Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 18, 2016
2nd SUNDAY OF LENT
FEBRUARY 21, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Keep on Believing”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Reception of New Members
Moments in Prayer
Choir Anthem “God So Loved the World”
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
Living Word: Hosea 11:1-11 (Page 878), John 3:16
Message: “I BELIEVE IN GOD’S LOVE FOR HUMANITY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 450 (Verses 1, 3, 4) …………... “Lift High the Cross”
*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.
TODAY WE WELCOME Robert & Donna Moreno (4910 Marshall Ave
SE, Kentwood, MI 49508) into membership by Re-Affirmation of
Faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Welcome to Grace Bob & Donna!
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.
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.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Continue to keep Tymie Boeve in your
prayers. After being at Mary Free Bed this past week she was
expected to go home on Saturday. Pastor George Grevenstuk
returned home and is doing well after undergoing Hip replacement
surgery last Monday. For other prayer concerns and praise reports,
please see the insert in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION - Thank you to all who called, visited, sent cards
and flowers and mostly importantly have been praying for Tymie
and our family this past couple of weeks. We greatly appreciate the
continued love and support.
~ The Boeve, Dornbos and Desmarais Families
Grace Reformed Church Members: A heartfelt “thank you” to
everyone who sent cards, stopped in to my hospital room, etc.
I had great news this past week that the infection is gone and I
won’t have to have surgery. Thanks for all the prayers that were
sent to God for that healing. I know He cares for me!!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades 5 & 6 will
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 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 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!
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 28, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “You Better
Believe It!” with the message: “I BELIEVE IN COMPASSION”.
11:15 – 12:00 BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, March 13, 10:00 am GEMS SUNDAY. The girls will
participate in our service. We will take a special offering for the
GEMS Organization. The Girls are sponsoring our dinner this
coming Wednesday at 6:00 pm! All donations collected at the dinner
will go directly to our GEMS. Thank you for your support throughout
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: Kerri Baker, Judy Beadle
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Feb. 28 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Today: Chelsea Dornbos, Brielle Wigent
Feb. 28 Jayme Dood, Mary Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
February 21, 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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