Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 27, 2014
SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz
“Whom Shall I Fear”
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Presentation
Moments of Sharing: I’m thankful the Gospel is being preached in __.
* Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles Creed
* Hymn No. 444 …………..……………………………. “I Love to Tell the Story”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 24:14, 36-44 (Pg. 960)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WATCH FOR THE SIGNS: THE SPREADING OF THE GOSPEL”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 446 …………… “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
* Song of Departure No. 753 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ... “Jesus is Coming Again”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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 warm welcome to our visitors and members alike. We rejoice at the joy Christ brought to the world so long ago. May such joy live within us as we worship the Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 538 – 540 ………….………… “My Faith, My Hope”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 571 …………………………………………….……….. “Trust and Obey”
Living Word: Ezra 1:1-11 (Page 458)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE: RETURN & SILENCE”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 536 ……………….……………………. “Have Faith in God”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. We welcome
the kids to our service this morning. Thank you for sharing with us
what you have been learning in Discovery Kidz this past rotation!
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for ALPHA, Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE meets at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Herrema was hospitalized in Florida
this past week. He was released on Wednesday and they are expected
to return to MI this weekend. Please pray for safe travels as they
make their way back home. Phyllis Vander Sloot is home. Please
keep her in your prayers as she will be facing surgery in the future.
For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Lasagna is on the menu.
Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship prior to class.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at church!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Keith Van Zoeren will begin a new class this
week using the book and study guide “GOD IS CLOSER
THAN YOU THINK” by John Ortberg. This adult class
meets in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
7:00 PM THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP MEETS in the
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
5:30 PM ALPHA CLASS meets at the Crossing.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 9, 2014
1st SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will conclude the series of messages
“WATCH FOR THE SIGNS” with the message: “Getting Ready”.
Join us for the 6:00 pm evening service for the study
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE”.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, March 17, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
Saturday, March 22, Noon to 7:30 pm ALPHA HOLY SPIRIT DAY.
The entire congregation is invited to join in on this day. Some of the
subjects covered are: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy
Spirit Do? How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit? How Can I
Make the Most of the Rest of My Life? Meals will be provided!
Please sign up in the sheet in the narthex if you would love to be a
part of this day.
Sunday, March 23 – GEMS SUNDAY! Our girls will be a part of the
worship service and tell us about their theme this year and what they
have been doing. Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of
March is designated for the GEMS organization.
Sunday, March 23 – Y-LIFE is sponsoring a SPAGHETTI DINNER
following the morning worship service. This will be a fund raiser for
our Cran Hill Retreat! Please come out and invite your friends!
Monday, March 24, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING.
Saturday, April 19 GRACE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. Egg
stuffers are needed and well as candy donations to fill the eggs (think
small - peanut free please). See Heather if you can help fill eggs.
Donations can be dropped off at the youth desk.
PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – This snow will be going
away at some point in time!! Our parking lot is in dire need of
attention. If you would like to help fund this major project,
donations will be welcomed! Just designate “Building Fund” on your
offering envelope. You may also use pew envelopes with “Building
ALPHA MEALS – See the sign-up sheet in the narthex for a spot that
will work for you. You can volunteer to bring a salad, dessert, for part
of the main dish. Thank you all so much for helping!
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due on
Thursday, March 6. You can place your articles in the bin in the
office or give them to Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort.
TOILET PAPER is being collected for FNOW. Boxes are at the
entrance doors for your donations.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marv & Sue Andringa, Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
March 9 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
March 16 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
Today: Chelsea Dornbos, Kerri Baker
March 9: Sue Stuk, Elaine Martin
March 16: Linda Emelander, Judy Beadle
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MARCH
Art: Heather Dood
Cooking: Rebekah Kubiak
Science: Jayme Dood
Games: Abbey Licari
Theater: Linda Lowing
Shepherds: Kerri Baker, Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
March 2, 2014
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 praise reports.
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