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2nd SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 16, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Call to Confession: The Clock is my Dictator
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance: Psalm 23
Senior Choir “Sheltered in the Arms of God”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 14:5-31 (Page 67)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS: THE RED SEA”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 314 ……………………. “What Wondrous Love is This”
* Song of Departure No. 517 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
………………… “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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 divine 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 168-171 ………………………..…… “Enter His Gates”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 407 ………………………….. “God Has Spoken By His Prophets”
Living Word: Job 19:23-27, 42:1-6 (Page 507)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE: POETICAL & PROPHETICAL”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 694 ……... “The Lord is My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
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 ALPHA, Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keep Phyllis Vander Sloot in your prayers as
she will undergo surgery on Tuesday, March 18 at St. Mary’s
Hospital. For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
room. We will discuss Chapter 6 in our study book, Isaiah 11 &
12. All women are welcome.
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Ham Dinner!
Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship before class.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at church!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Keith Van Zoeren will continue the class
using the book and study guide “GOD IS CLOSER
THAN YOU THINK” by John Ortberg. Meet in the
7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING in Pastor Rick’s Office.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
12:00 NOON – 7:30 PM ALPHA HOLY SPIRIT DAY.
The entire congregation is invited to join in on this day.
Some of the subjects covered are: Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit Do? How Can I Be Filled with
the Holy Spirit? How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of
My Life? Meals will be provided! Please sign up in the sheet
in the narthex if you would love to be a part of this day.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 23, 2014
3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the Lenten series
“Wandering in Your Wilderness”. See the insert in your bulletin for
all the details. We will also celebrate with our GEMS! The girls will
be a part of the worship service and tell us about their theme this year
and what they have been doing. Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the
month of March is designated for the GEMS organization and will be
received next week.
Following the mornings service Y-LIFE is sponsoring a SPAGHETTI
DINNER! This will be a fund raiser for our Cran Hill Retreat!
Please come out and invite your friends!
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Join us for the 6:00 pm evening service for the
Study “UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE”.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Y-LIFE YOUTH – We will meet on Friday, March 21 at 6:00 pm to
prep and get things ready for the Fund Raiser dinner on Sunday
the 23rd. Everyone please plan to be there! Also you will need to be
at church on the day of the dinner at 9 am!!
Monday, March 24, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING.
Monday, March 24, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, April 6, 10:00 am COMMUNION SUNDAY.
Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am GRACE ANNUAL EASTER EGG
HUNT. Egg stuffers are needed and well as candy donations to
fill the eggs (think small - peanut free please). See Heather if you can
help fill eggs. Donations can be dropped off at the youth desk.
ALSO NEEDED: Help on the day of the hunt. Needed are
greeters, prize table workers, and egg placers. See the
volunteer sign-up sheet on the narthex table.
DISCOVERY KIDZ need volunteers for the April rotation. This is
only a 3 week rotation (No Discovery Kidz on Easter Sunday).
Needed are teachers for: Art, Cooking, and Theater. Also 4
Shepherds. Sign up in the narthex or see Heather.
PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – Our parking lot is in dire
need of attention. If you would like to help fund this major project,
donations will be welcomed! Just designate “Building Fund” on your
ALPHA MEALS – Needed for Saturday, March 22 are: Soups, Lettuce
Salads, and Bread/Rolls. All food will need to be at the Grace
Kitchen by 11 am. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex today!
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated food for us!!
TOILET PAPER is being collected for FNOW. Boxes are at the
entrance doors for your donations.
JOB POSTINGS – the RCA has posted two available positions. One
for an Administrative Assistant and one for an Information
Technology Systems and Project Manger. Details are posted on the
bulletin board downstairs.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
March 23 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Today: Linda Emelander, Judy Beadle
March 23: Sandy Farris, Phyllis Vander Sloot
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MARCH
Art: Heather Dood
Games: Abbey Licari
Cooking: Rebekah Kubiak
Theater: Linda Lowing
Science: Jayme Dood
Shepherds: Kerri Baker, Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
March 16, 2014
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 praise reports.
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