BULLETIN - APRIL 11, 2021 - First Sunday After Easter

TODAY'S WORSHIP SERVICES

Pastor Matthew will preach at both services today.

You are asked to observe precautions with masks, hand sanitizer and distancing out of respect for everyone’s safety

and health.

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

Children’s bulletins and activity bags are available in the back of church.

Children’s Time – Dismissal during the service to the downstairs fellowship room. Parents, please escort your child(ren).

Sunday School classes for grades 1-12 meet today in the Activity Center after the morning service.

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!

TODAY AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

First Sunday After Easter - Pastor Matthew’s message today is “Setting the Starting Point for the Next Generation” from I Chronicles 22.

Baptism – At this morning’s service we rejoice with Pastor Matthew and Tracy as they present Eleanor Harvest Pearce for the sacrament of baptism.

Tonight – A series on the gospel of Mark, Slow Learners, continues from chapter 6, “Our Obedience, His Power.”

Your offering can be placed in the plates as you leave the sanctuary. Offerings today not designated for another cause will be for the General Fund (morning) and Home Repair Services (evening).

Thank you to those helping today:

Prayer Team: Marla Roedema, Mary Jane Aardema.

Kids Care: Lisa Wisneski, Sue Vander Velde.

Sound Technician: David Vander Velde.

 

NEXT WEEK

April 18/Second Sunday after Easter – Rev. Jeff Sajdak will be our guest at the morning service and Seminarian Joshua (Hang) Jiang at the evening service.

Offerings:  Morning for Christian Education; evening for Home Repair Services.

Prayer Team:  Mayme Becker, Linda Rienstra.

Kids Care: Ann and Ben Wiersma, Mary Bouwkamp.

Sound Tech: Rich Vander Meer.

 

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Please continue to pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to surround Karen Kass and her family following the passing of her husband, Dave Kass, this past Monday, April 5. Visitation for the family will be this Wednesday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Alt Shawmut Chapel on Lake Michigan Drive. The memorial service will be held in our church sanctuary on Thursday, April 15, at 2 p.m.

 

PASTOR’S VACATION

Pastor Matthew and his family will be on vacation this coming week. Should you have a need for pastoral care, please contact one of our elders.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Parents, if you will have children in K-12 in the 2021-2022 school year and are currently not part of the Covenant Plan here at West Leonard but would like information on the process and qualifications, please contact Dan Wisneski at 288-8873. The Covenant Plan provides tuition assistance to families whose children attend a CSI (Christian Schools International) school.

 

BULLETIN INSERT

Today’s bulletin insert from the Christian Reformed Church in North America highlights the work of Resonate Global Mission, “Engaging People, Embracing Christ.”

 

DENOMINATIONAL SURVEY

Have you been heard? Our congregation has a once-in-five-year opportunity to participate in the 2021 CRC denominational survey. This survey helps denominational leadership understand the concerns and needs of local congregations like ours. It is crucial that as many people from our congregation as possible participate. A link to this survey was sent recently to you via email, or you can access it at crcna.org/survey/3956 to answer the survey questions by April 15.

 

WEEKLY OFFERING UPDATE

General Fund needed each week   4,444.00

General Fund 04/04/2021                3,227.00

Christian Education                              240.00

Building Fund                                        280.00

Faith Promise                                        220.00

Benevolence                                            17.00

A statement of funds as of March 31 is in your mailboxes today.

 

NORTHWEST FOOD PANTRY

Corrected new phone number for the pantry: 616-300-5079.

Simply Give continues at Alpine Meijer has been extended through July 3! Purchase one gift card for the pantry and put any amount on it in increments of $10 and Meijer will match your donation. A double match day is coming up on June 19.

 

CHURCH NEWSLETTER

Articles for the next issue of The Vine (May 2) are due no later than Tuesday, April 27. If someone in your family is graduating this spring and you would like that information published, please send it, along with a photo.

 

WALK FOR GOOD FOOD

This annual event (formerly known as the Hunger Walk) is being held virtually this year from May 2-12 in your neighborhood! You can get involved and help by signing up to walk, making a donation or becoming a sponsor. The goal of raising $90,000 will support 14 local nonprofits who work to address poverty and food insecurity by creating a good food system for all. Please visit accessofwestmichigan.org/walk or you can contact Alaina at 616-747-0988 or alaina@accessofwestmichigan.org.

 

FROM WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

WSCS is hosting a Spring Fling on May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This includes an outdoor marketplace with dozens of vendors, food trucks and many other activities. If you would like to be a vendor, go to the WSCS home page (wscsgr.org) and click on the link. Betsy Herrington can answer your questions:

bherrington@gebsafety.com.

THIS WEEK AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

 Sunday, April 11, 2021

            9:30 a.m.             Morning Worship

          10:45 a.m.             Sunday School for grades 1-12 – Activity Center

            6:00 p.m.             Evening Worship - sanctuary

 Monday, April 12

            7:00 p.m.             Deacons’ Meeting

 Wednesday, April 13

            9:00 a.m.             Men’s Life – Activity Center

 

APRIL VERSES OF THE MONTH - Matthew 28:5-6a

The angel said to the women,

“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking

for Jesus, who was crucified.

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.

 

APRIL SONG OF THE MONTH

“You Cannot Be Stopped”

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