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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
* 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”
* 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!
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
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!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
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 VANDER WAL
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
PRAYERS & PRAISE
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.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
7:00 PM Praise Team Practice
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006
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’.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 16, 2006
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.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for EASTER is designated for ONE GREAT HOUR
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.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ralph & Effie Bolt
Curt & Mary Boes
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
April 16 Upper Doors: John & Tymie Boeve
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,
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!
· 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
· 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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