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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 

 Prelude  

“O Worship the King with Come, Now is the Time to Worship

& Here I Am to Worship”

 Introit Come, People of the Risen King”  Praise Team  

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise

“Majesty”

“Our God Reigns”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“Come, Let Us Worship & Bow Down”

 Exhortation to Self-Examination

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Offertory “The Heart of Worship”  arr. Mark Hayes

 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: Psalm 95:1-7 (Page 583), Daniel 6:10-11 (Page 862),

 Colossians 3:16-17 (Page 1144)

 Message:  “I BELIEVE IN WORSHIP” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No.  38 ……………….…………………. “Ye Servants of God”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure Praise Team

 “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace” 

 Postlude  “Let it Rise” with “O Worship the King” arr. Carol Tornquist  

 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.

 

WELCOME

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

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All kids ages 3

 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the

 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are welcome. 

 

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.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Harvey Hertz will lead our service and

 share the message.  Our friends from Faith will meet with us here at

 Grace for the month of April.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

No Crossing after school activities this week due to Spring Break! 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 2016

 7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY group will meet

 in the Consistory room.

 

NEXT WEEK, APRIL 10, 2016

COMMUNION SUNDAY

 

NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. 

 Pastor Rick will share the message: “I Believe in Prayer”.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting back here at Grace for April. 

 Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message.

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line today. 

 

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to all the volunteers that took part

 in the Maundy Thursday worship service.  It was a very meaningful

 Tenebrae worship service, and I appreciate all the time and effort

 each of you put forth in taking part. ~Lorinda Vander Werp

 

 Dear friends at Grace Reformed Church:  Grace and peace to you in

 the precious name of Jesus Christ!  I hope this finds you well. 

 Yesterday, we concluded our first Talking Bible Conference in India. 

 Pastors came from the 29 states and 7 territories of India.  We had a

 wonderful time listening to their reports.  Be encouraged God is at

 work here in India too. We sent each pastor home with 30 Talking

 Bibles.  I want to thank you for your prayers and support.  We are

 grateful for your partnership in the Gospel. 

 ~ In Christ, Paul Hoekstra

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISCOVERY KIDZ volunteers needed for April!  Please sign up on

 the narthex table.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS 

Today: Upper Doors:  Louise Grimm, Jerry & Karen Hendrickson

 Lower Doors:  Ken & Janet Groenhout

April 10: Upper Doors:  Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson, Mary Huizinga

 Lower Doors:  Ron Harmsen

 

NURSERY

Today:  Donna Oppenhuizen, Bella Licari

April 10:  Kerri Baker, Cindy Wylie

 

USHER/COLLECTION

April:  Jenny Hendges, Tim Boeve, Don Schutter

 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

 January – HOPE College  $286.00

 February – Mission Aviation Fellowship $623.00

 March – GEMS  $355.00

 

Prayers & Praise Line

April 3, 2016

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We thank and praise God today for this opportunity to worship freely.
  • We are so thankful to God for the many volunteers who came on Wednesday to lead our kids.  Thank you to our GEMS and Victor Leaders, BE BIG leaders, those who helped in the Kitchen, and led classes for the adults.  Thank you to Heather for her hard work and dedication.  We praise God for a great year!
  • We pray today for our Discovery Kidz.  May they all come to know and love Jesus. 
  • We thank God today that Pastor George was given the OK to return to all his activities at Connections.  We pray for continued strength and health.  We pray for the youth and adults that attend each week. 
  • Please be in prayer for Joshua Sawyer who has joined the Navy and is now at the Great Lakes Naval base for about 15 weeks. 
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Shirley De Bruin as she recovers at home.
  • We pray today for Tymie Boeve.  We pray for encouragement, continued healing and strength.
  • Continue to be in prayer for Sally Herrema as she heals and undergoes therapy.
  • Continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • Please keep Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul, in your prayers.  Prayers for a complete return to health and wellness.
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer. 
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

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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