Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 26, 2015
MARCH 29, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude “Prelude and Fugue I” Joe Haines
Introit “Written in Red”
Skit – “Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem”
*Opening Hymn of Praise No. 297 ….………. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: When God entered into my life, I was ______.
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Samuel 24:1-7, 25:1-43 (Page 285)
Message: “DEALING WITH PEOPLE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Senior Choir Cantata “And the Son Arose”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .………….. “Lamb of God”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
6:00 PM “JOHN – HIS STORY”
A very special one hour presentation by the Master Arts Theatre.
Come…experience the seven extraordinary miracles from the book of John as told to ordinary people who witnessed them.
Our sister churches will join us here at Grace tonight. Invite a friend
or family member to this special event. A nursery will be provided!
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 diving 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.
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 all those who helped make the
Easter Cantata a special part of our Easter Celebration. A very
special thank you to our Choir Director, Paul Kerkstra.
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.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Neil Klein was at Blodgett Hospital for
therapy following a stroke. He is doing well and was expected to
come home this weekend. Karen Ver Hulst returned home on
Tuesday. Mary Mc Alary returned to her home (2871 Green Meadow
Dr. #2, Jenison, 49428) following hip replacement surgery.
For all other Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line
in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Following my surgery and time at Marywood
Health Center, I returned home Wednesday for continued
rehabilitation therapy. As this is another difficult time in our lives
for Mac and me, we covet your prayers. Visits to Mac at Vista
Springs will be appreciated as I am confined at home.
~Mary Mc Alary
As Wednesday nights come to a close, I want to thank everyone who
helped by donating desserts or any kind of food and all the help in
the past 7 months. Special thanks to Joan Patterson, Joan Emaus,
Arlene Dekker, and Louise Grimm for all your special help. Could
not have done it without you ladies! Thank You! ~Tymie Boeve
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
Join us as we walk together through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter Morning!
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6 will meet.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
3:45 – 4:30 THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in Grades 3
& 4 will meet.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
5:30 – 8:30 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Year End Celebration Party!
A family event to be held at the 3 Mile Project, 3050 Walkent
Dr. NW, Walker. Everyone is to meet there! A PIZZA
SUPPER will be served at 5:45 pm. If your child wants to go,
but you can’t attend, see Ms. Heather.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM A service of Communion and Remembrance
will be held. Pastor Rick will share the
message: “Building a House”.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
10:00 AM 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, grandkids.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5 Easter Celebration
10:00 AM Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Our Easter Offering is designated for the Grace Building Fund.
No Discovery Kidz on Easter. Children will sit with their
parents in the sanctuary.
HELP NEEDED FOR CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP! Clean up
day will be May 2, 9:00 am. All help greatly appreciated!
GARDENER NEEDED – Would you be interested in helping take care
of the church gardens? See John Sawyer!
WORLD MISSION BANKS - How is everyone doing on filling up
their coin banks? Donations will be used to send the gospel to those
who have never heard through the use of “The Treasure”. This is an
audio Bible that is solar powered and available in different languages.
If you have filled your bank and would like to start another, please
pick one up from the narthex table! We will continue this collection
THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet on April 9
in the Consistory Room.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Keri Desmarais, Chelsea & Ryan Dornbos
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
April 5 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus, Ron & Barb Engels
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today: Sandy Farris, Janell Nordlund
April 5: Kerri Baker, Bella Licari
DISCOVERY KIDS – March
Art: Diane Maitner
Theater: Ray Zondervan
Cooking: Heather Dood
Science: Rachel Mulder
Shepherds: Katie Green, Lyndsey Boeve, Tara Angus
Prayers & Praise Line
March 29, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
March 29:Faith Reformed Church
April 5:Gethsemane Lutheran Church
April 12:Grace Lutheran Church
April 19:Grace Reformed Church
April 26:Grand Rapids First
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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