Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 20, 2014
* A little different format this week! It will go back to the old way next week!
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 23, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Every Moment of Every Day”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise - GEMS and Praise Team
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
GEMS Presentation - “Who is the Greatest?”
Moments of Sharing: I Praise God for Providing _______.
Prayer of Confession (On Screen)
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “His Name is Jesus”
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 413 (Verses 1, 2, 4) “Break Thou the Bread of Life”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd – GEMS Organization
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 16:1-36 (Page 70)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS: BREAD FROM HEAVEN”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 139 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
* Song of Departure No. 517 (Verse 1 & Chorus)“I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
Today Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
March 30 Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today: Sandy Farris
March 30: Jayme Dood
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MARCH
Art: Heather Dood
Games: Abbey Licari
Cooking: Rebekah Kubiak
Theater: Linda Lowing
Science: Jayme Dood
Shepherds: Kerri Baker, Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 276-278 “The Word Became Flesh”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 295 “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
Living Word: Matthew 1:18-25 (Page 933), John 21:24-25 (Page 1054)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE:
GEOGRAPHY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND GOSPEL ERA”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 294 “One Day”
Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we celebrate with our GEMS! The girls will be a part of the worship
service and tell us about their theme this year and what they have been doing.
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.
Following the morning service Y-LIFE is sponsoring a SPAGHETTI
DINNER! This will be a fund raiser for our Cran Hill Retreat! Everyone is
invited to attend!
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary to pray
for ALPHA, Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE 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 – Phyllis Vander Sloot is doing well following
surgery and was able to return to her home on Thursday. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Wes & Arlene Dekker following the death of his brother, John, on Wednesday, March 19. Funeral services were held in Lansing, IL.
THE GEMS and VICTORS all will be on a retreat this upcoming
weekend! The GEMS will be at Cran Hill Ranch and the boys are
staying in town! Please keep the kids and their leaders in your prayers!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING in the Consistory room.
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! BBQ Dinner! Come out and
enjoy a time of fellowship before class.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8th. Meet at church!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Pastor Rick will lead the class using the book and
study guide “GOD IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK”
by John Ortberg. Meet in the Consistory room.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 30, 2014
4th SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. El Zwart will lead our service and share the
message at both our morning and evening worship services.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, April 2, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE YEAR-END
CELEBRATION. All GEMS, Victors, Be BIG, and nursery kids are invited
to the big event! We will kick the night off with a pizza party at 6:00 pm
followed by Veggie Tales “Veggies in Space” movie event at the Crossing.
We look forward to celebrating this amazing year with all of you! *The class
“God is Closer than You Think” will meet as usual in for their final session.”
Sunday, April 6, 10:00 am COMMUNION SUNDAY.
Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am GRACE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT.
Egg stuffers are needed and well as candy donations to fill the eggs
(think small - peanut free please). See Heather if you can help fill eggs.
Donations can be dropped off at the youth desk.
ALSO NEEDED: Help on the day of the hunt. Needed are greeters,
prize table workers, and egg placers. See the volunteer sign-up
sheet on the narthex table.
DISCOVERY KIDZ need volunteers for the April rotation. This is only
a 3 week rotation (No Discovery Kidz on Easter Sunday). Needed are
teachers for: Art and Cooking. Also 3 Shepherds. Sign up in the narthex or
PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – Our parking lot is in dire
need of attention. If you would like to help fund this major project,
donations will be welcomed! Just designate “Building Fund” on your
Prayers & Praise Line
March 23, 2014
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 praise reports.
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