Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 3, 2016
4th SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 6, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross/The Wondrous Cross”
“Take My Life and Let it Be Consecrated”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“We are an Offering”
Time of Sharing: I pray that the next generation will believe that ___
Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Moments in Prayer
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
Living Word: Psalm 24:1-2 (Page 539), Malachi 3:6-12 (Page 929)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN GOOD STEWARDSHIP” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 671 …………………………..…….. “Something for Thee”
*Song of Departure No. 450 (Verse 1 & Chorus)… “Lift High the Cross”
Keyboardist, 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.
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 and 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 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. All are welcome!
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For the month of March we will meet at Faith
Reformed Church. Pastor Harvey Hertz will lead the service and
share the message.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades 5 & 6 will
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades
3 & 4 will meet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Join us for sloppy joes,
potato salad, baked beans, chips and dessert!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
for girls in grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
You are invited to Newhall Reformed Church to join with their
congregation for a Bible study on the Book of Acts. Rev.
Daniel Kroeze will be leading this class.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 13, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY – Our GEMS will participate in our service and share
About their year. We will receive a special offering for the GEMS
Organization. Pastor Rick will continue the series “You Better
Believe It!” with the message: “I BELIEVE IN ETERNITY”.
Y-LIFE will meet next week following the service. We will have lunch
then head down to Kidz Food Basket. This will take the place of our
6:00 PM SUNDAY’S AT SIX. Meeting at Faith Reformed Church.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in
the Consistory Room. We will discuss Isaiah 61, Lesson 19 in our
study book. All women are welcome.
Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 pm – THE CROSSING KIDS are
sponsoring the Fellowship Dinner! They will be preparing a Pasta
Feast! Please plan to join the kids and their families this evening.
Saturday, March 19, 12:45 – 3:00 pm GEMS YEAR END PARTY at
For the Kids Gymnastics Center. Lunch will be provided! See Sandy
Gort if you have any questions!
Sunday, March 20, 10:00 am THE SENIOR CHOIR will present their
Easter Cantata “Alleluia, Jesus is Alive”.
Sunday, March 20, 5:30 – 8:30 pm YLIFE will meet and head to
Grace Bible College for "The Journey Of Life".
Sunday, March 20, 6:00 pm A PALM SUNDAY EVENING EVENT
We will meet at Faith Reformed Church for a special presentation of
“John the Baptist”.
Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY
We will be remembering the steps to Calvary through a special
Tenebrae worship service: “Matthew Walks through the
Shadows.” Communion will be served.
**For those of you who volunteered to be readers, we will be running through
the script following worship on Sunday, March 13th and, if needed, Tuesday,
March 22 @ 7 pm. We are still in need of three male readers. If you would be
willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Lorinda at (616) 261-2553.
Saturday, March 26, 11:00 am – ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
A sign-up sheet is in the narthex for volunteers. * Candy
donations needed as well to fill our eggs. Individually
wrapped/peanut free candy. Remember we are putting them in the
eggs so small is great!!
Sunday, March 27, 10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION! Our special
Easter offering is designated for Talking Bibles.
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
CELEBRATION NIGHT! Our Discovery Kidz along with the
Crossing students will be presenting an Easter Musical “GOD’S
NOT DEAD”. Following will be a Pizza Dinner in the Fellowship
Hall. Please plan to support our kids and attend this fun night!
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING is in need of personal items.
Items needed: bar soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
deodorant. A box will be placed by the doors for your donations.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Shirley De Bruin is a patient at the Lacks
Center of St. Mary’s Hospital. Please be in prayer for her as she will
be undergoing surgery to remove a blockage in her large intestine.
Cards and prayers for peace will be much appreciated. For prayer
concerns and praise reports, please see the insert in your bulletin.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Ken and Janet
Groenhout upon the passing of his brother James Groenhout at the
age 68, on February 24, 2016.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
March 13 Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today: Elaine Martin, Sandy Farris March 13 Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan
Prayers & Praise Line
March 6, 2016
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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