Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 20, 2014
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Know Whom I Have Believed”
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Today we pray for Christians in
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Sheltered in the Arms of God”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - FNOW
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 24:9, 45-51 (Pg. 959), Mark 13:9-13 (Pg. 984)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WATCH FOR THE SIGNS: PERSECUTION”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 762 ………….………………. “What a Day That Will Be”
* Song of Departure No. 753 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ... “Jesus is Coming Again”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
A warm welcome to our visitors and members alike. We rejoice at the joy Christ brought to the world so long ago. May such joy live within us as we worship the Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 42 – 45 ………………….. “Crown Him Lord of All”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 562 ……………………………………………….. “Be Thou My Vision”
Living Word: Acts 13:13-22 (Page 1070)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE: KINGDOM AND EXILE”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 650 ………..……….. “O For a Heart to Praise My God”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*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.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for FNOW (Family Network of Wyoming). FNOW provides not only
food to clients, but they also conduct classes on Health and Nutrition,
Gluten/Allergy free cooking, gardening, money management,
computer basics, just to name a few. The goal of FNOW is “to ensure
everyone is given personalized service with a high degree of dignity
and respect during their time of need. We believe providing these
services will build a stronger community and create a better life for
future generations.” Every dollar donated toward the food programs
gets them approx. $20 worth of fresh and shelf stable food from the
local food bank, Feeding America of West Michigan. This special
offering will be received this morning.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for ALPHA, Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Phyllis Vander Sloot
who has been hospitalized at St Mary’s. For all prayer requests and
praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER for Rachel Mulder who will be traveling to
China from February 26th - March 10th. Please pray for safe travels
to all the cities she will visit. Also pray that the trip will be effective
and fruitful as she recruits students for Grand Rapids Christian
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Please note: The CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING
has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for March 24.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Casseroles and Crock Pot
Dinners. Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship prior to
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at church!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery
7:00 – 8:00 PM SURPRISED BY HOPE led by Keith Van
Zoeren. This adult class meets in the Consistory room.
8:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
5:30 PM ALPHA CLASS meets at the Crossing.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 2, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
“WATCH FOR THE SIGNS” with the message: “The Spreading of
the Gospel”. Join us for the 6:00 pm evening service for the study
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE”.
6:45 PM Y-LIFE meets at the Crossing.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, March 3, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, March 23 – Y-LIFE is sponsoring a SPAGHETTI DINNER
following the morning worship service. Note the change of date!
Saturday, April 19 GRACE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. Egg
stuffers are needed and well as candy donations to fill the eggs (think
small - peanut free please). See Heather if you can help fill eggs.
Donations can be dropped off at the youth desk.
ALPHA MEALS – See the sign-up sheet in the narthex for a spot that
will work for you. You can volunteer to bring a salad, dessert, for part
of the main dish. Thank you all so much for helping!
DISCOVERY KIDZ March rotation is in need of teachers for Art and
Science. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex if you can help.
TOILET PAPER is being collected for FNOW. Boxes are at the
entrance doors for your donations.
HOPE COLLEGE MUSICAL SHOWCASE – More than 200 Hope
students will be featured at this concert on Monday, March 3 at 8 pm
in the De Vos Performance Hall. All of the college’s instrumental and
vocal groups will be performing. Tickets are $10 each and available
through the Hope Ticket Office at 616-395-7890.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bill & Karen Ver Hulst, Ken & Cindy Wylie
Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan
March 2 Upper Doors: Marv & Sue Andringa, Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
March 9 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Today: Tymie Boeve, Diane Maitner
March 2: Chelsea Dornbos, Kerri Baker
March 9: Sue Stuk, Elaine Martin
DISCOVERY KIDZ - FEBRUARY
Art: Sue Stuk
Cooking: Rebekah and Abigail Kubiak
Science: Les VanWyk
Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Shepherds: Lucille Sytsema, Dan Stuk, Karen Roberts, Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
February 23, 2014
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 praise reports.
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