Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 21, 2013
MARCH 24, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Thou Art Worthy”
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn of Praise 297 ………………….. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Leviticus 23:33-44 (Page 121), John 7:37-44 (Page 1036)
Message: “GOD’S PICTURES: THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Senior Choir Cantata “Alleluia, Jesus is Alive”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Verse 1 & Chorus)……………. “Lamb of God”
*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THANK YOU to our Senior Choir and everyone who helped make the
Easter Cantata a special part of our Easter Celebrations. A special
thank you to our Choir Director, Paul Kerkstra.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
Y-LIFE will be heading to Winter Jam right after church this morning!
They will be returning at 10:30 pm.
6:00 PM A COMBINED SERVICE will be held tonight at Unity
Reformed Church, 4450 Poinsettia, Kentwood, as we wrap up the
Lenten Pulpit Exchange.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keith Baker’s surgery went well. He
continues at the Meijer Heart Center. Barb Engels underwent
knee surgery on Wednesday and is now home recovering. Please pray
for Tymie Boeve who fell at roller skating on Wednesday and broke
her right wrist. This will put her out of commission for 6 – 8 weeks.
For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &
Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – I’d like to thank the church community for
overwhelming me with birthday cards. That really made for a
special birthday and it made us feel very welcomed into this new
church family. ~Rachel Mulder
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
Join us as we walk together through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter Morning!
MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION - Moms and
tots play group. Starbucks coffee and mom talk while the
3:15 – 5:15 PM Club 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
Retirees gather for coffee and cookies and neighborly
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
6:00 – 7:30 PM FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP Bible Study Group
for young adults will meet. CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
7:00 PM MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE OF COMMUNION AND REMEMBRANCE.
Pastor Rick will share the message:
“The Feast of Atonement”.
Nursery: Linda Emelander
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
11:00 AM ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! The kids will love
to come and hunt for eggs! There will be singing, prizes,
and lots of fun! Bring your kids, your neighbor kids,
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013
10:00 AM Easter Celebration
Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Our Easter Offering is designated for “One Hour of Sharing” a
ministry of Reformed Church World Service. RCA congregations
together raise money that allow (RCWS) to make a difference and
fight hunger in their own communities. No Discovery Kidz on
Easter. Children will sit with their parents in the sanctuary!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, April 14, 10:00 am COMMUNION SUNDAY
Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Sign up on the sheet in
the narthex if you can help!!
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Thursday, April 18 9:30 am at Faith
Community CRC, 5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Please contact
Shari if you would like to attend. Reservations due by April 11th.
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW Feb. 17 – March 24
Today is the last day for the collection! If we made our goal there will
be cake next week after our morning celebrations!
DISCOVERY KIDZ FLOWER SALE – Delivery is on Easter Sunday,
or you can pick them up after the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.
SPRING/SUMMER ROTATION Schedule is now available on the
narthex table! Take a look and see where you may be able to help!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos; Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
March 31 Upper Doors: Rev. George & Juel Grevenstuk; Sandy Farris
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
April 7 Upper Doors: Joan Formsma; Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Today Judy Beadle, Sandy Farris
March 31 Robin Zondervan, Tymie Boeve
April 7 Donna Oppenhuizen, Phyllis Vander Sloot
Prayers & Praise Line
March 24, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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