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4th SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 30, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Know Whom I Have Believed”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “There is a Fountain”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Mark 14:22-31 (Page 985)
Message: “MY SADDEST NIGHT” Rev. Eildert Zwart
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 310 ………………………………….. “Lead Me to Calvary”
* Song of Departure No. 517 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
………………… “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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.
We are so glad to have you worship with us during this season of Lent. During
this season we are all together in need of divine forgiveness, in need of power to lead
a more faithful Christian life. Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place. 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
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 52 ……………………...…………. “Blessed Be the Name”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 527 ……………………………... “I Know Whom I Have Believed”
Living Word: John 6:60-70 (Page 1035)
Message: “WHY DO WE BELIEVE IN JESUS?” Rev. Eildert Zwart
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 581 …………….………. “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Rev. Eildert Zwart, former Pastor of Beverly
Reformed Church, now retired. Thank you Pastor Zwart for being
with us this Lord’s day.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who showed their support at the Youth
Spaghetti Dinner. Over $800.00 was raised!! We not only will be able to
have the kids go to the retreat at no cost to them, but it will cover food
and additional activities at the ranch. Thank you for blessing our Youth
"Thank you much to you who provided a delicious starter, main or dessert
for our Alpha Course. We couldn't have run the Alpha Course without
your wonderful contribution. Thank You for taking part in this Alpha
Course - you have truly blessed many with your wonderful food!"
~Rowin & Rachel Mulder for the ALPHA Team
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE YEAR END CELEBRATION!
6:00 PM PIZZA PARTY! All are invited to this big event!!
We will kick the night off with a pizza party in the
Fellowship Hall followed by the Veggie Tales
“Veggies in Space” movie event for the kids
and their parents at the Crossing.
Join us for this “out of this world event”!
We look forward to celebrating this amazing year with all of you!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Pastor Rick will conclude the class
using the book and study guide “GOD IS CLOSER
THAN YOU THINK” by John Ortberg. Meet in the
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will
meet in the Consistory Room.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 6, 2014
5th SUNDAY OF LENT & COMMUNION
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Pastor Rick will continue the Lenten Series, “WANDERING IN YOUR
WILDERNESS” with the message: “WATER FROM THE ROCK”.
Join us at 6:00 pm for the study “UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE.”
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am 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.
ALSO NEEDED: Help on the day of the hunt. Needed are
greeters, prize table workers, and egg placers. See the
volunteer sign-up sheet on the narthex table.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March was designated
for the GEMS Organization. It was received last Sunday on GEMS
Sunday, but you can put your special offering envelope in regular
offering plate today as well!
DISCOVERY KIDZ need volunteers for the April rotation. This is
only a 3 week rotation (No Discovery Kidz on Easter Sunday).
Needed are teachers for: Art and Cooking. Also 3 Shepherds. Sign
up in the narthex or see Heather.
PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – 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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
April 6 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Today: Jayme Dood
April 6: Robin Zondervan, Abby Kubiak
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MARCH
Art: Heather Dood
Games: Abbey Licari
Cooking: Rebekah Kubiak
Theater: Linda Lowing
Science: Jayme Dood
Shepherds: Kerri Baker, Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
March 30, 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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