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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 

 *Greeting Time

 *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)


 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.




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 




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.



 Consistory Room following the morning service today.  This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 




MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015





  3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in

 Grades 5 & 6 will meet.



 3:45 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in

 Grades 3 & 4 will meet.




 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

 the message. 


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




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

 you !!




Thursday, May 7, 6:00 pm – The THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE

 STUDY GROUP will be meeting at Arnie’s, 777 54th Street,







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.  



 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.




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



  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

  • We thank and praise God today for the Professions of Faith of  Rebekah, Abby, Mary, Reece, and Brielle!
  • We pray today for Jeff and Chelsea Lampen as they prepare to serve in Romania.  We pray for safety and health.  We thank God for their commitment to the youth they will work with and witness to.
  • Thank you God for our children worshipping in Discovery Kidz. We are thankful today for all the teachers and volunteers here at Grace.  We are so thankful of their time, energy and talents.
  • Remember Heather Dood in your prayers as she begins to prepare for a very active week of VBS this summer.  We pray for those who are considering volunteering and also the neighborhood children that will receive an invitation.
  • We pray for Pastor George today as he leads Connections.  We pray for all the people that attend.
  • Please keep Wilma Kamphuis, now at Tender Care, in your prayers.
  • We pray today for Sophie Licari recovering from surgery.
  • Remember Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers.
  • Also, please be in prayer for Al & Bettee Boeve, parents of John, who both reside at Oak Crest Manor in Jenison.  Bettee is now in care of Spectrum Hospice.
  • Please be in prayer for Dave Battjes, son of Trena, who is at Butterworth Hospital.
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey, in your prayers. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
  • As a community of churches in Wyoming, we want to encourage each other and lift one another up in prayer.  Please remember to pray for these churches during the upcoming month. April 26:Grand Rapids First


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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