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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Mar 3, 2006

1st Sunday of Lent
March 5, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
 
 Prelude
 Choral Introit “He Died for Me”
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship 
 *  Greeting Time
 *  Opening Songs of Praise 
 *  Invocation and Salutation
 Prayer of Confession (on Screen)
 Words of Assurance
 Senior Choir “At the Cross”
 Moments in Prayer
 Hymn No. 316  …………………….………  “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
*  Doxology
*  Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Luke 22:1-6 (Page 1021)
 Matthew 26:47-50; 27:1-10 (PageS 963-964)
 Message:  “WAS IT WORTH IT?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*  Closing Hymn …………………………………….  “More Precious Than Silver”
*  Benediction
*  Song of Departure No. 501 (vs. 1) ....……………  “Now I Belong to Jesus” 
 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
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 370  ……………………….. “Rejoice the Lord is King”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 45  ……………………………..  “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
 Living Word:  Mark 16 (Page 988)
 Message:  “GONE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word 
* Closing Hymn No. 34  …………………………………..……………  “He is Lord”
* Benediction
 
 WELCOME
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 the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
 
TODAY AT GRACE
 
 CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
 Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
 Hall today for Children In Worship.  Children are
 dismissed during the hymn prior to the message. 
 
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
 all ages three years old and upward.  PARENTS are invited to join in
 the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
 are in Sunday School!  Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
 Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. 
 Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
 Chapel.  Today – “Seven Bowls of Wrath ”.
 The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
 
THE DOOD/ZONDERVAN Small Group BIBLE STUDY will meet next Sunday
 following Sunday School in the room opposite the Chapel.  Childcare
 is available in the nursery with Samantha Johnson and Pat Ter Beek.
 
PRAYERS & PRAISE
 
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sheryl Steensma is doing well following back
 surgery last Tuesday.  Doris Cook is now in the nursing unit at
 Raybrook following a heart attack on Monday.  Pat Norden is home
 after being hospitalized earlier this week.  Please keep all these
 members of our church family in your prayers this week.
 
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
 Wes & Arlene Dekker, Craig & Gerri Dekker, and their families upon
 the death of Wes’s brother, Louie Dekker in Florida last week. 
 Funeral services were held on Tuesday in the Chicago area.
 
 Marge Veldheer, Ron & Tami Veldheer, Rick & Sue Veldheer,
 Pat Ter Beek, Eric & Erika Wigent and their families upon the death
 of their mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother,
 Josephine Veldheer, who passed away on Monday, February 27th at
 the age of 86.  Services were held at Corinth Reformed Church,
 Thursday, March 2.
 
 The Family of Harold Nollis who passed away on February 12th
 at the age of 91.  No services were held at this time.
 
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my church family for the prayers,
 cards, and visits.  I am still in much pain and praying that I am able
 to avoid surgery.  Please continue to keep me in your prayers. 
 ~Marjean Tibbets
 
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
  6:15 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
  7:00 PM ELDERS MEETING to hear requests for Baptism and
 Professions of Faith.
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2006
  3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006
  2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
  6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP MEETING 
  6:45 – 8:00 PM THE SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
 8:00 PM OUTREACH DIRECTOR SEARCH TEAM will meet at the Crossing.
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006
 3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
 4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
 7:00 PM FELLOWSHIP TEAM MEETING in the Consistory Room.
 
NEXT SUNDAYMARCH 12, 2006
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
 
PASTOR RICK will continue the Lenten series  “SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF
 LENT”.  The message next week is “HOW ANGRY CAN YOU GET?” from
 Matthew 26:57-68.  See the insert in your bulletin today for
 all the information!
 
SUNDAY’S AT SIX -  Rev. Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed
 Church, will be with us and will share a Lenten message on the theme
 “Behold the Lamb”.  Pastor Rick will be preaching at Faith. 
 
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Monday, March 13, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
 
Sunday, March 26, 10:00 am YOUTH SUNDAY!
 
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm FELLOWSHIP TEAM GOLF OUTING!  Save the
 date.
 
Week of June 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm COMING!  FIESTA! VACATION BIBLE
 SCHOOL!! We will need your help so reserve these dates!  More
 information & sign ups are beginning March 19.  Start praying about
 what YOU can do to make this an exciting outreach of Grace!
 
MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
THE SPECIAL OFFERING FOR MARCH is for our own HURRICANE RELIEF
WORK TRIP to Foley Alabama.  At present 11 adults from our church are planning on traveling to Foley Alabama to take part in the RCA/Habitat building of homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina!  The date has been changed an we will now leave Saturday, April 22, and return the following weekend.  Because the volunteers are giving their time and vacation, we would  like to cover the cost of transportation, lodging on the way down and back, and food.  We will be driving down in our new vans and probable staying in a church once we get there.  The RCA is working on the details and when we know more, we will inform you.  Please be in prayer for this venture and we would appreciate any financial help that you can give!
 
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published.  Articles are due soon.  Please
 leave your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the main
 office by this Wednesday, or contact Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek.
 
THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH SEARCH TEAM will be starting to interview
 soon.  If you are interested in being involved in these interviews,
 contact Ray Zondervan at 262-2158 in the evening or email him at
 rayzondervan@hotmail.com.
 
MEN – PROMISE KEEPERS IS COMING!  Reserve the dates of September
 15-16 for the Promise Keepers Convention at the Van Andel Arena. 
 12 tickets have been ordered at a reduced rate of only $70.00 for the
 men of Grace.  Also included may be a U of M vs. Notre Dame
 football viewing party after the event!  Sign up today in the
 narthex!
 
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors:  Les & Jan VanWyk;  Brent & Kristin Veldheer
 Lower Doors:  Eric & Erika Wigent
March 12 Upper Doors:  Marge Veldheer;  Ken & Cindy Wylie
 Lower Doors:  Danielle Vining
 
USHERS/COLLECTION 
March Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
 Moody Gort Johnson Veldheer Kosters Stephan
 
NURSERY
Today AM Service:  Erika Wigent, Cindy Wylie, Phyllis Vander
 Sloot, Allie Mc Elroy PM Service:  Donna Oppenhuizen
March 12 AM Service:  Sue Veldheer, Karen Kosters, Robin
 Zondervan, Rachel Pence  PM Service:  Ruth Postema
 
FINANCIAL REPORT 
Week of 2-26-06
 
 Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
 $7,443.50 $7,848.27 -  $404.77
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
 $67,353.39 $70,634.43 - $3,281.04
 
Prayers & Praise Line
 
March 5, 2006
 
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports. 
 
Praise God for…
· The 19+ High School Youth and their Leaders who have spent this 
 weekend to GENESIS 06 at the Grand Traverse Resort
· His awesome presence in our everyday lives
 
Prayers for…
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Plans underway for VBS FIESTA in June
· The work of the Search Team
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Gert Kerkstra as she resides for a time at Waldon Woods while her 
 daughter is in Florida
· Sheryl Steensma following surgery
· Doris Cook and Pat Norden following hospitalization this past week
· Ila Friar and her continuing health problems
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Dave Hoezee as he goes to the Mayo Clinic March 6
· Those who recently have been hospitalized, who are undergoing testing
 for some undiagnosed problem,
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
 Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
 Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri  in the military
 Sean’s Address is:
 Spc Van Essen email:spcvanessen@yahoo.com
 hhc 876th EN BN
 2-28 BCT
 Camp Ar Ramadi, Iraq
 apo-ae 09362-9997
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen,
 Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins,
 Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam
 Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris,
 Mrs Virginia Workman, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
 
 
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