Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 8, 2012
3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
March 11, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Worthy is the Lamb”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: We keep our hearts open to God by ______.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “At Calvary”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Selections from I Samuel
Message Rev. Scott Crane
“THE STORY: “STANDING TALL, FALLING HARD”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 8 …………………….…….. “Come, Thou Almighty King”
* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymns No. 78 …………………….………………. “I Love You, Lord”
79 ……………………………. “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 562 …………………………………………….. “Be Thou My Vision”
Living Word: Mark 11:15-18 (Page 981)
Message: “THE PRIESTS AND THE SCANDAL OF THE CROSS”
Rev. Bruce Osbeck
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 592 ……………….………………………… “Jesus Calls Us”
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.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:00 PM – THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight.
The theme this year is: The Scandal of the Cross. Rev. Bruce Osbeck,
Pastor of Faith Reformed Church, will be leading our service and
sharing the message. Pastor Scott Crane will be preaching at Faith.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Casserole Night!
Come out for a time of fellowship prior to class!
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS meet at the Crossing
VICTORS meet in the Fellowship Hall
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
ADULTS –Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
Meet in the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
4th SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Scott Crane will lead our service and share a
message from “The Story: From Shepherd to King”. In
preparation read Chapter 11.
4:30 PM - Y-LIFE FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH.
We will be meeting at the Crossing at 4:30 to head out to a hockey
game and dinner to follow. Please let Mrs. Heather know if can make
6:00 PM – We will continue the Lenten Pulpit Exchange with
Mr. Chris Hall leading our service and sharing the message. Chris
is a Commissioned Pastor Candidate from Beverly Reformed Church
who is planting Elevation Church. Presently he is the Director of
Strategic Initiatives at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.
Pastor Scott Crane will be preaching at Unity Reformed Church.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who signed up to be PRAYER
PARTNERS for the 12 of us who are on the MISSION TRIP IN
CHIAPAS MEXICO. We really appreciate your prayers each day!
In the past we have sent postcards to our prayer partners while we
were gone, but we will not be doing that this time due to postage
being about $1 for a postcard and the length of time for delivery
being up to 4-6 weeks. However, we will share our experiences and
thanks in emails and after we return. Thank you again for your
~Dee, Shari, Phyllis, Della, Tinna, Sheila,
Dale, Pastor Rick, Les, Larry, John, and Jim
The TOILET PAPER DRIVE has been a huge success! About 775
rolls of regular, large, extra large, and jumbo size toilet paper was
collected. THANK YOU to each one of you who gave so
generously! Many people at FNOW will be grateful to you!
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation starts MARCH 18. This is only
a 2 week rotation!! Still in need of one shepherd and someone for
cooking. Please see Heather today if you can help!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for
the GEMS Organization. Our girls have had a great year and will
celebrate with an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 21st. All
family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony! We will
celebrate GEMS Sunday on March 25. The special offering will be
received on that day!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE activities will conclude for the season on
DINNER will be served in appreciation for all the prayerful support of
our Mission team on Sunday, April 22 following the morning
service. The team will share some of their experiences during the
service that day and also at the dinner. A “free” Beef Roast Dinner
with all the delicious trimmings will be served! Please plan to join us!
GRACES 3RD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT will take place
Saturday April 7th. Once again we need your help. Candy and lots of
it is need to fill our 1000 + eggs. Please drop your individually
wrapped candy donations off at the Youth desk downstairs. We will
need volunteers the day of the event to spread eggs around and help
at the prize tables. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Heather or
sign up in the narthex.
VBS – June 11 – 14! Save the Date! This year…Go Fish Praise!
Where kids get down and lift God high!
LENTEN BREAKFAST – Beverly Reformed Church Women’s
Ministries have invited us to join them in their annual Lenten
Breakfast on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:30 am at their church,
2141 Porter, Wyoming. The program will feature vocalist Janet
Voetburg. A free will offering will be received for Women at Risk
(WAR) an organization that advocates against human trafficking and
abuse. Please phone your reservations by March 18 to Lorraine (538-
6053) or Joyce (667-1261) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION – Unity Reformed
Church is running a free electronics collection event Friday, March 16
to Sunday, March 18. A flyer with all the details on hours, and what
is acceptable is located on the narthex table. E-Waste (electronic
waste) is a growing concern to our environment. When put in
landfills, e-waste can leak harmful toxins into our soil and water!
You can help make a difference! Recycle today!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
March 18 Upper Doors: Linda De Vries, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
Today Janell Nordlund, Judy Beadle
March 18 Sandy Farris, Tymie Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
March 11, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing
Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
news that a Calvin College Seminary student, Daniel Jung, has agreed to come alongside of Pastor George and will take over during his recovery time.
Please see the special insert in your bulletin today.
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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