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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 28, 2008
4th Sunday in Lent
March 2, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Lent is a time to ___________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ephesians 5:1-20 (Pg. 1136)
Philippians 3:17-21 (Pg. 1140)
Message: Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen
“GLUTTONY: FEEDING YOUR FACE, STARVING YOUR HEART”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ………………….......................……. “The Wonderful Cross”
* Song of Departure ………….……………….. “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
* 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
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 319 ……..……………….……………….….. “Near the Cross”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 320 ……………………………………………..….. “Beneath the Cross”
Living Word: John 19:23-27
Message: “VIEWS OF THE CROSS: A PARENT’S SORROW”
Rev. El Zwart
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 410 ………….........……………... “Standing on the Promises”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Sandy Farris and Brad Beadle.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Heather Dood and Amy Grimm.
11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
The Book of Joshua
– Join this class that meets in the Chapel!
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure”
– Meet in Kia’s office.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Tonight we welcome Rev. El Zwart, Pastor of Beverly
Reformed Church, to our pulpit during the Lenten Pulpit Exchange.
Pastor Zwart will be preaching about Jesus’ mother, Mary, and her
experience at the cross. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Unity
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the praise
reports and prayer concerns.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
and family upon the death of Ron’s mom, Janet Harmsen, on
Sunday, February 17 at the age of 90. Services were held on Friday,
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to all those who worked so hard and
for the time you put into the luncheon for our mom’s funeral. We
also appreciate all your kindness, prayers, and support.
~The Polderman Family
Thank you to Pastor Rick for his prayers and for the service and
the congregation for their prayers and cards during Yvonne’s
illness and death. ~Bruce Riemersma
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
12 NOON - SPECIAL ELDERS MEETING.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets in the
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in K – Grade 8 at the Crossing
CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Cecil Martens meets in the
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:00 PM THESSALONIANS I BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets at the
NEXT SUNDAY – MARCH 9, 2008
5th Sunday in Lent
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages “CHRIST
LIKE VALUES”. See the insert in the bulletin today for all the
INFORMATIONAL POTLUCK following Sunday School for all those who
plan on going on the MISSION WORK TRIP the week of April 20.
Sign up in the narthex to bring a dish to pass. Questions, See Shari.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share his Lenten message “VIEWS OF
THE CROSS: JUDAS”. Join us in the Chapel.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for Easter, March 23 and the end of the month,
March 30, is designated for “ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING”,
which is distributed by Reformed Church World Service. RCWS
assists areas around the globe in a time of crisis or disaster.
Recently, RCWS has helped a church in Oman recover from a
devastating cyclone, a church in Myanmar drill life sustaining wells,
assist a church in India with start-up costs in their Cows for Life
program, and the list goes on! Here in the US, RCWS has provided
help for those recovering from the hurricanes in the south. Once
again this spring, our church will be going south to assist in the
building of a home for Hurricane Rita victims…RCWS has provided
funds for this project. Remember that as you support RCWS, you are
specifically helping the about 14 persons from our church who are
going on this work trip in April. The Mission Team is asking each of
you prayerfully give to this worthy cause! Some of you have a lot to
give but others are struggling to make ends meet, so please make this
offering a prayerful part of your Lent sacrifice! We thank you in
On the table in the narthex are little “sharing” banks and a “sharing”
calendar is in your bulletin today. These tools will assist you in
making this a fun family event! The “sharing” calendar gives you
daily suggestions for prayer and helpful ideas for contributions to put
in your “sharing” bank. Feel free to use this tool, or just give through
your special offering envelope. The banks should be picked up now
and turned in by March 30.
FLOWER SALE – THE GEMS are once again selling Spring Flowers!
Available are Lilies, Daffodils, Tulips, and Hyacinths!
Cost is just $7.00 each! Flowers will be here by Palm
Sunday, March 16. Order forms are on the narthex
table. Orders are due NEXT Sunday, March 9.
Thank you for your Support!
BROOMBALL – Grace Youth vs. Keith Benthin and the youth at New Life
Community Church Friday, March 14, 8 PM. Mark your calendar!
TACO BAR! Everyone mark their calendar for Wednesday, March
12th, 6:00 pm. This will be the last Wednesday
Night Dinner as well as the last night for regular
Wednesday activities! Plan on a great spread of
delicious taco fixings and a great time for
fellowship! Sponsored by the Fellowship Team.
“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project for children in impoverished schools,
refugee camps, and other difficult settings in the world. You can help
by sewing cloth school bags and purchasing the specific needed
school items. See the yellow flyer on the table in the narthex for
exact details. This is a several month project, so be on the look out
LOST AND FOUND – A ladies ring with a light blue stone was left in the
kitchen downstairs last Sunday. Call the office if it belongs to you!
Several other items are on the narthex table. Check it out and see it
there is anything YOU are missing!
LENTEN BREAKFAST – The Women’s Ministries of Beverly Reformed
Church invites you to fellowship with them at their annual Lenten
Breakfast on Wednesday, March 19, 9:30 am. Colleen Bronkema will
be the featured speaker… “Why does God call us to suffer or
experience difficulty and how we cannot just survive, but triumph,
when seemingly impossible situations face us”. A free-will offering
will be received for Mel Trotter Shelter for Women and Children. No
nursery will be available. Phone your reservation by March 16 to
June Courter 532-0763 or Shirley Isenga 531-5923.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra, Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Frank & Carrie Drudy
March 9 Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
March 16 Upper Doors: Jack & Joan Formsma; Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today AM Service: Lyndsey Boeve, Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
March 9 AM Service: Sue Vander Wal, Sue Veldheer, Danielle Vining,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
March 16 AM Service: Janell & Luke Nordlund, Tymie Boeve,
Prayers & Praise Line
March 2, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Our Health
• The work of our Missionaries
• Our Sunday School Teachers
• Dave & Vicki Jansen at CenterPoint Church have a prayer request ~
Please pray that more children will enroll in the daycare center that is
subleasing from them…for more information, see the newsletter on the
table in the narthex
• Those recovering following recent hospitalizations or surgeries:
Peter Cook, Carolyn Baker, Mary Haagsman, Mary Huizen
• Carole Lankheet as she continues chemotherapy
• Katie Green (Kleymeer) as she undergoes testing for a digestion
problem and seeks a course of treatment
• The family of Laura Groenenboom (Venenga) who passed away on
Monday, February 25 at the age of 44 ~ Services were held Thursday,
Feb. 28 in Pella.
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb,
Brian Ciluffo, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie 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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