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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
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
* 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”
* 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
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”
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.
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 SUNDAY – MARCH 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
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!
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
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
March Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Moody Gort Johnson Veldheer Kosters Stephan
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
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
· 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:email@example.com
hhc 876th EN BN
Camp Ar Ramadi, Iraq
· 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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