Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 10, 2016
5th SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 13, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno
Choral Introit “With Eternity’s Values in View”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise – GEMS and Congregation
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
GEMS Time of Sharing Litany – Choose Truth
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Oh What a Moment”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – GEMS Organization
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 14:1-2 (Pg. 1045),
I Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Page 1148), Revelation 21:1-4 (Page 1206)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN ETERNITY” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 779 ……………………………………………. “I’ll Fly Away”
*Song of Departure No. 450 (Verse 1 & Chorus)… “Lift High the Cross”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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.
TODAY the GEMS will participate in our service and share about their
year. We will receive a special offering for the GEMS Organization.
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 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.
Y-LIFE will meet following the service. We will have lunch then head
down to Kidz Food Basket. This will take the place of our evening
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For the month of March we will meet at Faith
Reformed Church. Pastor Harvey Hertz will lead the service and
share the message.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Shirley De Bruin was expected to move to
Marywood Health Center for rehabilitation for a short while. Please
continue to keep her in your prayers. For other prayer concerns and
praise reports, please see the insert in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank my family at Grace for
all their visits, cards, and prayers. I would like to especially thank
John & Fay De Jong for their multiple visits along with the other
choir members who took the time to visit me. This has been a very
long process. I covet all that you have done for me.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
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.
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for grades 5 & 6 will meet.
7:00 PM THE MISSION OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - THE CROSSING KIDS
are sponsoring our dinner! They will be preparing a Pasta
Feast! Please join us and show your support!
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
12:45 – 3:00 PM GEMS YEAR END PARTY at For the Kids
Gymnastics Center. Lunch will be provided! Meet at Church!
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 20, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY – Our SENIOR CHOIR will present their
Easter Cantata “Alleluia, Jesus is Alive”. Pastor Rick will share the
Message “Jerusalem: The Old, the New, the Now”. (Mark 11:1-11)
THE FACILITIES COMMITTEE will meet briefly in the Fellowship
Hall following the service next week.
5:30 – 8:30 PM YLIFE will meet and head to Grace Bible College for
"The Journey Of Life".
6:00 PM A PALM SUNDAY EVENING EVENT - We will meet at
Faith Reformed Church for a special presentation of “John the
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, March 21, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING.
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING.
(Please note this is a different time than stated earlier!)
Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY
We will be remembering the steps to Calvary through a special
Tenebrae worship service: “Matthew Walks through the
Shadows.” Communion will be served.
We are still in need of two male readers. If you would be
willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Lorinda at
Saturday, March 26, 11:00 am – ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
A sign-up sheet is in the narthex for volunteers. * Candy
donations needed as well to fill our eggs. Individually
wrapped/peanut free candy. Remember we are putting them in the
eggs so small is great!!
Sunday, March 27, 10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION! Our special
Easter offering is designated for Talking Bibles.
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
CELEBRATION NIGHT! Our Discovery Kidz along with the
Crossing students will be presenting an Easter Musical “GOD’S
NOT DEAD”. Following will be a Pizza Dinner in the Fellowship
Hall. Please plan to support our kids and attend this fun night!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
March 20: Upper Doors: Sandy Farris, Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Today: Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan
March 20: Lyndsey Boeve, Sophie Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
March 13, 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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