Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 27, 2017
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “My Sins are Gone”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Because He Lives (Amen)”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Choral Anthem “My Lord and My God”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – World Renew
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 21:1-17 (Pg. 1053)
Message: “DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN THESE”
Rev. Harry Koops
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 592 ………………………………………... “Jesus Calls Us”
*Song of Departure No. 365 (Verse 1) ………………... “Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Postlude 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 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 WELCOME Rev. Harry Koops to our pulpit. Originally
from West Michigan, Rev. Koops most recently served in Platte,
South Dakota. He and his wife Beth returned to our area following
his retirement last November. We welcome you and thank you for
being with us on this Lord’s day.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages 3
years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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 today.
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.
6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. The Grace Choir,
Praise Team, and Women’s Chorus as well as the Chancel Choir from
Beverly will have a part. There will be special music and time for
congregational singing! The Veterans from the GR Home for
Veterans will be our special guests along with a musical tribute in
their honor. Refreshments will be served following the program.
Invite a friend to join you for this special night.
Bob Moreno 3:30 pm Women’s Chorus 4:30 pm
Ruth, Bob, Paul 3:45 pm Grace Choir 4:45 pm
Tinna VanWyk 4:00 pm Praise Team 5:00 pm
Shari, Tinna, Ernst 4:15 pm Beverly Choir 5:15 pm
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE!
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
3:30 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
NEXT WEEK, MAY 7 , 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “The Garden of
Eden”. See the insert for the May People’s Choice series of messages.
Beginning next Sunday, our evening service will be held at Faith
Reformed Church. Rev. Harvey Hertz will continue to lead the
service and share the messages.
THE TRANSITION TEAM will meet in the Chapel next Sunday,
May 7, following the morning worship service.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Brent Kerkstra is now at Heartland Health
Center at East Beltline and Burton. Please continue to keep Brent and
Paul in your prayers. For all other praise reports and prayer concerns,
see the insert in your bulletin today.
THE THURSDAY EVENING SMALL GROUP will meet at 6:00 PM
at Arnie’s on Clyde Park and 54th Street on Thursday, May 11.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris, Sandy Workman
Lower Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie
May 7 Upper Doors: Lexie Wagoner
Lower Doors: Natalie Ayers
Today: Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent
May 7: Kerri Baker, Kaedra Adam
Prayers & Praise Line
April 30, 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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