Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 1, 2014
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz
“Power in the Blood”
“I am the Resurrection”
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Sharing Time
Time of Testimony Paul Kerkstra
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Joshua 4:1-24 (Page 209)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“I WANT TO TESTIFY: THE TESTIMONY OF JOSHUA”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 235 …………….. “Take the Name of Jesus With You”
* Song of Departure No. 179 …………..……………………….. “Awesome God”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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.
We joyously welcome you in the name of our Risen Lord! 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. Today you will
join us in worship!
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 GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. We will honor Paul
Kerkstra, our Music Director for his 60 years of
service to Grace Church! A light supper will be
served following the program. The Veterans from the
VETS facility will also be our guests. Invite a friend
and join us for this special service.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE for tonight’s service:
4:00 pm Grace Women’s Chorus
4:15 pm Grace Choir
4:35 pm Faith Choir
4:50 pm Combined Choirs
5:00 pm Praise Team
5:20 pm Soloists
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE meets at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Mary Huizen was able to return to her home
this past week! Doug Grimm underwent hip replacement surgery.
Please keep him in your prayers as he begins the recovery and rehab
process. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
The family of Mim Schrotenboer who passed away on Thursday,
May 1, at the age of 99. Visitation will be held at the Metcalf &
Jonkhoff Funeral Home (4291 Cascade Rd. Grand Rapids) on
Tuesday from 2-4. A private funeral service will be held.
Also our sympathies are extended to Gladys Kessel following the loss
of her sister, Nell Vera, age 92, in Iowa.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014 - MOTHER’S DAY
Next Sunday Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages “I WANT
TO TESTIFY” with the message: “The Testimony of Job”. No
evening service will be held at Grace.
DATES TO REMEMBER
GRADUATION SUNDAY – June 1, 10:00 am. We will honor
our Discovery Kidz Graduates as well as those graduating from High
School and College. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS are
available from the office for all Grace High School Seniors. Completed
forms are due back to the office by May 11. If you have any questions,
please contact the Chairman of the committee, Wes Dekker.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 9-12, 6:00 – 8:15 pm
Yes! It’s time to start thinking summer! The theme this year is
“FUN FAIR – WHERE GOD’S WORLD COMES
TOGETHER!” Sign-ups begin today! An INFORMATIONAL
MEETING will be held in the Fellowship Hall on May 18 following
the morning service.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for a
Grace Mission Trip tentatively scheduled for this fall. This offering
will be received May 25. Details will follow soon!
VOLUNTEER at Food Truck Distribution Site – Teresa Dood has asked
for volunteers to help distribute food one day a month at Parkview
Elementary School. The cost of the truck is covered by a grant, so
just volunteer help is the only need! See the list on the narthex table
and sign up to volunteer if interested. Questions? See Bill Ver Hulst.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS) Learn and Serve Bus Trip
to New Windsor, MD and Gettysbury PA November 3 – 7.
This is a hands on, educational mission opportunity volunteering in
the warehouse where CWS kits and blankets are collected, packed,
and shipped to those in need. You will also learn about fair trade and
life changing work of SERRV as you volunteer in the international
gift shop. More information is available on the narthex.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson, Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
May 11 Upper Doors: George & Juel Grevenstuk, Nancy Hall-Ver Strate
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
May 18 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga, Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Today: Pat Ter Beek, Diane Maitner
May 11: Linda Emelander, Lyndsey Boeve
May 18: Sue Stuk, Judy Beadle
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MAY
Art: Sue Stuk
Cooking: Heather Dood
Games: Pat Ter Beek
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Kerri Baker, Katie Green
Prayers & Praise Line
May 4, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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