Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 4, 2010
3rd SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 7, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Unworthy”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Voice of Lament
Prayer of Confession
Voice of Hope
Reflection: I know that God will _______________.
* Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Senior Choir “Lamb of Glory”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Job 19 (Page 506)
Message: “HOW LONG?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ….……………………… “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”
* Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “Because He Lives”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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. 325 ………………….. “Why Should He Love Me So?”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 324 …………….………. “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
Living Word: Galatians 6:11-18 (Page 1132)
Message: “FROM THE CROSS: RADIANCE” Rev. El Zwart
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 328 ………………….. “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
6:00 PM THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues tonight. Rev. El
Zwart, Pastor of Beverly Reformed Church, will be with us and share
the message. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Faith.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Kathy De Ruiter will undergo foot surgery on
Friday, March 12. Sandy Farris is home after undergoing surgery on
Wednesday. Tymie Boeve underwent a second surgery on Thursday.
After healing she will follow up with radiation for 6 weeks. Pauline
Korf continues at Blodgett Hospital. See the Prayers and Praise Line
for all other prayer requests and praise reports.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERDS TRAINING SESSION – You should have
your new packets by now. If not, check your mailbox. Meet in
the Consistory Room.
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out for fun &
fellowship prior to the night’s activities!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR WILL MEET.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for Children Ages 3
through 5th Grade. We are learning about helping others!
Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. Rev. Cecil
Martins will lead class for the next 3 weeks on the 2ND COMING
THE LAST NIGHT of WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES IS MARCH 24th.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
7:00 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ TRAINING SESSION for the next rotation
“Resurrection” which runs from March 14 – April 11.
NEXT WEEK – MARCH 14, 2010
4th SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of Lenten messages
“ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OR QUESTIONING THE ANSWERS?” with
the message “WHERE ARE YOU?”
6:00 PM - THE LENTEN PULPIT EXCHANGE continues next Sunday
evening. Rev. Harvey Hertz, Visitation Pastor of Faith Reformed
Church, will lead our service and share the message. Pastor Rick will
be preaching at Unity.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We still need 3 volunteers for
the next rotation Resurrection - March 14 – April 11. Please
see Heather, or sign up in the narthex, if you can help!
EASTER EGG HUNT – Saturday, March 27 This will be fun for our kids as
well as an outreach tool for the neighborhood. Included will be an
Easter video representing the real meaning of Easter to the children.
A SIGN UP SHEET for the Easter Egg Hunt IS ON THE NARTHEX TABLE!
DISCOVERY KIDZ are in need of paper (not Styrofoam) egg cartons.
Please drop them off in the kitchen.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 15 – 18
This year VBS is going to be a step back to Marketplace 29 AD.
Many hands are needed to get this up and running. There will be
plenty of areas and an opportunity for all to help!!
Y-LIFE will meet Saturday, March 27 at 9:30 am to help prep for the
Easter Egg Hunt. This will be our meeting of the month. We will
start with a short devotional and then prep for the Easter event.
Questions…see Mrs. Heather.
HELP FOR HAITI - MAKE A COMPLETE HYGIENE OR BABY KIT before
April 11. SAMPLE KITS are on the table in the narthex. The value of
the kit is listed on the form so if you cannot make one by yourself,
combine resources with a friend! More info in today’s Galaxy!
MISSION WORK TRIP TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Would you like to
become part of a blitz rebuild in Cedar Rapids Iowa during the
week of May 2-8? In mid-June 2008, the Cedar River that runs
through the heart of Cedar Rapids crested at 19 feet above flood stage
and 24 feet above the average water level. Clean-up and rebuilding
efforts have been underway since then, but the need for
volunteer and monetary support will continue for many more years.
The RCA is joining with 9 other Church World Service communions
to rehabilitate 17 homes over the course of six weeks. (this is an
ecumenical build like we did in New Orleans last year!) Grace is
looking for 15 volunteers so check out the table in the narthex where
there is a sign up sheet and a handout with more details on the
project. Presently, we do not have information concerning the
accommodations. This trip can be completed in less than 7 hours so
we will not need lodging on the way down and back.
REVEREND CECIL MARTENS will begin a three week series on Wednesday
nights at 7:00 pm on the 2ND COMING OF CHRIST. Join them in the
Consistory Room this week!
TOILET PAPER DRIVE FOR FNOW – Please continue to watch for coupons
and sales and bring in the toilet paper for Family Network of
Wyoming Pantry. So far we have 575 rolls. We have extended the
closing date to March 21.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH is designated for the
GRACE MISSION FUND. This offering will be received on March 28th.
LADIES LENTEN BREAKFAST – The women of Beverly Reformed Church
invite you to join them for their annual Lenten Breakfast featuring
Lynelle Pierce on March 31 at 9:30 am. A free-will offering will be
received and is designated for Karate for Christ. No nursery will be
provided. Phone your reservation by March 28 to: Winnie 530-9495
or Ruth 538-6487.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
March 14 Upper Doors: Jane Duthler; Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
Today Diane Maitner, Sue Stuk, Chelsea Boeve
March 14 Tymie Boeve, Judy Beadle, Phyllis Vander Sloot
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
Prayers & Praise Line
March 7, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Pray specifically for your family this week. Include the
members of your physical family and your church family.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Remember Amie Pierce in your prayers. She has joined the Army and this past week she headed to Fort Sill in Oklahoma to begin her training.
Keep Tymie Boeve in your prayers as she begins the healing process.
Continue to keep Lucille Sytsema in your prayers as she regains her strength and begins a treatment plan.
Remember Kathy De Ruiter this week as she undergoes surgery Friday.
Pray for Sandy Farris following surgery this past week.
Pray for all those who are awaiting test results or are undergoing medical evaluations and procedures.
Remember Pauline Korf in your prayers this week.
We pray for all those who continue to look for work.
We pray for the efforts of Church World Service as they deliver Blankets+ to those who most need it.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Please keep Shirley Kleymeer, mother to Larry Kleymeer and Cindy Wylie, in your prayers as she recovers from surgery due to a broken hip following a fall.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson
(Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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