Sunday, April 12 Set up–Greg D.
Monday, April 13 Cook and Serve–Key Club and Becky D.
Tuesday, April 14 Breakfast–Sally F.-J. and Sue R.
Sunday, April 19 Set up—Greg D.
Monday, April 20 Cook and Serve—Bill and Kristy W.
Tuesday, April 21 Breakfast—Karen A. and Cecilia G.
FREE WEBINAR - Join us on April 22 for "Youth, Depression and Suicide" presented by June Zwier and Winnie Visser. This webinar will explore the issues of depression and suicide particular to youth and how we as a church can be equipped to effectively help and support. To register for this free, one-hour event, visit crcna.org/webinars.
Prayer Summit 2015 | Register Now! - Prayer Summit 2015 will be held April 13-15 at All Nations Christian Reformed Church in Lake View Terrace, CA. Join fellow CRC pastors, church and ministry leaders, prayer leaders, and intercessors in a binational event to pray for the CRC and its North American and worldwide missions. Prayer Summit 2015 will provide opportunities to learn how to pray, discuss building a prayer ministry in your ministry, and partner in prayer with other organizations and congregations in your region. For more information and to register, visit JoinPrayerSummit.org.
Shalom Center Happenings:
Shalom Center Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: All volunteers of the Shalom Center are invited to join us for food, fun, and games on Thursday, April 16 at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church (2001 80th Street, Kenosha). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Please R.S.V.P. by April 8th to Lindsey at 262-658-1713 (ext. 107) or by email at email@example.com.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here;
He has risen!”
The Shalom Center’s 19th Annual Walk/Run Against Hunger will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 2nd Avenue and 54th Street in Kenosha (across from the Civil War Museum). Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 9:30 a.m. Please contact the church office for a registration form. Additional details can be found on the flyer posted downstairs. The success of fundraisers like the walk/run become more important to the Shalom Center every year. The weak economy has greatly affected the hungry and homeless who turn to the Shalom Center for additional help. Please consider helping to raise extra funds for the Shalom Center by participating in this event.
Kenosha Christian Reformed Church
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, April 12, 2015–9:30 a.m.
Pastor Verlan Van Ee
Gathering God’s Family
* Call to Worship
Pastor: This is the good news—the grave is empty; Christ is risen.
Pastor: This is the good news—the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never put it out.
People: Christ is risen. Hallelujah!
Pastor: This is the good news—once we were no people; now we are God’s people.
People: Hallelujah! We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood.
Pastor: Christ is our peace, the indestructible peace we now share with each other.
All: Let us declare the praises of Christ, who has called us out of darkness and into his wonderful light. Hallelujah!
Ten Thousand Reasons
* God’s Greeting
* Greet one another by passing the peace of God
* Songs of Praise
Where Truth and Mercy Meet
We Reach Up to God
Call to Confession: Romans 5:5-11
Greeters: Harold and Adriana H.
Ushers: Carol W. and Becky D.
Weekly Schedule of Events:
Today: 9:00 AM Morning Prayer Time
9:30 AM Morning Worship Service
5:00 PM Sunday Evening Bible Study at the W. home
Monday: 6:00 AM Great Commission Church Prayer Time
7:00 PM INNS
7:00 PM Council Meeting
Thursday: 6:00 PM Small Group Meeting at the M. home
Saturday: 1:30 PM Operation Outpour Shopping and Updates at Harborside
4/12 Pastor Henry and Dawn P. / Lindy N.
4/19 Mike and Adrienne G. / Judy G.
If you are unable to work in the nursery as scheduled, please switch with another volunteer or find a replacement. Please notify Jenn D., our Nursery Coordinator, for approval and call the church office (654-6234) with changes. Thank you!
4/12 Joshua V.
4/19 Preston R.
Children’s Worship Center:
4/12 Carlene V.
4/19 Becky V. and Amelia G.
4/12 Sally F.-J. and Bethany R.
4/19 Dawn P. and Jenn D.
Church Cleaning Schedule:
Week of April 12–Team Two
Offering for Next Week:
April 19–Classical Ministries
Operation Outpour will host a get together on Saturday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Harborside Commons–716 51st Place in Kenosha. Come enjoy refreshments, Haiti updates, and shopping.
Join the Fun! The April Birthday/Anniversary Celebration Night is scheduled for next Sunday, April 19 at the parsonage. This evening of celebration and fellowship is for all adults (19 and over–single or married) with a birthday or anniversary in the month of April. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a light supper followed by homemade ice cream. If your birthday/anniversary month doesn’t work with the scheduled date, please feel free to pick a different month to attend. Please RSVP to Becky V. or to the church office at 262-654-6234 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 15. The May birthday/anniversary celebration is scheduled for Sunday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
Camp Calvin: Camp Calvin 2015 Registration is now open! Camp Calvin is a Christian youth camp for students entering grades 4-9 in the Fall of 2015. Camp Calvin will be held on June 22-27, 2015. The cost is $355 per camper. For registration, camp information, photos, or to contact Camp Calvin with any questions, please visit www.CampCalvin.com. Registration and health forms can also be obtained by contacting the church office at 262-654-6234 or email@example.com.
The Fellowship Committee is planning an awesome evening of fun at the ball park! Join us on Saturday evening, July 25 as the Kenosha Kingfish take on the Battle Creek Bombers at 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field (7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha). Tickets are $18 or $22 depending on your choice of beverage. We will be taking advantage of a Tailgate Package that offers: all-you-can-eat ballpark food, all-you-can-drink beverage, and a reserved box seat with backrest in the grandstand. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the downstairs fellowship hall for all those interested in attending. Please sign up (by May 10) and give your payment to Heidi D. by Sunday, May 10.
Offering of Gifts
Gifts given this morning for missions will help provide assistance to Shepherds Ministries, NAIM (North American Indigenous Ministries,) Racken, Care Net Family Resource Center, Bethany Christian Services, and Mike and Victoria Van Der Dyke.
Prayer of Confession
Pastor: Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak and abuse the earth you made. Forgive us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.
Assurance of Pardon
Pastor: You are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. (–Romans 8:9-11)
Children’s Message: presented by Pastor Verlan
Children ages three years old through first grade are invited to attend the Children's Worship Center.
We Hear God’s Word
Scripture: Luke 23:44-24:12 (Pew Bible p.1134)
Message: Wondrous Words from the Cross VII: Glorious Anticipation
Sermon Outline—Introduction: Eternal Easter Expectations: What are your anticipations?
Christ’s glorious last words from the cross encourage us to anticipate…
Reunion with the Father
Freedom from sin and suffering
The rest of the righteous
The thrill of victory
The place of eternal security
Divine comfort in our dying
Divine affirmation of our soul’s longing
Conclusion: Committal prayers–from the cradle to the grave
Responding As His Disciples
* Song of Application
Psalter Hymnal #397:1-3 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing
Grateful Offering of Our Gifts: Missions
* Song of Response:
Psalter Hymnal #296:1-2 We Give You But Your Own
* God’s Parting Blessing
Psalter Hymnal #397:4 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing
Pianist: Renee Kloet
Kenosha CRC Contact Information
Pastor Verlan Van Ee Pastor Henry Perez
Cell: 262-287-2625 (no text messages) Cell: 305-959-6147
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Pastor Francisco Golon Church Phone: 262-654-6234
262-498-8574 Church Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: FGolon@kenoshacrc.org Church Web site: www.kenoshacrc.org
Church Address: 7506 25th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143
New Members at KCRC! Today we welcome Lindy N. and her daughter, Nadeen, into our official membership at KCRC. Lindy’s membership was received at our council meeting on March 9, 2015 as it came to us from her home church in Wausau, Wisconsin: New Hope Community (Reformed) Church. More recently Lindy and Nadeen were members at Bethel Reformed Church in Chicago, IL. which has since disbanded. Lindy and Nadeen have worshipped with us for a number of years now and we are delighted to welcome Lindy as a communicant member and Nadeen as a baptized member.
From World Renew–today is FRB (Foods Resource Bank) Sunday. This is a day on which we are given the opportunity to support struggling farmers around the world. World Renew partners with FRB to help subsistence farm families grow enough food to eat year round. Please consider a gift to World Renew. You can give online at worldrenew.net/donate, or mail your check, with “FRB Sunday” in the memo line, to World Renew, 1700 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508. Thank you for serving “the least of these” with your financial gift.
Sunday school classes will resume next Sunday, April 19, following a two-week recess for Easter. We offer classes for students four years old through high school. Please join us!
Donations to assist the Shalom Center Food Pantry are being collected this morning. Please bring your contributions to the front of the sanctuary and they will be delivered to the Shalom Center. Your donations will help feed hungry families in our community. KCRC’s next collection date is set for Sunday, May 10. Thank you for your generosity!
Sunday Evening Bible Study resumes today at 5 p.m. at the home of Dave and Carol W. Plan to also attend Bible Study next Sunday evening, April 19, and on April 26.
KCRC Small Group Ministry will meet once during the month of April. Please join us on Thursday, April 16 at the home of Ken and Kathy Morris at 6 p.m. Now is the perfect time to join small groups as we begin a new study on the book of Matthew.
Sermon Text and Title for Sunday, April 19:
Scripture Passage: Genesis 45:16-28 and 46:1-4
Sermon: God, Faith, and Family: Never Saying Goodbye Again