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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 26, 2009
5th SUNDAY in LENT
MARCH 22, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Look to the Lamb of God”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Calvary calls us to __________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Directive for Living
Senior Choir “Written in Red”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – March Special for the Gideons
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 4:4-12, 28-35 (Page 1030)
Message: “FOUR QUESTIONS THAT DEFINE YOUR FUTURE”
Rev. Ben Ingebretson
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 21 …………….. “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
* Song of Departure No. 310 (Verses 1 & Chorus)….“Lead Me to Calvary”
* Postlude 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 Hymn No. 323 ………………………………………….. “At the Cross”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 329 …………………..……………. “There Is Power in the Blood”
Living Word: Luke 23:32-43 (Page 1024)
Message: “THE THIEVES WHO DIED WITH HIM” Rev. El Zwart
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 320 …..………………….. “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leader Darrell Delaney. Children K–2nd Grade meet in the
Choir Room with Worship Leader Heather Dood.
THIS MORNING we welcome Ben Ingebretson, Regional Multiplication
Consultant, to our service. Following the service there will be a
“Town Hall” style question & answer session. No Adult Sunday
School classes will be held. Children’s classes will be held as usual.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for the
GIDEONS. This offering will be received today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us tonight as we continue the Lenten Pulpit
Exchange. Rev. El Zwart, Pastor at Beverly Reformed Church, will
lead our service and share the message. Pastor Rick will be
preaching at Unity Reformed.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson is now at home. Marge Veldheer
is home after undergoing surgery on her foot Wednesday. See the
Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Curt & Judy, Autum and
Brad Beadle upon the sudden death of their father and grandfather,
Chester Bruin on Wednesday, March 25. Visitation & Service
schedule is pending at this time.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
9:00 AM THE WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet
in the Consistory Room.
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet.
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM CADETS will meet. This will be your last meeting for
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5 will meet.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
7:00 PM THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet at the
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 5, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY morning our Senior Choir will present the Cantata “ONCE
UPON A TREE”. Pastor Rick will share the message. CHILDREN who
want to participate in the “palm waving” at the beginning of the
service, meet in the narthex at 9:50 am.
6:00 PM – JOINT EVENING SERVICE – To conclude our Lenten Pulpit
Exchange, we will meet together at Beverly Reformed Church.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS – There will be a meeting on
Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 am for all leaders and helpers. Please bring
along your calendars as we will be setting the summer C & W
schedule. If you are not able to be at the meeting, please contact
Heather Dood (534-1794) with the dates that you will be available.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS – There will be a meeting on Sunday, April 19
following Sunday School for all Club 3:16 volunteers. Please meet at
the Crossing. Questions…see Kia Delaney.
ELDERS & DEACONS – The next meeting will be on Monday, April 6.
Elders will meet at 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! CREW LEADERS are needed to lead the
children around to the various stations like Bible drama, crafts,
games, and Chadder’s Adventure. YOU will be the key person who
interacts directly with the children each day! The great part is that
everything is provided for you and you do not need to do extra study
each night. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, or talk to Shari!
MISSION WORK TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS April 17 – 25. Many of you
signed up to be our Personal Prayer Partners already, but we could
always use more…plus we added one more person, Les VanWyk.
Check out the sign up on the table in the narthex.
LENT FOOD DRIVE – The need for food and personal hygiene as well as
cleaning supplies is HUGE in our area. The Mission Outreach Team
is promoting the Lent Food Drive here at Grace through April 12.
Please consider helping with this project.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood; Jim & Lori Duimstra
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
April 5 Upper Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander, Ron & Barb Engels
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Sue Vander Wal, Emily
Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk
April 5 AM Service: Linda Emelander, Diane Maitner, Cindy Wylie
Prayers & Praise Line
March 29, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Pray that the Town Meeting today will go well and answer
many questions that are on the hearts of our congregation.
Praise God for…
• New opportunities to serve
• The continuing financial support of this church
• His presence in our daily lives
• Our Mission Trip Team as they prepare for the New Orleans project
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Carol Hoekstra, our missionary, who is experiencing some rejection
following a liver transplant
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Joan Patterson, Lynda Ver Merris, Marjean
Tibbets, Willie Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris, Bob Stadt
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee, 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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