Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent
MARCH 1, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz
“Today is the Day”
“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)
Message: “CARING FOR OUR NEIGHBORS”
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
*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
TODAY AT GRACE
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
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!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6 will meet.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4 will meet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Surprise Dinner!!
Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship prior to the evenings
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
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
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY group will meet
in the Consistory Room.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 8, 2015
3rd SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the “Bible in a Year” series
with the message: “God’s Methods”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
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.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
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
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
Sunday, March 29, 6:00 pm
JOHN – HIS STORY
A SPECIAL PALM SUNDAY EVENING EVENT AT GRACE!
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
April 5 Easter – Building Fund
April 26 – Manasseh Project
the Consistory voted to participate in.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
DISCOVERY KIDS – March
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
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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