Bulletin Announcements | 4.9.23
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Terry B
- Carol DV
- Jose & Kathy F
- Paul & Christopher G
- Nancy P
- Sheri P
- Carol P
- Kim R
- Bennett VV
- Linda VDH
- Kyle W
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
Please remember to pray for, call & visit our church family members who cannot be with us for in-person worship. They are Pat C, Fannie T, Lois VH & Thelma W.
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you… This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.’”
Exodus 3:14, 15b
Sunday services are livestreamed on YouTube at 9:30 am.
Sunday is Resurrection Day! Everything has changed because of what happened this day & we gather to celebrate that undeserved but real & amazing gift. We finish our series called “Follow Me” & listen to our Lord through John’s gospel, remembering that the resurrection is the defining moment of hope in human history!
There is no service this Easter evening. We will meet again on April 16.
At Easter we reflect upon Jesus as the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. We’ll begin a sermon series reflecting on the well known & beloved Psalm 23 to discover anew the passion our Shepherd has for His sheep.
In the evening, we will continue listening to & discussing a video-based Bible study from the book Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey. Have you ever wondered why people from our culture view Christ’s followers so negatively? Have you ever pondered how we might change that perception? Come discover how we can make the gospel good news again in a cynical culture.
A trip to Peru is being planned & we are looking to see who might be interested. We are planning to go sometime during the last two weeks of June 2024. We will be again serving with the team at Genesis Church in Iquitos. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Chris M or Bruce VV. Anyone from the church is welcome to join us! We are planning to do some fundraisers over the summer & fall to help mitigate the cost. We are excited to be going back & hope you are willing to join us!
Resonate Global Mission is the world- & home-missions ministry of the CRC. They exist to support Christian Reformed churches in their efforts to further God’s kingdom & build God’s church. For the month of April, Resonate is receiving a generous matching gift donation, dollar for dollar. While Providence does not have Resonate on our current collection schedule, we want to make you aware in case you are prompted to give on your own, especially during this month of the giving match. Head here to learn more about this opportunity to have your gift to Resonate’s general fund doubled!
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
Dale & Ellie DV no longer have a landline, and Becci S‘s number has also changed. Contact the office at 616-698-7930 for their cell phone numbers to update your hard copy directories.
Moms (or parents) with young kiddos, come on out to enjoy some fellowship & let your kids get their wiggles out in the gym here at Providence! Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30-10:45 am. Our next time together is this coming Wednesday, April 12. This is open to the public, so invite your friends!
Men from our church meet for breakfast at the Russ’ on Division on the second Thursday of each month. Guys, head to Russ’ this Thursday, April 13, at 8:30 am. All men are welcome!
Attention Graduates! It’s time to start putting together our annual graduation slideshow. If you are graduating this year from 8th grade, high school or college, please complete this Google Form by May 19. If you’d like a hard copy form, feel free to call or email the office & we’ll send it to you. Thanks!
Bulletin announcements are due by noon on Thursdays. You can call them in (616-698-7930), email them to the church office, or write a note & drop it in Keri Penning’s mailbox in the copy machine room.
REVIVE | Open AA meetings are held at 7 pm in the loft on Mondays & Wednesdays. Enter via door B by the gym. Contact Ben Kloosterman at 616-299-6228 for more information.
6TH ANNUAL SAM’S BLOOD DRIVE
The ability to give life-saving blood is truly a life-saving gift. Every day, 100s of units of blood & blood products are used to save lives in our area every day. With your help, your donation of 1 pint of blood will be utilized to help 3 lives. That makes a blood drive truly a Life Saving Station. Please join us on May 8 from 2-8 pm at Providence CRC to help save lives at our life saving station. Follow this link to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, though scheduled patients will be seated first. Prior to your appointment, check into Versi-Pass to answer your pre-screening questions; this will help speed up the process.
CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
If recent tragedies have you grappling with difficult feelings &/or you’re having trouble sleeping, concentrating, eating or remembering simple tasks, CAP is available to help you move through this time in a healthy manner & provide tools to strengthen your resilience to stressful times. Members of Providence have access to free, compassionate support. Contact the office to learn more.