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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 13, 2009
3rd SUNDAY in LENT
MARCH 15, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Seek and You Shall Find”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Faith calls us to ___________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Directive for Living (On Screen)
Senior Choir “We’ve Come This Far By Faith”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 11:6, Proverbs 3:5-6,
II Corinthians 5:7
Message: “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS: NO PARKING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 571 (Verses 1, 4 & 5) ……………..… “Trust and Obey”
* Song of Departure No. 310 (Verses 1 & Chorus)….“Lead Me to Calvary”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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
Worship Sequence No. 346, 347, 348, 349 ……………….. “This is Love”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 344 ………………………….……… “Grace Greater than Our Sin”
Living Word: Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75 (Page 963)
Message: PETER: JESUS’ “RIGHT HAND” DISCIPLE
Rev. Mark Bergsma
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 345 ……………………….. “What a Wonderful Savior!”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Janna Emelander. Children K–
2nd Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leader
TAKE A LOOK TODAY at the table in the narthex area with a display of
some of the KINGDOM KIDS projects and crafts. The KINGDOM
KIDS have been working hard and having lots of fun on Wednesday
nights this year!
**Thank you to Karen Ver Hulst for all her hard work teaching
and preparing the lessons and crafts and to Lori Duimstra
for all her help with the kids on Wednesdays!
A FELLOWSHIP DINNER, a fundraiser to help cover costs of those going
on the MISSION TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS, will take place following the
morning service! There will be no Sunday School so you all can eat
dinner immediately following the worship service.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us tonight as we continue the Lenten Pulpit
Exchange. Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of Unity Reformed Church,
will lead our service and share the message. Pastor Rick will be
preaching at Faith.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE WILL MEET in the Consistory room.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet.
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Snacks: Abby Kubiak
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! Meet in the nursery.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE – This class will
meet in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
NO CLUB 3:16 TODAY!
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009
7:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
NEXT SUNDAY – MARCH 22, 2009
4th SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series GOD’S ROAD
SIGNS with the message STOP from Psalm 27:14, 37:7, 46:10.
6:00 PM – Next Sunday night, Rev. Harvey Hertz will be with us and
share the message as a part of the Lenten Pulpit Exchange.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, March 28 - THE FELLOWSHIP TEAM is hosting a
DINNER/BOWLING night! First we will have dinner at Salvatores
(654 Stocking) then bowling at Clique Lanes. If you are not able to
join us for bowling…just come for dinner! Sign up in the narthex!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lynda Ver Merris and Marjean Tibbets were both
able to return to their homes following surgery this past week. Joan
Patterson remains hospitalized at Blodgett. See the Prayers &
Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
TWELVE STEPS TO PARENTING A DAUGHTER CHURCH – Be sure to check
your mailbox today for this very informative handout written by Dan
Maxton. Also in your mailbox is a PRAYER CALENDAR beginning
today and leading right up to the 24 HOUR PRAYER MARATHON which
will begin on Saturday March 28 at 10 am and run through Sunday
March 29 at 10 am. A SIGN UP SHEET is on the table in the narthex.
You can sign up to commit to pray specifically for the possibility of a
new church plant in 15 minute intervals.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP HELPERS AND TEACHERS are desperately needed!
Can you help out? See the letter in your mailbox today outlining the
concerns as well as ways in which you can help. See Heather Dood or
call her at 534-1794 if you can help.
LENT FOOD DRIVE – The need for food and personal hygiene as well as
cleaning supplies is HUGE in our area due to the cut backs in income
and loss of jobs in the area. Even though many of us are affected in
some way, God calls us to reach out as we are able. So, the Mission
Outreach Team is promoting the Lent Food Drive here at Grace from
March 1 – April 12. Please consider helping with this project.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for the
GIDEONS. This offering will be received on March 29th.
LENTEN BREAKFAST – Beverly Reformed Church invites all women to
their annual Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30 am.
The church is located at 2141 Porter in Wyoming. The speakers are
George & Roberta Kraft and their program is entitled “Lift High the
Cross”. Vocal and piano solos are intertwined with narrative,
Scripture and group singing. A free-will offering will be received for
the Pregnancy Resource Center. Phone your reservation in by April 5
to Ann at 531-7559 or Agnes at 534-0886.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Stan & Sheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
March 22 Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter; Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Darrell & Kia Delaney
March 29 Upper Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood; Jim & Lori Duimstra
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
Today AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Heather Dood
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
March 22 AM Service: Laura Marshall, Judy Beadle, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Mary Bush
March 29 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Sue Vander Wal, Emily
Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
March 15, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Please pray for God’s will to be clearly revealed.
Praise God for…
• The signs of Spring
• His healing touch
• Our Mission Trip Team as they prepare for the New Orleans project in
• Keri Desmarais (Boeve) who is leaving Friday to join her husband in
Japan ~ She will likely be there for 2 + years
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Lynda Ver Merris and Marjean Tibbets following surgery
• Joan Patterson at Blodgett Hospital
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Willie Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris, Judy Klein,
Deb Kleymeer, Bob Stadt
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee, 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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