Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 7, 2013
4th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 10, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Thou Art Worthy”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I expect that Christ will ______.
Hymn of Confession No. 491 (Verses 1 & 2) ……………... “Jesus, I Come”
Words of Assurance
The Law of God
Senior Choir “Why”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Leviticus 23:23-25 (Page 120)
Message: “GOD’S PICTURES: THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 753 (Verses 1 & 3) …………. “Jesus Is Coming Again”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Verse 1 & Chorus)……………. “Lamb of God”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 581 ………………..…. “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 561 ………………..…………………………. “I Would Be Like Jesus”
Living Word: Mark 1:12-15 (Pg. 968), II Corinthians 4:8-11 (Pg. 1121)
Message: “AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION” Mr. Chris Hall
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 305 ……………….………………………. “Jesus Paid It All”
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
4:30 PM The FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP Bible Study Group will
meet for dinner at the home of Rowin & Rachel Mulder. Please bring
a dish to pass. See Rowin, Rachel, or Heather if you have any
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight
with Mr. Chris Hall leading our service and sharing the message.
Chris is a Commissioned Pastor Candidate and a new church start
Pastor. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Unity Reformed Church.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM Club 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Surprise Supper!
Come out for this secret surprise and spend some time
fellowshipping with each other prior to classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Our girls have had a great year and will
conclude their year with an awards ceremony tonight. Meet at
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room for discussion of
the Sunday message “God’s Pictures: The Feast of Trumpets”.
Pastor Rick will lead this class.
**This will be the last week for regular Wednesday Night
Live classes! Next week we will have pizza together and
then head out to a special family skating fun night at
Byron Center Fun Spot! Choir will continue to meet at
their regular time through the Spring.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
6:00 – 7:30 PM FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP Bible Study Group
for young adults meets in the Chapel. Childcare is provided!
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 17, 2013
5th SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Mr. Daniel Jung, our Club 3:16 Director and student
at Calvin Seminary will lead our service and share the message. We
will celebrate GEMS SUNDAY with our GEMS and their leaders.
Also the Discovery Kidz will be with us and Mrs. Heather will share
what is going on in their worship downstairs.
The Special Offering for the month of March is designated for the
GEMS Organization. We will celebrate GEMS Sunday on March 17
and will also collect an offering for the GEMS Organization on that
6:00 PM The LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues with
Rev. Harvey Hertz leading our service and sharing the message.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, March 19 1:00 pm – THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
in the Consistory Room. We will discuss Psalm 90, Chapter 11 in the
study book Psalms. All women are welcome!
Saturday, March 23, 5:00 pm – BUNCO NIGHT! The Fellowship
Team invites you to come enjoy a fun night out beginning with
dinner! We will play some BUNCO, then follow with dessert. Please
bring a salad or dessert to pass. Sign up in the narthex.
ALSO: Card Tables are needed. If you have one we can borrow,
contact Tymie Boeve (531-5700).
Saturday, March 30 - ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! Please sign
up in the narthex if you are willing to disperse eggs, work prize
tables, or greet. If you have volunteered to bring candy for the eggs,
please have it to church by TODAY.
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – See the insert in your
bulletin today describing all the positions that need to be filled, then
sign up on the sheets on the narthex table! Thank you in advance for
all your help and support!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please keep Linda Lowing in your prayers
after she slipped and fell breaking a bone just above her ankle. For
all prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line
in your bulletin today.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Thursday, April 18 at Faith Community CRC,
5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Punch at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30.
There will be prizes, heartwarming stories, and we will celebrate
9 years of service. Please contact Shari if you would like to attend.
Reservations due by April 11th.
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW Feb. 17 – March 24
Our goal is 1,250 rolls of toilet paper during this time frame. IF we
meet this goal, a donor has agreed to give cake for coffee time on
Easter Sunday morning following the worship service!
DISCOVERY KIDZ SPRING/SUMMER ROTATION Schedule is
now available on the narthex table! Take a look and see where you
may be able to help!
OUR EASTER OFFERING this year is designated for ONE GREAT
HOUR OF SHARING. RCA congregations together raise money
that allow Reformed Church World Service (RCWS) to make a
difference and fight hunger in their own communities. This offering
will be received on Easter Sunday.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter; Linda De Vries
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
March 17 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today Pat Ter Beek, Diane Maitner
March 17 Sue Stuk, Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
March 10, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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