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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 1, 2012

 

2nd SUNDAY OF LENT

March 4, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Worthy is the Lamb”

 Time of Praise

 * Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Chiapas Mission Send Off 

 Senior Choir “The Blood Bought Church”

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: The Book of Ruth

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 “THE STORY: “THE FAITH OF A FOREIGN WOMAN”

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word/Prayer Exchange

* Closing Hymn No. 517 ……………………….. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”

* Postlude 

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

*All who are able, please stand.

 

SUNDAY’S AT SIX

Meet in the Chapel

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

* Opening Hymn No. 45 …………………. “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 438 …………………………………………….…………. “Jesus Saves”

 Living Word: Mark 15:6-15 (Page 987)

 Message: “A MAN SET FREE - BARABBAS” Rev. Harvey Hertz

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 320 ……………….……… “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

* Benediction

* Postlude 

 

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 Pastor Rick 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 PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in

 the Consistory Room following the morning service today.

 

THE MISSION TEAM Going to Chiapas Mexico will meet for

 lunch, a short Bible study to prepare us for our mission, and last

 minute details. Meet in the fellowship hall by the kitchen. 

PLEASE BE IN PRAYER this week as the team prepares for their trip. Those going are: 

Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen, Dale & Shari Dood, Larry Kleymeer, Jim & Sheila Mc Elroy, John & Della Sawyer,

Les & Tinna VanWyk, Phyllis Vander Sloot, and Dee Danavage. 

 

6:00 PM – LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE begins tonight. The

 theme this year is: The Scandal of the Cross. Rev. Harvey Hertz will

 be leading our service and sharing the message. Pastor Rick will be

 preaching at Faith.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

 3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

 3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – PANCAKE SUPPER!

 Come out for a time of fellowship prior to class!

 6:30 SENIOR CHOIR will meet.

 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 GEMS meet at the Crossing

 VICTORS meet in the Fellowship Hall

 BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!

 ADULTS –Come and join the discussion of “The Story”. 

 Meet in the Consistory Room.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

 2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8

 6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012

3RD SUNDAY IN LENT

 

NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Scott Crane will lead our service and share a

 message from “The Story: Standing Tall, Falling Hard”. In

 preparation read Chapter 10. Pastor Rick will be with the Mission

 Team serving in Chiapas. 

 

6:00 PM – We will continue the Lenten Pulpit Exchange with Pastor

 Bruce Osbeck, Pastor at Faith Reformed Church leading our service

 and sharing the message. Pastor Scott Crane will be preaching at

 Faith.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

IN APPRECIATION - Our son-in-law Chad has received his care

 package from Grace and wants to thank you all very much! Morale

 has improved significantly and they will now be able to recreate

 some of the flavors from home. Thanks again! ~Ken & Cindy Wylie

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS


Y-LIFE NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 18TH!! We will be meeting

 at the Crossing at 4:30 to head out to a hockey game and dinner to

 follow. Please let Mrs. Heather know if can make it.
 
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation starts March 18th. This is only

 a 2 week rotation!! Still in need of Teachers for Cooking and Science

 and Shepherds. Please sign up ASAP so I can get schedules/

 Lessons out in a timely matter. Thank you all for your commitment to

 our children/ youth programs!

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for

 the GEMS Organization. Our girls have had a great year and will

 celebrate with an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 21st. All

 family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony! We will

 celebrate GEMS Sunday on March 25. The special offering will be

 received on that day!

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE activities will conclude for the season on

 March 28!

 

GRACES 3RD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT will take place

 Saturday April 7th. Once again we need your help. Candy and lots of

 it is need to fill our 1000 + eggs. Please drop your individually
 wrapped candy
donations off at the Youth desk downstairs. We will

 need volunteers the day of the event to spread eggs around and help

 at the prize tables. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Heather or

 sign up in the narthex.

 

VBS – June 11 – 14! Save the Date! This year…Go Fish Praise!

 Where kids get down and lift God high!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

 

Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Keith & Carolyn Baker

 Lower Doors: Doug & Keri Desmarais

March 11 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, John & Fay De Jong

 Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter

March 18 Upper Doors: Linda De Vries, Stan & Cheryl De Witt

 Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker

 

NURSERY

Today Jayme Dood, Diane Maitner

March 11 Janell Nordlund, Judy Beadle

March 18 Sandy Farris, Tymie Boeve

 

Prayers & Praise Line

March 4, 2012

 

 

Church Plant Prayer Focus

 

Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing

Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

  • Please be in prayer for our Mission Team, Al & Sue Schreuder and the local persons who will be working with our team. Please pray for the plans being made in Chiapas as well as here, prayers for good health for each one, and prayers for good weather and safe travel.
  • We thank and praise God for the safe arrival of Nate Xin Yu Zondervan. We pray for the Zondervan family during this time of transition. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Rita Oppenhuizen, Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries, and Norm Ver Merris.
  • Please pray for Dr. Shanna Ten Clay, niece-in-law of Lorie Norden, who serves in the military and will be leaving for Afghanistan on March 6. 
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs. Anne Hoezee, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mrs. Janet Yonkers

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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