Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 23, 2017
4th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 26, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno
Choral Introit “If With All Your Hearts”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross w/ The Wonderful Cross”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”
Moments of Sharing: “I sense God’s presence when I _______.
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Reflection of Your Love”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Western Seminary
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I John 4:12 (Page 1185)
Message: “CAN WE SEE GOD OR NOT?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 781 ……………………………………………. “Face to Face”
*Song of Departure No. 310 (Verse 1 & Chorus) … “Lead Me to Calvary”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for
Western Seminary. This offering will be received today.
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 worship service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace for our evening
service Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message: “A QUESTION OF
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
3:30 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
6:00 PM – CELEBRATION NIGHT!
Please plan to come for the Children’s musical “Crown Him with
Many Crowns”. They have been working on their songs for some
time now and are excited to present this to their parents and the
Grace Church family. Dinner will follow the presentation.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE in the Choir Room!
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 2, 2017
5th SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.
Pastor Rick will continue with the People’s Choice Sermon Series.
See the bulletin insert today for the April messages.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace next Sunday for our
evening service. Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Lon Gerbers underwent knee replacement
surgery on Friday, March 24. Keep him in your prayers as he heals.
For all other prayer requests and praise reports, please see the Prayer
& Praise line today.
Thank you to Pastor Rick and everyone who visited, prayed for me,
sent cards, and other acts of kindness shown after my
hospitalization and recovery. They are all so appreciated.
A heartfelt thank you to our Grace family for your love, prayers,
visits, cards, and so many other acts of care and concern following
the hospitalization and homegoing of our mom. Thank you to
Pastor Rick for all he has done. A special thank you to the kitchen
crew for your loving, hard work on the luncheon. Thank you to
each of you who knew her, loved her, and shared your lives with her
over the years. We are thankful for her victory in Jesus and her
eternal life in heaven. ~Brian & Sandy Gort
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Ron Lankheet
upon the death of his brother in law, George Springvloed, on Friday,
March 17, at the age of 75.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, April 9, 10:00 am – Our Senior Choir will present their
Easter Cantata “UP FROM THE GRAVE”.
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY Service
We will be remembering the steps to Calvary through a special
Tenebrae worship service. Communion will be served.
Saturday, April 15 – EASTER EGG HUNT. Watch for sales on candy!
Donations will be appreciated!
Sunday, April 16 – 10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION!
NOTES FROM THE RECENT MEETING OF OUR ELDERS AND
CONSISTORY: It was a great pleasure for the Elders to welcome
Natalie Ayers and Riley Dood to share their Confession of Faith in
Jesus Christ and Lorinda and Ron Vander Werp to reaffirm their
faith in Jesus Christ. They will all be received publically on Easter
morning. At this meeting Natalie Ayers also requested that her infant
daughter, Morgan Elizabeth be baptized. This will also take place on
Members of the Connections Steering Team were present to report
on the activities of Connections. They are requesting that prayer
requests from Connections be included in our bulletin in support of
them. They are also looking forward to starting their own worship
service in the Grace building, possibly in the chapel, in late July or
early August at approximately 12:45 pm. Connections will be
finalizing a formal request.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE met to consider the naming of a
Transition Team. Therefore, we would ask if there are any members
of the congregation that would be willing to be considered to serve on
this important team? If you are interested in serving, please contact
executive committee representative, Larry Kleymeer.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Sandy Sorenson, Rick Postema
Lower Doors: Deb Pierce
April 2 Upper Doors: Don & Inez Schutter, Karen Roberts
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Eva Hendges
April 2 Pat Ter Beek, Abby Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
March 26, 2017
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 praises.
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