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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 28, 2013

 

EASTER SUNDAY

MARCH 31, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude 

 Choral Introit “Jesus is Alive Today” 

 Call to Worship “Alive”

*Greeting Time

*Opening Songs of Praise

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 The Easter Story

 Senior Choir “Hallelujah, Resurrection Morning”

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory 

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

 2nd Offering – RCWS “One Hour of Sharing”

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: II Corinthians 5:11-21 (Page 1121)

 Message: “IT’S A BRAND NEW DAY” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 367 …….…………….. “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..… “Because He Lives”

*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today!

 

THANK YOU to our Praise Team and Senior Choir, and to all those

 who had a special part in our Easter Celebration today. Your efforts

 are very much appreciated.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

CAKE will be provided today following the morning service to celebrate

 your generosity in providing toilet paper to the FNOW! Thank you!!

 

EASTER FLOWERS ordered from the Discovery Kidz can be picked

 up this morning!

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will NOT meet

 today. 

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and Connections.

 

NO EVENING SERVICE tonight!

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Keith Baker was able to return to his home

 on Tuesday! Logan Nutter, son of Abbey & Brian Licari, underwent

 outpatient hand surgery on Friday at De Vos Children’s Hospital. 

 For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &

 Praise Line in your bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to everyone who donated candy or

 helped in some way to make the Easter Egg Hunt a success and a

 great community outreach! ~Heather Dood

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

NO Club 3:16 this week due to Spring Break!

 

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

 7:30 – 8:30 PM Connections MUSIC CONNECTION

 GROUP MEETS.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 

  10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION - Moms and

 tots play group. Starbucks coffee and mom talk while the

 kids socialize.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

 9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION

 Retirees gather for coffee and cookies and neighborly

 conversation. 

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

 6:00 PM CONNECTIONS FAMILY will gather at the Crossing. 

 7:00 PM THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in the

 Chapel. 

 

NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

10:00 AM JOIN US NEXT SUNDAY when we will celebrate the

 sacrament of baptism with the Boeve family. 

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, April 8, 6:30 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS

Sunday, April 14, 10:00 am COMMUNION SUNDAY

Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING

 7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MTG.

June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – BACKSTAGE WITH THE BIBLE! 

 Join GO FISH for this fun VBS experience! Sign up on the sheet in

 the narthex if you can help!! 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.

 

 SPRING/SUMMER ROTATION - DISCOVERY KIDZ still need lots

 of help! Please check out the schedule and see where you may be

 able to help!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

Today 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 

 

NURSERY 

Today Robin Zondervan, Tymie Boeve

April 7 Donna Oppenhuizen, Phyllis Vander Sloot

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ 

Art: Rowin Mulder 

Cooking: Rachel Mulder 

Science: Abbey Licari 

Games: Ray Zondervan

Shepherds: Sue Vander Wal, Reece Wigent, Lillian Vander Veen

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line 

March 31, 2013

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank and praise God for the opportunity and privilege to worship this Easter Sunday!
  • We pray for those searching for purpose in their life, that they may find it in the risen Christ!
  • We pray today for Keith Baker. We thank and praise God today for His healing powers and love for us!
  • Remember Barb Engels and Tymie Boeve in your prayers this week as they heal. 
  • We pray for those making plans for the Mission Trip to Stumpy Point, NC to work on hurricane ravaged homes. 
  • We pray for Heather as she gears up for the busy time of preparing for Vacation Bible School. 
  • Please continue to keep Rowin Mulder’s brother and family in your prayers. Please pray that his brother will acknowledge and accept the help that he needs. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Brian Benthin, John Hoag, Randy Veldheer.

  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
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