Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 18, 2011
2nd SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 20, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Discovery Kidz
“I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy”
“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: God loves sinners because ___________.
Hymn of Confession No. 639 ……. “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
Words of Assurance
Affirmation of Faith (On Screen)
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 9:9-13 (Page 941), Romans 6:15-18 (Page 1095)
Message: “NOT A FAN: WHAT’S THE CATCH?
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 320 (Verses 1, 3, 4) ….. “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
* Song of Departure No. 602 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
…. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 309 ………………..….. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 444 …………………..…………………… “I Love to Tell the Story”
Living Word: Mark 6:1-6 (Page 973)
Message: “JESUS SPEAKS TO NAZARETH”
Rev. Harvey Hertz
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 560 ………………………..…………. “More About Jesus”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we are happy to have our Discovery Kidz participate in the
service this morning! A special thank-you to the following
volunteers that just finished up the Paul & Silas rotation with
Discovery Kidz: Sue Stuk, Jayme Dood, Laura Marshall, Les
VanWyk, John Sawyer, Tymie Boeve, Lucille Systema, and Louise
Grimm. We could not do it without all of you!
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.
LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE – We welcome Rev. Harvey Hertz to
our pulpit tonight. Pastor Harvey is the Associate Pastor at Faith
Reformed Church. Pastor Rick is preaching at Beverly and Pastor
George will be preaching at Faith.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Shelia Mc Elroy is now home after being
hospitalized earlier this week. Les VanWyk underwent outpatient
knee surgery on Thursday. See the Prayer and Praise Line for
all the other prayer requests and praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the family of
Margaret Peterson who passed away on Sunday, March 13 at the age
of 87. Services were held Saturday with Pastor Rick officiating.
IN APPRECIATION – A sincere thank you to our Grace family for all
of your prayers, cards and inquiries of concern during my cancer
treatment and recovery. Thank you also to Pastor Rick for his
many visits and words of encouragement. Also for visits from Les
VanWyk and to Joan Emaus and Marge Veldheer for bringing
Wednesday Night Fellowship suppers to us. We appreciated it all
very much. God and prayers are powerful healers.
~Sincerely, Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP led by
Lyndsey Boeve. This week: Cardio Kick and Tone.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
Calling all GEMS, Victors, Be B.I.G. kids and their families…
You are not going to want to miss the last Wednesday of the
SEE YOU AT 6:00 PM! We will start with a Pizza and Ice Cream Dinner for all – followed by a special surprise!!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM REDISCOVERING VALUES – This Lenten
Study will continue through April 20! Meet in the Consistory
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
NO CLUB 3:16 – Half Day of School.
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
3rd Sunday of Lent
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series “Not a
Fan” with the message: “Intimacy?” Next Sunday
evening we will continue the Lenten Pulpit Exchange with Rev.
Bruce Osbeck, Pastor at Faith Reformed Church, leading
our service and sharing the message. Pastor Rick will be preaching at
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for
the 2012 Grace Mission Trip. Presently we are looking into a trip to
Chiapas, Mexico to work with our Missionary Al Schreuder on a
building project. Funds will need to be raised for the project itself as
well as the cost of the trip. This special offering will be received next
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, March 28, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meets.
Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM meets.
Sunday, April 3 - THE LORD’S SUPPER will be celebrated during our
morning worship service.
Monday, April 4 – 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:15 PM OPEN HOUSE at Monica’s (Parsonage Mission House) for
Consistory & Mission Team.
7:45 PM CONSISTORY MEETING.
Saturday, April 23 - THE DISCOVERY KIDZ EASTER EVENT
S till need a couple more workers. Please sign up in the narthex or
BIBLE ALIVE SEMINAR at Christ Memorial Reformed Church of
Holland on Friday evening, May 6 and Saturday morning, May 7.
Want to get more out of reading your Bible? You need to know what
it was saying to those who first heard it. Bible Alive will give you the
tools and education to do just that. See the poster on the bulletin
boards here at church for more information. See Karen Roberts if
you have any questions.
THE SINGING HIMS Male Chorus will present “A Celebration of
Praise” tonight at 8:00 pm at Rogers Heights CRC, 3025 Michael.
You are invited to join them.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER! -- Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Punch at 6 PM &
dinner at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to this special dinner where
we will celebrate seven years of service to families in need in the
Wyoming & Grandville communities. Please contact Shari and she
will put your reservation in to sit at the one or two tables that Grace
hopes to fill!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander; Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
March 27 Upper Doors: Joan Formsma; Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Today Laura Marshall, Tymie Boeve, Diane Maitner
March 27 Lyndsey Boeve, Sue Vander Wal, Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
March 20, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for Pastor George as he takes Church Planters Assessments and
continues to make contacts with individuals and families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please be in prayer for Keri, Doug, and Hayden Desmarais (Boeve) as Keri and the baby are preparing to return today to the US from Japan. We pray for Doug as he remains behind. Continue to remember all the people of Japan in your prayers.
We pray for Shelia Mc Elroy today…may the testing give her some answers.
Keep Jae & Julia in your prayers as they begin to learn the language and adjust to their lives here.
Please keep Lola De Young and her family in your prayers. Lola was transferred to Mary Free Bed Hospital to undergo 5 weeks of intensive therapy. Basically all the meds needed to fight the leukemia have poisoned her little body in other ways. She will need to work hard to get back to where she was before her illness. You can follow the blog at www.followingthecall.org
We pray that Juel Grevenstuk, Joan Patterson and Mary Huizen will continue to heal and feel better.
We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Marvin Witvliet, brother of Arlene Dekker, who is beginning chemo for esophageal cancer; Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick and Ruth Locke receiving treatments for cancer; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth Vermerris diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; Linda Hoezee, daughter-in-law of Ann Hoezee who is undergoing chemotherapy.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Dave
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers.
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