Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 17, 2016
MARCH 20, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude “The Holy City” Lorinda Vander Werp
Choral Introit “Worthy is the Lamb”
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 297 ……………………….. “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Jesus entered Jerusalem to _______
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Mark 11:1-11 (Pg. 981)
Message: “JERUSALEM: THE OLD, THE NEW, THE NOW”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Senior Choir Cantata “Alleluia! Jesus is Alive”
*Song of Departure No. 450 (Verse 1 & Chorus)… “Lift High the Cross”
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, 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages 3
years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THANK YOU to our Senior Choir and all those who helped make the
Easter Cantata a special part of our Easter Celebration. A very
special thank you to our Choir Director, Paul Kerkstra.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. All are welcome!
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.
THE FACILITIES COMMITTEE will meet briefly in the Fellowship
Hall following the service.
5:30 – 8:30 PM YLIFE will meet and head to Grace Bible College for
"The Journey of Life".
6:00 PM A PALM SUNDAY EVENING EVENT - We will meet at
Faith Reformed Church for a special presentation of “John the
Baptist”. Through this drama you will meet the apostle John as he
walks out of the Bible to tell the amazing story of John the Baptist.
Hear the powerful words of Jesus through the five “I am’s”. Feel the
excitement and emotions of John the Baptist, Zechariah and
Elizabeth, and Mary, the mother of Jesus. Hear the words of John
the Baptist, “A voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Shirley De Bruin moved to Marywood Health
Center for rehabilitation for a short while. Please continue to keep
her in your prayers. For other prayer concerns and praise reports,
please see the insert in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and our
Grace family for all the acts of kindness shown and prayers offered
for Brent during his hospitalization. A special thank you to the
Thursday evening Bible Study group for all their help. We
appreciate it all so very much! ~Paul & Brent Kerkstra
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
Join us as we walk together through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter Morning!
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE (Maundy Thursday
soloist practice 7:00-7:30 – Regular Praise Team practice at 7:30.)
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Ham and cheesy potatoes
are on the menu for this week! Come enjoy dinner before class.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
for girls in grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
You are invited to Newhall Reformed Church to join with their
congregation for a Bible study on the Book of Acts.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM We will be remembering the steps to Calvary
through a special Tenebrae worship
service: “Matthew Walks through the
Shadows.” Communion will be served. For those
of you who volunteered to be readers, we will be running through
the script on Tuesday evening, March 22nd at 7 pm.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016 – 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!
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 27, 2016
10:00 AM Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord! Pastor Rick
will share the message “Guess Who’s Up?” (I Corinthians 15:1-23)
We will also welcome new members! Our Easter Offering is
designated for TALKING BIBLES. No Discovery Kidz on Easter.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
CELEBRATION NIGHT! Our Discovery Kidz along with the
Crossing students will be presenting an Easter Musical “GOD’S
NOT DEAD”. Following will be a Pizza Dinner in the Fellowship
Hall. Please plan to support our kids and attend this fun night!
GEMS OFFERING – You may give your offering for the GEMS
Organization anytime this month. Just be sure to designate it on
your offering envelope or use a pew envelope. Thank you!
YOU ARE INVITED – Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter,
Wyoming) is hosting a Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, March 23 at
9:30 am. This year’s program will feature Sandy Bode, an
accomplished pianist from northern Michigan. Her program, "Great
Is Thy Faithfulness", will move us toward the celebration of Easter as
we think of God's faithfulness to us from Genesis to Jesus' sacrifice
for us. Come share in a time of delicious food, warm fellowship, and
beautiful music during this holy Lenten season. Please RSVP calling
Wilma Courson at 534-9564.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Sandy Farris, Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
March 27 Upper Doors: George & Juel Grevenstuk, Brian & Sandy Gort
Lower Doors: Katie Green
Today: Lyndsey Boeve, Sophie Licari
March 27: Eric & Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
March 20, 2016
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 praises.
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