Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Feb 17, 2012
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Musical Introit Ernst & Char Otto
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No. 690 ………..………… “He Leadeth Me”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: We are victors over ______________.
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry Ernst & Char Otto
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Hymn No. 724 ………………………………………. “Lead On, O King Eternal”
Living Word: Various Selections from Joshua
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE STORY: “THE BATTLE BEGINS”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 732 ……………..…… “The Battle Belongs to the Lord”
* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 538 – 540 ………………….. “My Faith, My Hope”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 526 ……………………………….…………………… “The Solid Rock”
Living Word: I Samuel 27 – 28 (Page 289)
Message “DARK TROUBLESOME DAYS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 692 ……………………….. “God Will Take Care of You”
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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
as it is passed today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing! Friends welcome!
NEEDED!! DISCOVERY KIDZ SHEPHERDS for this rotation!!
Please see Heather TODAY if you can help!!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
7:00 pm cARING SHEPHERDS MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will discuss Chapter 2 in the book Psalms.
NO CLUB TODAY!! (No School)
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Submarine Sandwiches!
Come out for a time of fellowship prior to class!
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will NOT meet.
6:45 PM VICTORS be here early tonight for a special surprise!!
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS meet at the Crossing
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
ADULTS –Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. (Disciples of The
Story)” will connect the Sunday sermon with additional
study options. Meet in the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick continues “The Story” with the message:
“A Few Good Men…and Women”. In preparation read Chapter 8 in
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Amy Grimm returned home after being
hospitalized earlier in the week. For all other prayer requests and
praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, February 27, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, March 4 after the AM worship service. The MISSION TEAM
Going To Chiapas Mexico will meet for lunch, a short Bible
study to prepare us for our mission, and last minute details. Meet in
the fellowship hall by the kitchen.
Monday – Thursday, June 11 – 14 VBS - Save the Date!
OUR CHIAPAS MEXICO MISSION TRIP IS COMING SOON!
Please sign up in the narthex to be a prayer partner to one or more
of the 12 persons going on this trip on March 10-March 18. Would
it be possible to have 5 persons praying for each person? We will
give you more details of the trip before we leave so you can better
pray for our needs. Also, right now we need all of your prayers....
prayers for Al & Sue Schreuder and those we will be working with
in Chiapas...prayers for all the plans being made in Chiapas as well
a here, prayers for health for each of us, and prayers for good
weather and safe travel.
THE KUYPER COLLEGE music department invites you to celebrate
The season of Lent with a special free concert – “Crucified with
Christ, Live in Christ”. Join us Friday, February 24, 2012 at
7:30 pm in the Vos Chapel, for music that will help prepare you for
Easter. For more information, contact Kia Ton Chau at 616-988-
3680 or email@example.com.
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW- Toilet Paper is
Once again needed at Family Network of Wyoming! During the
next month we will have boxes at the entrances to our church
where you can drop off toilet paper. Currently, a family is given 1
roll of toilet paper when they come to get food at the pantry once a
month. We would like to double that amount! If 50 families gave
24 rolls, we would have 1,200 rolls of toilet paper to give to the
pantry…..can YOU help make this become a reality? Thanks!
Y-LIFE – No meeting on March 4!
MOMENTUM - A Leadership Conference for volunteer leaders, staff,
and pastors is scheduled for March 3, 2012 from 9AM till 4 PM at
Fair Haven Ministries in Hudsonville. Cost is $35 for the entire day.
The keynote speaker is Dr George Hunter III, and his topic is ‘Church
Growth Reconceived for a New Generation’. Workshops in a variety
of areas will provide practical help in your local church. For details
and registration, go to www.churchmomentum.org If you really want
to attend, but are not able to come up with the finances, see Shari.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for WORDS OF HOPE. Beginning in July, Words of Hope
Devotional Booklets that we have available here at Grace will be free
of charge. At the present time we pay for those. “We are doing this
because we would rather have people support our ministry with
voluntary donations than buy something from us. We want to build
relationships, not business transactions. So we are eliminating the
subscription fee to bring our devotional in line with the rest of our
Bible study literature.” Our collection for Words of Hope was
scheduled before we received their notice, so even more reason to
give generously! This offering will be received on Feb. 26.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker; Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
Lower Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Feb. 26 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Today Amy Grimm, Phyllis Vander Sloot
Feb. 26 Linda Emelander, Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
February 19, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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