Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 19, 2015
1st SUNDAY of LENT
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “When He Was on the Cross, I Was On His Mind”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Sharing: Unforgettable Lessons?
Senior Choir “Under His Wings”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Habitat for Humanity
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Deuteronomy 1:1-8, 4:32-40 (Page 171)
Message: “LEARNING FROM OUR HISTORY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Song ………………………………………….…… “We Will Remember”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .………….. “Lamb of God”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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 MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. This offering will be received this
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
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.
5:00 PM COMBINED SERVICE AT BEVERLY Reformed Church.
We will join together with our sister churches to begin the season of
Lent with a special service together. Note the 5:00 pm start time!
6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-LIFE WILL MEET.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sandy Gort will undergo surgery at St.
Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday and is expected to be hospitalized for
2 days. Please keep Sandy and her family in your prayers. For all
other Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line in your
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Jerry & Sue
Vander Wal, Alisyn Vander Wal, Tripp & Katie Vander Wal, and the
many other family members and friends of MaryLynn Huizen who
passed away on Saturday, February 14 at the age of 90. Services were
held on Friday with Pastor Rick officiating.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6 will meet.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4 will meet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – BBQ is on the menu this
week. Come and enjoy a time of 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.
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room.
Wes Dekker will lead the class. We will continue to study
7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 1, 2015
2nd SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the “Bible in a Year” series
with the message: “Caring for our Neighbor”.
“BELONGING” - NEW MEMBERS CLASS will continue in Pastor
Rick’s office following the morning service.
THE GEMS are collecting empty coffee cans for a project! If you have
any to donate, please bring them to the church kitchen. Thanks!
CONSISTORY UPDATES – Below are notes from the last Consistory
April 5 Easter – Building Fund
April 26 – Manasseh Project
the Consistory voted to participate in.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie, Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan
March 1 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
Today: Chelsea Dornbos, Brielle Wigent
March 1: Keri Desmarais, Mary Kubiak
DISCOVERY KIDS – February
Art: Jayme Dood
Theater: Don & Inez Schutter
Cooking: Tymie Boeve
Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Shepherds: Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent Chelsea Dornbos, Sue Vander Wal
USHER/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
February Gort Licari Hendges Boeve
March Ter Beek Mulder Gort Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
February 22, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
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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