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 April 21, Third Sunday After Easter

Today’s Worship Services

Pastor Matthew will preach at morning worship and Chad Boorsma at the evening service.

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.

 

Children’s Ministries

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 meets today 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!

MORNING WORSHIP

Please stand where indicated with *.

 

  Opening Prayer

*Opening Song:  “House of the Lord”

*Welcome

*God’s Greeting and Greet Each Other

 

*Our World Belongs to God, Paragraph 29

*Songs:  “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

                “Holy Spirit, Come”

 

(Please be seated.)

 

  Scripture:  Hebrews 4:16

  Song:  “Lord, I Need You”

  Prayer of Confession

  Our Assurance:  Isaiah 25:9  (Verse of the Month)

*Song of the Month:  “This Is Our God”

 

  Children dismissed for Children’s Worship.

 

  Morning Prayer

 

  Scripture: Acts 2:1-21, 40-41

  Message: Unstoppable: Power Poured Out

  Prayer

*Song of Response: “Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God”

*God’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: “I Will Follow”

 

  Minister – Matthew Pearce

  Worship Leader – Barb DeKorte

  Singers – Liz Nguyen, Tracy Pearce

  Drummer – Ben Wiersma

  Accompanist – Laurie Hinken

  Sound Technician – Rich Vander Meer

  Live Stream – Cory McCallum

 

 

TODAY AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

Third Sunday After Easter – Pastor Matthew continues the sermon series “Unstoppable,” which is a survey of the book of Acts, focusing on the empowering work of the Holy Spirit and the advancement of the Church. Today’s message will focus on Pentecost and the widespread pouring out in mass of the Holy Spirit for kingdom work. Do we today recognize what has been given to us in the outpouring of the Spirit?

Tonight we welcome back Chad Boorsma. Chad serves LaGrave CRC as Minister of Visitation and Formation. His message is “All Part of the Plan,” Acts 2:22-36.

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 this morning and Volunteers In Service this evening.

Thank you to those helping today:

Prayer Team: Jack & Marla Roedema.

Nursery: Barb DeKorte, Mary Bouwkamp.

Children’s Worship: Lisa Vander Meer.

Floating Helper: Mason Vander Meer.
Sound Technician: Rich Vander Meer.

 

NEXT WEEK

April 28 – Pastor Matthew will preach at both services.

Offerings: Morning for Church Operating Expenses; evening for VIS.

Prayer Team: Mayme Becker, Linda Rienstra.

Nursery: Paul & Rachael DeKorte,

Ann Wiersma.

Children’s Worship: Melody Flanders.

Floating Helper: William Wiersma.

Sound Technician: Rich Vander Meer.

PRAYER TIME

Everyone is invited to join us in a time of prayer next Sunday, April 28, after the morning service.

 

CHURCH NEWSLETTER

A new issue of The Vine will be distributed on May 5. Articles are due in the church office no later than Monday, April 29.

If you have a graduate in your family (middle school, high school or college), we would love to highlight him/her. For information on how to do that, please email our secretary (wleonardcrc@gmail.com).

 

COFFEE BREAK

Our Coffee Break Women’s Bible study has concluded their season and will begin meeting again in September.

 

NORTHWEST FOOD PANTRY

Essentials Drive for April – During the month of April, our church has been asked to donate these items: laundry soap (50 ounces or less) and liquid hand soap. The donation table is located below the window at the entrance to the Activity Center.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENT

You are invited to a special 48th annual Spring Concert of Worship and Praise to God with The Singing Hims male chorus on Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at South Grandville CRC (4130 Wilson Ave. SW). Special guests for the concert will be the Joyful Notes bell choir. A freewill offering will be taken to support the music ministry of The Singing Hims.

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THIS WEEK AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

Today, April 21, 2024

             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

            12 – 4 p.m.                   Iglesia Bautista Emanuel

             6:00 p.m.                     Evening Worship – downstairs fellowship room

 Monday, April 22

              6:30 p.m.                    Council Meeting

 

 

APRIL VERSE OF THE MONTH:  Isaiah 25:9

In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him and he saved us.

This is the LORD; we trusted in him. Let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

 

 APRIL SONG OF THE MONTH:  “This Is Our God”

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