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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 20, 2008
March 23, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Easter Presentation “Three Days Later”
Ministry of Music Christina Kleymeer
Time of Praise
* Hymn No. 367 ………………………… “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Sacrament of Baptism
Reception of New Members
Choral Anthem “Jesus is Alive & Well”
Soloist, Ernst Otto
Hymn No. 368 ………………………………………………………. “He Lives”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - RCWS
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 20:1-31 (Pg. 1052)
Message: “LOVE: WHAT A FRIEND!” Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Song of Departure 358 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)……..........…….… “Because He Lives”
* Postlude 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
WE CELEBRATE TODAY as we receive into membership at Grace:
Wes & Linda Lowing
(705 Boss SW, Wyoming, MI 49509)
by transfer from the Church of the Open Door of Wyoming.
Welcome Wes & Linda!
THE SACRAMENT OF INFANT BAPTISM will be administered today to
Christopher Jaden Delaney
, son of Darrell & Kia Delaney. The
flowers on the piano are in honor of his baptism.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Sandy Farris and Brad Beadle.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Heather Dood and Amy Grimm.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING today and the end of the month, March 30, is
designated for Reformed Church World Service. We are
participating the campaign of RCWS called “ONE GREAT HOUR OF
SHARING”. Funds collected are used to assist areas around the
globe in a time of crisis or disaster. Remember that as you support
RCSW, you are indirectly supporting the persons from our church
who are going to Mobile, Alabama to build homes with Habitat for
Humanity for Hurricane victims (the week of April 20). If you have
picked up a bank from the table in the narthex, please turn it in by
March 30, the last day of the special offering.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Christina Kleymeer, Aaron Hettinga, and our
Choir and Praise Team for their part in our Easter Celebration today!
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES OR EVENING SERVICE TODAY!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Friar underwent surgery in Detroit on
Thursday. He was expected to be able to return to his home
yesterday. Jan Higley will undergo surgery on Tuesday at Blodgett
Hospital. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the praise reports
and prayer concerns.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2008
12:00 NOON ALL CHILDREN & FAMILIES – We are having a
special outing just for YOU! Join us at the Crossing for a
Pizza Lunch. Following lunch we will go together to the
Children’s Museum! See Darrell to let him know you can
NEXT SUNDAY – MARCH 30, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Christ Like
Values” with the message “Hope: Longing for Something
More” from Romans 5:1-5.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH – Ever wonder what’s
gong on in Youth Group? Do the young people tell you what
happened or what they learned at the meetings? Do you have
feedback or input? Well here’s your chance to meet with Youth
Director Darrell and sound off. This is intended to inform parents of
what has been going on in youth group and allow parents to provide
feedback and insights into their children. This meeting is scheduled
for Sunday, April 6 during the Sunday School Hour in the Choir
room. Questions? See Darrell.
ELDERS & DEACONS – The next scheduled meeting will take place on
Monday, April 7. Elders at 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.
COME ONE, COME ALL! Grace, along with the Boy Scouts, is organizing
the ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP of the church grounds April 26, 2008.
Be sure to wear gloves and work clothes for this day of service. We
will begin at 9 am and go until everything is done! See John Sawyer
for questions (534-0528).
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN – All parents or
older siblings are expected to pick up their children/siblings after
Sunday School. Let’s be considerate of our hard working teachers
after classes are over. Thanks for your corporation in this matter.
BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISERS
Thursday, March 27th at Steak & Shake on Clyde Park & 54th Street
from 4-10 pm. 20% of sales during this time will be donated to the
Breast Cancer 3 Day (supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and
the National Philanthropic Trust). Please see Christy Kleymeer for
details and a flyer about the event.
Saturday, April 19 at Grace from 9am – 4pm there will be a Crop for
the Cure! Come Scrapbook or craft with your friends and family and
support a good cause. Scrappers, stampers, knitters, and crafters of
all sorts are welcome! Cost is $25.00 per person or $20.00 per
person for groups of 4 or more. Your admission includes breakfast,
snacks, drinks, and lunch! All proceed go to the Breast Cancer 3
Day. Space is limited and filling up fast so RSVP to Deb or Christy
Kleymeer @ 530-4964 today!
“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project for children in impoverished schools,
refugee camps, and other difficult settings in the world. You can help
by sewing cloth school bags and purchasing the specific needed
school items. See the yellow flyer on the table in the narthex for
exact details. This is a several month project, so be on the look out
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ray & Kari Fron, Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
March 30 Upper Doors: Al & Louise Grimm; Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
April 6 Upper Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm; Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
Today AM Service: Pat Ter Beek, Linda & Janna Emelander,
March 30 AM Service: Amy Grimm, Sue Stuk, Diane Maitner,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
April 6 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily &
Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
March 23, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Redemption through Christ’s blood!
• A Risen Lord!
• Being able to Praise God with our voices!
• Our worshipping together with family and friends today!
• Carole Lankheet as she continues chemotherapy in Texas
• Jan Higley as she undergoes surgery Tuesday
• Jim Friar as he recovers from surgery
• Anna Borkowski as she undergoes testing
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb,
Brian Ciluffo, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong, Bill Burg
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Nellie 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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