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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 2, 2009
April 5, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Hosanna, Hosanna, Blessed is He”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (Words Printed on Screen)
* Processional Hymn No. 297 ………..……. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession (Words Printed on Screen)
Words of Assurance (Words Printed on Screen)
Offertory Hymn No. 300 ………………….…. “All Glory, Laud and Honor”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 12:12-19 (Page 1043)
Message: “WHAT A PARADE!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Senior Choir Cantata “Once Upon a Tree”
* Song of Departure No. 310 (Verses 1 & Chorus)….“Lead Me to Calvary”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand
THANK YOU to everyone who helped made the Easter Cantata a special
part of our Easter Celebration. A special thanks to Paul Kerkstra and
to all the singers, soloists, and those involved in the drama!
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
NO CHILDREN & WORSHIP TODAY!
PRAYER WALKERS and those who are considering becoming a prayer
walker, meet in the front of the sanctuary to briefly discuss your
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High/High School Sunday School Class
will meet at the Crossing.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage
– Class meets in the Chapel.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – To conclude our Lenten Pulpit Exchange, we will
meet together at Beverly Reformed Church. Rev. Scott Crane and
Julie Wenzel will give a dramatic presentation entitled “The Way it
Was”. Christina Kleymeer will provide special music. You won’t
want to miss it!
THE LENT FOOD DRIVE concludes today. Thank you to all who donated
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Geri Ruis will undergo surgery on Wednesday,
April 8 at the Meijer Heart Center. See the Prayers & Praise Line
for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Lexie Wagoner and family
upon the death of her mother, Margaret Zylstra, on Tuesday,
March 31 at the age of 90. Margaret was a faithful member of Grace
for many years. Funeral services were held on Friday with Pastor
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you very much for all the meals, prayers,
and cards following my recent surgery. They were all very much
appreciated! ~Marjean Tibbets
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club this week due to Spring Break!
MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
7:00 PM MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP – A service of Reflection
and Communion. Pastor Rick will share the message:
“Living in the Shadows.”
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 12, 2009
8:30 AM PRAYERRISE – All are invited to begin the day in the
sanctuary for a time of prayer where, together, we will seek God’s
blessing upon us, invoking Him to usher powerful new life upon us in
the days ahead.
9:00 AM BREAKFAST AND FELLOWSHIP – A Continental Breakfast is
planned. Join us for fellowship that prepares our hearts for worship.
10:00 AM EASTER CELEBRATION – Come join in singing praises to our
Risen Lord! No Sunday School classes or Evening Service will be
OUR SPECIAL EASTER OFFERING is designated for Reformed Church
World Service. Funds collected are used to assist areas around the
world in a time of crisis or disaster.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS – There will be a meeting on
Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 am for all leaders and helpers. Please bring
along your calendars as we will be setting the summer C & W
schedule. If you are not able to be at the meeting, please contact
Heather Dood (534-1794) with the dates that you will be available.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS – There will be a meeting on Sunday, April 19
following Sunday School for all Club 3:16 volunteers. Please meet at
the Crossing. Questions…see Kia Delaney.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for the
GEMS ORGANIZATION (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior). This
offering will be received on April 26 which is GEMS Sunday!
MISSION WORK TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS April 17 – 25. Please keep us in
your prayers as plans and preparation for the trip are finalized.
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! CREW LEADERS are needed to lead the
children around to the various stations like Bible drama, crafts,
games, and Chadder’s Adventure. YOU will be the key person who
interacts directly with the children each day! The great part is that
everything is provided for you and you do not need to do extra study
each night. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, or talk to Shari!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander, Ron & Barb Engels
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
April 12 Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers; Brian & Sany Gort
Lower Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm
Today AM Service: Linda Emelander, Diane Maitner, Cindy Wylie
April 12 AM Service: Sandy Gort, Lyndsey Boeve, Sandy Farris
Prayers & Praise Line
April 5, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Continue to pray for the Holy Spirit’s leading and future discussions.
Praise God for…
• The gift of music to thank and praise our God
• Sending His Son to die on the cross for our sins
• The Life of Margaret Zylstra
• Our Mission Trip Team as they prepare for the New Orleans project
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Geri Ruis who will undergo surgery Wednesday
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Joan Patterson, Willie Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris,
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee
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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