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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Mon, Feb 27, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
 
 Prelude
 Time of Praise
 Music Ministry “Praise Be to Thee” Matt Lehmann 
 Call to Worship 
 *  Greeting Time
*  Opening Songs of Praise 
*  Invocation and Salutation
 Moment of Sharing – God sends us forth to _________
 Moments in Prayer
 Ministry of Music “Be Thou Faithful” Matt Lehmann
 Hymn No. 446  …..………………….  “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 1st Offering – Regular 
 2nd Offering-Cran Hill & Camp Geneva
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
*  Doxology
*  Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: II Corinthians 5:11-21  (Page 1121)
 Message: “WE ARE SENT OUT AMBASSADORS” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*  Closing Hymn No. 436 ……………..……………………………  “Freely, Freely”
*  Benediction
*  Song of Departure No. 655………………….…………..……………  “Sanctuary” 
 Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
 
 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.
 
WELCOME
It is with joy we welcome you to Grace Church!  Let us lift up our minds and hearts to our loving Creator and sustainer.  May the incomparable blessings that come from God alone touch each of us today.  Please take a moment and sign the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
 
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
 Prelude
* Worship Sequence Nos. 538, 539, 540 ….……….  “My Faith, My Hope”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 517 ………………….……..……….  “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
 Living Word:  Mark 15  (Page 987)
 Message:  “RUMORS OF HOPE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word 
* Closing Hymn No. 705 (vs. 1 & 4) ………….…  “It is Well With My Soul”
* Benediction
 *All who are able, please stand
 
 
TODAY AT GRACE
 
 
 CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
 Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
 Hall today for Children In Worship.  Children are
 dismissed during the hymn prior to the message. 
 
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Matt Lehmann of
 East Leonard Christian Reformed Church.  Matt is a member of the
 Praise Team at his church, has been a soloist for Opera Grand
 Rapids, and sings often around the area.  Thank you Matt, for being
 with us this morning and sharing your testimony in song. 
 
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated for
 Camp Geneva and Cran Hill Ranch.  This offering will be received
 this morning during the hymn prior to the morning message.
 
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
 all ages three years old and upward.  PARENTS are invited to join in
 the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
 are in Sunday School!  Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
 Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. 
 Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
 Chapel.  Today – “Seven Bowls of Wrath ”.
 The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
 
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet today in Pastor Rick’s office.
 
PRAYERS & PRAISE
 
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sheryl Steensma will undergo surgery on her
 back Tuesday, February 28 at Butterworth Hospital.  Margaret
 Zylstra has been in a lot of pain and is in need of our prayers. 
 Margaret is at the Railside Living Center, Room 11, 7955 Byron
 Center Rd., Byron Center, MI 49315.  See the Prayers & Praise Line
 for all the other concerns of the Grace family.
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE IN PRAYER for Sean Van Essen.  He has arrived
 back in Ramadi, Iraq safely.  His address is:
 Spc Van Essen email:  spcvanessen@yahoo.com
 hhc 876th EN BN
 2-28 BCT
 Camp Ar Ramadi, Iraq
 apo-ae 09362-9997
 
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Wes & Arlene Dekker,
 Craig & Gerri Dekker, and their families upon the death of their
 mother and grandmother, Theresa Witvliet, on Sunday, February 19
 at the age of 84.  Services were held in Highland, Indiana on Friday.
 
IN APPRECIATION – The High School Youth and Leaders would like to
 thank the congregation for the great response and financial support
 at our Paradise Island fundraiser last week.  Your generous support
 will help send 19 students and leaders to Genesis March 3-5 at
 Grand  Traverse Resort in Traverse City!  Thank You!
 
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2006
 3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006
 9:00 AM THE THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet.
 2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
 6:15 PM CADETS FOR BOYS IN GRADES 1-5. We will meet
 at church to ride together at 6:15 pm, or meet at Newhall at
 6:30 pm.  If you need to be picked up at home, please call the
 office (538-3100) to arrange.
 6:45 – 8:00 PM THE SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
 6:45 – 8:15 PM GEMS for girls in grades 1-8 meets at church.
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2006
 3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
 4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
 
NEXT SUNDAYFIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 5, 2006
 
PASTOR RICK will begin a new series for Lent.  See the insert in your
 bulletin today for all the information!
 
SUNDAY’S AT SIX -  Pastor Rick will conclude his study of the Gospel of
 Mark with the message “Gone” based on Mark 16.  Join us in the
 Chapel. 
 
THE DOOD/ZONDERVAN Small Group BIBLE STUDY will meet next Sunday
 following Sunday School in the room opposite the Chapel.  Childcare
 will be available in the nursery with Samantha Johnson and Pat
 Ter Beek.
 
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Monday, March 6th,  7:00 pm SPECIAL ELDERS MEETING to hear requests
 for Baptism and Professions of Faith.
 
Sunday, March 26, 10:00 am YOUTH SUNDAY!
 
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm FELLOWSHIP TEAM GOLF OUTING!  Save the
 date.
 
Week of June 12…COMING!  FIESTA! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!
 Reserve the evenings of the week of June 12 so you can help in
 this exciting time.  Also start praying about what neighborhood child
 or children you can take, so they can learn about Jesus!
 
Wednesday, June 21 CHURCH PICNIC!
 
MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
DID YOU HAVE FUN ON PARADISE ISLAND??  COMING SOON…THE
 FABULOUS FIFTIES DINER.  Mark Saturday, April 29 on your calendar. 
 This fun night will be for the whole family!  It will include
 entertainment and famous 50’s style food choices!  Details soon.
 
THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH SEARCH TEAM will be starting to interview in
 March.  If you are interested in being involved in these interviews,
 contact Ray Zondervan at 262-2158 in the evening or email him at
 rayzondervan@hotmail.com.
 
THE CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY LIBRARY has a few new board books for the
 younger children.  Check them out today!
 
D & W NON PROFIT DAYS continues through March 5th.  5% of
 our purchases at D&W will be donated to Grace Youth Ministries
 when you shop at the Burlingame, Grandville, and Jenison D & W. 
 Coupons are not necessary…you can just tell them Grace Youth
 Ministries.  Tell your friends and family about this great opportunity
 to raise money for our youth!
 
MEN – PROMISE KEEPERS IS COMING!  Reserve the dates of September
 15-16 for the Promise Keepers Convention at the Van Andel Arena. 
 12 tickets have been ordered at a reduced rate of only $70.00 for the
 men of Grace.  Also included may be a U of M vs. Notre Dame
 football viewing party after the event!  Sign up today in the
 narthex!
 
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
 
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
 Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
 Lower Doors:  Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
March 5 Upper Doors:  Les & Jan VanWyk;  Brent & Kristin Veldheer
 Lower Doors:  Eric & Erika Wigent
 
USHERS/COLLECTION 
Feb. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
 Norden Frontjes Dood Elkowitz Stuk Ron Veldheer
 
NURSERY
Today AM Service:  Luke & Janell Nordlund,  Pat Ter Beek,
 Janna Emelander  PM Service:  Lynda Ver Merris
March 5 AM Service:  Erika Wigent, Cindy Wylie, Robin Zondervan,
 Rachel Pence PM Service:  Donna Oppenhuizen
 
FINANCIAL REPORT 
Week of 2-19-06
 
 Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
 $4,063.00 $7,848.27 - $3,785.27
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
 $59,909.89 $62,786.16 -$2,876.27
 
Prayers & Praise Line
 
February 26, 2006
 
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 Music Ministry of Matt Lehmann
· Our church family
· The love and kindnesses shown by our Caring Shepherds
 
 
Prayers for…
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· The 19+ High School Youth and their Leaders who will travel this weekend
 to GENESIS 06 at the Grand Traverse Resort
· Plans underway for VBS FIESTA in June
· The work of the Search Team
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Margaret Zylstra at Railside Living Center
· Sheryl Steensma as she undergoes surgery this week
· Herm Workman at Crestview
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Dave Hoezee as he goes to the Mayo Clinic March 6
· Those who recently have been hospitalized, who are undergoing testing for
 some undiagnosed problem,
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
 Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
 Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, 
 Jeff Gerwig
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri  in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen,
 Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr Harold 
 Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema,  Mrs Miriam
 Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris,
 Mrs Virginia Workman
 
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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