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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 30, 2006
5th Sunday of Lent
April 2, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “O What a Savior”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Invocation and Salutation
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ministry of Music “He Died for Me”
Hymn No. 315 …………………..…………………………….. “Were You There?”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 23:26-43 (Page 1024)
Message: “WERE YOU THERE?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 344 …………..………… “Grace Greater than Our Sin”
* Song of Departure No. 501 (vs. 1) ....…………… “Now I Belong to Jesus”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION - If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
We are so glad to have you worship with us during this season of Lent. During this season we are all together in need of divine forgiveness, in need of power to lead a more faithful Christian life. Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place! Please take a moment and sign the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 337 …………………………… “Nothing but the Blood”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 404 ………………………………………….. “Faith of Our Fathers”
Living Word: Genesis 22:1-19 (Page 19)
Message: “THE PROVIDED LAMB” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 539 ………….…………. “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. We
invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church and have found
forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in this supper. If you are
aware of someone who is not here today, but would like to receive
this sacrament, please contact the church office. Thank you.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. PARENTS are invited to join in
the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
are in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room.
Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
7:00 – 9:00 PM THE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP FELLOWSHIP NIGHT.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Dorothy Church continues at Butterworth
Hospital. Please see the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in your
bulletin today for other concerns of the Grace family.
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank my Grace church family for
the many prayers, cards, and the visitation of many of our
congregation. It is a real comfort when you are in need.
Thank you to Pastor Rick, the Sunshine Committee, and the
congregation for the prayers, cards, and visits following my recent
surgery. They are very much appreciated! ~Joan Formsma
Thank you to Pastor Rick and the members of the Grace
congregation for the many cards and expressions of kindness
following the hospitalization and home-going of our mom, Doris
Cook. A special thank you to the ladies who prepared and served
the luncheon. ~The Cook Family
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Curt & Mary Boes upon the
death of Curt’s mother, Katherine Boes, on Monday, March 27 at the
age of 89. Services were held Thursday, March 30 at Cook Funeral
Home with Pastor Bruce Osbeck officiating.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT! Today we want to spotlight:
Kristen is in her senior year at Northern Michigan
University. She will graduate on May 6 with a Bachelor of
Science in Construction Management and a minor in
Business Administration. She currently is working part-
time at Bay Cliff Health Camp. Kristen will marry Nathan
Thompson at Grace on November 11, 2006. You can send notes of
encouragement to Kristen at 921 Pine Street, Apt. B, Marquette, MI
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week due to Spring Break
MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2006
6:30 PM THE ELDERS WILL MEET.
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2006
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets.
6:45 – 8:00 PM THE SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2006
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 9, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the Lenten series “SIGHTS AND
SOUNDS OF LENT”. The message next week is “What do I Have to Wave?”
from Matthew 21:1-11. The Senior Choir will present their EASTER
CANTATA. CHILDREN who would like to participate in the “palm
waving” meet in the narthex prior to the morning service.
6:00 PM JOINT COMMUNITY SERVICE – To conclude our Lenten Pulpit
Exchange we will meet together at Beverly Reformed Church
(2141 Porter SW). Pastor Rick, Pastor Bruce Osbeck, and Pastor
El Zwart together will present the message “The Church and the
Lamb”. Our three choirs will combine for a special number. Choir
rehearsal will begin at 5:00 pm. The evening offering is designated
for Words of Hope. A nursery will be provided!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 10, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 pm OUTREACH & MISSION TEAM will meet along
with the YOUTH TEAM.
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm – MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE.
Join us for a special service of Communion and remembrance.
Pastor Rick will share the message “They Did What?”
Sunday, April 16 EASTER SUNDAY
9:00 – 9:45 am BRUNCH will be served by our Youth
10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION
We will not have an evening service at Grace.
You are invited to worship at
Beverly Reformed Church.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for EASTER is designated for ONE GREAT HOUR
OF SHARING. Our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing will enable
Reformed Church World Service make real the love of Christ for
individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects
of disasters, conflict or severe economic hardship, and for those who
serve them through gifts of time and money. This offering will be
collected Easter Sunday, April 16.
GRACE GOLFERS – League play begins on April 18. This year we will play
at Wallinwood Springs (Jenison) on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm. NEW
TEAMS ARE NEEDED! Contact Bill Ver Hulst for more information
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – Remember to bring in food, personal care
items, paper products, or cleaning supplies for our Lent Food Pantry
Collection. Please bring these items to the boxes by the lower &
upper doors. Thank you for all you have given already.
HURRICANE RELIEF WORK TRIP to Alabama. 13 adults from our church
are taking part in this. They are: Jim & Linda Emelander, Joan
Emaus, Larry & Deb Kleymeer, Elaine Martin, Rog & Phyllis Vander
Sloot, Bill Ver Hulst, Ray & Robin Zondervan, and Dale & Shari
Dood. We will leave Saturday, April 22 and return the following
weekend. Please stop by our table in the narthex to see pictures and
more details of the owner of the home we will be building, as well as
trip details. Sign up to be a prayer partner with one of those going.
FIESTA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Grace. The date is June 12-16!
Sign ups have begun for everyone to become part of this exciting week! There are many different areas that you can help with during that week including donating food items for the snacks or helping with
decorations and craft preparations before VBS week.
Most of all, we need everyone to PRAY that God will
use us to reach Children for Jesus!
Week of 3-26-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$7,577.14 $7,848.27 - $271.13
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$99,603.38 $102,027.51 - $2,424.13
Special Offering for our Hurricane Relief Trip $1,395.00
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Ron & Marcia Berends
Lower Doors: Kerri Baker
April 9 Upper Doors: Ralph & Effie Bolt
Curt & Mary Boes
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
April 16 Upper Doors: John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
April Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Elkowitz Dood Frontjes Norden Kubiak Maitner
Today AM Service: Keith & Cindy Benthin, Becky Herrema,
Taylor Duimstra PM Service: Ruth Postema
April 9 AM Service: Linda Emelander, Danielle Vining, Jennifer
Eklowitz, Brad Beadle
April 16 AM Service: Willie Hiemstra, Laura Marshall, Angie
Hendrickson, Chelsea Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
April 2, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· Our loving church family
· The signs of spring appearing
· The promise of Eternal Life for all who believe!
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Dorothy Church at Butterworth
· Jan VanWyk following hospitalization and her continuing health concerns
· Those from our church recovering from surgery or recent hospitalization
· Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
· Ila Friar and her continuing health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Curt & Mary Boes as they mourn the loss of their mother
· The family of Ashley Kielezewski (young niece of Steve & Angie
Hendrickson) who passed away on Wednesday, March 29
· Rose Borkowski, mother of Anna, who has pneumonia
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell, Samantha Allan,
Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig, Rev. Louis Benes
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert Kerkstra,
Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia Workman,
Mrs Margaret Zylstra
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports!
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