Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 1, 2010
APRIL 4, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
The Easter Story – Three Days Later
Processional “He’s Living Today”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Voice of Lament
Prayer of Confession
Voice of Hope
Choral Anthem “Jesus is Alive Today”
Profession of Faith
Sharing What Christ Means to Me
* Hymn No. 368 …………………………………………………………….. “He Lives”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – RCWS
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Job 42 (Page 526)
Message: “WHY NOT ME?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 365 ……………………………………. “Alleluia! Alleluia!”
* Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “Because He Lives”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
TODAY we rejoice as Kaleb Crawford (673 Barry SW, Grandville, MI)
makes his Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
OUR EASTER OFFERING is designated for Reformed Church World
Service, our Reformed Church leg which gives money to
disasters around the world. This offering will be received this
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
NO EVENING SERVICE WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Many persons in our Grace family are recovering
from surgeries or hospitalizations, or are undergoing tests and
treatments. We pray for God’s healing touch on their lives.
IN APPRECIATION – Grateful thanks to our Lord for healing and my
church family for concern, prayers, and many cards!
We would like to thank our Church family for the many prayers
given on behalf of our Mother/Grandmother, Shirley Kleymeer,
during her recent recovery from hip surgery. Your prayers were
~Larry & Deb Kleymeer and Family, Ken & Cindy Wylie and Family
Thank you to all our Grace friends for your loving support,
expressions of sympathy, cards and most importantly your prayers.
It is comforting to know that our mother, Lorraine Wormmeester, is
home with her Lord and Savior. We have a loving and faithful God!
~Marv & Sue Andringa
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Lucille Sytsema and Dan
and Martha Derogee upon the death of Lucille & Martha’s sister,
Harriet Hoffman on Saturday, March 27th at the age of 82.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club this week due to Spring Break
MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR WILL MEET
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP WILL MEET
AT THE CROSSING.
NEXT SUNDAY – APRIL 11, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY morning we will celebrate the sacrament of the LORD’S
SUPPER. Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages on the
CADETS – There will be a meeting on April 14th at 6:30 for all Cadets and
Leaders to review for the Camporee, which is April 30 – May 1. We
are asking for a dad, grandparent, or uncle to attend with the boys if
possible. We would like as many boys as possible to have a male
accompany them on this trip!
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – The next rotation is “Jesus Baptized”
which runs from April 18 – May 16. Still needed are persons for
games, cooking, and drama. These positions only require a 3 week
commitment! Please see Heather, or sign up in the narthex, if you
PRAISE TEAM – Next practice is Monday, April 12 at 7:00 pm.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who donated egg cartons to the Discovery
Kidz. We have enough now!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD. Visit
the shops in the marketplace, dance and sing, see live animals and
much more! SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE NARTHEX TABLE!
DISCOVERY KIDZ…SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 25. After the morning
service we will thank our Wednesday night volunteers with cake and
punch. Then we will head out to Frederik Meijer Gardens for a fun
GARDEN DIRT! The Cadets have been building a big box 4’ x 8’ x 8” deep
for a Discovery Kidz garden. If you have a handy pile of dirt to fill
this box, please contact Ray Zondervan at 401-7910.
MISSION WORK TRIP TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – MAY 2-8
Eleven people from Grace have already signed up to take part in this
ecumenical build with Church World Service and 9 other churches!
This week we have learned that Coopersville Reformed will be joining
forces with us during our week…this is the church where Pastor John
DeKam (who went with us to New Orleans last year) is presently.
YOU could still sign up in the narthex! For those who have
committed to the trip…please check your mailbox for a packet of
HEALTH AND BABY KITS! Thank you to all who have been bringing in
kits for RCWS to use during disasters! All the Kits are due by April
11. A box is in the narthex.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING Annual Fundraising Dinner celebrating
six years of God’s blessings to the Family Network will be held at
Faith CRC on Byron Center, April 27, 6:00 pm. Shari is looking for
persons from Grace who would like to attend this dinner. Call Shari
if interested. The dinner will be followed by a program and special
music. Prizes, such as overnight lodging at the Amway Grand Plaza
and an overnight stay at The Shack, will be given away.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ken & Janet Groenhout; Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
Lower Doors: Nancy Hall
April 11 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson; Mary Huizen
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
April 18 Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel; Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Today Laura Marshall, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily Mc Elroy
April 11 Lyndsey Boeve, Elaine Martin, Erika Wigent
April 18 Jayme Dood, Janell & Luke Nordlund
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
Prayers & Praise Line
April 4, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
“Because He lives, I too shall live.”
Praise the Lord for this glorious truth!
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We praise and thank God for the Profession of Faith of Kaleb Crawford. We pray for God’s hand to be on his life and that of his family.
We thank Jesus for dying on the cross for us that we may live with Him forever!
We thank God for the opportunity and privilege of worship today.
We continue to pray for all those recovering from illnesses, surgeries or hospitalization, or who are undergoing tests or treatments. In particular we pray for these Grace church members: Lisa Braendle, Deb Pierce, John De Jong, Lucille Sytsema, Tymie Boeve and Ade Peterson.
We remember Barb Funckes in our prayers as she is hospitalized in serious condition.
We thank you God for your healing powers and love for us.
Please pray for Sandy Farris’ father, Glenn Moore.
Please pray also for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson, Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Pauline Korf.
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