Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 25, 2011
3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 27, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
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
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Grace Mission Trip
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* 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”
* 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
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”
* 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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