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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 14, 2008
2ndSunday in Lent
February 17, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Ministry of Music – Trumpet Solo Scott Barger
Call to Worship – Children & Worship Greeting
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Ministry of Music – Vocal Solo Tishana Delaney
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Presentation by Scott Barger, Cran Hill Ranch
Living Word: Matthew 7:24-27 (Page 939)
Message: “WISDOM DEMYSTIFIED” Darrell Delaney
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 78 …………………………………..……. “I Love You Lord”
* Benediction Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1) “They’ll Know We are Christians”
* 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
Responsive Reading No. 346 ……..……………..…………….. “This is Love”
* No. 347 (Vs. 1,2,4) …………………………….. “And Can It Be?”
* No. 348 (Vs. 1 & 4) ……………..………….. “My Savior’s Love”
* No. 349 ……………………….. “O How He Loves You and Me”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 517 ……………………………..…….. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Living Word: John 18:1-11, Luke 22:51
Message: “VIEWS OF THE CROSS: A NOBODY TOUCHED BY JESUS”
Rev. Mark Bergsma
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 505 ……………………….……………….. “He Touched Me”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY - Darrell Delaney will share the morning
message. We welcome Scott Barger, Executive Director of Cran Hill
Ranch, who will update us on activities and future plans at the Ranch.
NO CHILDREN & WORSHIP today!
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
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Tonight we welcome Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of
Unity Reformed Church, to our pulpit during the Lenten Pulpit
Exchange. Pastor Rick is preaching at Faith Reformed Church.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION. You will receive
updated information for the new year.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008
NO CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Study Lesson 5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in K – Grade 8 at the Crossing
CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL “GOD LOVES ME” – Meet in the Nursery.
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Cecil Martens meets in the
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2008
6:00 PM CADETS meet at the Crossing to go to the GRIFFINS
HOCKEY GAME! See Darrell if you have any questions.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2008
7:15 PM FELLOWSHIP BOWLING NIGHT - 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 TODAY! 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.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 24, 2008
3rd Sunday in Lent
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series on the Seven Deadly
Sins with the message: “Lust: Just a Rental?” from I Thessalonians
4:1-8 and Philippians 4:8-9.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Rev. Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed
Church, will be with us and will share a Lenten message during the
Lenten Pulpit exchange. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Beverly.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Mary Huizen is home after undergoing a Cornea
Transplant on Wednesday. Peter Cook will undergo surgery on
Thursday, February 21st. John Schoolenberg is now under Hospice
Care at Trillium Woods. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the
praise reports and prayer concerns.
PAPER TOWEL AND TOILET PAPER ROLLS are needed for a Sunday School
project. Please save yours and bring to the church kitchen. Thanks!!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated for
CRAN HILL RANCH. This offering will be received on February 24th.
BROOMBALL – Grace Youth vs. Keith Benthin and the youth at New Life
Community Church Friday, March 14, 8 PM. Mark your calendar!
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.
HOPE COLLEGE presents their MUSICAL SHOWCASE on Monday, March 3
at 8 PM. More than 200 Hope College students will be featured in
this 20th annual event at De Vos Hall. All of the college’s
instrumental and vocal groups will be performing. Tickets are $10
each and available through the DeVos Ticket Office 395-7890.
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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Linda De Vries
Lower Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Feb. 24 Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Darrell & Kia Delaney
Lower Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood
Today AM Service: Cindy Wylie, Laura Marshall,
Allie and Emily Mc Elroy
PM Service: Mary Bush
Feb. 24 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Sandy Gort, Janna Emelander,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
February 17, 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…
• Our Youth
• The ministry of Club 3:16 and the lives that are touched
• The ministry of Cran Hill Ranch and that of Scott Barger
• Carolyn Baker recovering at home
• Mary Haagsman following back surgery
• Mary Huizen following surgery
• Peter Cook as he undergoes surgery this coming week
• Carole Lankheet as she continues chemotherapy
• John Schoolenberg at Trillium Woods
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
~another step has just been completed and things are progressing!
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• The family of Yvonne Riemersma as they mourn her recent death
• 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, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink, Laura Groenenboom
(Venenga), Judy Noel, Shari Lubbers
• 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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