Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 23, 2015
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Want to be Like Jesus”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Professions of Faith
Music Ministry “Amen – Because He Lives”
Introduction of New Missionaries Jeff & Chelsea Lampen
Senior Choir “Yes, Lord”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - Manasseh Project
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: II Kings 17:1-23 (Page 374)
Message: “INTERPRETING HISTORY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Song of Departure No. 634 (Verse 1) ..………….…. “More Love to Thee”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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 in this place. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Consistory Room
*Worship Sequence No. 687-689 …………………………..…….. “Follow Him”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 680 ………………………….… “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
Living Word: Psalm 23 (Page 539)
Message: “THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 691 ……………….………. “Surely Goodness and Mercy”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
TODAY we celebrate as the following youth make their Profession of
Faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior:
Rebekah Lynn Kubiak
Abigail Beth Kubiak
Mary Elizabeth Kubiak
Reece Nolan Wigent
Brielle Dawn Wigent
We thank God for this Day and for the commitment of these young
people. May God continue to guide and bless them as they grow and
WE WELCOME our newest missionaries Jeff & Chelsea Lampen who
will be serving in Romania. Romania is a new field for the RCA. Jeff
and Chelsea have been appointed to work with the New Horizons
Foundation, an outreach to youth in Romania. Jeff and Chelsea
graduated recently from Western Theological Seminary and will be
pursuing ordination in their respective classes. The Lampens have a
daughter, Lorelei, who will be accompanying them to Romania.
Jeff spent one year serving the Roma in Hungary, with the Hungarian
Reformed Church, and Chelsea spent three months in Romania
serving and getting to know New Horizon's work with youth through
educational and community development models of engagement.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for
the MANASSEH PROJECT. This is an outreach ministry of
Wedgewood Christian Services and is dedicated to ending the sexual
exploitation of young men and women in West Michigan. Through
community education and collaboration and Wedgewood’s Manasseh
Project Trauma Recovery Center, they provide support and
specialized residential treatment services for victims of trafficking
and empowers the people of West Michigan to end modern day
slavery. This special offering will be this morning.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
6:30 PM ELDERS MEET.
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6 will meet.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
3:45 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 3 & 4 will meet.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
9:00 AM CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP! All help greatly
NEXT WEEK, MAY 3, 2015
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. James Van Zetten will lead our service and share
6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION NIGHT! Join us for this annual
night of music featuring our Choir and Grace’s music groups, Lorinda
Vander Werp and her Choir from Parkwood Presbyterian Church of
Jenison, and the VETS from the Vets Home in Grand Rapids.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE WILL MEET
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all Prayer Requests and Praise Reports,
See the Prayer Line in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Linda De Vries and Ron Kraft
upon their marriage on Saturday, April 18 with Pastor Rick
IN APPRECIATION - On behalf of the Y-life youth group THANK
YOU!! Our theme this past weekend was "Need to Serve". We were
able to serve Cranhill Ranch on Saturday morning by splitting/
piling wood in preparation for the summer. We had many very
memorable moments. Certainly this would not have been possible
without all your prayers and support for our youth so again thank
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, May 7, 6:00 pm – The THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE
STUDY GROUP will be meeting at Arnie’s, 777 54th Street,
Sunday, June 7 – GRADUATION SUNDAY
WORLD MISSION BANKS - Donations will be used to send the
gospel to those who have never heard through the use of “The
Treasure”. This is an audio Bible that is solar powered and available
in different languages. If you have filled your bank and would like to
start another, please pick one up from the narthex table! We will
continue this collection through Pentecost, May 24.
PLEASE SAVE salsa size jars, tall or squatty, for a GEMS craft project.
You may bring them to the church kitchen. Thanks!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Monday, June 8-Thursday, June 11.
“WHERE GOD’S WORLD COMES TOGETHER”
Sign-up Sheets are now in the narthex! Please help me get these
spots filled in the next few weeks.
Donations for VBS! I will have a full list soon but for now please
save your Pringle cans! We need about 100 of them!
First VBS Information Meeting will be May 17th following the
service in the Fellowship hall.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Ken & Janet Groenhout, Ron Harmsen
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
May 3: Upper Doors: Jan Higley, Gladys Kessel
Lower Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema
May 10: Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Today: Tymie Boeve, Phyllis Vander Sloot
May 3: Diane Maitner, Brielle Wigent
May 10: Pat Ter Beek, Abby Kubiak
DISCOVERY KIDS – April
Art: Rebekah Kubiak Theater: Ray Zondervan
Science: Jayme/Heather Dood
Shepherds: Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
April 26, 2015
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 praise reports.
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