Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Feb 26, 2016
3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno
Choral Introit “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise “Mighty to Save”
“Who Am I?”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Time of Sharing: God’s Heart Goes Out to _____________.
Moments in Prayer
Choir Anthem “I Thank My Savior for it All”
Offertory “Piano Concerto No 2, Op. 102”
Lorinda Vander Werp & Sarah Gillis
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - MAF
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 25:31-46 (Page 962), James 1:27 (Page 1172)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN COMPASSION” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 670 ………………….…………….. “Make Me a Blessing”
*Song of Departure (Chorus Only) ………….…………….……. “We Believe”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, 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.
We are so glad to have you worship with us during this season of Lent. During this season we are all together in need of diving forgiveness, in need of power to lead a more faithful Christian life. Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place. 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.
OUR SPECIAL MUSIC will be a piano duet by Lorinda Vander Werp
and Sarah Gillis. They will be playing the Piano Concerto No 2, Op.
102 by Dmitri Shostakovich for the offertory. Also our prelude today
is a special number with Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma and Bob
Moreno. Thank you to all those who give of their time and talents to
add to our worship time today.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP. This offering will be
received this morning. See the insert in your bulletin today for more
11:15 – 12:00 BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet.
Week #4: “Belonging to a Worshiping Congregation”. Meet in
Pastor Rick’s office.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. All are welcome!
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Harvey Hertz will lead our service and
share the message. Our friends from Faith Reformed Church will
join us here at Grace.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: For prayer concerns and praise reports,
please see the insert in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION To my dear Grace family- Words cannot
express my overwhelming thankfulness for all the cards, prayers,
and words of support since the home-going of my husband, Neal.
Also, heartfelt thanks to Pastor Rick for his many hospital visits and
others who stopped by to offer prayers for me and my family. I so
much felt my Heavenly Father holding me in this time of grief.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades 5 & 6 will
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades
3 & 4 will meet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM GEMS SPONSORED DINNER - Join us for a "Souper
Hero" night! Dress as your favorite super hero and bring a can
of soup for our local pantry!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
for girls in grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
You are invited to Newhall Reformed Church to join with their
congregation for a Bible study on the Book of Acts. Rev.
Daniel Kroeze will be leading this class.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will
meet in the Consistory Room.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 6, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “You Better
Believe It!” with the message: “I BELIEVE IN GOOD
6:00 PM SUNDAY’S AT SIX. We will be meeting at Faith
Reformed Church next Sunday.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, March 13, 10:00 am GEMS SUNDAY. The girls will
participate in our service. We will take a special offering for the
GEMS Organization. The Girls are sponsoring our dinner this
coming Wednesday at 6:00 pm! All donations collected at the dinner
will go directly to our GEMS. Thank you for your support throughout
Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in
the Consistory Room. We will discuss Isaiah 61, Lesson 19 in our
study book. All women are welcome.
THANK YOU to all those who have participated in the AMAZON
SMILE program. We received our first check recently in the
amount of $114.82 for the period of Oct – December. This is such a
simple way to earn money for our youth programs. If you would like
more information on the Amazon Smile program, pick up a pink
sheet from the narthex table.
CARING SHEPHERDS – Updated teams and family information
sheets are in your mailboxes. If you have any questions, please call
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – March rotation sign ups are
available. Please sign up today!
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING is in need of personal items.
Items needed: bar soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
deodorant. A box will be placed by the doors for your donations.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – we will be remembering the steps to Calvary
through a special Tenebrae worship service: Matthew Walks
through the Shadows. We are still in need of three male readers. If
you would be willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Lorinda
at 261-2553. Thank You!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
March 6 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
March 13 Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today: Jayme Dood, Mary Kubiak
March 6 Elaine Martin, Sandy Farris
March 13 Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan
Prayers & Praise Line
February 28, 2016
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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