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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 28, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service

Prelude
Choral Introit “Lead Me”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Because He Lives, we _______________.
Senior Choir “My God is Real”
Moments in Prayer
* Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
* Hymn No. 357 ………………………………………….…………….. “Christ Arose”
Offertory
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Corinthians 15:12-58 (Page 1116)
Message: “WHY RESURRECTION MATTERS”
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 365 ………………………………………. “Alleluia! Alleluia”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 368 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ……………….. “He Lives”
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

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.

FOLLOWING THE MORNING SERVICE A VACATION BIBLE
SCHOOL INFORMATIONAL MEETING and sign up time will
be held in the Sanctuary.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE for tonight’s music service:
3:55 PM Women’s Chorus 4:45 PM Combined Choirs
4:05 PM Grace Choir 4:55 PM Grace Quartet
4:20 PM Faith Choir 5:05 PM Praise Team
4:35 PM Faith Quartet

6:00 pm MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE! Join us for a night
of music and fellowship! All Grace Music groups as well as the Faith
Choir and guest soloists will be participating. The men & women
from the Veterans Facility will be our special guests. Refreshments
will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Invite a friend
to join you tonight for this celebration!

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
7:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP led by Lyndsey Boeve.

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:30 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8.
6:00 PM THE THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet
at Arnies for dinner.


NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
MOTHER’S DAY & GEMS SUNDAY

The girls and their leaders will take part in our worship service. Pastor
Rick will share the message, “Feed the Fire”.

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for
the GEMS Organization. This offering will be received NEXT
SUNDAY.

PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayer and Praise Line for all prayer
requests and praise reports

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to the following volunteers that just
finished the Easter rotation in Discovery Kidz: Tinna VanWyk,
Scott Crane, Pat Ter Beek, John Sawyer, Robin Zondervan, Lisa
Braendle, Brian & Sandy Gort. We appreciate your time given each
week to teach our children about Christ. ~Heather Dood

Thank you for all your warmest wishes and thoughts during the
difficult time following the passing of our father. It’s wonderful to
know we have such a loving support system. ~Khuon & Hon Tran

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Sunday, May 15 – ALL CHURCH DINNER following the morning
worship service for everyone. This is a benefit for the 2012 Mission
Trip! Check out the purple insert & turn in your reservation soon!!!

Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM VBS 2011 –
MARKETPLACE 29 AD a Bible Time experience for kids ages 4
years – 5th Grade. Visit the shops in the marketplace, dance and sing,
see live animals and much more. On Thursday a dinner will be
provided for the family. Pre-registration will begin today! Reserve a
spot for your children/grandchildren or neighbors today! Extra
forms are on the narthex table.


MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISCOVERY KIDZ SUMMER ROTATION SIGN UPS – Looking
for someone to do games June 5th and 19th. Please sign up in the
narthex or see Heather if you are able to fill these dates.

BIBLE ALIVE SEMINAR this week at Christ Memorial Reformed
Church of Holland on Friday evening, May 6 and Saturday morning,
May 7. Want to get more out of reading your Bible? You need to
know what it was saying to those who first heard it. Bible Alive will
give you the tools and education to do just that. See Karen Roberts if
you have any questions.

FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER for those who made reservations. -- Thursday,
May 5, 2011 Punch at 6 PM & dinner at 6:30 PM. Held at Faith
Community CRC, 5250 Byron Center Road.

CLOTHING DRIVE – Today is the last day we are collecting clothing
for “Second Chance Clothing”, a used clothing store of Trinity
Reformed Church. If you were not able to bring your donations
today, call the office and make arrangements to do so very soon.
Thank you for the many donations already received!

GIRLS BIKE NEEDED for Julia, age 8. If you have a good used
bicycle for a young girl Julia’s size, please call or see Shari.

FEMALE VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR TRANSPORTATION on
May 19 for a scheduled outpatient surgery. Needed from
approximately 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.

EXPLORE “THE OTHER WAY” Ministries on Sunday, May 15 from
3 – 5 pm. Discover and explore the 44 year historic presence of “The
Other Way” in the Westown Neighborhood. An interactive adventure
awaits you! Come see the 7 properties strategically located in the
neighborhood. Hear from staff and neighbors about the impact of
the programs. Get a taste of what it’s like to live, learn, work, play
and grow at “The Other Way”. Experience firsthand the work God is
doing in Westown. Please RSVP to Jackie at 616-454-4011 x 5122 or
email jkoning@theotherway.org.

SPRING CONCERT - Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM - Annual
spring concert at Fellowship Reformed Church (36th & Port Sheldon,
Hudsonville) featuring the Singing Hims, the Heritage Singing Men,
and Men of A-Chord. Come join us for an inspiring time together!

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS
Today  Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke; Wes & Linda Lowing
 Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
May 8 All Doors: GEMS
May 15 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary McAlary; Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
 Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund
 

NURSERY
Today Sue Stuk, Sandy Farris, Cindy Wylie
May 8 Linda Emelander, Chelsea Boeve, Erika Wigent
May 15 Elaine Martin, Lyndsey Boeve, Laura Marshall


Prayers & Praise Line
May 1, 2011


Church Plant Prayer Focus

Pray for Pastor George as he continues to make
contacts with individuals and families.

Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

 We thank God for the gift of His Son and the promise of eternal life through Him.
 Please be in prayer for plans for the upcoming VBS. Pray that we will have enough volunteers and the children will come.
 We thank and praise God for the opportunity and privilege to worship today!
 Keep Jae & Julia in your prayers as they adjust to their lives here.
 Please keep Lola De Young and her family in your prayers. You can follow the blog at www.followingthecall.org
 Pray for Tymie Boeve as doctors continue to search for the cause of her severe headaches.
 Pray for Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke, following surgery.
 Pray for Tyler Huisman, nephew of Wes & Linda Lowing, following surgery.
 We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Marvin Witvliet, brother of Arlene Dekker, who is beginning chemo for esophageal cancer; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth Vermerris diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; Linda Hoezee, daughter-in-law of Ann Hoezee who is undergoing chemotherapy.
 Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Dave
Vander Berg.
 Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers.

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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