Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Apr 2, 2014
5th SUNDAY of LENT
APRIL 6, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise – Discovery Kidz
“Lord I Lift Your Name on High”
“You are My All in All”
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession (On Screen)
Words of Assurance
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 17:1-7 (Page 71)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WANDERING IN YOUR WILDERNESS: WATER FROM THE ROCK”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Closing Hymn No. 693 (Verses 1, 4)… “A Shelter in the Time of Storm”
* Song of Departure No. 517 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
………………… “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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 are so glad to have you worship with us during this season of Lent. During
this season we are all together in need of divine forgiveness, in need of power to lead
a more faithful Christian life. 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 401 …………….……. “The Church’s One Foundation”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 405 …………………………….……... “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
Living Word: Acts 1:1-11 (Page 1055)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE: CHURCH & MISSIONS ERA”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 429 …………………. “They’ll Know We are Christians”
Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER. We invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church
and have found forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in the
supper. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. We welcome
the children today to our worship service to share their last rotation
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION: We wrapped up another great Wednesday
Night Live! I cannot thank the volunteers enough for all the time
and commitment that was put into each meeting, activity and
outing. You are all a blessing not only to me but to the children of
Grace. Thank you Pat TerBeek for over 15 years of helping with the
GEMS - Happy Retirement!
In addition thank you to Sandy Gort, Judy Beadle, Sue VanderWal,
Jen Hendges, Rowin Mulder, Brian Gort, Sue & Dan Stuk, John and
Let's not forget the Amazing Kitchen staff that provided wonderful
meals each week to us: Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson, Joan Emaus,
Lousie Grimm and Arlene Dekker. ~Heather Dood
Thank you to my church family for all the prayers, cards, concerns,
and phone calls following my recent surgery. On Friday they did a
blood transfusion that will hopefully restore some energy. Please
keep me in your prayers as I continue to undergo testing.
~Phyllis Vander Sloot
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club this week due to Spring Break!
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 13, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY the Senior Choir present the Easter Cantata “PRAISE
THE RISEN LORD!” Pastor Rick will share the message: “GIVING
OF THE LAW”.
5:00 PM A JOINT PALM SUNDAY SERVICE will be held with
our sister churches at Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter,
Wyoming). Please note the early start time!
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet. We will be finalizing retreat plans,
so you won’t want to miss this meeting!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, April 15, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in
the Consistory room. We will discuss Chapter 7 of the Study Book,
Isaiah 24. All women are welcome!
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am GRACE ANNUAL EASTER EGG
HUNT! Candy donations to fill the eggs (think small - peanut free
please) are still needed. Donations can be dropped off at the youth
ALSO NEEDED: Help on the day of the hunt. Needed are 2
greeters, 1 prize table worker, and 1 egg placer. See the
volunteer sign-up sheet on the narthex table.
Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27 – Y-LIFE RETREAT at Cran Hill.
SPECIAL OFFERINGS – Our Special Offering for the end of the
month is designated for the Gideons. Our Easter Special Offering is
designated for Camp Scholarships to Cran Hill Ranch or Camp
Geneva that can assist families of our Discovery Kidz that may need
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Tuesday, April 15 at Faith Community CRC,
5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Punch at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:30. If
you would like to go but have not placed your reservation yet, see
Shari Dood today.
DISCOVERY KIDZ - STILL NEEDED: 2 Shepherds for the April
rotation. See Heather TODAY if you can help.
LENTEN BREAKFAST – Beverly Reformed Church invites all
women to their Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30 am.
The program will feature Rick & Barb Gossett presenting “A Lenten
Love Song”. A flyer with more details is available on the narthex
table. RSVP by Sunday, April 13 by calling Wilma (534-9564) or
PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – Our parking lot is in dire
need of attention. If you would like to help fund this major project,
donations will be welcomed! Just designate “Building Fund” on your
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
April 13 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus, Ron & Barb Engels
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
April 20 Upper Doors: Joan Formsma, Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Today Robin Zondervan, Abby Kubiak
April 13 Donna Oppenhuizen, Janell Nordlund
April 20 Sue Vander Wal, Brielle Wigent
DISCOVERY KIDZ - APRIL
Art: Della Sawyer
Cooking: Heather Dood
Theater: John Sawyer
Shepherds: Katie Green, Lyndsey Boeve
2 Shepherds still needed!
Prayers & Praise Line
April 6, 2014
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 praise reports.
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