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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 8, 2007

 3rd SUNDAY of LENT
 MARCH 11, 2007
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude
 Musical Introit Samantha Johnson
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship – I Peter 1:3-9
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance
 Affirmation of Faith
 Music Ministry Samantha Johnson
 Moments in Prayer
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Psalm 32 (Page 543)
 Message: “TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 312 …………………………….….. “Calvary Covers It All”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 593 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) …........ “Where He Leads Me”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.

 SUNDAY’S AT SIX
 Meet in the Chapel
 Prelude
* Worship Sequence No. 346, 347, 348, 349 ……….……… “This is Love”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 738 …………………………….…………….. “The Wonder of it All”
 Living Word: Mark 14:1-11 (Page 985)
 Message “EXTRAVAGANT LOVE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 324 …..…….......... “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst

 TODAY AT GRACE
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Samantha
Johnson of our congregation. Thank you for sharing your talents
with us today!  CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Becky Herrema & Erika Wigent.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Karen Ver Hulst and Pat Ter Beek.

A SOFTBALL MEETING will be held in Nikki’s office for anyone interested
in playing on a Co-ed Softball Team this summer. Women are still
needed as well as a few men!

11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Songs and Psalms – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
This week we will look at Psalm 140.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – No class this week due to the
softball meeting! Class will resume next week.

SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Tonight Pastor Rick will share his part in the Lenten
Pulpit Exchange. The theme this year is: “The Week That
Changed the World”.

7:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2007
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE. If you can’t attend, call Shari at
538-3100 or 538-7498.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Study Session 5. Note the change of date!
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM MISSION & OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:15 PM
 SENIOR CHOIR will meet for practice.
 TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet
7:00 – 8:00 PM
 CHAMPIONS OF THE BIBLE FOR KIDS PRESCHOOL – 5TH
 GRADE! Meet in the Fellowship Hall. This week we will
 learn about John the Baptist.
 LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets in
 the Chapel.
 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga for the
 class “Opening Your Gift…Uncovering and Using
 Your Spirit Given Ability”.
 IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. We
 will explore “Ordinary Superheroes”.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2007
 9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
 donuts and fellowship!
 3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
 4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2007
 7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT at the Crossing. Everyone
 is invited! See Heather Dood if you have any questions.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2007
 NOON – 3:00 PM SPA OASIS! LADIES NEEDED!!! Club 3:16 is hosting
 a free spa oasis for girls, grades 3-12, and one female adult.
 Volunteers are needed to greet and chat with visitors
 and enjoy being pampered as well. Anyone interested in
 helping out, please see Nikki.

 NEXT WEEK – MARCH 18, 2007
 4th SUNDAY OF LENT

PASTOR RICK will continue the series on Psalms for the Lenten journey.
Next Sunday’s message is entitled “LIFE ASSURANCE” from
Psalm 91.

SUNDAY’S AT SIX – 7:30 PM GRACE GIFTED at the Crossing. All are
invited even if you do not perform and just want to be a part of the
fellowship! Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of Unity Reformed Church,
will share a Lenten message. See Darrell if you have any questions.
This will take the place of the usual Chapel service.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Barb Engels will undergo foot surgery
tomorrow. Irwin Huizen is now under hospice care. Continue to
keep Jan VanWyk in your prayers. See the Prayers & Praise Line for
all the other Praise Reports and Prayer Concerns.

IN APPRECIATION – To Our Brothers & Sisters in Christ: Jan & I would
like to thank you very much for the generous monetary gift. With
all the travels back & forth from Ann Arbor it helps relieve the
financial burden. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we
work towards getting Jan strong enough to come home. Jan looks
forward to the cards that she receives and is very appreciative of
them! Yours in Christian Love, Les & Jan VanWyk

Cards can be sent to Jan at: University of Michigan Hospital,
Room 5446, 1500 East Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

THANK YOU to all who brought desserts for the Alaska Challenge
Trip! Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCRAPBOOKERS!! All those who are interested in Scrapbooking are
invited to a Scrapbookers Weekend Retreat at Cran Hill Ranch
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm – Sunday, April 15 at Noon. You can also
choose to go just for the day on Saturday. The cost is $80 for the
weekend or $50.00 for Saturday only. This includes
accommodations, meals, door prizes and a scrapbooking packet.
RSVP to Heather Dood (534-1794) by March 23.

THE GEMS are selling beautiful SPRING FLOWERS! An Order Sheet is in
the narthex or see one of the girls. Deadline to order is March 21!

 


CHANGE FOR ALASKA
 How much change do you have
in your pocket or purse?
 Are you willing to give it to help the
persons going on the Alaska
Challenge?
 Remember: Your little extra makes the
extra difference for our trip!
 SEE THE GALAXY FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

THE FLOCKING CONTINUES! See Darrell for more information or if you
have someone special you would like flocked!

ALASKA CHALLENGE AUCTION - Wednesday, April 18th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Do you have an item or service to auction off with the proceeds
going to the Alaska trip? See Ray Zondervan for all the details!
Extra auction forms are available on the narthex table! Deadline for
donations is April 1st.

LENTEN FOOD COLLECTION FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL 8. Collection boxes
are by the narthex doors and the doors downstairs.

VBS IS COMING SOON! “The Quest for Truth – Jesus: The Way, the Truth,
and the Life” – June 11-15. Ask God to bring children to hear the truth
of Jesus, who is the way, and the truth, and the life! Volunteer
recruitment has begun! Sign up today in the narthex.

NEEDED! Bed, living room furniture, and a chest of drawers for a local
family. Contact office if you have or know of someone who may have
an item to donate.

SNOWBLOWER NEEDED for church! If you have a new-ish, fixable,
midsize snowblower you would like to donate to church, please call
the office or see Brian or Sandy Gort.

CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We will be short of helpers from
March 13 – 27. Needed are volunteers on Tuesday (Middle School)
and Thursday (Elementary). Please see Nikki ASAP if you can
help. If we don’t have enough helpers, we will have to shut down
during this time. Thanks in advance for your help!

MCCOMB MISSISSIPPI WORK TRIP: Check out our page in the Galaxy
today! Please sign up in the narthex to be a prayer partner for one of
us who are going on this work trip! We need your prayers as we
prepare and as we go!

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for the
RCA/Habitat for Humanity local home build. This special offering
will be received on March 25.

PLEASE SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPERS – The Cadets will have a paper drive
all month. The trailer will be attended on March 17, 21, and 24. You
can drop off your papers at anytime and put them in the trailer
yourself! If you need any papers picked up contact Rick Veldheer at
453-8384 or sign up in the narthex.

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Elaine Martin
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
March 18 Upper Doors: Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy; Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Shad & Rebecca Mc Ginnis

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Sandy Farris, Sue Dunkle, Lynda Ver Merris,
Jerrod Dunkle PM Service: Sue Stuk
March 18 AM Service: Luke & Janelle Nordlund, Heather Dood,
Tishana Delaney PM Service: Ruth Postema

 Prayers & Praise Line

 March 11, 2007

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.


Praise God for…
• A complete remission of cancer for Jim Hunter who we have been praying for the last few weeks
• The music ministry of Samantha Johnson

Prayers for…
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• Jan VanWyk in Ann Arbor and her family as they travel back & forth
• Baby Caleb Zondervan as he continues to grow stronger
• Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
• Janet Yonkers following recent hospitalization
• Barb Engels as she undergoes surgery tomorrow
• Irwin Huizen now under hospice care
• Keri Boeve, living and working in California
• Matthew Vander Heide, son of Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy, as he begins basic training in California
• Nikki’s uncle, Mike Doucette-age 44, following a heart attack Saturday, Feb. 24
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Harold Sandoval, Henrietta
Alexander
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer and Elkowitz’s neighbor, Frank Senko serving in Iraq
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, Mrs Margaret Zylstra


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 praise reports!



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