Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 20, 2015
5th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 22, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind”
*Opening Songs of Praise GEMS & Praise Team
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
GEMS Presentation – “Bring the Message”
Senior Choir “As Long As I Have Breath”
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 128 …………………………... “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – GEMS Organization
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ruth 1:1-22, 4:13-17 (Page 257)
Message: “IT JUST HAPPENS?” Rev. Jack Doorlag
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 692 ……………….……... “God Will Take Care of You”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .………….. “Lamb of God”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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. 594 ……….…………..… “Living Sacrifice”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 184 ……………………………………….……………………. “Thy Word”
Living Word: Acts 7:1-10 (Page 1061)
Message: “BUT GOD…” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 686 …………………….. “O God Our Help in Ages Past”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
WE WELCOME Rev. Jack Doorlag to our service today. We thank you
for coming and sharing with us this morning. We also thank Pastor
George Grevenstuk for leading our service and sharing the message
TODAY we celebrate with our GEMS! The girls will be part of the
worship service and tell us about their theme this year “Bring the
Message”. Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is
designated for the GEMS Organization and will be received today.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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.
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 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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Mary Mc Alary is now at Marywood Health
Center (111 Lakeside Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, 49503) for Rehab
following hip replacement surgery. For all Prayer Requests and
Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line in your bulletin today.
CONSISTORY UPDATES – At the last meeting of the Elders, they
were excited to receive upon Confession of Faith: Rebekah Kubiak,
Abby Kubiak, Mary Kubiak, Reece Wigent, and Brielle Wigent.
They will be received publically on April 26.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for all the
cards, prayers, dinners, and support during my surgery and
recovery! ~Sandy Gort
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6 will meet.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 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!
This will be the last week for regular Wednesday night classes!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and enjoy a time
of fellowship prior to the evenings classes.
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.
7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
Easter Activities at Grace
Join us as we walk together through Holy Week and
Celebrate our Risen Christ on Easter Morning!
Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday
10:00 AM Pastor Rick will share the message “David the Fugitive”
as we continue the “Bible in a Year” study.
The Senior Choir will present their Easter Cantata.
6:00 PM A Special Event at Grace!
John – His Story
This is a special one hour presentation by the Master Arts Theatre.
See the insert today for more information. Invite a friend to join you!
Thursday, April 2 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM A service of Communion and Remembrance will be held.
Saturday, April 4 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
10:00 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!
Sunday, April 5 – Easter Celebration
10:00 AM Come join in singing praises to our Risen Lord!
Our Easter Offering is designated for the Grace Building Fund.
No Discovery Kidz on Easter. Children will sit with their parents in
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE IS COMING TO AN END! Our last
regular class/dinner night at Grace will be March 25th. April 1st
will be our celebration night and EVERYONE is invited to
celebrate another great year with us. We are heading to the 3 Mile
Project. Festivities will begin at 5:30 pm with a pizza dinner. We
have the whole building to ourselves till 8:30pm. Ms. Heather will be
taking the vans for those who cannot be with their children for the
evening. Please see her if you need your child transported. What is
the 3 Mile Project? A 34,000 square foot former warehouse that now
contains sports courts, theaters, a skate park, video games, table
games, and a café. Where is it located? 3050 Walkent Dr. NW,
Grand Rapids, 49544. Questions? See Ms. Heather
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Easter Egg Hunt!! Volunteer sign-up
sheets are now in the narthex. This is a HUGE outreach event for us.
Will you please be a blessing on Saturday April 4th? Sign up today!
* 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!!
HELP NEEDED FOR CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP! Clean up
day will be May 2, 9:00 am. All help greatly appreciated!
GARDENER NEEDED – Would you be interested in helping take care
of the church gardens? See John Sawyer!
DONUTS!! Y-life will be selling Krispy Crème donuts before and after
The service on March 29th! Want a dozen to take home with you? See
one of our youth kids in the narthex to order yours. Orders are due
TODAY! This is a fundraiser for our upcoming retreat.
DISCOVERY KIDZ sign-up sheets for April, May & June rotations are
on the narthex table.
ANNUAL LENTEN BREAKFAST – The women of Beverly
Reformed Church (2141 Porter Street, Wyoming) invite you to their
Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 1 at 9:30 am. The program
will feature Chris & Amber Knobloch. They will present a Lenten
devotional concert that captures the nature of the season moving
closer to the celebration of Easter. A free-will offering will be
received for the Pregnancy Resource Center in Wyoming. Please
RSVP by calling Wilma (534-9564 or Shirley (532-7672) by March
29. Flyers are on the narthex table.
WORLD MISSION BANKS - How is everyone doing on filling up
their coin banks? Donations will be used 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 and available in different languages.
If you have filled your bank and would like to start another, please
pick one up from the narthex table! We will continue this collection
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Linda De Vries, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
March 29: Upper Doors: Keri Desmarais, Chelsea & Ryan Dornbos
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Today: Lyndsey Boeve, Sophie Licari
March 29: Sandy Farris, Janell Nordlund
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 22, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
CONNECTIONS & NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH MINISTRIES
Connections Prayer Focus
As a community of churches in Wyoming, we want to encourage each other and lift one another up in prayer. Please remember to pray for these churches during the upcoming month.
March 22: Faith Community Christian Reformed Church
March 29: Faith Reformed Church
April 5: Gethsemane Lutheran Church
April 12: Grace Lutheran Church
April 19: Grace Reformed Church
April 26: Grand Rapids First
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