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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 2, 2017

1st SUNDAY of LENT

MARCH 5, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 

 Prelude  

 Call to Worship (On Screen)

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise – Discovery Kidz

“Trading My Sorrows”

 “You’re Worthy of My Praise”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“Shout to the Lord”

 Discovery Kidz Sharing Time

 Prayer Time

 Offertory 

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 *Lenten Hymn No. 155 ……………………..……  “Praise Ye the Triune God”

 Living Word: Matthew 3:13-17 (Page 935)

 Message: “THE TRINITY: MYTH OR CREED?”  

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 3 (Verses 1, 3, 4) ……………..……  “Holy, Holy, Holy!

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure…………………… “My Friends My You Grow in Grace”

 Postlude  Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 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, please see the Pastor 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.

 

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 diving 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 your name an1 d address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All kids ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.  The Kidz will

 also share with us in the service this morning!

 

11:15 – NOON  NEW MEMBERS BELONGING CLASS will 

 meet in Pastor Rick’s office.  This is a class for people who would like

 to know more about a relationship with Christ, what it means to

 belong to the church and how one can join the church.

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at

 Grace Reformed Church.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory

 Room following the morning worship service.  They cover various

 subject matter using the Sunday School Guide. 

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace for our evening

 service tonight through the end of April.  Rev. Harvey Hertz will be 

 sharing the message “Come Down” from John 6:32-42.

 

6:45 – 8:00 PM YLIFE will meet. 

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS: Mary Huizen is a patient at Butterworth

 hospital with an infection.  Please continue to keep her in your

 prayers.  For all prayer requests and praise reports, please see the

 Prayer & Praise line today.

 

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Brian & Sandy

 Gort and brother Rob upon the homegoing of their mom, Joan

 Patterson, on Wednesday, March 1.  Joan was a faithful member and

 Friend making her profession of faith here in 1965.  Visitation will

 take place at Cook Funeral Home in Grandville on Monday from 2-4

 and 6-8.  Services will be Tuesday morning at 11:00 am at Grace. 

 Visitation will also be one hour prior to the funeral. 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

  7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

 3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

 3:30 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER –  Dinner next week will be

 submarine sandwiches.  Come out to enjoy fellowship with each  

 other prior to the evening classes!

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE. 

 6:30 PM YOUTH practice with Ms. Lorinda for the Easter Musical.

 6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS, VICTORS, and BE BIG will meet.

 7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS

 FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT US – Class meets in

 the Consistory Room. This upcoming week we will be

 discussing the chapters "How Often?  As Often as We Need To"

 (chapter 19) and "When We Are Not Sure We Have Done It"

 (chapter 20) in Lewis Smedes' book "The Art of Forgiving –

 When You Need to Forgive and Don't Know How."  We would

 love to have you join us!  If you need a book or study guide,

 please let Lorinda know. 

 

NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017

2nd SUNDAY OF LENT

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the People’s Choice Sermon

 Series with the message “Can I Really Forgive and Forget?”  See the

 insert in your bulletin today.  We will also celebrate the sacrament of

 infant baptism.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Grace for our evening

 services through the end of April.  Rev. Harvey Hertz will be 

 sharing the message.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 pm – MISSION OUTREACH team meeting.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 pm – THE CROSSING kids will be

 preparing dinner for you prior to classes! 


Saturday, March 25 - Y-LIFE MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISING

 DINNER.  The Fellowship Committee is teaming up with Y-Life and

 sponsoring a Dinner.  Childcare will be provided!  Mark your

 calendar!  More information in the next couple weeks. 

 

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 CELEBRATION NIGHT!  The kids will be presenting the Easter

 musical “Crown Him With Many Crowns”. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ- Volunteers needed for March, April & May.

 Please prayerfully consider being a volunteer in Discovery Kidz.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS 

Today Upper Doors:  Jan Higley, Dick & Ruth Locke

 Lower Doors:  Beth Kubiak

March 12  Upper Doors:  Larry & Bernice Palma

 Lower Doors:  Brian & Abbey Licari

NURSERY

Today Sandy Farris, Sophie Licari

March 12  Diane Maitner, Brielle Wigent

 

Prayers & Praise Line

March 5, 2017

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We are thankful today for our church, for Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen and the other leaders here at Grace at the present time and in years past.
  • We are thankful today for our Discovery Kidz!  We thank Heather Dood for all she does with the youth groups at Grace and the Crossing.  We pray for Heather as she continues her studies to become a Commissioned Pastor.
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week.  We thank God for the lives that are touched by this ministry.
  • We pray today for Brian & Sandy Gort and the family and friends of Joan Patterson.  We thank God for her life and her eternal life in heaven.
  • We pray for Mary Huizen at Butterworth Hospital.
  • Pray for Donna Oppenhuizen as she recovers following surgery. 
  • Continue to keep Dick Postema in your prayers as he recovers and regains his strength at Waterford Place. 
  • Please be in prayer for Sally Herrema as she heals and undergoes therapy at Breton Manor.
  • We remember Linda Kraft in our prayers as she heals and begins therapy following surgery.
  • We thank and praise God for good reports that Fred Hiemstra is doing well in his recovery from heart surgery. 
  • Be in prayer for Esther Hoag who continues to have problems with her fingers.  Also please pray for Esther’s sister who suffered a stroke and is now at Mary Free Bed Hospital.
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Mary Huizen; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Larry Ver Merris, son of Ruth Ver Merris; Jackie, daughter in law of Roger and Phyllis Vander Sloot;  Deb Stouten, sister of Pastor Rick; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul; Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie; Brenym Pell, grandson of Ron & Marcia Berends.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

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 praises.

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