March 26, 2023
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Today’s Worship Services
Pastor Matthew will preach at the morning service and Rev. Henry Admiraal at evening worship.
Large-print bulletins and morning song sheets are located on the coat rack on the east side of the sanctuary entrance.
Wireless amplifiers for the hearing impaired are available at the sound booth in the back of church.
Nursery for babies and toddlers during the morning service.
Children’s bulletins and activity bags are available in the
back of church.
Children’s Worship – Dismissal during the service to Room #4 downstairs.
Sunday School classes for grades 1-12 meet today at 10:50 a.m. in the Activity Center.
To Our Guests
If you are a guest today, we extend a very warm welcome to you. Our prayer is that you will feel the presence of the
Holy Spirit in this place and among God’s people gathered here. Please do us the favor of completing a yellow card
from the pew rack and placing it in the offering plate as you leave, and please join us again soon!
Please stand where indicated with *.
Call to Worship: Psalm 8:3-4
*Song: “Me on Your Mind”
*Welcome and Greetings
*Scripture: Acts 4:11-12
(Please be seated.)
Glimpses of Grace
Children dismissed for Children’s Worship.
Scripture: Isaiah 12, Isaiah 11:1-10
Message: Hallowed Be Your Name
Yeshua - Salvation
Prayer of Response
*Song of Response: “Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”
*God’s Parting Blessing
*Parting Song: “Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me” (verse 4)
TODAY AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH
This morning, Pastor Matthew continues the sermon series entitled Hallowed Be Your Name. We are looking at various names and titles of God and thinking about what they tell us about him, his promises and how we are to live in relationship to that. Today’s message is “Yeshua – Salvation,” Isaiah 12, Isaiah 11:1-10.
Your offering can be placed in the plates as you leave the sanctuary. Offerings today not designated for another cause will be for Church Operating Expenses.
Thank you to those helping today:
Greeters: Dave & Mary Bouwkamp.
Prayer Team: John & Betty Bouwman.
Nursery: Brian Buchanan, Shelly Steensma.
Children’s Worship: Diane Hamstra.
Floating Helper: Natalie Vander Meer.
Sound Technician: Rich Vander Meer.
Please join us tonight for a special Lenten service: Isaiah 53 in Word and Song, led by Pastor Henry Admiraal We will meet in the downstairs fellowship room at 6:00 p.m.
April 2/Palm Sunday – Pastor Matthew will preach at both services.
Offerings: Morning for Church Operating Expenses; evening for the Northwest Food Pantry.
Prayer Team: Linda Rienstra, Mayme Becker.
Nursery: Brian Buchanan, Mary Bouwkamp.
Children’s Worship: Lisa Vander Meer.
Floating Helper: Mason Vander Meer.
Sound Technician: David Vander Velde.
CHURCH NEWSLETTER – NEW DATE!
A new issue of The Vine is scheduled for distribution on April 30. Articles are due in the church office no later than Tuesday, April 25.
Ministry Leaders – Please send a report about the joys and perhaps challenges that you experienced this past season.
THE SEASON OF LENT
Today is the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Lent is a 40-day season of intentional preparation to remember our Lord’s death and to celebrate His resurrection. It is a penitential time to examine our sinful nature, to understand more deeply the sacrifice of Jesus and to rejoice in His resurrection and the hope of His coming again. Many Christians also mark these days with fasting, reflection and opening their hearts widely to help those in need.
Today is the last day to place your order for Easter flowers in memory of a loved one. Extra order forms, envelopes and a box to collect your order and payment is on the high-top table in the upper narthex.
At their meeting this past Monday, our Council approved these requests:
Steve & Lou Anne Davis to Crossroad Church (UMC) and Rev. Neil & Ruth Jasperse to Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church. Our prayers go with these couples as they now worship, work and fellowship as members in their new church homes.
WEEKLY OFFERING UPDATE
Church Operating Expenses
needed each week 4,444.00
Church Operating Expenses
received 03/19 2,861.00
Christian Education 660.00
Building Fund 25.00
Faith Promise 69.00
Edison Christian Health Ctr (03/12) 23.00
These totals include online giving during the month of February.
“Equipping for Spiritual Warfare” is a two-and-a-half-day seminar being offered by the West Michigan Dunamis Project in conjunction with Presbyterian and Reformed Ministries International (PRMI). It focuses the knowledge and practice of spiritual warfare in the personal life of the believer and its role in the advancement of the Kingdom of God through ministry. Theory rooted in Biblical exposition, along with practical group experiences, will help attendees learn to engage in the spiritual battles in effective and productive ways.
The seminar will be held at Oakwood CRC in Belding, starting on Wednesday evening, March 29, and will conclude on Saturday afternoon, April 1. The cost is funded solely through free-will offerings. For detailed information about this event or to sign up, go to: www.prmi.org/events and look for the Dunamis event at Belding, Michigan.
THIS WEEK AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH
Today, March 26, 2023
9:30 a.m. Morning Worship – sanctuary
10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship – upper lobby
10:50 a.m. Sunday School for grades 1-12 – Activity Center
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship – downstairs fellowship room.
Tuesday, March 28
9:45 a.m. Coffee Break Women’s Bible Study – Activity Center
Child Care – downstairs nursery
Wednesday, March 29
9:00 a.m. Men’s Life Bible Study – Activity Center
Thursday, March 30
5:45 p.m. Volleyball at Ridgeview Industries
MARCH VERSE OF THE MONTH: Psalm 8:3-4
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
MARCH SONG OF THE MONTH
“Me On Your Mind”