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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 25, 2010
2nd SUNDAY IN LENT
FEBRUARY 28, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Voice of Lament
Prayer of Confession
Voice of Hope
Reflection: The proof of God’s love is _____________.
Senior Choir “Near the River”
Blankets+ Litany & DVD “Give Me Hope”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering - Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - Church World Service Blanket+ program
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Job 1 (Page 493)
Message: “HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MY SERVANT?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 356 ………………………………………………. “Redeemed”
* Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “Because He Lives”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymns - No. 109 …………………………………… “Lamb of Glory”
338 ………………….. “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
* 10 ………………….………………………… “Majesty”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 318 ……….………. “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”
Living Word: Matthew 27:32-40, 55-56 (Page 965)
Message: “BEFORE THE CROSS: INDIFFERENCE”
Rev. Bruce Osbeck
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 310 ………………………………… “Lead Me to Calvary”
Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
BLANKET+ SUNDAY - Most of us carry a spare tire in our cars…just in
case. Being prepared for the unexpected can make all the difference
in an emergency. Church World Service has learned that lesson well
over its more than 60 year history of responding to disasters and
other urgent humanitarian crises. Our BLANKETS+ offering will go to
support the life saving work of Church World Service here at home
and around the world. Please give generously to the special offering
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight. Rev. Bruce
Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed, will be with us and share the
message. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Beverly Reformed Church.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sandy Farris will undergo outpatient surgery on
Wednesday, March 3. Pauline Korf continues at Blodgett Hospital.
See the Prayers and Praise Line for all other prayer requests and
IN APPRECIATION – Dear Pastor Rick and the Grace Family,
Thanks so much for the many cards, meals, flowers, visits, words of
encouragement, love, and most of all, the prayers. All this is what is
helping me get through this tough time. Thanks! ~Tymie Boeve
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 pm CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – BBQ and lots of homemade salads
and desserts! The staff is pitching in for Tymie and will make
and serve the food tonight! Come out for fun & fellowship
prior to the night’s activities! We promise it will be good…
maybe not as good as Tymie’s dinners, but you won’t go away
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR WILL MEET.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
CADETS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. Wes Dekker
is leading this Bible Study on the book of Daniel.
THE LAST NIGHT of WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES IS MARCH 24th.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet at the
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 7, 2010
3rd SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of Lenten messages
“ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OR QUESTIONING THE ANSWERS?” with
the message “HOW LONG?”
6:00 PM - THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues next Sunday
evening. Rev. El Zwart, Pastor of Beverly Reformed Church,
will lead our service and share the message. Pastor Rick will be
preaching at Faith.
CARING SHEPHERDS/ELDERS – The Caring Shepherd Training Session
has been rescheduled for Monday, March 8 at 7:00 pm. New packets
are in your mailboxes today.
TOILET PAPER DRIVE FOR FNOW – Please continue to watch for coupons
and sales and bring in the toilet paper for Family Network of
Wyoming Pantry. So far we have 575 rolls. We have extended the
closing date to March 21.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The next rotations are:
Resurrection - March 14 – April 11 and Jesus Baptized - April
18 – May 16. There are sign up sheets on the narthex table.
EASTER EGG HUNT – Saturday, March 27 This will be fun for our kids as
well as an outreach tool for the neighborhood. Included will be an
Easter video representing the real meaning of Easter to the children.
A SIGN UP SHEET for the Easter Egg Hunt IS ON THE NARTHEX TABLE!
DISCOVERY KIDZ are in need of paper (not Styrofoam) egg cartons.
Please drop them off in the kitchen.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD.
Many hands are needed to get this up and running. There will be
plenty of areas and an opportunity for all to help!!
HELP FOR HAITI - MAKE A COMPLETE HYGIENE OR BABY KIT before
April 11. A description of the contents for these kits is on the table in
the narthex. The value of the kit is listed on the form so if you cannot
make one by yourself, combine resources with a friend! We recently
found out that several area churches are taking part in this so the
transportation is all arranged!
UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORIES are in your mailboxes. Please call the
office if you have a correction. Thanks.
MISSION WORK TRIP TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Would you like to
become part of a blitz rebuild in Cedar Rapids Iowa during the
week of May 2-8? In mid-June 2008, the Cedar River that runs
through the heart of Cedar Rapids crested at 19 feet above flood stage
and 24 feet above the average water level. Clean-up and rebuilding
efforts have been underway since then, but the need for
volunteer and monetary support will continue for many more years.
The RCA is joining with 9 other Church World Service communions
to rehabilitate 17 homes over the course of six weeks. (this is an
ecumenical build like we did in New Orleans last year!) Grace is
looking for 15 volunteers so check out the table in the narthex where
there is a sign up sheet and a handout with more details on the
project. Presently, we do not have information concerning the
accommodations. This trip can be completed in less than 7 hours so
we will not need lodging on the way down and back.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Lisa Braendle; Denny & Mary Bush
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
March 7 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
March 14 Upper Doors: Stan & Sheryl De Witt; Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Jane Duthler
Today Janell Nordlund, Luke Nordlund, Cindy Wylie
March 7 Diane Maitner, Sue Stuk, Chelsea Boeve
March 14 Tymie Boeve, Judy Beadle, Phyllis Vander Sloot
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
Prayers & Praise Line
February 28, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Spend part of your prayer time this week thanking
God for your blessings. Be specific!
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Keep Tymie Boeve in your prayers ~ She will undergo another outpatient surgery
soon to remove a little more tissue. Lymph nodes all tested negative, so that
is an answer to prayers. After healing she will begin 6 weeks of radiation.
Continue to keep Lucille Sytsema in your prayers as she regains her strength
and begins a treatment plan.
Pray for Sandy Farris as she will undergo surgery on Wednesday.
Pray for all those who are awaiting test results or are undergoing medical evaluations
Remember Pauline Korf in your prayers this week.
We pray for all those who continue to look for work.
We pray today for the relief efforts taking place in Haiti and other
places in need around the world. We pray for the efforts of Church World Service
as they deliver Blankets+ to those who most need it.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Please keep Shirley Kleymeer, mother to Larry Kleymeer and Cindy Wylie,
in your prayers as she recovers from surgery due to a broken hip following a fall.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Doug Desmarais,
Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson
(Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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