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This Week at LaGrave

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and we we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words. —1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


8:40 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship Service (Scout Sunday)

Sermon: “The Rapture” | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Anthems: (8:40) “The Morning Trumpet" arr. Ovid Young | (11:00) “If We Believe” by John Goss

Rev. Peter Jonker – minister
Rev. Ruth Boven – liturgist
Dr. Larry Visser – organist
(8:40) Ben VanHouten, Bob Otte – vocalists 
(11:00) Chancel Choir, Merle Mustert – director



6:00 p.m. Worship Service (Communion)

Sermon: “The Strange Tale of the Man of God from Judah” | 1 Kings 13

Rev. Peter Jonker – minister
Sara Good – organist


About Us

We are an 1,800 member church located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our members come from all over West Michigan, drawn by a combination of relevant Biblical preaching, inspiring worship services, beautiful music, holistic outreach programs, quality pastoral care, dynamic programs for children and youth, and a wide variety of opportunities for adults.

LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church exists to promote God's Kingdom by worshiping God in response to his Word, equipping God’s people for service, and witnessing to God’s world in word and deed that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.

If you are looking for a friendly, warm church that combines a deep commitment to the historic Reformed tradition of the Christian faith with a passionate desire to minister to both its members and its community with an intensely relevant Gospel, we invite you to visit or contact us. LaGrave has a place for you.