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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 21, 2008
3rdSunday in Lent
February 24, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: In holiness, God calls us to ___________.
Senior Choir “At Calvary”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Cran Hill Ranch
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Thessalonians 4:1-8 (Pg. 1147)
Philippians 4:8-9 (Page 1140)
Message: “LUST: JUST A RENTAL?” Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
* Closing Hymn No. 676 …………………...……. “O Jesus I Have Promised”
* Song of Departure No. 340 ……………….. “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
* Postlude 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 at the Crossing
No. 53 ……..………………….….. “Great Things He Has Done”
* No. 54 ………………………………………………….... “My Tribute”
* No. 55 ……………..…………………….... “Bless His Holy Name”
* No. 56 (Vs. 1 & 3) ………………..…….. “To God Be the Glory”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 581 ……………………………..….. “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
Living Word: Mark 14:43-52, John 20:19
Message: “VIEWS OF THE CROSS: THE DISCIPLES” Rev. Bruce Osbeck
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 358 ……………………….……………... “Because He Lives”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Heather Dood and Tishana Delaney.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Gracia Class & Pat Ter Beek.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated for
CRAN HILL RANCH – “Move Forward in Faith” Capital Campaign. This
campaign is a 5 Phase undertaking with the 1st phase being Youth
Cabins/Family Camp Expansion. For more detailed information on
this project, go to their website www.cranhillranch.com. This
offering will be received today.
11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
The Book of Joshua
– Join this class that meets in the Chapel!
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure”
– Meet in Kia’s office.
3:00 – 5:00 PM STOP THE VIOLENCE YOUTH RALLY at Grace with
Dr. Joseph Jennings. See the insert in the bulletin today for all the
SUNDAYS AT SIX - MEET AT THE CROSSING! Tonight we welcome
Rev. Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed Church, to our pulpit
during the Lenten Pulpit Exchange. Pastor Rick is preaching at
Beverly Reformed Church.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Peter Cook was expected to return to his home
after undergoing surgery Thursday. Mary Haagsman was able to
return to her own apartment at Sunset Village – Room 3033 this
week. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the praise reports and
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Rachel Pence (Benthin) and
Andrew Crooks upon the birth of a son, Ayden Christopher, on
Wednesday, February 20. We thank God for this gift of life and
pray for His blessing on this child.
IN APPRECIATION – We would like to thank everybody for the cards
and prayers during Zack’s surgery and hospitalization. Also thank
you to Pastor Rick for the visit at the hospital.
~Rick and Sue, Kendra, Zack Veldheer
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION. You will receive
updated information for the new year.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting. Tonight we will be
meeting with Ben Ingebretson from the RCA.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
CHILDREN AGES PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE meet in the
Fellowship Hall for activities.
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Cecil Martens meets in the
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing! Anyone
interested in a fun night away to work on your scrapbook
(or any other project!) please join us!
NEXT SUNDAY – MARCH 2, 2008
5th Sunday in Lent
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series on the Seven Deadly
Sins with the message: “Gluttony: Feeding Your Face, Starving
Your Heart” from Ephesians 5:1-20, Philippians 3:17-21.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Rev. El Zwart, Pastor of Beverly Reformed
Church, will be with us and will share a Lenten message during the
Lenten Pulpit exchange. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Unity.
PAPER TOWEL AND TOILET PAPER ROLLS are needed for a Sunday School
project. Please save yours and bring to the church kitchen. Thanks!!
BROOMBALL – Grace Youth vs. Keith Benthin and the youth at New Life
Community Church Friday, March 14, 8 PM. Mark your calendar!
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due by February
29. Articles can be placed in the bin attached to the file cabinet or
given to Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek.
TACO BAR! Everyone mark their calendar for Wednesday, March
12th, 6:00 pm. This will be the last Wednesday Night Dinner as
well as the last night for regular Wednesday activities! Plan on a
great spread of delicious taco fixings and a great time for fellowship!
MISSION WORK TRIP – All those who plan on going, please attend an
informational potluck on March 9 following Sunday School. This
year we are going to Lake Charles in Louisiana the week of April 20
where we will be building a Habitat for Humanity home! The RCA is
sponsoring this trip so we are again able to use some of their funds
for traveling, accommodations and food. Sign up in the narthex to
bring a dish to pass. Questions, Contact Shari!
“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project for children in impoverished schools,
refugee camps, and other difficult settings in the world. You can help
by sewing cloth school bags and purchasing the specific needed
school items. See the yellow flyer on the table in the narthex for
exact details. This is a several month project, so be on the look out
WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING is looking for individuals to renovate a
small home at 139 National SW this winter and spring. They do have
a construction supervisor to coordinate construction. If you are
interested in helping in this way, please contact Shari and she will set
it up with the person in charge. Basically, you can pick your own date
(doing what stage of the building is in progress), or project (doing it
in their time frame). If several of you want to go on the same date,
that can be arranged also. On the table in the narthex is a letter with
LOST AND FOUND – Several items are on the narthex table including
some jewelry. Check it out and see it there is anything you are
THE SINGING HIMS present a Celebration of Praise on March 16 at
8:00 PM at Rogers Heights CRC, 3025 Michael. There will be new
music, fellowship and celebration of His goodness. A freewill
offering will be taken.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Darrell & Kia Delaney
Lower Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood
March 2 Upper Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra, Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Frank & Carrie Drudy
March 9 Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Today AM Service: Erika Wigent, Sandy Gort, Janna Emelander,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
March 2 AM Service: Lyndsey Boeve, Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
March 9 AM Service: Sue Vander Wal, Sue Veldheer, Danielle Vining,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
February 24, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The many opportunities available to us
• New life
• Our families
• The Stop the Violence Youth Rally today with Dr. Joseph Jennings
• Dave & Vicki Jansen at CenterPoint Church have a prayer request ~
Please pray that more children will enroll in the daycare center that is
subleasing from them…for more information, see the newsletter on the
table in the narthex
• Those recovering following recent hospitalizations or surgeries:
Peter Cook, Carolyn Baker, Mary Haagsman, Mary Huizen
• Carole Lankheet as she continues chemotherapy
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
You can send notes of encouragement to Tarah at:
DAPP Hope Station
PO Box 940033
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb,
Brian Ciluffo, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink, Laura Groenenboom
(Venenga), Judy Noel, Shari Lubbers, Tina De Jong
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Nellie Workman, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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