Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 28, 2013
3rd SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 3, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Down from His Glory”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: God’s Word teaches me to__________
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
The Law of God – “Ten Commandments”
Senior Choir “At Calvary”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Leviticus 23:15-22 (Page 120)
Message: “GOD’S PICTURES: THE FEAST OF WEEKS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 407 ………..…….. “God Has Spoken by His Prophets”
*Song of Departure No. 302 (Verse 1 & Chorus)……………. “Lamb of God”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymns: No. 83 ..……. “There’s Something About That Name”
No. 17 ……………………………………. “Our Great Savior”
*No. 79 ……………………….…… “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 526 ……………………………..………………………. “The Solid Rock”
Living Word: Mark 1:9-15, 9:24 (Page 968)
Message: “A TIME TO FACE DOUBTS” Rev. Bruce Osbeck
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 528 ………….. “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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.
The MISSION TRIP FUND RAISING DINNER will be held
following the service this morning! The Consistory has agreed to
match the funds raised at the dinner up to the amount needed!
You are welcome to join the dinner today even if you did not make
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight
with Rev. Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed Church, at our
pulpit. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Beverly and Pastor George at
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM Club 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Pork BBQ, cheesy potatoes,
yummy desserts (also hotdogs for the kids)! Come out and
enjoy a time of fellowship prior to classes.
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 the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room for discussion of
the Sunday message “God’s Pictures: The Feast of Weeks”.
Pastor Rick will lead this class.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
7:00 PM The THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
GROUP will meet in the Chapel. Study Chapters 5 & 6.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 10, 2013
4th SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
entitled: “God’s Pictures” with the message: “The Feast of Trumpets”.
6:00 PM The LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues with
Mr. Chris Hall leading our service and sharing the message. Chris is
a Commissioned Pastor Candidate and a new church start Pastor.
Pastor Rick will be preaching at Unity Reformed Church.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
Y-LIFE RETREAT – Please be in prayer for the middle and high
school youth and leaders at Cran Hill this morning concluding their
weekend retreat. Pray for safe travels for the 12 as they are expected
to return around 1 pm today.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, March 20, is the last night for WEDNESDAY NIGHT
LIVE! We will conclude the season with pizza here at church
followed by a roller skating party at Byron Center Fun Spot!
Saturday, March 30 - ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! Please sign
up in the narthex if you are willing to disperse eggs, work prize
tables, or greet. If you have volunteered to bring candy for the eggs,
please have it to church by March 10.
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – See the insert in your
bulletin today describing all the positions that need to be filled, then
sign up on the sheets on the narthex table! Thank you in advance for
all your help and support!
Toilet Paper COLLECTION for FNOW Feb. 17 – March 24
Toilet Paper is once again needed at Family Network of Wyoming, so
that a family can receive more than one roll a month. Our toilet
paper goal is 1,250 rolls of toilet paper during this time frame. IF we
meet this goal, a donor has agreed to give cake for coffee time on
Easter Sunday morning following the worship service!
***UPDATE WE HAVE 580 ROLLS, WE ARE ALMOST ½ THERE!
Keep it coming J Watch for sales and give as you are blessed!
DISCOVERY KIDZ SPRING/SUMMER ROTATION Schedule is
now available on the narthex table! Take a look and see where you
may be able to help!
SPECIAL OFFERINGS – The Special Offering for the month of
March is designated for the GEMS Organization. Our girls have
had a great year and will conclude their year with an awards
ceremony on Wednesday, March 13. We will celebrate GEMS Sunday
on March 17 and will also collect an offering for the GEMS
Organization on that day.
Our Easter Offering this year is designated for ONE GREAT
HOUR OF SHARING. RCA congregations together raise money
that allow Reformed Church World Service (RCWS) to make a
difference and fight hunger in their own communities. This offering
will be received on Easter Sunday.
HUNGER WALK – This year the Hunger Walk will take place on
May 4. Many ways to help include: Walking, Volunteering, Donating.
You can register online at accessofwestmichigan.org., or go to their
website for more information. Be a hero…help fight hunger!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush; Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Shirley De Bruin
March 10 Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter; Linda De Vries
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
Today Linda Emelander, Jayme Dood
March 10 Elaine Martin, Diane Maitner
Art: Dan Stuk
Cooking: Pat Ter Beek
Science: Rick Postema
Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Theater: John Sawyer
Shepherds: Joan Patterson, Louise Grimm, Deb Kleymeer
Prayers & Praise Line
March 3, 2013
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