Sunday May 8

third Sunday of Eastertide

Celebrating the Resurrection

Rev. Benjamin Van Zetten Bruins will be preaching at Trinity on May 8.
“Celebrating the Resurrection”
The widows wailing at Tabitha’s funeral recognize that life can be hard and cruel, but their sorrow is interrupted by the resurrection. How can we live a way that embraces the reality of troubles in this world while keeping our hearts open to resurrection? Perhaps the power we need to endure comes when we celebrate the shafts of resurrection light that continue to break into this world.
 
Revelation 7:9-17 & Acts 9:36-42
 Image from the film: Babette’s Feast 

SERMON

RESOURCES

Babette’s Feast

 

Online Service

Please use the following links for this week’s worship. You may wish to prepare your communion elements before we begin.

Order of Worship

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 827 4872 5884

Password: 247155

In-Person Service

We begin at 10am on Sundays. We have a short fellowship time, then Second Hour programming for adults and kids after the service.

1) Masks are optional for all participants. Masks will be worn by volunteers working with kids under 5.

2) Physically distanced sanctuary seating (by household or group)

3) Elders will serve individual communion element servings at the front. (You may bring your own elements for partaking at your seat.)

 

trinity kids

Below are details about kids’ programs for this coming Sunday! Masks will be worn by all participants and teachers (to the best of the kids’ ability).

Worship Hour (10:00 – 11:15)

Infants – 2 Yr old in Nursery (9:45 -11:15) on the main floor

3 Yr old – 5th Grade in Children & Worship upstairs
(leave with Ms. Amanda after Passing of the Peace)

Snack Break (11:15 – 11:30)

All Kids in the Basement Classroom

No Second Hour

Second Hour for Children & Adults will resume with our program year in the fall.

Volunteer Schedule Links

ADULT 2nd HOUR (11:30 – 12:15)

No Second Hour this week.

(We will resume adult second hour with the new program year this fall)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annual Plant Sale | The Verhaars will host their annual Eric Verhaar Scholarship fundraiser plant sale this spring on May 7th. There will be one last opportunity to shop the remaining plants on Sunday, May 8th after worship.

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General Synod Devotionals | The 2022 annual gathering of the Reformed Church in America, called General Synod, will begin on June 9 in Pella, Iowa. Both Pastor Sarah and Trinity elder Jan Koopman will be serving as delegates this year.
You are invited to support this gathering in with prayer. You can sign up to receive reflections each day, for the 30 days leading up to General Synod here.  Hard copies of the devotions can also be made available–just ask Pastor Sarah.

Drinks on the Deck | Drinks on the Deck  is back! This is a time for the women of Trinity to connect & socialize outdoors (or inside, depending on weather). All you need to bring is your beverage of choice.  This month it will be on May 23, 6:30pm, at Susan Olthof’s yard, located at: 2401 Cedar Crest Lane NE GR, MI 49525. Check with Pastor Sarah for questions.

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Kids’ Programs

– This week, May 8, will be the final week of Children and Worship for the school year.

– Nursery (6mo-2yrs) and Little Lambs (2yrs-5yrs) will then run through Memorial Day.

– During the Summer, we will have combined Nursery/Little Lambs in the lower level Little Lambs room for a Campfire Stories Series. 

 

 

PRAYERS

Send us prayer updates and requests: benjaminbruins@gmail.com  sarah@trinityreformedchurch.org trcoffice@trinityreformedchurch.org

Please sign up for our email list in order to receive prayer updates and requests.

 

GIVING

Don’t forget, you can send your offerings to Trinity via the “Give” link below or you can sign up for a regular automatic contribution by using the ACH Draft button.