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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 13, 2008
March 16, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Lamb of Glory”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (Words Printed on Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Processional Hymn No. 297……..……….. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession (Words Printed on Screen)
Words of Assurance (Words Printed on Screen)
Hymn No. 299 ………………………………………. “In the Name of the Lord”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Proverbs 2:1-22 (Pg. 617), James 3:13-18 (Pg. 1174)
Colossians 2:1-3 (Pg. 1143)
Message: “WISDOM: THE BEST LAID PLANS”
Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Senior Choir Cantata “Alleluia! Jesus is Alive!”
* Song of Departure 560 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)…………… “More About Jesus”
* 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
NO CHILDREN & WORSHIP today!
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.
– Brad Class will lead the study.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure
” – This class will not
6:00 PM JOINT EVENING SERVICE – To conclude our Lenten Pulpit
Exchange, we will meet together at Faith Reformed Church. All the
pastors will be taking part in this special Lenten service. All those
who wish to sing in a combined choir are asked to meet for rehearsal
at 4:45 pm at Faith.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. Study Lesson 5.
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS Mother/Grandmother/Adopted Person Tea.
The girls will be honored as “Daughters of the King”
during a tea party. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
CADETS – Tonight you will meet at THE CROSSING!
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008
12:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
7:00 PM MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION SERVICE.
Join us for consideration of
“The Love and Justice of God”.
A nursery will be provided!
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 23, 2008
8:00 AM PRAYERISE
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. Revival always
begins on our knees. Come!
9:00AM Breakfast & Fellowship
A Continental Breakfast is planned. Join us for fellowship
that prepares our hearts for worship.
Come and sing the joyous praises of our risen
Lord. Pastor Rick will share the message
“LOVE, WHAT A FRIEND!” This may be a good time
to invite a friend or relative to worship with you!
*No Sunday School Classes or Evening Service will be held on Easter Sunday.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you Grace Reformed Church Family! We
are very appreciative of the prayers, love, and support you have
shown to our family for so many years and now in the passing of
our husband, father and grandfather, John. Thank you Pastor
Rick for the perfect service honoring the man John was. And thank
you also to the ladies that prepared the luncheon.
~Barb Schoolenberg and Family
A big thank you to our Grace Reformed Church family and Pastor
Rick for all the visits, cards, meals, and prayers on behalf of
Carolyn during her illness. We appreciate it all so much.
~Keith Baker Family
THANK YOU FOR RECYCLING! Grace Cadets and the
Wyoming Boy Scouts wish to thank you for your generosity.
Because of all your support these two organizations have each
earned $175.14 during the year of 2007. Thank you so much.
Please continue dropping all your newspapers, phone books,
school papers into this bin. The bin is available around the clock to
make it easy on each of you! Please Help!
COME ONE, COME ALL! Grace, along with the Boy Scouts, is organizing
the ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP of the church grounds April 26, 2008.
Be sure to wear gloves and work clothes for this day of service. We
will begin at 9 am and go until everything is done! See John Sawyer
for questions (534-0528).
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for Easter, March 23 and the end of the month,
March 30, is designated for Reformed Church World Service. We are
participating the campaign of RCWS called “ONE GREAT HOUR OF
SHARING”. Funds collected are used to assist areas around the
globe in a time of crisis or disaster. Remember that as you support
RCSW, you are indirectly supporting the persons from our church
who are going to Mobile, Alabama to build homes with Habitat for
Humanity for Hurricane victims (the week of April 20). If you have
picked up a bank from the table in the narthex, please turn it in by
March 30, the last day of the special offering.
“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project for children in impoverished schools,
refugee camps, and other difficult settings in the world. You can help
by sewing cloth school bags and purchasing the specific needed
school items. See the yellow flyer on the table in the narthex for
exact details. This is a several month project, so be on the look out
WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING is looking for individuals to renovate a
small home at 139 National this winter and spring. If you are
interested in helping, please contact Shari and she will set it up with
the charge person. You can pick your own date or project. On the
table in the narthex is a letter with more details.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TUESDAY CLUB 3:16 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.
30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 ½ hours, or the entire time…once a month,
every other month…whatever arrangements that works for you we
will take! We have had as many as 50 kids at Club on Tuesdays and
not enough helpers! Please consider helping us be a blessing to the
children in the community. See Kia ASAP if you can help!
ALL CHILDREN & FAMILIES – We are having a special outing just for
YOU! Join us Saturday, March 29 at Noon at the Crossing for a Pizza
Lunch. Following lunch we will go together to the Children’s
Museum! See Darrell to let him know you can come!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jack & Joan Formsma; Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
March 23 Upper Doors: Ray & Kari Fron, Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
March 30 Upper Doors: Al & Louise Grimm; Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
Today AM Service: Janell & Luke Nordlund, Tymie Boeve,
March 23 AM Service: Pat Ter Beek, Linda & Janna Emelander,
March 30 AM Service: Amy Grimm, Sue Stuk, Diane Maitner,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
March 16, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The gift of music to praise and thank our God
• The promise of eternal life for all who believe
• The Sunshine!
• Those recovering following recent hospitalizations or surgeries
• Carole Lankheet as she continues chemotherapy in Texas
• Jan Higley just diagnosed with Cancer
• Jim Friar as he prepares for an upcoming surgery
• Anna Borkowski as she undergoes testing
• Sean & Michelle Van Essen and family following the loss of Sean’s
Grandmother (Sean & Michelle’s address is: 3559 – 3 Mile Rd.,
Traverse City, MI 49686)
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• Bill Burg, husband of co-worker of Janell Nordlund who has been
diagnosed with cancer
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb,
Brian Ciluffo, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Nellie Workman, 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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