Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 21, 2013
2nd SUNDAY of LENT
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Down from His Glory”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I praise God for the blessing of ________.
Hymn of Confession No. 314 …………….. “What Wondrous Love is This”
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Lamb of Glory”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Hurricane Relief/Grace Mission Trip
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Leviticus 23:9-14 (Page 120)
Message: “GOD’S PICTURES: THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 670 ……………….…………………. “Make Me a Blessing”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Verse 1 & Chorus)……………. “Lamb of God”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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 divine 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
*Opening Worship Sequence 538 – 540 ……………. “My Faith, My Hope”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 295 …………….……………………….. “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
Living Word: Mark 1:9-20 (Page 968)
Message: “DESERT TIME” Rev. Mark Bergsma
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 545 …………….……………………. “Moment by Moment”
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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 PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for the Grace volunteers who will be going to Stumpy Point, NC to
join the rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Irene in August 2011.
This special offering will be received today.
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE will begin. Tonight
we welcome Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor at Unity Reformed Church
to our pulpit. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Faith Reformed.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM Club 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Lasagna is on the menu
along with salads, breadsticks, desserts! Come out for a time
of fellowship prior to classes!
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 the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room for discussion of
the Sunday message “God’s Pictures: The Feast of First
Fruits”. Pastor Rick will lead this class.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
6:00 – 7:30 PM FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP Bible Study Group
for young adults meets in the Chapel. They will meet on the
2nd & 4th Thursday from 6-7:30 pm now thru 21st of March.
After March 21 they will be switching to Wednesday nights!
CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED!
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
4:30 PM Y-LIFE RETREAT at Cran Hill Ranch. See Mrs. Heather
if you have questions!
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 3, 2013
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
entitled: “God’s Pictures” with the message: “The Feast of Weeks”.
Following the service next Sunday, a MISSION TRIP FUND
RAISING DINNER will be held! The Consistory as agreed to match
the funds raised at the dinner up to the amount needed! A delicious
dinner is being planned! See the insert in your bulletin for details.
TODAY is the last Sunday to reserve your spot!
6:00 PM The LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues as Rev.
Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed Church will be with us and
share the message. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Beverly and
Pastor George at Unity.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the family of
Anna Hoezee who passed away on Friday, February 15 at the age of
94. Anna was a lifelong, faithful member of Grace having been
baptized here as an infant. The peace lily in the front of the
sanctuary today was donated by her family in her memory.
Our sympathies are also extended to Tom & Cathy Van Kalker upon
the death of Tom’s father, James Van Kalker, on Monday, February
11 at the age of 86. Services for Mr. Van Kalker were held on
Saturday, February 16 at Fifth Reformed Church.
AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ELDERS the membership of
Eric Postema was transferred to East Paris Christian Reformed
Church of Kentwood, MI.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, March 30 - ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! Please sign
up in the narthex if you are willing to disperse eggs, work prize
tables, or greet. If you have volunteered to bring candy for the eggs,
please have it to church by March 10.
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Mark your calendar!
GALAXY – The March/April/May issue of the Galaxy will soon be
printed. If you have something you would like to contribute, please
place it in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the main office or
give it to Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek by Wed. Feb. 27th.
DIRECTORY ADDITIONS – One additional page has been placed in
your mailbox. Please include that with the others you received last
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW Feb. 17 – March 24
Toilet Paper is once again needed at Family Network of Wyoming, so
that a family can receive more than one roll a month. Our toilet
paper goal is 1,250 rolls of toilet paper during this time frame. IF we
meet this goal, a donor has agreed to give cake for coffee time on
Easter Sunday morning following the worship service! Watch for
sales and give as you are blessed! Thank you in advance!
HOPE COLLEGE MUSICAL SHOWCASE – More than 200 Hope
College students will be featured in the 25th Annual Musical
Showcase concert on Monday, March 4 at 8:00 pm in the DeVos
Performance Hall. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available through
the Hope Ticket Office at 616-396-7890.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
March 3 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush; Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Shirley De Bruin
Today Linda Emelander, Lyndsey Boeve
March 3 Chelsea Dornbos, Jayme Dood
Art: Dan Stuk Cooking: Pat Ter Beek
Science: Rick Postema Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Theater: John Sawyer
Shepherds: Joan Patterson, Louise Grimm, Deb Kleymeer
Prayers & Praise Line
February 24, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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