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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 19, 2009
4th SUNDAY in LENT
MARCH 22, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Just Keep Trusting My Lord”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Directive for Living
Senior Choir “Guide My Feet”
Moment for Mission: Gideons David Wiest
Offertory Hymn No. 414 ……………..………… “O Word of God Incarnate”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 27:13-14, 37:7, 46:10 (Pages 541 – 553)
Message: “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS: STOP” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 712 ………………………………………. “Be Still, My Soul”
* Song of Departure No. 310 (Verses 1 & Chorus)….“Lead Me to Calvary”
* Postlude 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
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 324 ……….. “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 320 ………………………………….. “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
Living Word: Matthew 27:32-36, 45-54, 62-66 (Page 965)
Message: “THE SOLDIERS WITH JESUS” Rev. Harvey Hertz
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 316 ……..…………. “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Lyndsey Boeve and Janna Emelander. Children
K–2nd Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leader
THIS MORNING we welcome David Wiest, a Gideon Representative, to
our worship service. He will share with us information about the
Gideon Organization. OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of
March is designated for the GIDEONS. This offering will be received
next Sunday. See the insert in your bulletin for more information.
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High/High School Sunday School Class
will meet at the Crossing.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage
– Class meets in the Chapel.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us tonight as we continue the Lenten Pulpit
Exchange. Rev. Harvey Hertz will lead our service and share the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Join with other for dinner prior to
Wednesday evening activities. Sponsored by the Fellowship
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP WILL MEET.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
KINGDOM KIDS! – All youth ages K – 5th Grade meet with
Mrs. Ver Hulst in the Fellowship Hall.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE – This class will
meet in the Consistory room.
** This is the last week for regularly scheduled Wednesday activities.
Cadets will end their season on April 1.
Choir and Middle School Youth Group will continue to meet.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5 will meet.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009
6:45 PM THE FELLOWSHIP TEAM DINNER/BOWLING night! Meet at
Salvatores (654 Stocking) for dinner. Bowling will begin at
9 pm at Clique Lanes. If you are bowling, bring along a dessert
to pass at the bowling alley. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO
NEXT SUNDAY – MARCH 29, 2009
5th SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY morning Ben Ingebretson, Regional Multiplication
Consultant, will be with us and share the message. Following the
service there will be a “Town Hall” style question & answer session.
6:00 PM – Next Sunday night, Rev. El Zwart, Pastor of Beverly
Reformed Church, will be with us and share the message “THE
THIEVES WHO DIED WITH HIM” from Luke 23:32-43. Pastor Rick will
be preaching at Unity Reformed Church.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson is showing some improvement
while at Blodgett. Joan does have a Carepage- www.carepages.com
Care Page name is JoanPatterson. Keep her, as well as Sandy &
Brian, in your prayers. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer
concerns & praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you so much for all the prayers and cards I
received during my recent surgery and physical therapy. Please
continue to pray for the therapy on my very stubborn knee
replacement! ~Bob Stadt
MISSION WORK TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS – THANK YOU to everyone in our
church family for your support at our dinner last week. Everyone
had a wonderful time of fellowship and the food was delicious! We
could hardly believe it but, thanks to all of you, we collected
$1,432.00 …we will use that for gas, lodging, and food on our work
trip April 17 – 25. Many of you signed up to be our Personal Prayer
Partners already, but we could always use more, so check out the sign
up on the table in the narthex. Thank you again and we will share
our stories with you as time goes on.
TWELVE STEPS TO PARENTING A DAUGHTER CHURCH – This very
informative handout was put in your mailbox last week. Be sure to
take the time to read through it.
A PRAYER CALENDAR is inserted in your bulletin today. This prayer
guide will lead right up to the 24 HOUR PRAYER MARATHON which
will begin on THIS Saturday March 28 at 10 am and run through
Sunday March 29 at 10 am. A SIGN UP SHEET is on the table in the
narthex. You can sign up to commit to pray specifically for the
possibility of a new church plant in 15 minute intervals.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP HELPERS AND TEACHERS are desperately needed!
Can you help out? See Heather Dood or call her at 534-1794 if you
can help. There is also a sign up sheet in the narthex.
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! CREW LEADERS are needed to lead the
children around to the various stations like Bible drama, crafts,
games, and Chadder’s Adventure. YOU will be the key person who
interacts directly with the children each day! The great part is that
everything is provided for you and you do not need to do extra study
each night. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, or talk to Shari!
LENT FOOD DRIVE – The need for food and personal hygiene as well as
cleaning supplies is HUGE in our area due to the cut backs in income
and loss of jobs in the area. Even though many of us are affected in
some way, God calls us to reach out as we are able. So, the Mission
Outreach Team is promoting the Lent Food Drive here at Grace from
March 1 – April 12. Please consider helping with this project.
THE SINGING HIMS will be in concert tonight at 8:00 pm at Rogers
Heights CRC, 3025 Michael, Wyoming. You are invited to come!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter; Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Darrell & Kia Delaney
March 29 Upper Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood; Jim & Lori Duimstra
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
Today AM Service: Laura Marshall, Judy Beadle, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Mary Bush
March 29 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Sue Vander Wal, Emily
Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
March 22, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Harmony & Unity.
Praise God for…
• The love of our Heavenly Father
• His presence in our daily lives
• The promise of Springtime
• Our Mission Trip Team as they prepare for the New Orleans project
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Carol Hoekstra, our missionary, who is experiencing some rejection
following a liver transplant some time ago ~ She also has had some
serious medical issues the past couple of weeks ~ On the narthex table
are copies of her most recent letters
• Lynda Ver Merris and Marjean Tibbets following surgery
• Joan Patterson at Blodgett Hospital
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Lynda Ver Merris, Marjean Tibbets, Willie
Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris, Bob Stadt
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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