Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 12, 2010
4th SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 14, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Hymn No. 33 …………… “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Voice of Lament
Prayer of Confession
Voice of Hope
Discovery Kids Presentation – “The Towel of Babel”
“You Can’t Get to Heaven”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Job 23 (Page 510)
Message: “WHERE ARE YOU?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ………………………..…………………………. “Does Jesus Care”
* Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “Because He Lives”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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
Call to Worship
No. 12 ……………………………... “Praise Him, Praise Him”
No. 21 ………………. “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
* No. 64 ………………... “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 316 ………………….………… “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
Living Word: Mark 15:25-32 (Page 987)
Message: “MOCKING THE CROSS” Rev. Harvey Hertz
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 327 …………………………….. “The Old Rugged Cross”
Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
THE DISCOVERY KIDZ will share in our service this morning. They have
just completed the “Tower of Babel” rotation. They have also learned
the “Doxology” and will join with us in singing it this morning.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight. Rev. Harvey
Hertz, Visitation Pastor of Faith Reformed Church, will lead our
service and share the message. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Unity.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lisa Braendle will undergo surgery on Tuesday,
March 16. She is expected to be hospitalized overnight. Deb Pierce
will have another surgery on her foot on Friday, March 19. Pauline
Korf is now home with Marv & Sue Andringa. See the Prayers and
Praise Line for all other prayer requests and praise reports.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Chicken Dinner with mashed
potatoes, vegetables, and PIE for dessert! Come out for a time
of fellowship prior to evening activities!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR WILL MEET.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
CADETS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. Rev. Cecil
Martins will lead this class on the 2ND COMING OF CHRIST.
Topic this week: “Jesus’ Return!”
THE LAST NIGHT of WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES IS MARCH 24th.
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 21, 2010
5th SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of Lenten messages
“ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OR QUESTIONING THE ANSWERS?” with
the message “WHO KNOWS?”
6:00 PM - THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues next Sunday
evening. Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of Unity Reformed Church,
will lead our service and share the message.
THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet on Tuesday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm.
Study guides are in your mailboxes!
OUTREACH/MISSION TEAM will meet on Thursday March 25 at 7:00 pm.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH is designated for the
GRACE MISSION FUND. This offering will be received on March 28th.
DISCOVERY KIDZ are in need of paper (not Styrofoam) egg cartons.
Please drop them off in the kitchen.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – Thank you!! We have filled all spots for
the next rotation “Resurrection”. Up next is: “Jesus Baptized” which
runs from April 18 – May 16. Please see Heather, or sign up in the
narthex, if you can help!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD.
Many hands are needed to get this up and running. There will be
plenty of areas and an opportunity for all to help!!
Y-LIFE will meet Saturday, March 27 at 9:30 am to help prep for the
Easter Egg Hunt. This will be our meeting of the month. We will
start with a short devotional and then prep for the Easter event.
Questions…see Mrs. Heather.
MISSION WORK TRIP TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Would you like to
become part of a blitz rebuild in Cedar Rapids Iowa during the
week of May 2-8? In mid-June 2008, the Cedar River that runs
through the heart of Cedar Rapids crested at 19 feet above flood stage
and 24 feet above the average water level. Clean-up and rebuilding
efforts have been underway since then, but the need for
volunteer and monetary support will continue for many more years.
The RCA is joining with 9 other Church World Service communions
to rehabilitate 17 homes over the course of six weeks. (this is an
ecumenical build like we did in New Orleans last year!) Grace is
looking for 15 volunteers so check out the table in the narthex where
there is a sign up sheet and a handout with more details on the
project. Presently, we do not have information concerning the
accommodations. This trip can be completed in less than 7 hours so
we will not need lodging on the way down and back.
TOILET PAPER DRIVE FOR FNOW – Please continue to watch for coupons
and sales and bring in the toilet paper for Family Network of
Wyoming Pantry. NEW GOAL…1000 ROLLS! We are reaching 800,
so we are almost there! We have extended the closing date to March 21.
HELP FOR HAITI - MAKE A COMPLETE HYGIENE OR BABY KIT before
April 11. SAMPLE KITS are on the table in the narthex. The value of
the kit is listed on the form so if you cannot make one by yourself,
combine resources with a friend!
BEVERLY REFORMED MEN’S MINISTRY invites all hunters, outdoor
enthusiasts’ guys and gals of all ages to a Sportsman’s Dinner at
Beverly Reformed Church on April 17th. Join us for a free evening of
food and fellowship. Speaker/singer/songwriter Buddy Davis from
the ministry “Answers in Genesis” & The Creation Museum shares
his music along with hunting stories and the Gospel message. Dinner
6:00pm, seating is limited; please RSVP by April 2, call 532-2871, or
email email@example.com. If you are a hunter and would
like to bring a favorite meat dish, please include this info
with your RSVP. For more detailed information please visit
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING Annual Fund Raising Dinner for FNOW at
Faith CRC on Byron Center. Shari is looking for persons from Grace
who would like to attend this dinner. Call Shari if interested. The
dinner will be followed by a program and special music. Prizes, such
as overnight lodging at the Amway Grand Plaza and an overnight stay
at The Shack, will be given away.
A COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS CLASS is being offered by Family Network
of Wyoming. This will be a 4 week class which will include typing
skills, internet, e-mail, digital pictures and other topics. It will take
place at St. John Vianney School, 4101 Clyde Park, Wyoming on
4 Thursdays beginning April 15, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Class size is
limited to 20 persons. To sign up call Glen Walstra at 808-9113.
THE SINGING HIMS Male Chorus invites you to their Celebration of Praise
Concert on March 21 at 8:00 pm at Rogers Heights CRC. There will
be new music, fellowship and celebration of His Goodness!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jane Duthler; Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
March 21 Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today Tymie Boeve, Judy Beadle, Phyllis Vander Sloot
March 21 Sandy Gort, Robin Zondervan, Linda Emelander
EASTER ACTIVITIES AT GRACE
Join us as we walk through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter!
Saturday, March 27 – 11:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt
Kids will love to come and hunt for eggs!
We will show the Veggie Tales DVD
“Easter Carol”. There will be prizes an
opportunity to check out Discovery Kidz.
Bring your kids, grandkids,
Sunday, March 28 – Palm Sunday
Join us for worship at 10:00 am.
Our Senior Choir will present “Christ Lives”,
a collection of Easter songs. A guest
narrator, William Harrison, will narrate
in the 1st person as Jesus. Pastor Rick
will share the message “Where Were You?”
from Job 38 – 42.
6:00 pm – A Combined Service with our sister churches will be held at Unity Reformed Church. This will wrap up our Lenten Pulpit Exchange with all pastors participating in this special Lenten service.
Thursday, April 1 – 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday
A service of Reflection and Communion.
Sunday, April 4 – Easter Celebration!
8:30 AM Prayer Rise
All are invited to begin the day in the sanctuary for
a time of prayer where, together, we will seek God’s
blessing upon us, invoking Him to usher powerful
new life upon us in the days ahead.
9:00 AM Breakfast And Fellowship
A Continental Breakfast is planned. Join us for fellowship that prepares our hearts for worship.
10:00 AM Easter Celebration
Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Pastor Rick will share the message “Why Not Me?”
from Job 42. Our Easter Offering is designated for Reformed Church World Service, which is our Reformed Church leg which gives money to disasters around the world.
Prayers & Praise Line
March 14, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
“Thy Word have I hid in my heart”…
Praise God for the gift of His Holy Word. Ask His help in
making you faithful about studying and learning from it.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We praise and thank God that Tymie Boeve’s second surgery was successful and they were able to remove all the cancerous tissue. She will begin 6 weeks of radiation the middle of April.
Continue to keep Lucille Sytsema in your prayers as she regains her strength and begins a treatment plan.
Remember Kathy De Ruiter this week after she underwent foot surgery.
Pray for Lisa Braendle and Deb Pierce, both who will undergo surgery this week.
We pray for John DeJong as he meets with doctors and makes treatment plans.
Pray for all those who are awaiting test results or are undergoing medical evaluations and procedures.
Remember Pauline Korf in your prayers this week.
We pray for all those who continue to look for work.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Please keep Shirley Kleymeer, mother to Larry Kleymeer and Cindy Wylie, in your prayers as she recovers from surgery due to a broken hip following a fall.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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