Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 26, 2012
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “God Did a Wonderful Thing for Me”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: God speaks to us through ____________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Let’s All Go Down to the River”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – The Other Way Ministries
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Selections from I & II Kings, Amos, Hosea
Message: “GOD’S MESSENGERS” Rev. Scott Crane
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 450 …………………………………... “Lift High the Cross”
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)….“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Worship Sequence No. 529-531 …………….…. “My Hope is in the Lord”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 548 ………………………………………..…………….… “As the Deer”
Living Word: Genesis 21:8-21 (Page 18), Matthew 10:24-39 (Page 943)
Message: “NAMING REALITY” Rev. Scott Crane
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 415 ………….….. “We Are Called to Be God’s People”
*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.
THIS MORNING we welcome Rev. Scott Crane to our pulpit. Pastor
Scott will lead our services and share the message.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for
THE OTHER WAY . The Other Way is a Christian ministry
walking alongside Westown urban families as they seek to grow
spiritually, relationally, and economically. This special offering will
be received this morning.
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.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
7:00 PM ADULTS – “The Story” continues through May!!
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
6:00 PM THURSDAY SMALL GROUP will meet at Arnie’s on
Clyde Park for dinner.
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
9:00 AM ANNUAL CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY!
All hands and feet are welcome! See John Sawyer with any
NEXT WEEK, MAY 6, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with “THE STORY”. The
message “The Beginning of the End” will be shared. Please read
Chaper 16 in preparation.
1st VBS MEETING will be held following the morning service. See
the insert in your bulletin today!
6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. Join us for this
special night with all the music groups at Grace. The Choir from
Faith Reformed Church will be participating as well! The men
& women from the Veterans Facility will be our special guests.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE – for Middle and High school youth. Meet at
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – I want to thank all of you for your prayers
and cards following my surgery. A special thanks to Pastor Rick,
Bill Tacoma, and Fay & John De Jong for their visits and calls. It is
truly wonderful to be a part of this Grace family of God!
Dear Friends, Thank you for the prayers for Juel and I. They have
been especially appreciated and effective. This past week I began
Cardio-Pulmonary Therapy at level 2 right away because of your
I learned, when I met with our family doctor this (Thursday)
morning that my heart is very healthy. I'm able to control my blood
pressure with only an 1/8 of the medication that I used to take! He
explained the cause of my upper body soreness and that it will take
time to heal. Our doctor is a person of faith and we can share the
many ways God has watched over Juel and me during the past few
The doctor also determined my schedule to return to Connections.
Hallelujah! This week (4/30) = some office work for a few hours.
Next week (5/7) = begin a limited amount of office hours. The doctor
will monitor my progress and gradually increase my time. I still
must be cautious to stay illness free and avoid physical contact.
Please pray for continued healing and patience as I anxiously look
forward to a complete recovery. ~Pastor George
CLOTHING DRIVE for Second Chance Clothing, a ministry of Trinity
Reformed Church on Leonard, NW - April 22 through May 27.
As you clean out your closets, please bring good used clothing and
small household items to the boxes at church. Second Chance is
supported and operated primarily by volunteers and stocked
completely by donations. This store provides high quality clothing at
low cost and the funds that are collected are reinvested into the city's
NW neighborhood through various ministries, projects,
organizations, and programs.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
May 6 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga, Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Neil & Judy Klein
Today Elaine Martin, Amy Grimm
May 6 Donna Oppenhuizen, Judy Beadle
Prayers & Praise Line
April 29, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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