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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Second Sunday of Lent

MARCH 1, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service


 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  Discovery Kidz 

“Today is the Day”

“My Lighthouse”

“Jesus Loves Me”

 *Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Discovery Kidz Sharing Heather Dood

 Children’s Message Gary Den Ouden

 Mission Sharing Chuck Porte 

* Hymn No. 444 …………….………………………….  “I Love to Tell the Story”

 Moments in Prayer


 Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.


 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Deuteronomy 21:22-22:30 (Page 192)


 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

  * Closing Hymn No. 305 ……………………..……………….  “Jesus Paid it All”


 *Song of Departure No. 302 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .…………..  “Lamb of God”

 Postlude  Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 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, 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.



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 diving 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.




*Opening Worship Sequence No. 632-634 …………  “I Love You My Lord”

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

  Moments of Sharing

  Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 674 …………………………………….  “Who Is on the Lord’s Side?”

  Living Word:  Numbers 13 (Page 142)

  Message:  “YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

  Prayer of Blessing on the Word

*Closing Hymn No. 668 ……..………..  “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”


 Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst 



9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET.  All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.  The children

 will join us in the service today to share what they have been learning

 in their last rotation.


TODAY WE WELCOME Chuck Porte and Gary DenOuden from

 World Mission.  Their ministry is to send the gospel to those who have

 never heard through the use of “The Treasure”.  This is an audio Bible

 that is solar powered.  They are available in different languages.  Coin

 banks will be given out this morning to use to collect your donations.


“BELONGING” - NEW MEMBERS CLASS will continue in Pastor

 Rick’s office following the morning service. 



 Consistory Room following the morning service today.  This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at

 Grace Reformed Church.


6:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing.  Where in the

 World are we headed next? Mexico!! Dinner will be provided so come

 hungry and bring your Bibles and friends! # school #friends!





 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in

 Grades 5 & 6 will meet. 



 3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM  THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for

 youth in Grades 3 & 4 will meet.



 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Surprise Dinner!!

 Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship prior to the evenings



 6:45 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th.

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!

 7:00 – 8:00 PM  ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room. 

 Wes Dekker will lead the class.  We will continue to study




 7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY group will meet

 in the Consistory Room.





NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the “Bible in a Year” series

 with the message: “God’s Methods”.




HEALTH CONCERNS –  Sandy Gort returned to her home following

 surgery.  Continue to keep her in your prayers.  Devin Hendges,

 young son of Derk & Jenny, will undergo sinus surgery on March 5. 

 For all other Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line

 in your bulletin today.


IN APPRECIATION - Sue and Jerry, Tripp and Katie, and Alisyn

 Vander Wal would like to thank the congregation for all of the

 prayers, visits, and cards received regarding the passing of our

 mother and grandmother, Marylynn Huizen.  Your kind expressions

 of love and support gave much encouragement at this time.  We

 would also like to give special thanks to Pastor Rick for his recent

 visits with Marylynn, his visits with our family, and for conducting

 a truly comforting memorial service in celebration of Marylynn’s



 Heartfelt thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.  For the

 many cards, calls, and to Pastor Rick for his  visit.  It's so great to be

 a part of this Grace family. ~Lorie Norden

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Effie Bolt and her

 family upon the death of her husband, Ralph, on Monday, February

 23 at the age of 88.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.




Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM



Wednesday, March 11 6:30 – 8:00pm The VICTORS will be heading

 out to explore the Fire Station.  They will eat dinner as usual before



Saturday, March 14 6:00 – 8:00 pm  DATE NIGHT!!!

 Y-life is once again offering a night of babysitting! This is a

 fundraiser for their retreat!

Where: Grace Reformed Church
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $10 per child for the evening!
Details: Drop your child(ren) off for an evening of fun! We will provide entertainment, crafts snack and oodles of fun!
Please be sure to feed them dinner before they arrive.
Sign up at the Discovery Kidz desk.  Questions see Ms. Heather


Sunday March 15 ALL CHURCH DINNER sponsored by the Mission

 Team following the morning worship service.  See the insert in your

 bulletin today and make your reservations.


Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 pm  THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in

 the Consistory Room.  We will discuss Isaiah 40, Lesson 12 in our

 study book.  All women are welcome.


Sunday, March 22, 10:00 am GEMS SUNDAY!  The girls will have a

 special part in our service.  Rev. Jack Doorlag with be with us and

 share the message.  Our special offering for March is designated for

 the GEMS and will be received on GEMS Sunday.


Sunday, March 29, 10:00 am THE SENIOR CHOIR will present their

 Easter Cantata.


Sunday, March 29, 6:00 pm



 Plan to join us here at 6:00 pm on March 29 for this great

 presentation put on by the Master Arts Theatre.  Come and

 experience the seven extraordinary miracles from the book of John as

 told by the ordinary people who witnessed them.  There is no cost to

 you for this presentation!  We will be joined by our sister churches for

 this event.  Mark the date on your calendar and invite your friends &

 family to join you!


Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY service of

 Communion and Remembrance.


Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am – ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

 SAVE THE DATE!!  A sign-up sheet is in the narthex for volunteers
 * Candy donations needed as well to fill our eggs. Individually

 wrapped/peanut free candy.  Remember we are putting them in the

 eggs so small is great!! 


Sunday, April 5, 10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION!




DISCOVERY KIDZ sign-up sheets for April, May & June rotations are

 on the narthex table.


THE GEMS are collecting empty 1 lb. coffee cans for a project!  If you

 have any to donate, please bring them to the church kitchen.  Thanks!


DESSERTS are once again needed to finish out the last 4 Wednesday

 Night fellowship dinners.  A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table.


CONSISTORY UPDATES – Below are notes from the last Consistory


  • The Facilities Team presented a 5 year plan for repairs, etc. with $3100 of the remaining 2014 budget to be used for current projects.
  • There will be a fund raiser dinner at Grace on March 15 for support of the mission trip to Jackson County Ministries in Annville, KY  April 18-25 .
  • Special Offerings : March 22 – GEMS

 April 5  Easter – Building Fund

 April 26 – Manasseh Project

  • The Schreuders, missionaries to Mexico, are retiring in June and will be replaced by Jeff and Chelsea Lampen, serving in Romania with the RCA Global Mission.
  • $10,000.00 of the 2014 budget overage will used for missions with a distribution of funds to follow.
  • The World Mission is being asked to come to present their Treasure Audio Bible program to the congregation, which

 the Consistory voted to participate in.

  • Wes Dekker will be leading a study in Corinthians to end the week before Holy Week.




Today:  Upper Doors:  Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve

 Lower Doors:  Judy Beadle

March 8  Upper Doors: Lisa Braendle, Denny & Mary Bush

 Lower Doors:  Anna Borkowski


Today:  Keri Desmarais, Mary Kubiak 

March 8:  Jayme Dood, Robin Zondervan



  Art: Diane Maitner

  Theater:  Ray Zondervan 

  Cooking:  Heather Dood 

  Science:  Rachel Mulder  

 Shepherds:  Katie Green, Lyndsey Boeve, Tara Angus


Prayers & Praise Line

March 1, 2015


Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • The season of Lent has begun.  Ask God to prepare your heart and soul for this most significant time of the year.
  • Today we thank God for the people in our lives who have taught us about Jesus.  We are thankful for Christian parents and grandparents, our pastors, Sunday school teachers, youth directors, VBS volunteers, Crossing leaders and volunteers, and the many, many others who have influenced our journey.
  • We thank God today for our children.  We pray for God’s blessing on them as they worship in Discovery Kidz.  We pray for Heather as she leads them.
  • We thank and praise God for the life and witness of Ralph Bolt.  We pray for comfort for her family and friends.
  • We pray for Devin Hendges as he undergoes surgery this week.
  • Please keep Sandy Gort in your prayers as she recovers following surgery.
  • We pray for Pastor George today as he leads Connections.  We pray for all the people that attend.
  • We pray for Lorie Norden following knee replacement surgery.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey, in your prayers. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to life one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Crosswinds Church. Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.


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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