Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 16, 2007
4th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 18, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship – Psalm 91:1-2
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Affirmation of Faith
Senior Choir “My Savior’s Love”
Moment for Mission Rev. Cheryl Molhoek
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 91 (Page 581)
Message: “LIFE ASSURANCE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 620 …………………….……………… “Under His Wings”
* Song of Departure No. 593 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) …......... “Where He Leads Me”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand
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
WE WELCOME Rev. Cheryl Molhoek, Faith Relations Director for Habitat
for Humanity, to our service today. She will share with us a little
about the RCA/Habitat for Humanity local home build that is
underway. THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is
designated for this project. This special offering will be received next
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Becky Herrema & Erika Wigent.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Karen Ver Hulst and Pat Ter Beek.
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.
Songs and Psalms – Class will not meet today. Please feel free to
join in with the Sunday School Guide Class.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Grace Gifted at the Crossing.
All are invited even if you do not perform and just want to be a part
of the fellowship! Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of Unity Reformed
Church, will share a Lenten message. This will take the place of the
usual Chapel service.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Barb Engels is home recuperating following
surgery last Monday. Continue to keep Jan VanWyk in your prayers
as she works toward coming home. See the Prayers & Praise Line
for all the other Praise Reports and Prayer Concerns.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help Jan VanWyk when she comes home.
Persons will be needed to stay with Jan during the day and also
transportation will be necessary a couple times a week to dialysis.
Willie Hiemstra will be the volunteer coordinator. Please call her at
532-2213 if you can help out.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
GEMS for Girls in Grades 1-8
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – FOLLOWING JESUS
Meet in Room 7 in the Discovery Kids Hallway downstairs.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga in the
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
donuts and fellowship!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 25, 2007
5th SUNDAY OF LENT
PASTOR RICK will continue the series on Psalms for the Lenten journey.
Next Sunday’s message is entitled “SEEING CLEARLY IN THE
SANCTUARY” from Psalm 73.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX –Next week Rev. Harvey Hertz will share his part in the
Lenten Pulpit Exchange. The theme this year is: “The Week That
Changed the World”. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Beverly
SCRAPBOOKERS!! All those who are interested in Scrapbooking are
invited to a Scrapbookers Weekend Retreat at Cran Hill Ranch
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm – Sunday, April 15 at Noon. You can also
choose to go just for the day on Saturday. The cost is $80 for the
weekend or $50.00 for Saturday only. This includes
accommodations, meals, door prizes and a scrapbooking packet.
RSVP to Heather Dood (534-1794) by March 23.
THE GEMS are selling beautiful SPRING FLOWERS! An Order Sheet is in
the narthex or see one of the girls. Deadline to order is March 21!
CHANGE FOR ALASKA
How much change do you have
in your pocket or purse?
Are you willing to give it to help the
persons going on the Alaska
Remember: Your little extra makes the
extra difference for our trip!
THE FLOCKING CONTINUES! See Darrell for more information or if you
have someone special you would like flocked! Flocking insurance is
ALASKA CHALLENGE AUCTION - Wednesday, April 18th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Do you have an item or service to auction off with the proceeds
going to the Alaska trip? See Ray Zondervan for all the details!
Extra auction forms are available on the narthex table! Deadline for
donations is April 1st.
LENTEN FOOD COLLECTION FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL 8. Collection boxes
are by the narthex doors and the doors downstairs.
A FEW SOFTBALL PLAYERS are still needed! See Nikki if you are
interested in playing on a co-ed team this summer!
VBS IS COMING SOON! “The Quest for Truth – Jesus: The Way, the Truth,
and the Life” – June 11-15. Ask God to bring children to hear the truth
of Jesus, who is the way, and the truth, and the life! Volunteer
recruitment has begun! Sign up today in the narthex.
MCCOMB MISSISSIPPI WORK TRIP: Please sign up in the narthex to be a
prayer partner for one of us who are going on this work trip! We
need your prayers as we prepare and as we go!
PLEASE SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPERS – The Cadets will have a paper drive
all month. The trailer will be attended on March 21 and 24. You
can drop off your papers at anytime and put them in the trailer
yourself! If you need any papers picked up contact Rick Veldheer at
453-8384 or sign up in the narthex.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy; Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Shad & Rebecca Mc Ginnis
March 25 Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke; Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Tim & Jennifer Moody
Today AM Service: Luke & Janelle Nordlund, Heather Dood,
March 25 AM Service: Sue Veldheer, Danielle Vining, Lyndsey Boeve,
Kendra Veldheer PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
March Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Postema Gort Norden Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
March 18, 2007
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 work being done by Habitat for Humanity and all those who volunteer
• The many blessings in our lives
• Our children and grandchildren
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• Jan VanWyk as she prepares to come home
• Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
• Barb Engels following surgery
• Keri Boeve, living and working in California
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Harold Sandoval, Henrietta
Alexander, Mike Doucette
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide, Michael Beemer and Frank Senko
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, 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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