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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

 

5th SUNDAY of LENT

MARCH 22, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

GEMS Sunday

 

 Prelude 

 Introit “When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind” 

 *Greeting Time

 *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.

 *Doxology

 *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” 

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 302 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .…………..  “Lamb of God”

 Postlude  

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 

 *All who are able, please stand. 

 

 WELCOME

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

  Prelude

  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”

*Benediction

 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

 this evening.

 

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

 the sanctuary!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 through Pentecost.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

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

NURSERY

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

  • We thank God today our GEMS and their leaders.  We are so thankful for this group of girls! 
  • We are so thankful today for our Discovery Kidz.  We pray that they will have a meaningful worship time together. 
  • We pray today for those who have recently lost loved ones.  We remember Effie Bolt in our prayers. 
  • Also we pray for the family of Tena Vande Zande who passed away on Friday, March 13.  (If you would like to send a card to Bob Vande Zande, his address is: Pilgrim Manor, 2000 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, 49505) Visitation is today from 2-4 & Monday from 10-11 am followed by the service at 11:00 am at Matthysse-Kuiper DeGraff Funeral Home in Grandville.
  • We thank and praise God for the life and witness of Rev. Roger Hendricks, our former Visitation Pastor, who passed away Monday, March 16 at the age of 89.  Services were held on Friday at Hope Reformed Church.
  • Remember Mary Mc Alary, Sandy Gort, Lorie Norden, and Devin Hendges following recent surgeries.
  • Remember Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers.  She has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • We pray for Pastor George today as he leads Connections.  We pray for all the people that attend.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey, in your prayers. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.

 

  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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