Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 23, 2012
1st SUNDAY OF LENT
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Worthy is the Lamb”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession (On Screen)
Words of Assurance
Time of Sharing Rev. George Grevenstuk
Senior Choir “How Long Has it Been?”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Words of Hope
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Various Selections from Judges
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE STORY: “A FEW GOOD MEN…AND WOMEN”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 727 ………….……………………….. “Faith is the Victory”
* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 102-104 ……………………….. “Praise to the King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 43 ………………..………… “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Living Word: I Samuel 30 – 31 (Page 291)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“A SERVANT LEADER RISES, A KING FALLS”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 370 …………………….……. “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
*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 WORDS OF HOPE. For more than 60 years Words of Hope has
proclaimed Jesus Christ through broadcasting in the languages of the
world’s peoples, seeking with their partners in ministry to build the
church by winning the uncommitted to faith in Christ. This offering
will be received this morning.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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
as it is passed today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Spaghetti Dinner!
Come out for a time of fellowship prior to class!
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS meet at the Crossing
VICTORS meet in the Fellowship Hall
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
ADULTS –Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
Meet in the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY group meets in
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
2ND SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick continues “The Story” with the message:
“The Faith of a Foreign Woman”. In preparation read Chapter 9 in
“The Story”. Following the morning service, the MISSION TEAM
Going To Chiapas Mexico will meet for lunch, a short Bible
study to prepare us for our mission, and last minute details. Meet in
the fellowship hall by the kitchen.
6:00 PM – We will begin the Lenten Pulpit Exchange with Pastor
Harvey Hertz leading our service and sharing the message. Pastor
Rick will be preaching at Faith.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Janet Yonkers was able to move back to her
home at Timberbrook on Wednesday. We thank God for her
continued improvement. For all other prayer requests and
praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE activities will conclude for the season on
GRACES 3RD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT will take place
Saturday April 7th. Once again we need your help. Candy and lots of
it is need to fill our 1000 + eggs. Please drop your individually
wrapped candy donations off at the Youth desk downstairs. We will
need volunteers the day of the event to spread eggs around and help
at the prize tables. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Heather or
sign up in the narthex.
Y-LIFE NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 18TH!! We will be meeting
at the Crossing at 4:30 to head out to a hockey game and dinner to
follow. Please let Mrs. Heather know if can make it.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation starts March 18th. This is only
a 2 week rotation!! Still in need of Teachers for Cooking and Science
and Shepherds. Please sign up ASAP so I can get schedules/
Lessons out in a timely matter. Thank you all for your commitment to
our children/ youth programs!
MOMENTUM - A Leadership Conference for volunteer leaders, staff,
and pastors is scheduled for THIS SATURDAY, March 3, 2012
from 9AM till 4 PM at Fair Haven Ministries in Hudsonville. The
keynote speaker is Dr George Hunter III, and his topic is ‘Church
Growth Reconceived for a New Generation’. Workshops in a variety
of areas will provide practical help in your local church. You must
register online at www.churchmomentum.org Cost is only $25.00 if
you register under the new church plant Connections. See Pastor
George if you have any questions.
THE GALAXY will soon be distributed! Please have articles to Pat
Ter Beek or Sandy Gort by Thursday, March 1. Articles also can be
placed in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the office.
OUR CHIAPAS MEXICO MISSION TRIP IS COMING SOON!
There is still space for you to sign up to be a Prayer Partner! Sheets
are in the narthex!
VBS – June 11 – 14! Save the Date!
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW- Today is the last
day to bring your toilet paper donations in for FNOW. Thank you to
all who donated!!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
March 4 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Rev. Scott & Julie Crane
Lower Doors: Doug & Keri Desmarais
March 11 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Today Linda Emelander, Sue Stuk
March 4 Jayme Dood, Judy Beadle
March 11 Janell Nordlund, Diane Maitner
Prayers & Praise Line
February 26, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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