Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 18, 2010
5th SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 21, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “He Died for Me”
Call to Worship – Psalm 111 (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Voice of Lament
Prayer of Confession
Voice of Hope
Responsive Reading – God Highly Exalted Him (On Screen)
Senior Choir “The Old Rugged Cross”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Job 28 (Page 513)
Message: “WHO KNOWS?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 435 …………….……. “God of Grace and God of Glory”
* Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “Because He Lives”
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
* Worship Sequence No. 346 ………………………….………….. “This is Love”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 325 …………………….………… “Why Should He Love Me So?”
Living Word: Mark 15:33-39 (Page 988)
Message: “BEHIND THE CROSS: LOVE” Rev. Mark Bergsma
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 310 ………………..……………….. “Lead Me to Calvary”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight. Rev. Mark
Bergsma, Pastor of Unity Reformed Church, will lead our service and
share the message.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lisa Braendle is home following surgery March
16. Deb Pierce had surgery on her foot Wednesday. She continues to
be hospitalized at Blodgett. Wes Lowing is home after being
hospitalized this past week with pneumonia. Don VanderVeen had
surgery on Thursday. He was expected to be able to return to his
home this weekend. John De Jong will undergo a heart
catheterization tomorrow. Janet Yonkers moved to an assisted care
facility. Her new address is C 19 Willowbrook Manor, 18100 – 174th
Ave. Spring Lake, 49456, Phone 616-604-2360. Please keep Janet in
your prayers as she makes this transition. See the Prayers and Praise
Line for all other prayer requests and praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Char & Ernst Otto upon
the death last week of Char’s brother.
IN APPRECIATION – Our sincere thank you for all the cards, calls, and
prayers for mom and our family. We especially want to thank
Pastor Rick for his many visits to the hospital. Mom continues to
gain back her strength. Your prayers continue to sustain us at this
challenging time. ~Pauline Korf and Family
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Study guides are in your mailboxes!
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – MYSTERY DINNER! Hint…we
periodically prepare this meal throughout the year, but not yet
this year! Join us for this last dinner of the season!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR WILL MEET.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) Last night party!
Kids…you will not want to miss out on our last meeting. It will
be full of prizes and fun! Hope to see you all there.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. Rev. Cecil
Martins will wrap up this class on the 2ND COMING OF CHRIST.
Topic this week: “A New Heaven and a New Earth and
8:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
THIS IS THE LAST NIGHT of WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
NO CLUB 3:16 TODAY!
7:00 PM OUTREACH/MISSION TEAM will meet.
SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010
9:00 AM Y-LIFE will meet to help prep for the Easter Egg Hunt.
This will be our meeting of the month. We will start with a
short devotional and then prep for the Easter event.
9:30 AM CHOIR CANTATA PRACTICE.
11:00 AM EASTER EGG HUNT. EVERYONE IS INVITED! See full
details on the insert today!
*** VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR OUR EASTER EVENT!! ***
Still looking for greeters, egg placers, and prize table workers. Please
help our event be a memorable one for all! See Heather or sign up on
the sheet in the narthex.
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 28, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of Lenten messages
“ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OR QUESTIONING THE ANSWERS?” with
the message “WHERE WERE YOU?” Our Senior Choir will present
their Cantata “Christ Lives”.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH is designated for the
GRACE MISSION FUND. This offering will be received next week.
6:00 PM – COMBINED SERVICE at UNITY REFORMED CHURCH. The
Lenten Pulpit Exchange concludes with this special Palm Sunday
service where all the Pastors will participate.
DISCOVERY KIDZ FLOWER SALE! The kids are selling Easter Lilies
($7.50), Tulips, Hyacinth, and Daffodils ($6.50). Orders are due
today with delivery next Sunday. See one of the kids, or there are
order sheets on the narthex table.
CADETS – There will be a meeting on April 14th at 6:30 for all Cadets and
Leaders to review for the Camporee, which is April 30 – May 1. We
are asking for a dad, grandparent, or uncle to attend with the boys if
possible. We would like as many boys as possible to have a male
accompany them on this trip!
DISCOVERY KIDZ are in need of paper (not Styrofoam) egg cartons.
Please drop them off in the kitchen.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – The next rotation is “Jesus Baptized”
which runs from April 18 – May 16. Please see Heather, or sign up in
the narthex, if you can help!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD.
Many hands are needed to get this up and running. There will be
plenty of areas and an opportunity for all to help!!
DISCOVERY KIDZ LIBRARY has lots of new additions! Come check it out!
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE TOILET PAPER DRIVE FOR FNOW.
Thank you to all who have participated. We will let you know if our
goal of 1000 rolls was reached!
MISSION WORK TRIP TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Would you like to
become part of a blitz rebuild in Cedar Rapids Iowa during the
week of May 2-8? In mid-June 2008, the Cedar River that runs
through the heart of Cedar Rapids crested at 19 feet above flood stage
and 24 feet above the average water level. Clean-up and rebuilding
efforts have been underway since then, but the need for
volunteer and monetary support will continue for many more years.
The RCA is joining with 9 other Church World Service communions
to rehabilitate 17 homes over the course of six weeks. (this is an
ecumenical build like we did in New Orleans last year!) Grace is
looking for 15 volunteers so check out the table in the narthex where
there is a sign up sheet and a handout with more details on the
project. This trip can be completed in less than 7 hours so
we will not need lodging on the way down and back.
HELP FOR HAITI - MAKE A COMPLETE HYGIENE OR BABY KIT before
April 11. SAMPLE KITS are on the table in the narthex. The value of
the kit is listed on the form so if you cannot make one by yourself,
combine resources with a friend!
BEVERLY REFORMED MEN’S MINISTRY invites all hunters, outdoor
enthusiasts’ guys and gals of all ages to a Sportsman’s Dinner at
Beverly Reformed Church on April 17th. For more detailed
information please visit www.beverlyreformedchurch.org
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING Annual Fundraising Dinner for FNOW at
Faith CRC on Byron Center, April 27, 6:00 pm. Shari is looking for
persons from Grace who would like to attend this dinner. Call Shari
if interested. The dinner will be followed by a program and special
music. Prizes, such as overnight lodging at the Amway Grand Plaza
and an overnight stay at The Shack, will be given away.
A COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS CLASS is being offered by Family Network
of Wyoming. This will be a 4 week class which will include typing
skills, internet, e-mail, digital pictures and other topics. It will take
place at St. John Vianney School, 4101 Clyde Park, Wyoming on
4 Thursdays beginning April 15, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Class size is
limited to 20 persons. To sign up call Glen Walstra at 808-9113.
THE SINGING HIMS Male Chorus invites you to their Celebration of Praise
Concert tonight at 8:00 pm at Rogers Heights CRC. There will
be new music, fellowship and celebration of His Goodness!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
March 28 Upper Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort, Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm
Today Sandy Gort, Robin Zondervan, Linda Emelander
March 28 Amy Grimm, Sue Vander Wal, Allie Mc Elroy
April 4 Laura Marshall, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily Mc Elroy
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
EASTER ACTIVITIES AT GRACE
Join us as we walk through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter!
Saturday, March 27 – 11:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt
Kids will love to come and hunt for eggs!
We will show the Veggie Tales DVD
“Easter Carol”. There will be prizes an
opportunity to check out Discovery Kidz.
Bring your kids, grandkids,
Sunday, March 28 – Palm Sunday
Join us for worship at 10:00 am.
Our Senior Choir will present “Christ Lives”,
a collection of Easter songs. A guest
narrator, William Harrison, will narrate
in the 1st person as Jesus. Pastor Rick
will share the message “Where Were You?”
from Job 38 – 42.
6:00 pm – A Combined Service with our sister churches will be
held at Unity Reformed Church. This will wrap up our Lenten Pulpit
Exchange with all pastors participating in this special Lenten service.
Thursday, April 1 – 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday
“BENEATH THE CROSS”
A Service of Reflection and Communion.
Sunday, April 4 – Easter Celebration!
8:30 AM Prayer Rise
All are invited to begin the day in the sanctuary for
a time of prayer where, together, we will seek God’s
blessing upon us, invoking Him to usher powerful
new life upon us in the days ahead.
9:00 AM Breakfast And Fellowship
A Continental Breakfast is planned. Join us for fellowship that
prepares our hearts for worship.
10:00 AM Easter Celebration
Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Pastor Rick will share the message “Why Not Me?”
from Job 42.
Prayers & Praise Line
March 21, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
The greatest love mankind will ever experience is God’s eternal love.
It was love…not nails…that held our Savior to the cross. Pray a prayer of
thanksgiving for the gift of salvation.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank you, dear God, for a love so deep that you sent your only Son into this world to die for us.
We praise God for the wonderful sunshine this past week!
Remember Lisa Braendle, Deb Pierce, Kathy De Ruiter, Gladys Kessel, and Don Vander Veen in your prayers as they heal following surgery.
Continue to keep Lucille Sytsema, Tymie Boeve, and John De Jong in your prayers as they work with doctors and make plans for treatment.
Pray for healing for Wes Lowing as he recovers from pneumonia.
Today we pray for strength and encouragement for Pauline Korf and Janet Yonkers.
We thank you God for your healing powers and love for us.
We praise and thank God for our homes, food on our tables and loved ones who surround us.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Please keep Shirley Kleymeer, mother to Larry Kleymeer and Cindy Wylie, in your prayers as she recovers from surgery due to a broken hip following a fall.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson, Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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