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 July14, 2024

Today’s Worship Services

Rev. Jim Dykstra is our guest at morning worship, and our Ministry Resident, Cory McCallum, will bring the message 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.

 

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 are on summer break until September.

 

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 *.

 

  Call to Worship:  Psalm 34:1-3

*Opening Songs:

     “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God”

     “Goodness of God”

 

*Welcome

*God’s Greeting

*Greet Each Other

 

*Verse of the Month:  Psalm 86:8-10

*Song of the Month: “A Thousand Hallelujahs”

(Please be seated.)

 

  Scripture: Colossians 2:6-7

  Song:  “Christ Is Mine Forevermore”

 

  Children dismissed for Children’s Worship.

 

  Morning Prayer

 

  Scripture: I Peter 3:8-16

  Message: Always Revering Christ

  Prayer

*Song of Response:  “Raise a Hallelujah”

*God’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song: “Step by Step”

 

 

  Guest Minister – Rev Jim Dykstra

  Worship Leader – Linda Rienstra

  Singers – Linda Gritter, Linda Rienstra

  Drummer – Ben Wiersma

  Accompanist – Laurie Hinken

  Sound Technician – Dave Vander Velde

  Live Stream – Cory McCallum

 

 

TODAY AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

Morning Worship – We welcome back Rev. Jim Dykstra. His message from I Peter 3 will take note of the reality that we live in a world that continually wants to force its darkness upon us, but that this conflict will be won by those who are intent on putting Christ first in their minds and hearts with the attitudes and actions that represent Christ well in the world and the blessings for those who remain true to the Lord.

Tonight our Ministry Resident, Cory McCallum will continue a sermon series titled Called by Faith, Called to Action: “Bleeding Faith,” from Mark 5:25-34.

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 the Northwest Food Pantry tonight.

Thank you to those helping today:

Prayer Team: Joe & Mary Polonowski.

Greeters: Ken & Joanne Vander Slik.

Nursery: Barb DeKorte.

Children’s Worship: Lisa Vander Meer.

Floating Helper: Mason Vander Meer.

 

NEXT WEEK

July 21 – Rev. Jim Dykstra will preach at both services.

Offerings: Morning for Church Operating Expenses; evening for Northwest Food Pantry.

Greeters: Mike & Rachel Vander Wall.

Prayer Team: Linda Rienstra, Mayme Becker.

Nursery: Ann Wiersma, Mary Bouwkamp.

Children’s Worship: Melody Flanders.

Floating Helper: William Wiersma.

Sound Technician: Rich Vander Meer.

 

PASTOR’S VACATION

Pastor Matthew and his family will be on vacation until July 22. If you find yourself in need of pastoral care, please contact one of our elders.

 

CHURCH DIRECTORY

Work has begun on updating our church directory. If your information has changed - or if you are not included in our directory and would like to be – please notify our church secretary via email by Monday, July 22: wleonardcrc@gmail.com

 

FROM THE NORTHWEST FOOD PANTRY

Thanks to the generous donations from people like you, in the past quarter alone we were able to serve 1,954 people. Over half of these people are children; and with children unable to rely on a meal at school, the summer can be a difficult time. Because of you, we continue to make sure that families right here in our community are not going hungry! The Lord provides for them through you, and we cannot thank you enough!                                             - Becca Schelhaas, Executive Director, NW Food Pantry

 

Essentials Drive for July – Because children do not have the option of breakfast at school during the summer months, please consider donations this month of cereal (any variety) and oatmeal. The donation table is located under the window at the entrance to the Activity Center (lower lobby).

 

AUGUST BACK-TO-SCHOOL BBQ

We are excited and looking forward to hosting our annual Back-To-School BBQ on Saturday, August 10, from 11:30 to 1:30. All are welcome to attend! Details will be sent in a separate email this week, along with information on how you can volunteer. We are hoping that we can count on all who are able to pitch in for a couple hours in our joint effort to show the love of Jesus to our community families and kids.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE!

Can you help our neighborhood kids by purchasing some school supplies for them? Our deacons will, once again, be collecting some basic school supplies to give away to school-age kids at our Back to School BBQ event on August 10. We need your help! A flyer is in your mailboxes today with all the information, and we will need your donations at church by Sunday, August 4. Please only donate the items on the list:  pink erasers, #2 pencils, washable markers, Post-It note pads, Elmer’s glue sticks, lip balm and pencil pouches. Please note that we are not collecting backpacks. A collection station will be set up in the lobby near the main entrance. Thank you for your help in providing much-needed school supplies for our community kids!

 

COME AND SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING

The Christian Reformed Church is inviting you to Gather! In 2024 and 2025 we’re bringing together Christian Reformed people from across North America in the spirit of fellowship, encouragement and renewal. Fifteen people from Classis Grand Rapids North are invited to attend Gather Vancouver on September 19-21, 2024, where they will join groups from four other regional classes.  Through facilitated storytelling in small groups, participants will discuss ways God is bringing life to our congregations, how we can encourage greater participation and where God is leading us in the coming months and years. All expenses will be covered through a generous grant. If you are interested in attending, please contact ASAP: Ron Karlse, Ron@heritagelifestory.com or Rev. Pete Byma, grnorthclerk@gmail.com. To learn more, visit crcna.org/Gather.

THIS WEEK AT WEST LEONARD CHURCH

Today, July 14, 2024

             9:30 a.m.                     Morning Worship – sanctuary

            10:30 a.m.                    Coffee Fellowship – upper lobby

            12 – 4 p.m.                   Iglesia Bautista Fundamental Emanuel

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

Monday, July 15

             6:00 p.m.                     Elders Meeting

             6:30 p.m.                     Brief Council Meeting

                                                   Deacons Meeting

 

JULY VERSE OF THE MONTH

Psalm 86:8-10

Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;

no deeds can compare with yours.

All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord;

they will bring glory to your name.

For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.

 

JULY SONG OF THE MONTH

“A Thousand Hallelujahs”

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