Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 23, 2017
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “God Can Do Anything But Fail”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Better is One Day”
“Worthy, You are Worthy”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Lord, I Need You”
Moment of Sharing: I feel God’s presence when _______.
Senior Choir “The Father’s Love”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Words of Hope
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 25:10-22 (Page 78)
Message: “THE ARK OF THE COVENANT” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 368 ………………………………………………… “He Lives”
*Song of Departure…………………… “My Friends My You Grow in Grace”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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 warm welcome to our visitors and members alike. We rejoice at the
joy Christ brought to the world so long ago. May such joy live within
us as we worship the Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name
and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
11:15 – NOON NEW MEMBERS BELONGING CLASS will
meet in Pastor Rick’s office. This is a class for people who would like
to know more about a relationship with Christ, what it means to
belong to the church and how one can join the church. Today’s lesson
is “Belonging to Jesus Christ”. This class will last for 5 sessions.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for WORDS OF HOPE. This offering will be received today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory
Room following the morning worship service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.
4:00 PM You are invited to attend the installation service of
Reverend Shane Floyd at Beverly Reformed Church. Note that
this service begins at 4:00 pm! There will not be a service at Grace.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Joan Patterson is a patient at Blodgett
Hospital. Donna Oppenhuizen will undergo outpatient surgery on
Tuesday, February 28 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Sally Herrema is
continuing therapy at Breton Manor. Linda De Vries Kraft underwent
knee surgery Tuesday, February 21. Please keep these Grace
members in your prayers as well as their families who are caring for
them. For all prayer requests and praise reports, please see the
Prayer & Praise line today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
3:30 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Dinner next week will be
Lasagna and Salad. Come out to enjoy fellowship with each
other prior to the evening classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:30 PM YOUTH practice with Ms. Lorinda for the Easter Musical.
6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS, VICTORS, and BE BIG will meet.
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT US – Class meets in
the Consistory Room. This upcoming week we will be
discussing the chapters "How Often? As Often as We Need To"
(chapter 19) and "When We Are Not Sure We Have Done It"
(chapter 20) in Lewis Smedes' book "The Art of Forgiving –
When You Need to Forgive and Don't Know How." We would
love to have you join us! If you need a book or study guide,
please let Lorinda know.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will
meet in the Consistory Room.
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the People’s Choice Sermon
Series with the message “The Trinity: Myth or Creed?” See the insert
in your bulletin today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace for our evening
services through the end of April. Rev. Harvey Hertz will be
sharing the message.
6:45 – 8:00 PM YLIFE will meet.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 pm – THE CROSSING kids will be
preparing dinner for you prior to classes!
Saturday, March 25 - Y-LIFE MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISING
DINNER. The Fellowship Committee is teaming up with Y-Life and
sponsoring a Dinner. Childcare will be provided! Mark your
calendar! More information in the next couple weeks.
Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT
CELEBRATION NIGHT! The kids will be presenting the Easter
musical “Crown Him With Many Crowns”.
DISCOVERY KIDZ- Volunteers needed for March, April & May.
Please prayerfully consider being a volunteer in Discovery Kidz.
AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE CONSISTORY Jon & Christy
Cooper requested baptism for their daughter Ainsley Grace. Baptism
will take place in March. Commissioned Pastor Candidate, Heather
Dood, will be preaching on March 19 which is GEMS Sunday. Y-Life,
together with the Fellowship team, is planning a Mission Trip
Fundraising dinner on March 25.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson, Judy Klein
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
March 5 Upper Doors: Jan Higley, Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
March 12 Upper Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma, Joan Patterson
Lower Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari
Today Jayme Dood, Mary Kubiak
March 5 Sandy Farris, Sophie Licari
March 12 Diane Maitner, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
February 26, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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 praises.
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