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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 23, 2012

 

1st SUNDAY OF LENT

FEBRUARY 26, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 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?”

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

 2nd Offering – Words of Hope

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* 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”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”

* Postlude 

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 

 

SUNDAY’S AT SIX

Meet in the Chapel

 Prelude

 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”

* Benediction

* Postlude 

*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

 the Chapel.

 

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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE activities will conclude for the season on

 March 28!

 

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

 

GREETERS

 

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

 

NURSERY

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.

  • As the Lenten season has begun, ask God to prepare your heart and soul for this most significant time of the year.
  • We thank and praise God that Ray & Robin Zondervan have officially added a new member to their family, Nate! Pray for safe travels as they return from China on March 2 and that the transition will go well for all.
  • Please keep Rita Oppenhuizen, mother of Pastor Rick, in your prayers. She was able to leave the hospital and is now at Maple Creek. Pray for encouragement and strength.
  • Please be in prayer for the Chiapas Mission Team, Al & Sue Schreuder, and the local persons who will be working with our mission team. Please pray for the plans being made in Chiapas as well as here, prayers for good health for each one, and prayers for good weather and safe travel.
  • We pray for Lola De Young as she continues with her chemo therapy. Please pray that the drugs she needs will be available. Read more about the DeYoung family at www.followingthecall.org
  • Please keep Curt Boes, former member of our congregation, in your prayers as he waits for a heart transplant.
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Dan De Vries, brother of Lisa Braendle; Norm Ver Merris, brother of Shirley De Bruin and brother in law of Ruth Ver Merris.
  • We pray for the final plans being made for the mission trip to Chiapas. 
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris,
  • Mrs Janet Yonkers.

 

 

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