Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 22, 2012
5th SUNDAY OF LENT
March 25, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Who Am I”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing - GEMS
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ministry of Music “Lamb of Glory”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – GEMS Organization
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: II Samuel 12:1-25, Psalm 51
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE STORY: “THE TRIALS OF A KING”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 639 …………….. “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 338 …………….………… “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 309 ……………………………….. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Living Word: John 13:18-35 (Page 1045)
Message: “DO NOT BE LIKE JUDAS” Rev. Mark Bergsma
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 348 …………………………………….. “My Savior’s Love”
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS morning we welcome the GEMS and their leaders who will take
part in our service. OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of
March is designated for the GEMS Organization.
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 and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:00 PM – We will continue the Lenten Pulpit Exchange with
Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor at Unity Reformed Church, leading our
service and sharing the message. Pastor Rick will be preaching at
Beverly Reformed Church.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
6:00 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE - CARNIVAL FUN
Pizza is on the menu! See the insert in your bulletin today!
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – “The Story” continues through May!!
Meet in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
2:45 – 5:00 pm CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 1, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY our Senior Choir will present the Easter Cantata
“CROWN HIM KING”. Pastor Rick will share the message:
“THE KING WHO HAD IT ALL”. In preparation read Chapter 13.
6:00 PM – We will gather with all the churches participating in the
Lenten Pulpit Exchange at Unity Reformed Church for a special
Joint Service. All pastors will be taking part as well as some of our
Chiapas Mission Team.
Y-LIFE will be attending Winterfest. Please see Ms. Heather if you plan
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keep Pastor George Grevenstuk & Juel in your
prayers as Pastor George's Surgery has been rescheduled for Monday the 26th..
For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in
your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Lisa & Paul
Brandle and children upon the death of Paul’s father, Donald
Braendle, on Monday, March 19 at the age of 78. Services were held
on Thursday at St. John Vianney Church.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 2, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEET. 7:30 PM CONSISTORY
Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meeting.
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE. A
service of Communion and Remembrance.
Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am GRACES 3RD ANNUAL EASTER EGG
HUNT. Once again we need your help. Candy and lots of it is
needed to fill our 1000 + eggs. Please drop your individually
wrapped candy donations off at the Youth desk downstairs. We will
need volunteers the day of the event to spread eggs around and help
at the prize tables. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Heather or
sign up in the narthex.
Sunday, April 8, 10:00 AM EASTER CELEBRATION at Grace
Sunday, April 22 - DINNER will be served in appreciation for all the
prayerful support of our Mission team following the morning
service. The team will share some of their experiences during the
service that day and also at the dinner. A “free” Beef Roast Dinner
with all the delicious trimmings will be served! Please plan to join us!
VBS – June 11 – 14! Save the Date! This year…Go Fish Praise!
Where kids get down and lift God high!
APRIL 1ST STARTS "THE STORY" IN DISCOVERY KIDZ.
Please sign up in the narthex if you can help by teaching, or being a
shepherd. Remember this is only a one week commitment each time
you sign up.
3 & 4 K-2
Teacher: Open Teacher: Open
Shepherd: Tymie Boeve Shepherd: Louise Grimm
3rd – 5th Grade
Teacher: Sandy Gort
Shepherd: Brian Gort
DISCOVERY KIDZ FLOWER SALE ! Order forms ARE DUE
TODAY! You can find extra forms on the narthex table. Flowers
will be available on Easter Sunday! Choose between Gerber Daisy,
Lily, or Tulips!
CHURCH CLEAN UP – Annual Grace Clean-up coming Saturday,
May 5 starting at 9 am. All hands and feet are welcome to clean up
our Lord’s Home. See John Sawyer with any questions.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER – Thursday, April 26 at Faith Community CRC,
5250 Byron Center, Wyoming. Punch at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30.
There will be prizes, heartwarming stories, and we will celebrate
8 years of service. Please contact Shari if you would like to attend.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos; Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
April 1 Upper Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander; Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today Pat Ter Beek, Robin Zondervan
April 1 Cindy Wylie, Sue Vander Wal
Prayers & Praise Line
March 25, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing
Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris, Mrs Janet Yonkers.
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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