Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 11, 2016
1st SUNDAY OF LENT
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: I love this church because _________
Moments in Prayer
Choir Anthem “Let Mount Zion Rejoice”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Ministry of Music “Holy Spirit” Tinna VanWyk
Living Word: Ephesians 4:1-16 (Page 1135)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 405 …………………….… “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
*Song of Departure (Chorus Only) ………….…………….……. “We Believe”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
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 diving 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 your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages 3
years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
OUR SPECIAL MUSIC this morning is presented by Tinna VanWyk.
Thank you to Tinna as well as our Praise Team and Choir for your
contributions to our service today!
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. All are welcome!
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM – A short meeting will be held in the
Chapel following the service this morning.
11:15 – 12:00 BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet.
Week 3: “Belonging to the Reformed Church in America”. Meet in
Pastor Rick’s office.
5:00 PM JOINT SERVICE with our Wyoming Churches at Beverly
Reformed Church to start off the Lenten season. Note the start time.
Rev. Don Van Slyke will be preaching.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Please keep Tymie Boeve in your prayers.
She is out of ICU and improving some but continues at Butterworth
Hospital. Pastor George Grevenstuk will undergo Hip replacement
surgery tomorrow at Blodgett Hospital. For other prayer concerns
and praise reports, please see the insert in your bulletin today.
REV. BRUCE KUIPER, President of Grace Legacy Builders, will be in
India and Sri-Lanka for the next three weeks and is asking for your
prayers. He is preaching on Gospel Shaped Masculinity and is also
leading many workshops and seminars on Father-Led Family
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
THE CROSSING after school program will not meet – no school!
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the
Consistory Room. We will discuss Isaiah 54 & 54, Chapter 18
in our study book. All women welcome.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades
3 & 4 will meet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Submarine Sandwiches are
on the Menu. Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
for girls in grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
You are invited to Newhall Reformed Church to join with their
congregation for a Bible study on the Book of Acts. Rev.
Daniel Kroeze will be leading this class.
NEXT WEEK, FEBRUARY 21, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “You Better
Believe It!” with the message: “I Believe in God’s Love for
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Harvey Hertz will lead our service and
share the message. Our friends from Faith Reformed Church will
join us here at Grace.
6:30 – 8:00 PM YLIFE meets at the Crossing. There will be no
meeting March 6th due to Genesis weekend.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, February 24 - GEMS SPONSORED DINNER
Join us for a "Souper Hero" night! Dress as your favorite super hero
and bring a can of soup for our local pantry!
Sunday, March 13, 10:00 am GEMS SUNDAY
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – March rotation sign ups are
available. Please sign up today!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP. This offering will be
received on February 28.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING is in need of personal items.
Items needed: bar soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
deodorant. A box will be placed by the doors for your donations.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie, Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan
Feb. 21 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, Judy Beadle
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Today: Diane Maitner, Abby Kubiak
Feb. 21 Chelsea Dornbos, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
February 14, 2016
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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 praises.
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