on Wednesday.
Please keep Brent and Paul in your prayers. Also be in prayer for
Tom Cook and his family. Tom had a stage 4 cancer tumor on his
brain. They removed 90% of the tumor during surgery, but the
remaining portion is still a concern. He was able to return to his
home and will begin treatments soon. There is a carepage for him at
For all other praise reports and prayer concerns,
see the insert in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick and John and Fay
De Jong for the many visits. A special thank you to the choir for the
flowers, and the congregation for the many cards and prayers!
They are all so much appreciated! ~Sally Herrema
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for
World Renew. This is a combined endeavor of the Reformed Church
(RCWS) and Christian Reformed Church to join with communities
around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.
This special offering will be received next Sunday.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marge Veldheer, Bill Ver Hulslt
Lower Doors: Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate
April 30 Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris, Sandy Workman
Lower Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie
Today Cindy Wylie, Sophie Licari
April 30 Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
April 23, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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 praises.
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