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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 24, 2006
March 26, 2006 – 10:00 am
YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE
Welcome & Greeting
* Songs of Praise (with DVD)
* Opening Prayer
1st Offering Regular – 2nd Offering Grace Work Trip to Alabama
Youth Ministry Year in Review
“NO EXCUSE” Video
40 Days Testimony
Scripture: John 19:1-16
Message: “HOW MUCH DOES THAT HURT?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Song “Sanctuary/We Exalt Thee”
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 316 ……………... “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 329 ………………………………… “There Is Power in the Blood”
Living Word: Exodus 12:1-16 (Page 65)
Message: “OUR PASSOVER LAMB” Rev. Eildert Zwart
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 336 …………………………..……. “There Is a Fountain”
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 divine 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 the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING our Youth will participate in our service. We thank
Keith, our Youth Director, as well as all the students and their leaders
for their contributions. A special thank you to Ray Zondervan for his
ideas and work in preparing for the service today!
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING FOR TODAY is for our own HURRICANE RELIEF
WORK TRIP to Alabama. 13 adults from our church are taking part in this. They are: Jim & Linda Emelander, Joan Emaus, Larry & Deb Kleymeer, Elaine Martin, Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot, Bill Ver Hulst, Ray & Robin Zondervan, and Dale & Shari Dood. We will leave Saturday, April 22 and return the following weekend. Please stop by our table in the narthex to see pictures and more details of the owner of the home we will be building, as well as trip details. We will be traveling in our church vans and staying at Pinetreat Camp. Funds will be needed for transportation costs, lodging on the way down and back, and food. Please help us by signing up to be a prayer partner for those going on the trip and by giving generously in the offering that will be taken this morning.
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. PARENTS are invited to join in
the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
are in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room.
Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
Chapel. Today – “The Last Judgment of the Earth”.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
THIS EVENING we welcome Rev. Eildert Zwart, Pastor of Beverly
Reformed Church, to our pulpit during the Lenten Pulpit Exchange.
Pastor Rick is preaching at Unity.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Millie Nevins was released from Metropolitan
Hospital this past week. Dorothy Church is now a patient at
Butterworth Hospital. Jan VanWyk was hospitalized briefly at the
University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Please keep all these members of
our church family in your prayers this week as well as those listed
on the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in your bulletin toady.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
6:45 – 8:00 PM THE SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 2, 2006
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Pastor Rick will continue the Lenten series “SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF
LENT”. The message next week is “WERE YOU THERE?” from
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Pastor Rick will share his Lenten message on the
theme “Behold the Lamb”. Join us in the Chapel!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, April 9, 10:00 am THE SENIOR CHOIR will present their Easter
Monday, April 10, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 pm OUTREACH & MISSION TEAM will meet along
with the YOUTH TEAM.
FIESTA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Grace. The date is June 12-16! Sign ups have begun for everyone to become part of this exciting week! During the last few years we have had over 65 persons volunteer to help with VBS in some way! Also, last year 146 children attended VBS for one or more days. This year we want to reach just as many or more kids with the Gospel! So, please stop by the FIESTA display in the narthex and reserve your spot on the Fiesta team!
There are many different areas that you can help with during that
week including donating food items for the snacks or helping with
decorations and craft preparations before VBS week. Most of all, we
need everyone to PRAY that God will use us to reach Children for
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – Remember to bring in food, personal care
items, paper products, or cleaning supplies for our Lent Food Pantry
Collection. Please bring these items to the boxes by the lower &
upper doors. Thank you for all you have given already.
WOMEN – BEVERLY REFORMED CHURCH invites you to their annual
Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 12 at 9:30 am. The
inspirational program, “The Blessings of Receiving”, will be
presented by Sherry Harney. Sherry is a pastor’s wife and the busy
mother of three teen-age sons. Phone your reservations by April 9 to
Joyce (667-1261) or Winnie (530-9495).
GRACE REFORMED YOUTH MINISTRIES
exists to develop in each student a life that:
Glorifies God’s Power
Reaches out in God’s Love
Acts with God’s Compassion
Celebrates with God’s Family, and follows the
Example of God’s Son
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper & Lower Doors: All Youth
April 2 Upper Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle; Ron & Marcia Berends
Lower Doors: Kerri Baker
March Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Moody Gort Johnson Veldheer Kosters Stephan
Today AM Service: Tami Veldheer, Mark Roach, Beth Kubiak,
Ashley Veldheer PM Service: Sue Stuk
April 2 AM Service: Keith & Cindy Benthin, Becky Herrema,
Taylor Duimstra PM Service: Ruth Postema
April 9 AM Service: Linda Emelander, Danielle Vining, Jennifer
Eklowitz, Brad Beadle
Week of 3-19-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$9,368.95 $7,848.27 + $1,520.68
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$92,026.24 $94,179.24 - $2,153.00
Prayers & Praise Line
March 26, 2006
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 Youth of our Church
· The many persons who volunteer to lead our Youth through Youth Groups,
Club 3:16, GEMS, Victors, Sunday School and Children & Worship
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Dorothy Church at Butterworth
· Jan VanWyk following hospitalization and her continuing health concerns
· Those from our church recovering from surgery or recent hospitalization
· Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
· Ila Friar and her continuing health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig,
Rev. Louis Benes
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert Kerkstra,
Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia Workman,
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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