Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 23, 2007
5th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 25, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession – Psalm 65:1-4
Words of Assurance
Affirmation of Faith
Senior Choir “Lamb of Glory”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering RCA/Habitat Home Build
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 73 (Page 568)
Message: “SEEING CLEARLY IN THE SANCTUARY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 539 ………………………. “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
* Song of Departure No. 593 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) …. “Where He Leads Me”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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. 85, 86, 87, 88 …............. “Name Above Every Name”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 667………………………………………………… “Lord Speak to Me”
Living Word: John 13:1-17 (Page 1044)
Message “LOVING SERVICE” Rev. Harvey Hertz
* Closing Hymn No. 630 ……..........…..…… “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for the
RCA/Habitat for Humanity local home build. This special offering
will be received this morning. Please take the time to sign the piece
of lumber on the sound board. This will go into the house that is
being build for the Miller family on Pleasant St SW.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Becky Herrema & Erika Wigent.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Karen Ver Hulst and Pat Ter Beek.
11:20 AM–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
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Songs and Psalms Join Brad Class in the Chapel. This week we will
look at Psalm 60.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Tonight we welcome Rev. Harvey Hertz, Visitation
Pastor at Faith Reformed Church, to our worship service. Pastor Rick
will be preaching at Beverly Reformed Church as a part of the Lenten
7:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM SOFTBALL PRACTICE at Newhall MS ball fields.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet for practice.
TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
CHAMPIONS OF THE BIBLE FOR KIDS PRESCHOOL – 5TH
GRADE! Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets in
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga in the
Consistory Room for the class “Opening Your Gift…
Uncovering and Using Your Spirit Given Ability”.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007
Note: No Club 3:16 or the ADIC today!
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 1, 2007
PASTOR RICK will continue the series on Psalms for the Lenten journey.
Next Sunday’s message is entitled “DELIVERED ON TIME” from Psalm
118. CHILDREN who would like to participate in the “palm waving”
meet in the narthex prior to the morning worship service. Our SENIOR CHOIR will present their Easter Cantata.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – To conclude our Lenten Pulpit Exchange a joint
service will be held at Grace. Pastor Rick, Pastor Harvey Hertz,
Pastor Bruce Osbeck and Pastor El Zwart will all be participating.
Join us for this special Lenten service.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jan VanWyk was able to return to her home on
Saturday, March 17th, however, it was necessary for her to return to
Ann Arbor briefly for dialysis. Curt Boes will undergo surgery on
Wednesday, March 28th.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help Jan VanWyk now that she is home.
Persons will be needed to stay with Jan during the day and also
transportation will be necessary a couple times a week to dialysis.
Willie Hiemstra will be the volunteer coordinator. Please call her at
532-2213 if you can help out.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Katie Kleymeer and Brian Green
who were united in marriage yesterday in our sanctuary with Pastor
Rick officiating! May God bless you with many years of happiness together!
THE SPA OASIS was an incredible success! There were over 40 women
and girls in attendance and everyone has a wonderful, fun time
together. Special thanks to those who volunteered from Grace:
Carolyn and Kerri Baker, Judy and Autum Beadle, Arlene Dekker,
Kia & Tishana Delaney, and Shari & Heather Dood. Thank you all so
very much! ~Nikki
IN APPRECIATION - Many thanks to the Grace family for the love, cards,
food, prayers, and other expressions of kindness shown following
my surgery. Thanks so much to Pastor Rick for his visits and
prayers. They are all so very much appreciated! ~Barb Engels
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 2, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING.
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING.
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE.
Join us for a special service of Communion and remembrance.
Pastor Rick will share the message “I Love the Lord” from Psalm 116.
Sunday, April 8, 10:00 AM EASTER CELEBRATION. Pastor Rick will share
the message “Coronation of the King” from Psalm 2. Our special
EASTER OFFERING is designated for Reformed Church World Service,
specifically Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Monday, April 9, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
ALASKA CHALLENGE AUCTION
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Do you have an item or service to auction off with the
proceeds going to the Alaska trip? Fill out a form
(available on the narthex table) and place it in the
designated box! NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for
donations! Everyone’s help is needed to make this a successful event!
If you have any questions, please see Ray Zondervan!
CHANGE FOR ALASKA
How much change do you have
in your pocket or purse?
Are you willing to give it to help the
persons going on the Alaska
Remember: Your little extra makes the extra difference for our trip!
THE FLOCKING CONTINUES! See Darrell for more information or if you
have someone special you would like flocked! Flocking insurance is
NO CLUB 3:16 OR THE ADIC – Just a reminder that both weekly
activities will not be meeting Thursday, March 29 – April 6 due to
schools not being in session for Spring Break.
LENTEN FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – Remember to bring in food,
personal care items, paper products, or cleaning supplies
for our Lenten Food Collection. Boxes are placed by the
entry doors. Thanks to all who have given already!
SOFTBALL PRACTICE – To all who have signed up and anyone who is still
interested in joining the Coed Softball team, we will be having our
first practice on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm over on the ball fields
at Newhall Middle School. So bring your bats, gloves, balls, cleats,
and GREAT attitudes and let’s PLAY BALL!! If you need directions
or have any questions, see Nikki.
VBS IS COMING SOON! “The Quest for Truth – Jesus: The Way, the Truth,
and the Life” – June 11-15. Ask God to bring children to hear the truth
of Jesus, who is the way, and the truth, and the life! Volunteer
recruitment has begun! Sign up today in the narthex.
MCCOMB MISSISSIPPI WORK TRIP: Please sign up in the narthex to be a
prayer partner for one of us who are going on this work trip! We
need your prayers as we prepare and as we go!
NEWSPAPER COLLECTION….Time is running out on our Cadet Paper
Drive! Please bring any papers to the trailer today or tomorrow! You
can place your papers in the trailer yourself, or if you need help
contact Rick Veldheer at 453-8384.
UPDATED CHURCH DIRECTORIES are now in your mailboxes.
NEW WORDS OF HOPE DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are now available at the
sound board and on the narthex tables.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke; Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Tim & Jennifer Moody
April 1 Upper Doors: Marge Moody; Donna Oppenhuizen
Lower Doors: Paul & Joyce Ostema
Today AM Service: Sue Veldheer, Danielle Vining, Lyndsey Boeve,
Kendra Veldheer PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
April 1 AM Service: Becky Herrema, Laura Marshall, Mark Roach,
Samantha Johnson PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
March Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Postema Gort Norden Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
March 25, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The work being done by Habitat for Humanity and all those who have volunteered to work on the local home for the Millers
• The signs of spring in the air
• His promise of eternal life for all who believe
• My brother (from Cameron Moody)
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• Jan VanWyk now at home!
• Curt Boes as he undergoes surgery this week
• Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
• Barb Engels as she recovers following foot surgery
• Casey VerMerris who has not been well
• Keri Boeve, living and working in California
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Harold Sandoval, Henrietta
Alexander, Mike Doucette
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide, Michael Beemer and Frank Senko
Notes of encouragement can be sent to Matt Vander Heide at:
Recruit Vander Heide MS
2nd BN Echo Co. Plt. 2115
39001 Midway Ave.
San Diego, CA 92140
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, 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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