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We welcome you to our worship service today as we celebrate Palm Sunday – Christ’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem! This morning Pastor Norman Jones will lead us in worship as Pastor William was scheduled to fill a pulpit supply at Good News in London. May we be blessed as we worship together in the name of our Saviour Jesus! This evening the worship service will be led by Calvary CRC at Grace CRC. Thought for the week: "God sees us as we can be but loves us as we are.” GRACE CHURCH VISION STATEMENT: As disciples of Christ our purpose is to encourage spiritual growth in ourselves, our family, and our church family so that we will be the presence of Christ to all the world around us in all we say and do. Good Friday’s offering is for Back to God Hour Ministry. Next week’s morning offering is for Home Missions. PRAYER MINISTRY: • Please come Sunday mornings at 9am and join in prayer for our church and community. We meet in Room #2 (in the lower level) • Join us for prayer following the worship services in the room at the back of the sanctuary. All requests remain confidential. • Do you need someone to pray for you? Send your requests through the Prayer Chain: Bill/Grace Dieleman (692-4787), Randy/Alice VanStempvoort (436-0775), or Joe/Hilda Wiersma (3544673) SENIOR HOME SERVICES: Grace Church is not asked to lead/attend any services this week.
Please inform the office or your district elder if there are any announcements or concerns that you would like to go in the bulletin. Please have all bulletin items in by Wednesday 7pm. Office Hrs: Mon. –Thurs. 9am –noon SERVANT ROSTER:
SERVING ELDERS: Good Friday: SERVING DEACONS: Good Friday: USHERS: AM & PM: Good Friday: GREETERS: AM: Good Friday: ELEVATOR: AM & PM: Good Friday: COFFEE Volunteers: LIBRARY: NURSERY: Bultje, Abby Dieleman PM: Good Friday: HALL MONITOR: AUDIO: AM: PM: Good Friday: VISUAL: AM: Good Friday: Bill Folkerts, Patrick McNamara Patrick McNamara, Bill Folkerts Myrna Panjer, Dale Abbott Myrna Panjer, Dale Abbott Margaret VanDaalen, Ken Bosman, Elco Medenblik Jim Hoekstra, Wilma Noordam, Mark Okkema Albert Mast, William Grin Helen Brouwer/Nicole Brouwer, Gertie Wissink Aaron Hoekstra Aaron Hoekstra Walter & Eunice Hasselaar, Bill & Grace Dieleman, Eva Hofstede Sharon McNamara AM: Suzanne Wiersma, Helene Mast, Hope Carol Dieleman, Ryan McNamara Cindy Raymond, Mark Dieleman, Megan Vyn Julie Coolen Will Holsappel Will Holsappel Keith Groen Ray VerBurg Ken Nydam
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Is God calling you to lead? The Sunday School program is looking for a new coordinator. This is a critical leadership role, responsible for organizing the Sunday School program (3&4 year olds to Grade 5). Whether you are just starting out on your leadership journey, or well on your way, the Education Committee will assist you as you help our teachers to promote
spiritual growth in children. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Roseanne Baker (510 355-1260). Attention all volunteers who have received the Safe In Grace – Abuse Prevention Policy (red folder): If you have not already signed and returned your “Policy Receipt Acknowledgement” for the Abuse Prevention Policy, could you please do so and place in Sue Dieleman’s mail slot? The Safe In Grace Committee would like to ensure that all those required, acknowledge to have read and abide by the policy. Thanks! ELEVATOR ATTENDENTS NEEDED: We are in need of 1 or 2 more people to help with the elevator on Sundays. This is an easy job and doesn’t take a lot of time. If you are able to help out with this please talk to Julie Coolen. ONLY 2 MORE SPOTS LEFT!!! If you haven’t signed up to bring flowers to church, you’ll want to hurry to get your name down before there’s no more spots available! There are dates to choose from in April & May. So sign up on the table in the Narthex today! LIBRARY NEWS: Falling Stars…Do they ever rise again? So begins the battle: An unlikely group of has-beens, armed with only faith and vision, against all the money and power Hollywood can wield against them. Will they succeed with their revolutionary idea for filmmaking? Enjoy this novel by Davis Bunn “My Soul to Keep”. The following individuals are presented to the congregation for approval for the Office of Elder and Deacon. These names will be put on ballot for affirmation by the congregation. This will take place on April 19, 2009 after the morning worship service. At that time we will ask the congregation to affirm any and all names they deem acceptable for the office. On April 26, 2009 (D.V.) all names affirmed for Elder will be put into the basket and 3 names will be chosen. Then all the names affirmed for Deacon will be put into the basket and 2 names will be chosen. As a congregation we ask for God’s guidance in this process.
Elder: Bill Dieleman, Greg Nydam, Mike VanderSluis, Ray VanderSluis Deacon: Neil DeGroot, Mark Dieleman, Teresa Hoekstra, Helene Mast, Aaron Medenblik, Jeff Raymond Youth Praise Team: We will be having a practice tomorrow (Monday April 6). If you will be playing an instrument, please come for 7pm. If you are singing, please be there for 7:30. If you are unable to attend, please talk to Cheryl.
This week we will be meeting at Suzanne's place (16 Paisley Court). The Bible study will start around 8pm but you are welcome to come early.
Grace Christian Reformed Church
255 Tweedsmuir Avenue West, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K4 Church Office: 519-436-1558 Website: www.chathamgrace.com Fax: 519-436-1241 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone Services: 519-436-0041 (dial 5 minutes before the service) Minister: Pastor William Koopmans: 519-360-1072 Treasurer: email@example.com
GRACE CRC 2009 NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE
Welcome: We welcome you to our worship service today! May we be blessed as we worship together in God’s house! • VISITORS are invited to sign the Guest book and fill in a welcome • • • • • • •
brochure on the Glass Table NURSERY is provided for children under 3 (located downstairs) ELEVATOR LIFT is available for all who have difficulty with stairs LARGE PRINT services are available on the information rack PERSONAL HEARING DEVICES can be obtained from an usher or sound technician AUDIO CASSETTES of each service are available: contact Adrian Dieleman (519-354-9983) We observe a “scent-free” & “smoke-free” building and parking lot Please turn off cell phones, watches, and other electronic devices while worshipping with us. Thank you.
Sunday April 5, 2009