Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 1, 2007
2nd SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 4, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship – Psalm 46
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Affirmation of Faith
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Why Do I Sing About Jesus?”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 34 (Page 544)
Message: “A HOLY REST AREA” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 617 ………………………….. “Near to the Heart of God”
* Song of Departure No. 593 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) …. “Where He Leads Me”
* 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
* Opening Hymn No. 650 ………………. “O for a Heart to Praise My God”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 568 ……………………….. “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
Living Word: Mark 11:12-25 (Page 981)
Message “WHAT HAPPENED IN CHURCH ON MONDAY”
Rev. Eildert Zwart
* Closing Hymn No. 605 ……………………………………… “Living for Jesus”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Danielle Vining & Jennifer Moody.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Karen Ver Hulst and Pat Ter Beek.
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.
Songs and Psalms – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
This week we will look at Hannah’s Song I Samuel 2:1-10 and the
Magnificant Luke 1:46-55.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
6:00 PM JOIN US FOR SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Tonight we welcome Rev.
Eildert Zwart, Pastor of Beverly Reformed Church, to our pulpit as
we participate in the Lenten Pulpit Exchange with other area
Reformed Churches. The theme this year is “The Week That
Changed the World”. Pastor Rick is preaching at Unity Reformed
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY – Meet in the Consistory
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
GEMS for Girls in Grades 1-8
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – FOLLOWING JESUS
Meet in Room 7 in the Discovery Kids Hallway downstairs.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga for the
class “Opening Your Gift…Uncovering and Using
Your Spirit Given Ability”. Meet in the Consistory
IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. We
will explore “Ordinary Superheroes”. This a class for those
who really want to dig in.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
donuts and fellowship!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 11, 2007
3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
PASTOR RICK will continue the series on Psalms for the Lenten journey.
Next Sunday’s message is entitled “Take Out the Garbage” from
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Next Sunday, Pastor Rick will share the message
“Extravagant Love” from Mark 14:1-11.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jan VanWyk continues at the University of
Michigan Hospital. Please continue to keep Jan & Les and their
family in your prayers. See the Prayers & Praise Line for more
Praise Reports and Prayer Concerns.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATIES are extended to Nellie Workman and family
upon the death of her brother, Carl Talsma, on February 18 at the
age of 83. Services were held Thursday, February 22nd at Grand
Rapids First Church.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to our Grace family for your thoughts
and prayers for our daughter Cathy following her stage 2 cancer
diagnosis and surgery. Her chemotherapy and radiation
treatments have been completed and she is doing well. We really
appreciate your care and concern. ~John & Barb Schoolenberg
GRACE GIFTED – Next date is March 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the
Crossing. All are invited even if you do not perform and just want to
be a part of the fellowship! See Darrell if you have any questions.
LADIES NEEDED!!! Club 3:16 is hosting a free spa oasis for girls, grades
3-12, and one female adult on Saturday, March 17 from Noon – 3 pm.
Volunteers are needed to greet and chat with visitors and enjoy being
pampered as well. Anyone interested in helping out, please see
CARING SHEPHERDS – If you were unable to attend the meeting last
Monday, check your mailboxes for your updated information.
SCRAPBOOKERS!! All those who are interested in Scrapbooking are
invited to a Scrapbookers Weekend Retreat at Cran Hill Ranch
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm – Sunday, April 15 at Noon. You can also
choose to go just for the day on Saturday. The cost is $80 for the
weekend or $50.00 for Saturday only. This includes
accommodations, meals, door prizes and a scrapbooking packet.
RSVP to Heather Dood (534-1794) by March 23. Also…Scrapbooking
Night at the Crossing on Friday, March 16 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
LOVE.FAITH.HOPE – CHRISTY KLEYMEER’S CD is still for sale and are now
priced at only $15.00! You can purchase one from Christy or her
parents. They are also available at Barnes & Nobles Bookstore and
other stores and businesses around town.
LENTEN FOOD COLLECTION FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL 8. Start bringing in
your donations! Collection boxes are by the narthex doors and the
MCCOMB MISSISSIPPI WORK TRIP: A couple of our people who were
scheduled to go on the Mississippi Work Trip, which leaves at 6 PM,
April 20 and returns late Saturday, April 28, are not able to do so
because of personal conflicts. So, there are 3 spots open for anyone
who would like to join us. Contact Shari if interested. Basically, the
trip does not cost you anything but what you eat in restaurants going
down and coming back. Note: There is a poster with pictures of the
Centenary House in the narthex. This is where our group will be
staying while in Mississippi! More details are coming soon.
VBS IS COMING SOON! “The Quest for Truth – Jesus: The Way, the Truth,
and the Life” – June 11-15. Ask God to bring children to hear the truth
of Jesus, who is the way, and the truth, and the life! Volunteer
recruitment has begun! Sign up today in the narthex.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We will be short of helpers from
March 13 – 27. Needed are volunteers on Tuesday (Middle School)
and Thursday (Elementary). Please see Nikki ASAP if you can
help. If we don’t have enough helpers, we will have to shut down
during this time. Thanks in advance for your help!
PLEASE SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPERS – The Cadets will have a paper drive in
March. The trailer will be in the parking lot beginning March 5. If
you need any papers picked up contact Rick Veldheer at 453-8384.
SOFTBALL ANYONE?? WE STILL NEED WOMEN and a few more men!
I know that with all the cold and snow it’s hard to imagine that spring
is just around the corner, but with spring comes softball season.
Please see Nikki or sign up in the narthex if you are interested.
Short softball interest meeting SUNDAY, MARCH 11 immediately following the service in Nikki’s office.
ALASKA CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS – We need your help in baking
desserts for our Dessert Sunday fundraiser. Please meet March 10 in
the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 am to prepare such desserts as pies,
cakes, and breads. Please bring a mix and a throw away pan.
Everything else will be provided. If you have any questions, contact
Tymie or Kia (538-3100).
IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE BAKED GOODS for the March 11 sale
to benefit the Alaska Challenge participants, please contact Tymie at
531-5700 or 538-3100.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; George & Sue Koster
Lower Doors: Jon & Beth Kubiak
March 11 Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Elaine Martin
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Today AM Service: Erika Wigent, Phyllis Vander Sloot,
Sue Vander Wal, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
March 11 AM Service: Sandy Farris, Sue Dunkle, Lynda Ver Merris,
Jerrod Dunkle PM Service: Sue Stuk
March Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Postema Gort Norden Boeve
CHANGE FOR ALASKA
How much change do you have
in your pocket or purse?
Are you willing to give it to help the
persons going on the Alaska Challenge?
Remember: Your little extra makes the
extra difference for our trip!
Here are the details:
In the narthex there are 2 jars. One jar is the Students Change for Alaska Jar. The other jar is the Adults Change for Alaska Jar. So, you have a choice as to whether you give your change to the students or adults. To make this more fun, we are adding an extra rule…if you put dollar bills in either jar, that amount will be subtracted from the total in that jar. That means, if you put a dollar bill in the adult jar, it will subtract dollars in the adult jar! If you are confused, check out the signs by the jars in the narthex! Please note that the money will be collected each week, so the total in the jars is not the total that you see. Results will be posted every so often so that you know where to put your cash (or dollars)!
March 4 & 11
Breads, Cakes, Pies, Cookies…
Available after the service in the narthex!
All donations go toward the Alaska Challenge!
See Darrell for more information or if you
have someone special you would like flocked!
ALASKA CHALLENGE AUCTION
Wednesday, April 18th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Do you have an item or service to auction off with the proceeds
going to the Alaska trip? See Ray Zondervan for all the details!
Extra auction forms are on the narthex table!
Prayers & Praise Line
March 4, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• His healing touch
• Watching over His children
• Our church family
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• Jan VanWyk in Ann Arbor and her family as they travel back & forth
• Baby Caleb Zondervan as he continues to grow stronger
• Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
• Janet Yonkers following recent hospitalization
• Keri Boeve, living and working in California
• Matthew Vander Heide, son of Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy, as he makes preparations to leave for basic training in California TOMORROW
• Nikki’s uncle, Mike Doucette-age 44, following a heart attack Saturday, Feb. 24
• Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Jim Hunter,Gordon Ver Merris, Hope
Munguia, Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Harold Sandoval,
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer and Elkowitz’s neighbor, Frank Senko serving in Iraq
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, 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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