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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 18, 2010
1st SUNDAY IN LENT
FEBRUARY 21, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Know a Fount”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Affirmation of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 43 (On Screen)
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Reflection: During this season of Lent, I will ____________
Senior Choir “At Calvary”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Habakkuk 2:1-3 (Page 910)
Message: “THE ROAD TO RESOLUTION: RECORD”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 562 ………………………………….. “Be Thou My Vision”
* Song of Departure No. 340 ……………...… “Turn Your Eyes Upon 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence Nos. 322, 323, 324 ……. “The Cross – Tree of Life”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 315 (Verses 1,2,3) …………………………… “Were You There?”
Living Word: I Corinthians 2:1-10 (Page 1106)
Message: “COMMENTARY ON THE CROSS: CAN YOU IDENTIFY?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 321 …….…… “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
A VBS MEETING will be held following the morning worship service. See
Heather if you have any questions.
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE begins tonight. The theme is
“Commentary on the Cross”. Pastor Rick introduces the theme
tonight asking “Can You Identify?”
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Pauline Korf is a patient at Blodgett Hospital.
Lucille Sytsema was able to return to her home following surgery.
Tymie Boeve underwent surgery on Thursday. Continue to pray for
Lucille and Tymie as they await test results and take the next steps
in their recovery. See the Prayers and Praise Line for all other
prayer requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Over the Valentines weekend our GEMS made special
boxes for some of our congregation who may be facing upcoming
surgery or are shut in. Al Grimm and Ann Hoezee both would like
to express their thanks for the thoughtfulness of the GEMS and the
wonderful treats and visit they shared! We are sure all the others
who received these Valentines gifts really enjoyed them as well. Girls
and leaders…your efforts are very much appreciated!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION. Meet in the
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 pm CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – PIZZA is on the menu tonight!
Join us for a time of fellowship prior to family night activities.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR WILL MEET.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for Children Ages 3
through 5th Grade. We are learning about helping others!
Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. Wes Dekker
is leading this Bible Study on the book of Daniel.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Y-LIFE TO CASTING CROWNS CONCERT. See Heather for details!
NEXT WEEK – FEBRUARY 28, 2010
2nd SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of Lenten messages
“ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OR QUESTIONING THE ANSWERS?
See the insert in your bulletin today with all the details. Next Sunday
is also BLANKET+ SUNDAY. Our SPECIAL OFFERING FOR
FEBRUARY will go to the Church World Service Blanket+ program
which is both global and local. When disaster strikes, people often
need blankets – and much more. Our offering will go to Blankets+,
which is first of all blankets, but includes long term needs like food,
shelter, safe water, tools, training, and other resources. Also locally
we are giving out 300 blankets to the homeless and agencies who
work with the homeless.
6:00 PM - THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues next Sunday
evening. Rev. Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed Church,
will lead our service and share the message. Pastor Rick will be
preaching at Beverly.
TOILET PAPER DRIVE FOR FNOW – Please continue to watch for coupons
and sales and bring in the toilet paper for Family Network of
Wyoming Pantry before March 7.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The next rotations are:
Resurrection - March 14 – April 11 and Jesus Baptized - April
18 – May 16. There are sign up sheets on the narthex table.
EASTER EGG HUNT – Saturday, March 27 This will be fun for our kids as
well as an outreach tool for the neighborhood. Included will be an
Easter video representing the real meaning of Easter to the children.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18 (Note the change of date)
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD.
Many hands are needed to get this up and running. There will be
plenty of areas and an opportunity for all to help!!
MISSION WORK TRIP TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Would you like to
become part of a blitz rebuild in Cedar Rapids Iowa during the
week of May 2-8? In mid-June 2008, the Cedar River that runs
through the heart of Cedar Rapids crested at 19 feet above flood stage
and 24 feet above the average water level. Clean-up and rebuilding
efforts have been underway since then, but the need for
volunteer and monetary support will continue for many more years.
The RCA is joining with 9 other Church World Service communions
to rehabilitate 17 homes over the course of six weeks. (this is an
ecumenical build like we did in New Orleans last year!) Grace is
looking for 15 volunteers so check out the table in the narthex where
there is a sign up sheet and a handout with more details on the
project. Presently, we do not have information concerning the
accommodations. This trip can be completed in less than 7 hours so
we will not need lodging on the way down and back.
HELP FOR HAITI - MAKE A COMPLETE HYGIENE OR BABY KIT before
April 11. A description of the contents for these kits is on the table in
the narthex. The value of the kit is listed on the form so if you cannot
make one by yourself, combine resources with a friend! We recently
found out that several area churches are taking part in this so the
transportation is all arranged!
THE WORLD VISION EXPERIENCE: AIDS -- Step Into Africa exhibit will be
held at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland from February 24 –
March 1, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily. This is a FREE event.
Reserve your 25 minute personal experience at
www.worldvisionexperience.org/lakeshore Step Into Africa is a
2500 square foot multi-media, interactive exhibit that allows
Americans to step into the lives of actual African children affected by
poverty, lack of clean water, and AIDS. Visitors walk through a
replica of an African village and experience the effects of the
pandemic in a real way as they listen to a personal audio track
relating the story of one of four children – and gain a completely new
perspective on the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve, Ralph & Effie Bolt
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Feb. 28 Upper Doors: Lisa Braendle; Denny & Mary Bush
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Today Jayme Dood, Erika Wigent, Donna Oppenhuizen
Feb. 28 Janell Nordlund, Luke Nordlund, Cindy Wylie
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
Prayers & Praise Line
February 21, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
The Lenten season has now begun. Ask God to prepare your
heart and soul for this most significant time of the year.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Keep Tymie Boeve and Lucille Sytsema in your prayers as
they await test results and plan a course of treatment.
Remember Pauline Korf in your prayers this week.
We pray for all those who continue to look for work.
We pray today for the relief efforts taking place in Haiti and other places in need around the world.
We pray for the efforts of Church World Service as they deliver Blankets+ to those who most need it.
We remember those in our own community that are homeless. We pray in particular for those
homeless in the Idea Park area.
We are thankful today for the kindness of the GEMS and their leaders.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Please keep Shirley Kleymeer, mother to Larry Kleymeer and Cindy Wylie, in your prayers as she
recovers from surgery due to a broken hip following a fall.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
(Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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