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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 7, 2008

 1st Sunday in Lent 
 February 10, 2008
 10:00 am Worship Service
 Prelude
 Time of Praise
 Ministry of Music Pastor Rick & Christy Oppenhuizen
 Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance – Psalm 103:8-13
* Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles Creed
 Ministry of Music Pastor Rick & Christy Oppenhuizen
 Offertory
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Matthew 18:21-35 (Page 952), Mark 3:1-6 (Page 970), 
 Ephesians 4:26-27 (Page 1135)
 Message: “ANGER: HOLY OR HELLISH?” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 630 ………………. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 340 ………….…… “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst 
 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.

 SUNDAY’S AT SIX

 Prelude
 Call to Worship No. 381 ……………….……………….. “Christ’s Priesthood”
* Opening Hymn No. 375 ……………………………..……. “Jesus Shall Reign”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 634 …………………..…………………….….. “More Love to Thee”
 Living Word: Genesis 14:18-20 (Page 12)
 Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: MELCHIZEDEK” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 370 ………………………... “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst 
 *All who are able, please stand

 TODAY AT GRACE

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Heather Dood and Tishana Delaney.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Sue Stuk and Brad Beadle.

11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
The Book of Joshua – Join this class that meets in the Chapel!
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” – This class meets in
Kia’s office.

SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Rick will continue the study entitled “From the
Old to the New to You” where we discover Christ in the Old
Testament and in our lives as well. You are encouraged to bring your
own Bible and a pen! Join us tonight.

7:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the Crossing.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
7:00 PM MISSION & OUTREACH TEAM MEETING. Tonight we will
be meeting with Ben Ingebretson from the RCA.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.

6:00 PM PANCAKE SUPPER sponsored by the Cadets. Come out
and enjoy a great meal and great fellowship!

6:45 – 8:15 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
CHILDREN AGES PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE meet in the
Fellowship Hall for activities.
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Cecil Martens meets in the
Consistory Room.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.

 NEXT WEEK – FEBRUARY 17, 2008
 2nd Sunday in Lent
 YOUTH SUNDAY

NEXT SUNDAY Darrell Delaney will share the morning message. Scott
Barger, Executive Director of Cran Hill Ranch, will be with us and
update us on activities and future plans at Cran Hill Ranch. Our
special offering for the month of February is designated for Cran Hill.
This offering will be received on February 24th.

SUNDAYS AT SIX – Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of Unity Reformed
Church, will be with us and will share a Lenten message during the
Lenten Pulpit exchange. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Faith.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the
praise reports and prayer concerns.

IN APPRECIATION – Proverbs 3:27 “Do not withhold good from those
who deserve it when it is in your power to act.” Because of your
generosity and prayers my team and I are able to act and bring
good to those in Zambia and Mozambique. Please continue your
thoughts and prayers in guiding us in our 6 month journey. Thank
you all so much! God bless. ~Tarah Fron

To all of those who lovingly brought food to the Delaney family
during Kia’s maternity leave, we have returned your dishes to the
kitchen area of the fellowship hall. Feel free to pick them up at
your leisure. ~Thanks again, The Delaney Family

AT RECENT ELDERS MEETINGS the following persons membership was
transferred:
Mark & Karen Matheis to West Berlin Wesleyan Church of Lake
Odessa.
Kevin & Becky Herrema and Family to Beverly Reformed
Church of Wyoming.
Jon & Beverly Plooster and Family to First Reformed Church
of Byron Center.

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CARING SHEPHERDS AND ELDERS – The next Caring Shepherd Training
Session is scheduled for Monday, February 18 at 7:00 pm. You
will receive updated information for the new year.

SCRAPBOOKERS – We will have our Scrapbooking night on Friday,
February 29 this month at the Crossing! Anyone interested in a
fun night away to work on your scrapbook (or any other project!)
please join us from 7 – 10 pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Middle School Overnighter on February 16
from 8 pm until Sunday morning service on February 17. If you can’t
stay the entire time that is OK….we will appreciate any time you can
give. A sign up sheet will be in the narthex. Please contact Darrell or
Kia with any questions.

MISSION WORK TRIP – All those who plan on going this year plan on
attending an informational potluck on March 9 following Sunday
School. This year we are going to Lake Charles in Louisiana the week
of April 20 where we will be building a Habitat for Humanity home!
The RCA is sponsoring this trip so we are again able to use some of
their funds for traveling, accommodations and food. Contact Shari
for more details or just sign up in the narthex.

CLUB 3:16 NEEDS VOLUNTEERS on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm or
Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Sign up for 1 day a year, 1 day a
month or weekly what ever works for you we will embrace. Contact
Kia.

FELLOWSHIP BOWLING NIGHT – FEBRUARY 23! We will begin with
dinner together at Salvatores on Stocking Street at 7:15 pm. Bowling
will follow at Clique Lanes. Bowling - $8.00 for 3 games and shoes.
Bring a dessert to pass at the bowling lanes. Deadline to sign up is
February 17! Don’t bowl??? Come out and join us for dinner anyway
(and entertainment if you come and watch the bowling!) Sign up in
the narthex. See Tymie Boeve if you have any questions.


 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush; Brad & Gracia Class
 Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Feb. 17 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Linda De Vries
 Lower Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Linda Emelander, 
 Sandy Farris, Brad Beadle 
 PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Feb. 17 AM Service: Cindy Wylie, Laura Marshall, 
 Allie and Emily Mc Elroy
 PM Service: Mary Bush


 Prayers & Praise Line

 February 10, 2008

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.


Praise God for…

• Answered prayers!
• The many opportunities available to us in this country
• Our children & grandchildren

Prayers for…

• Carolyn Baker recovering at home
• Mary Haagsman following back surgery
• Carole Lankheet as she continues chemotherapy
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Africa
• Matt & Sheri Camp (nee Oppenhuizen) for safety & health on a
mission trip to Zambia, Africa from Feb. 5-15
• Shari Lubbers, sister-in-law of Bob & Terri Stadt, as she awaits a liver transplant
• Pastor Vern & Sherry Hettinga as they heal following a recent car accident
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb,
Brian Ciluffo, Yvonne Riemersma, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink,
Laura Groenenboom (Venenga), Judy Noel
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink, 
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, 
Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie 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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