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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 25, 2011


 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
 MARCH 27, 2011
 10:00 am Worship Service
 Prelude
 Choral Introit “I Have Christ in My Heart” 
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Exhortation of Self-Examination
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance
 Senior Choir “My Savior’s Love” 
 Moments in Prayer
 Offertory
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
 2nd Offering – Grace Mission Trip
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Luke 7:36-50 (Page 1001)
 Message: “NOT A FAN: INTIMACY? Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ………………………………………….. “Jesus Lover of My Soul”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 602 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
 …. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
 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
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
 Opening Hymns No. 633 ……………………………. “Open Our Eyes, Lord”
 634 ……………………………..… “More Love to Thee”
 * 635 ………………………………………. “In the Garden”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments of Sharing
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 640 …………………..………………..…… “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
 Living Word: Mark 1:21-39 (Page 968)
 Message: “FROM THE CITY TO SOLITARY PLACES”
 Rev. Bruce Osbeck
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 630 …………..…. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra

 TODAY AT GRACE

9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages
3 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your own service.

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for
the 2012 Grace Mission Trip. Presently we are looking into a trip to
Chiapas, Mexico to work with our Missionary Al Schreuder on a
building project. Funds will need to be raised for the project itself as
well as the cost of the trip. This special offering will be received this
morning.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.

LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE – We welcome Rev. Bruce Osbeck to
our pulpit tonight. Pastor Bruce is the Pastor at Faith Reformed
Church. Pastor Rick is preaching at Faith.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Sally Herrema is home after undergoing
knee replacement surgery on Tuesday. See the Prayer and Praise
Line for all the other prayer requests and praise reports.

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Lorie Norden, her
brother John and family, and the many friends of Pat Norden who
passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, March 23rd at the
age of 86. Visitation will be held today from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm
at Cook Funeral Home in Grandville. Services will be held at Grace
Monday at 11:00 am with Pastor Rick officiating.

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to all that came out Wednesday
night to Terry Hall as we celebrated our last Wednesday night.
A great time was had by all! ~Heather Dood


 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP led by
Lyndsey Boeve.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meets.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM REDISCOVERING VALUES – This Lenten
Study will continue through April 20! Meet in the Consistory
Room.
7:30 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM meets.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8.


 NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
 4th Sunday of Lent

NEXT SUNDAY morning THE LORD’S SUPPER will be celebrated
during our morning worship service. Pastor Rick will continue the
series “Not a Fan” with the message: “A Comfortable
Cross?” Next Sunday evening we will continue the Lenten
Pulpit Exchange with Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor at Unity
Reformed Church, leading our service and sharing the message.
Pastor George will be preaching at Unity.

 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, April 4 – 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:15 PM OPEN HOUSE at Monica’s (Parsonage Mission House) for
Consistory & Mission Team.
7:45 PM CONSISTORY MEETING.

Saturday, April 23 - THE DISCOVERY KIDZ EASTER EVENT
S till need a couple more workers. Please sign up in the narthex or
see Heather. EASTER CANDY – Please drop off the Easter Candy
in the crate on the youth desk downstairs by April 10. Please
remember that the candy is being stuffed in the eggs. Questions?
See Heather Dood.

Sunday, May 1 SAVE THE DATE! 1ST VBS INFORMATIONAL
MEETING and sign up meeting after the morning service.


 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISCOVERY KIDZ SUMMER ROTATION SIGN UPS – The
sheets are up for the summer schedule. Summer rotation consists of
Art, Games/Gardening, and Shepherds. Teaching is a two week
commitment and shepherds are a 3 week commitment. There will be
no Discovery Kidz on the holiday weekends this summer.

BIBLE ALIVE SEMINAR at Christ Memorial Reformed Church of
Holland on Friday evening, May 6 and Saturday morning, May 7.
Want to get more out of reading your Bible? You need to know what
it was saying to those who first heard it. Bible Alive will give you the
tools and education to do just that. See the poster on the bulletin
boards here at church for more information. See Karen Roberts if
you have any questions.


FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION & FUND
RAISING DINNER! -- Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Punch at 6 PM &
dinner at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to this special dinner where
we will celebrate seven years of service to families in need in the
Wyoming & Grandville communities. Please contact Shari and she
will put your reservation in to sit at the one or two tables that Grace
hopes to fill!


 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today  Upper Doors: Joan Formsma; Lon & Rose Gerbers
 Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
April 3  Upper Doors: Louise Grimm, Ken & Janet Groenhout
 Lower Doors: Nancy Hall

NURSERY

Today Lyndsey Boeve, Sue Vander Wal, Donna Oppenhuizen
April 3 Pat Ter Beek, Jenny Hendges, Allie Mc Elroy
April 10 Lynda Ver Merris, Phyllis Vander Sloot, Emily Mc Elroy


 Prayers & Praise Line
 March 27, 2011

 

Church Plant Prayer Focus

Pray for Pastor George as he takes Church Planters Assessments
and continues to make contacts with individuals and families.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

 We thank and praise God for the life and witness of Pat Norden. We pray for comfort for her family and friends.
 Keep Jae & Julia in your prayers as they begin to learn the language and adjust to their lives here.
 Remember Wesley Borkowski in your prayers as he has been quite sick with strep throat.
 Please keep Lola De Young and her family in your prayers. You can follow the blog at www.followingthecall.org
 We pray that Sally Herrema, Les VanWyk, Juel Grevenstuk, Joan Patterson and Mary Huizen will continue to heal and feel better.
 We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Marvin Witvliet, brother of Arlene Dekker, who is beginning chemo for esophageal cancer; Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick and Ruth Locke receiving treatments for cancer; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth Vermerris diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; Linda Hoezee, daughter-in-law of Ann Hoezee who is undergoing chemotherapy.
 Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Dave
Vander Berg.
 Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, 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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