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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 27, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “After All He’s Done for Me”
Call to Worship
Time of Praise
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I have hope because ____________.
Affirmation of Faith (on Screen)
Moments in Prayer
Choral Anthem “Leaning on the Rock of Ages”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - RCWS
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 5:1-5 (Pg. 1093)
Message: “HOPE: LONGING FOR SOMETHING MORE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 572 …………………..……………….. “Blessed Assurance”
* Song of Departure 436(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…………….….… “Freely, Freely”
* 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 No. 381 ……………….……………….. “Christ’s Priesthood”
* Opening Hymn No. 375 ……………………………..……. “Jesus Shall Reign”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 634 …………………..…………………….….. “More Love to Thee”
Living Word: Genesis 14:18-20 (Page 12)
Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: MELCHIZEDEK”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 370 ………………………... “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* 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.
“Faith in the Cinema”
– We will watch and discuss how the gift of
faith is treated in this feature film. Today, as well as April 6 & 13, we
will study The Robe starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, a
story set just after the Resurrection in Palestine and Rome. The
central message of the film is that we must choose whom we will
serve. Brad Class will lead this study in the Chapel.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure”
– Meet in Kia’s office.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Rick will continue the study entitled “From the
Old to the New to You” where we discover Christ in the Old
Testament and in our lives as well. You are encouraged to bring your
own Bible and a pen! Join us tonight.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING today is designated for Reformed Church World
Service. We are participating the campaign of RCWS called “ONE
GREAT HOUR OF SHARING”. Funds collected are used to assist
areas around the globe in a time of crisis or disaster. Remember that
as you support RCSW, you are indirectly supporting the persons from
our church who are going to Mobile, Alabama to build homes with
Habitat for Humanity for Hurricane victims (the week of April 20).
If you have picked up a bank from the table in the narthex you may
bring it forward during the offering and place it in the basket.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2008
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY in the Consistory Room.
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 CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT SUNDAY – APRIL 6, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Christ Like
Values” with the message “Faith: Getting in the Habit” from
Matthew 8:5-13, Mark 9:14-29, Hebrews 11:1.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH – Please meet with
Darrell during the Sunday School Hour next Sunday. Ever
wonder what’s going on in Youth Group? Do the young people tell
you what happened or what they learned at the meetings? Do you
have feedback or input? Well here’s your chance to meet with Youth
Director Darrell and sound off. This is intended to inform parents of
what has been going on in youth group and allow parents to provide
feedback and insights into their children. Meet in the Choir room.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jan Higley is home following surgery on
Tuesday. Carole Lankheet underwent surgery in Texas on Tuesday.
She did quite well. Chemo is on hold for the time being. She was
expected to return to her Texas home Wednesday. (Carole & Ron’s
address is: Box 43, 2401 N. Abram Road, Mission, TX 78572
Home Phone 956-583-4712) See the Prayers & Praise Line for all
the other praise reports and prayer concerns.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you EVERYONE for all the love shown to us
in the recent home going of Shari’s father. The cards sent were so
special and we could definitely feel the results of your prayers.
Thanks too to those who were able to come to visitation and/or
celebrate our Dad’s life at the funeral service. He will be missed
but truly he can say “I have fought the good fight, I have finished
the race, I have kept the faith”…now he has been crowned in glory!
Praise the Lord! ~Dale & Shari, Jayme, Heather, & Lilly Dood
AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ELDERS the membership of Paul & Joyce
Ostema was transferred to Faith Reformed Church of Wyoming.
ATTENTION KIDS, PARENTS, AND VOLUNTEERS: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
is right around the corner! This year's theme is the POWER LAB (See
the Galaxy). If you are interested and cannot wait to sign up, check
out this website:
Also, check your mailboxes for info. There will be a team meeting in
April to fill you in. If you have any questions see Darrell.
ELDERS & DEACONS – The next scheduled meeting will take place on
Monday, April 7. Elders at 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.
COME ONE, COME ALL! Grace, along with the Boy Scouts, is organizing
the ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP of the church grounds April 26, 2008.
Be sure to wear gloves and work clothes for this day of service. We
will begin at 9 am and go until everything is done! See John Sawyer
for questions (534-0528).
BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER - Saturday, April 19 at Grace from 9am –
4pm there will be a Crop for the Cure! Come Scrapbook or craft with
your friends and family and support a good cause. Scrappers,
stampers, knitters, and crafters of all sorts are welcome! Cost is
$25.00 per person or $20.00 per person for groups of 4 or more.
Your admission includes breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch! All
proceeds go to the Breast Cancer 3 Day. Space is limited and filling
up fast so RSVP to Deb or Christy Kleymeer @ 530-4964 today!
“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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Al & Louise Grimm; Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
April 6 Upper Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm; Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
Today AM Service: Amy Grimm, Sue Stuk, Diane Maitner,
Tishana Delaney PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
April 6 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily &
Allie Mc Elroy PM Service: Terri Stadt
Prayers & Praise Line
March 30, 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…
• The love of our Heavenly Father
• This church family
• Signs of spring
• Carole Lankheet as she recovers from surgery in Texas
• Jan Higley following surgery and as she seeks the best course of
• Jim Friar as he recovers from surgery
• Anna Borkowski as she undergoes testing
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• Brian Benthin, brother of Keith, who will begin chemo & radiation to
aggressively attack the cancer that was recently discovered
• 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, Bill Burg
• 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,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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