Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 30, 2017
5th SUNDAY of LENT
APRIL 2, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Music Ministry “Blessed Assurance” Ray Zondervan
Call to Worship (On Screen)
*Opening Songs of Praise
“How Marvelous (I Stand Amazed)”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Connections Update Rev. George Grevenstuk
Music Ministry “Thy Word” Ray & Robin Zondervan
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: Matthew 6:5-18 (Page 938), James 1:13-15 (Page 1172)
I Corinthians 10:13 (Page 1112)
Message: “LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
*Closing Hymn No. 676 (Verses 1, 2) ……. “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
*Song of Departure No. 310 (Verse 1 & Chorus) … “Lead Me to Calvary”
Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
We are so glad to have you worship with us during this season of Lent. During this season we are all together in need of diving forgiveness, in need of power to lead a more faithful Christian life. 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER! We invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church
and have found forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in the
supper. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
OUR SPECIALMUSIC this morning is presented by Ray & Robin
Zondervan of our congregation. Thank you so much for your
contributions to our worship service today.
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 & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory
Room following the morning worship service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace for our evening
service Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Roger Vander Sloot will undergo outpatient
shoulder surgery on Wednesday, April 5. Please keep him in your
prayers as he undergoes surgery and heals. For all other prayer
requests and praise reports, please see the Prayer & Praise line today.
IN APPRECIATION: Thank you to Pastor Rick for the calls, my
Grace family for the cards, calls, thoughts and prayers following my
recent surgery. A special thank you to the choir for the beautiful
basket of flowers. They are all very much appreciated!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
3:30 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet
in the Consistory Room.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 9, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus
into Jerusalem which marks the beginning of Holy
Week. Our Senior Choir will present their Easter
Cantata “Up From the Grave”. See the bulletin insert
today for Pastor Rick’s April series of messages!
5:00 PM - FOR OUR EVENING service on Palm Sunday we will join
with other area churches at Calvary CRC for a Seder Supper/Passover
Presentation. This is a professionally done presentation about
meaning of the Passover and how it is fulfilled in Christ. Plan to come
to this special service!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY Service
We will be remembering the steps to Calvary through a special
worship service. Communion will be served.
Saturday, April 15, 11:00 am – ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
A sign-up sheet is in the narthex for volunteers. Needed are greeters,
egg placers, workers at the prize tables, and workers for the craft
table. * Candy donations needed as well to fill our eggs.
Individually wrapped/peanut free candy. Remember we are putting
them in the eggs so small is great!!
Sunday, April 16 – 10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION!
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE met to consider the naming of a
Transition Team. Therefore, we would ask if there are any members
of the congregation that would be willing to be considered to serve on
this important team? If you are interested in serving, please contact
executive committee representative, Larry Kleymeer.
UPDATED DIRECTORIES are in your mailboxes! We are planning
on doing a new picture directory in the fall, but until then this will
help you with the many recent changes!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April and Easter Sunday
is designated for World Renew. Their Mission: Compelled by God’s
deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the
world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.
LADIES – You are invited to the LENTEN BREAKFAST at Beverly
Reformed Church on Wednesday, April 12 at 9:30 am. Pastor El
Zwart will present a Lenten devotional concert that captures the
nature of the season. RSVP by calling the Beverly office at 532-2871
by April 9. You can leave a message. There is no cost but will be a
free will offering.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Don & Inez Schutter, Karen Roberts
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
April 9 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi, Khuon & Hon Tran
Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
April 16 Upper Doors: Don & Lillian Vander Veen
Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Lower Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk
Today Pat Ter Beek, Abby Kubiak
April 9 Sue Vander Wal, Bella Licari
April 16 Erika Wigent, Mary Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
April 2, 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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