Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 14, 2013
5th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 17, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Ben Logsdon & Karen Ver Hulst
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise – GEMS & Praise Team
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Think Right: Win the Fight”
Discovery Kidz Presentation
“God’s Not Dead”
“Jesus Loves Me” with Bells
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – GEMS Organization
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Joshua 5:1-12 (Page 210)
Message: “SPRING IS COMING” Mr. Daniel Jung
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 597 (Verses 1, 5, 6)
………. “Take My Life, and Let it be Consecrated”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Verse 1 & Chorus)……………. “Lamb of God”
*Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 90 ………………….. “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 309 ……………..……………………. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Living Word: Mark 1:9-15 (Pg. 968), II Corinthians 5:14-19 (Page 1122)
Message: “A TIME OF NEW BEGINNINGS” Rev. Harvey Hertz
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 686 ……………………. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Mr. Daniel Jung to our service. Daniel is our
Club 3:16 Director and student at Calvin Seminary. We also are
thankful to Ben Logsdon, a piano student of Karen Ver Hulst and
a member of Kentwood Community Church, for sharing the prelude
with us today.
We celebrate GEMS SUNDAY with our GEMS and their leaders.
Also the Discovery Kidz will be with us and Mrs. Heather will share
what is going on in their worship downstairs. We are excited to have
them “ring” for us today with their new bells!
The Special Offering for the month of March is designated for the
GEMS Organization. We will receive this offering today.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight
with Rev. Harvey Hertz, leading our service and sharing the
message. Pastor Harvey is presently working on the ministerial staff
at Faith Reformed.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for MS/HS Youth meets at the Crossing
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keith Baker has been hospitalized this past
week with heart issues. Please keep Keith & Carolyn in your prayers.
For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise
Line in your bulletin today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION - Moms and
tots play group. Starbucks coffee and mom talk while the
1:00 PM – THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the
Consistory Room. We will discuss Psalm 90, Chapter 11 in
the study book Psalms. All women are welcome!
3:15 – 5:15 PM Club 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
Retirees gather for coffee and cookies and neighborly
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE CELEBRATION!
6:00 PM PIZZA is planned then we will travel to Byron Center
Fun Spot for a fun night of family roller skating! Tonight ends
the regular season for Wednesday night classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
5:00 PM – BUNCO NIGHT! The Fellowship Team invites you to
come enjoy a fun night out beginning with dinner! We will
play some BUNCO, then follow with dessert. Please bring a
salad or dessert to pass. Sign up in the narthex.
ALSO: Card Tables are needed. If you have one we can
borrow, contact Tymie Boeve (531-5700).
Easter Activities at Grace
Join us as we walk together through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter Morning!
Sunday, March 24 – Palm Sunday
10:00 AM Pastor Rick will share the message “The Feast of
Tabernacles” as we continue the series “God’s Pictures”.
The Senior Choir will present their Easter Cantata.
6:00 PM A joint service will be held at Unity Reformed
Church, 4450 Poinsettia, Kentwood, as we wrap up the
Lenten Pulpit Exchange.
Thursday, March 28 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM A service of Communion and Remembrance will be held.
Pastor Rick will share the message “The Feast of
Saturday, March 30 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
11:00 AM The kids will love to come and hunt for eggs! There will
be singing, prizes, and lots of fun! Bring your kids, your
neighbor kids, grandkids!
Sunday, March 31 – Easter Celebration
10:00 AM Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Our Easter Offering is designated for “One Hour of Sharing” a
ministry of Reformed Church World Service. RCA congregations
together raise money that allow (RCWS) to make a difference and
fight hunger in their own communities. No Discovery Kidz on
Easter. Children will sit with their parents in the sanctuary!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, March 24 – Y-LIFE will be heading to Winter Jam! Cost
$10.00 due TODAY! Leaving right after church in the morning,
returning at 10:30 pm. Pack a lunch/dinner!
Monday, March 25, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Sign up on the sheet in
the narthex if you can help!!
LENTEN BREAKFAST at Beverly Reformed Church, 2141 Porter,
Wyoming, Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 am.
This year’s program will feature quilter, Mary Etta Zwart,
who will present “Quilts Inspired by the Bible”. RSVP by Friday,
March 22 by calling Wilma 534-9564 or Arlene 827-8578.
MISSION TEAM – T-shirts are being ordered. Cost is $18 each.
Please have your order and money to Sheila by March 25.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Thursday, April 18 9:30 am at Faith
Community CRC, 5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Please contact
Shari if you would like to attend. Reservations due by April 11th.
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW Feb. 17 – March 24
OUR COUNT AT PRESENT IS 917 ROLLS! That is 333 rolls short of
our goal of 1250 rolls and cake on Easter Sunday morning! One week
remains! Shop those sales this week!
DISCOVERY KIDZ FLOWER SALE – Orders are due TODAY!
Delivery is on Easter Sunday, or you can pick them up after the
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday the 30th. Extra order forms are available
on the narthex table.
SPRING/SUMMER ROTATION Schedule is now available on the
narthex table! Take a look and see where you may be able to help!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
March 24 Upper Doors: Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos; Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Today Sue Stuk, Elaine Martin
March 24 Judy Beadle, Sandy Farris
Prayers & Praise Line
March 17, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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