Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Apr 1, 2015
April 5, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “He’s Living Today”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
*Opening Hymns of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Easter Sharing: A time when God raised me up was ________.
*Hymn No. 368 ………………………………………………………….… “He Lives”
Choral Anthem “Hallelujah! Resurrection Morning”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Grace Building Fund
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: II Samuel 14:1-33 (Page 306)
Message: “REBELLIOUS SON” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Special Music “There’s Nothing Greater Than Grace”
*Song of Departure No. 370 (Verses 1 & 2)… “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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
DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today. All children are
welcome to sit with their parents in the sanctuary. Children’s
bulletins are available on the sound board.
THANK YOU to our Senior Choir, Praise Team, and those providing
special music for our Easter celebration today. Your efforts are very
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.
NO EVENING SERVICE TONIGHT!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Crossing – Club 3:16 this week due to Spring Break!
MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY group will meet
in the Consistory Room.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 12, 2015
Pastor Rick will continue the “Bible in a Year Series” with the message
“Building the Temple of God”. Join us at 6:00 pm for the message
“What are you doing here?”
MISSION TEAM – All those going to Jackson County, please meet in
the sanctuary immediately following the service next Sunday to
discuss final plans for the trip.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Neil Klein was able to return to his home on
Tuesday. For all other Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the
Prayer Line in your bulletin today
HELP NEEDED FOR CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP! Clean up
day will be May 2, 9:00 am. All help greatly appreciated!
GARDENER NEEDED – Would you be interested in helping take care
of the church gardens? See John Sawyer!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for
the MANASSEH PROJECT. This is an outreach ministry of
Wedgewood Christian Services and is dedicated to ending the sexual
exploitation of young men and women in West Michigan. Through
community education and collaboration and Wedgewood’s Manasseh
Project Trauma Recovery Center, they provide support and
specialized residential treatment services for victims of trafficking
and empowers the people of West Michigan to end modern day
slavery. This special offering will be received on April 26.
WORLD MISSION BANKS - Donations will be used to send the
gospel to those who have never heard through the use of “The
Treasure”. This is an audio Bible that is solar powered and available
in different languages. If you have filled your bank and would like to
start another, please pick one up from the narthex table! We will
continue this collection through Pentecost.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Joan Emaus, Ron & Barb Engels
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
April 12: Upper Doors: Joan Formsma, Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Today: Kerri Baker, Bella Licari
April 12: Cindy Wylie, Donna Oppenhuizen
DISCOVERY KIDS – April
Art: Rebekah Kubiak Theater: Ray Zondervan
Games: OPEN Science: OPEN
Shepherds: Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson, Brielle Wigent
USHER/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
April Hendges Boeve Ter Beek Mulder
SPECIAL OFFERINGS: $460.00 was collected for the March
Special Offering for the GEMS Organization. Thank you!
Prayers & Praise Line
April 5, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
April 5:Gethsemane Lutheran Church
April 12:Grace Lutheran Church
April 19:Grace Reformed Church
April 26:Grand Rapids First
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.
Connections Prayer Focus
Beginning this week we will prayer walk through the neighborhood. With snacks such as Cracker Jacks, fruit roll-ups, Butterfinger Bites and bottled water in hand we talk with folks. Whether they’re out and about or in their homes or not, we hand them a goodie, chat with them and offer to pray for them. It’s fun and exciting. It’s doing what God wants us to do.
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:36-40
Do you love God with “all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”? Great! You’re half-way there! Let’s all follow all that Jesus commanded and go love our neighbor together
Please pray that we all will continue to seek God’s wisdom and strengthen our resolve in finding many new ways to love the last, least and lost in our surrounding neighborhood with the life changing love of God in Christ
All are invited to join in on any of the Connections Activities.
4:30 PM LEADERSHIP CONNECTION
5:00 PM MUSIC CONNECTION
6:30 PM FAMILY CONNECTION. Gather at the Crossing for devotions
9:00 AM SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
10:00 AM MOMS AND TOTS CONNECTION
6:00 PM FAMILY CONNECTION gathers at the Crossing for
dinner and devotions.
1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
8:00 PM COUPLES CONNECTION @ Pastor George’s home.
EVERY OTHER SATURDAY (Next date is April 18)
6:30 AM MENS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP at the Crossing.
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