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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Mon, Apr 10, 2006

April 9, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship 
*  Processional Hymn No 297…………….  “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” 
*  Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance 
 Hymn No.  300……………………………….….  “All Glory, Laud and Honor”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
*  Doxology
*  Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Matthew 21:1-11 (Page 955)
 Message:  “WHAT DO I HAVE TO WAVE?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
 Senior Choir presents the cantata  “Behold His Glory!”
*  Closing Hymn No. 302…………………………………….………  “Lamb of God”
*  Benediction
*  Song of Departure No. 501 (vs. 1) ....……………  “Now I Belong to Jesus” 
 Organist, Paul Kerkstra
 Pianist,  Ruth Tacoma
 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.
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 the Fellowship Register when it is  passed so we can get to know you!
 Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
 Hall today for Children In Worship.  Children are
 dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
Thank You Senior Choir, narrators, sound & projector persons, and
 Paul Kerkstra for bringing us the story of Easter in the cantata! 
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
 all ages three years old and upward.  PARENTS are invited to join in
 the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
 are in Sunday School!  Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
 Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. 
 Grace and the Millennium – Meet in the chapel with Brad Class.
 The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
 Those going on the Hurricane Work Project will meet in the
 room across from the chapel following the AM worship service to
 fill in forms and prepare for the trip!
6:00 PM JOINT COMMUNITY SERVICE – To conclude our Lenten Pulpit
 Exchange we will meet together at Beverly Reformed Church 
 (2141 Porter SW).  Pastor Rick, Pastor Bruce Osbeck, and Pastor
 El Zwart together will present the message “The Church and the
 Lamb”.  Our three choirs will combine for a special number.  Choir
 rehearsal will begin at 5:00 pm. (Choir robes are not needed!)  The
 evening offering is designated for Words of Hope.  A nursery will be
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!  Today we want to spotlight:

Tripp graduated last May from Hope College with a BA in Business Management and Minors in both Accounting and Political Science.  Currently he is completing studies at the Stephen M Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  He will graduate April 28 with a

 Master’s Degree in Accounting.  Tripp has taken a job as a Tax
 Associate for the firm of Plante & Moran, a regional accounting firm
 that operates in the Midwest.  He will relocate to the Detroit area
 when he begins work in August. You can send notes of
 encouragement to Tripp at 123 Fieldcrest,  Apartment #102,  Ann
 Arbor, MI  48103 or email
HEALTH CONCERNS – Dorothy Church was moved to Heartland Center
 on the East Beltline. Please see the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in
 your bulletin today for other concerns of the Grace family.
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
 7:00 PM  Praise Team Practice
 3:00 - 5:00 PM  CLUB 3:16 for Middle School students
 7:00 PM The Outreach & Mission Team will meet along
 with the Youth Team in the consistory room.
 2:45 - 500 PM  CLUB 3:16 for High School students.
 6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets.
 6:45 – 8:00 PM The SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
 3:30 – 5:30 PM  Club 3:16 for Elementary students
 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Worship Service!  Join us for a
 special service of Communiuon and remembrance.  Pastor Rick
 will share the message “They Did What?” and the Senior
 Choir will sing ‘When He Was On The Cross I Was On His Mind’.

 9:00 – 9:45 am BRUNCH will be served by our Youth

 10:00 am We will celebrate Christ’s resurrection!
 Pastor Rick will bring the message & Chris Kleymeer
 and the Senior Choir will add music to the
 celebration.  New Members will also be received.
 There will be NO Sunday School on Easter!
 We will not have an evening service at Grace. 
 You are invited to worship at Beverly Reformed Church.
 OF SHARING.  Our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing will enable
 Reformed Church World Service make real the love of Christ for
 individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects
 of disasters, conflict or severe economic hardship, and for those who
 serve them through gifts of time and money.  This offering will be
 collected Easter Sunday, April 16.
Sunday, May 7, 10 AM  Gems  Sunday
Sunday, May 7, 6:00 PM  Music Appreciation Sunday
GRACE GOLFERS – League play begins on April 18.  This year we will play
 at Wallinwood Springs (Jenison) on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.  NEW
 TEAMS ARE NEEDED!  Contact Bill Ver Hulst for more information
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – Remember to bring in food, personal care
 items, paper products, or cleaning supplies for our Lent Food Pantry
 Collection.  Please bring these items to the boxes by the lower &
 upper doors.  Thank you for all you have given already.
HURRICANE RELIEF WORK TRIP:  13….now 14 adults from our church are
 preparing to go to Alabama & build a home for some hurricane
 victims.  They are:  Sheila McElroy, Jim & Linda Emelander, Joan
 Emaus, Larry & Deb Kleymeer, Elaine Martin, Rog & Phyllis Vander
 Sloot, Bill Ver Hulst, Ray & Robin Zondervan, and Dale & Shari
 Dood.  We will leave Saturday, April 22 and return the following
 weekend.  Please stop by our table in the narthex and commit to be a
 prayer partner for someone who is going on the trip….we need your
 prayers! (more than one person can be praying for each person!)
FIESTA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Grace.  The date is June 12-16!

Sign up to become part of this exciting week! There are many different areas in which you can help!  Lots of crew leaders are needed to walk around and help  the children during VBS.  More volunteers are needed in crafts, registration, and games. Also, you can sign up to prepare crafts & build decorations. Most of all, we need everyone to PRAY that God will use us to reach Children for Jesus! 

  Week of 4-2-06
 Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
 $5,630.50 $7,848.27 - $2,217.77
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
 $105,233.88 $109,875.78 -  $4,641.90
Today Upper Doors:  Ralph & Effie Bolt
 Curt & Mary Boes
 Lower Doors:  Anna Borkowski
April 16 Upper Doors:  John & Tymie Boeve
 Lisa Braendle
 Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
April 23 Upper Doors:  Denny & Mary Bush
 Brad & Gracia Class
 Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy DeRuiter
April Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
 Elkowitz Dood Frontjes Norden Kubiak Maitner
Today AM Service:  Linda Emelander, Danielle Vining, Jennifer
 Eklowitz, Brad Beadle
April 16 AM Service:  Willie Hiemstra, Laura Marshall, Angie 
 Hendrickson, Chelsea Boeve
April 23 AM Service:  Jayme & Heather Dood, Pat Ter Beek,
 Brittany Emaus
Prayers & Praise Line
April 9, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports. 
Praise God for…
· His death & resurrection!
· The gift of music, to praise & thank our great God!
· Our physical family, as well as our family in Christ!
· Safety during spring break!
Prayers for…
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· Those who do not know the joy of new life in Christ!
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Dorothy Church at Heartland on East Beltline.
· Jan VanWyk  and her continuing health concerns
· Herm Workman with his continuing health concerns.
· The 14 persons who will be traveling to Alabama to build a home for
 hurricane victims.
· Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
· Ila Friar and her continuing health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· The families morning the recent loss of loved ones!
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
 Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell, Samantha Allan,
 Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig,  Rev. Louis Benes
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri  in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert Kerkstra,
 Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins,  Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
 Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
 Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris,  Mrs Virginia Workman,
 Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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