Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 1, 2012
2nd SUNDAY OF LENT
March 4, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
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”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* 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”
* Song of Departure No. 444(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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