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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 5, 2009
2nd SUNDAY in LENT
MARCH 8, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Deborah Alexander
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: God’s Holy Spirit teaches us that _________.
Prayer of Confession – Hymn No. 390 (Verses 1 & 2)
“Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”
Words of Assurance
Directive for Living (On Screen)
Music Ministry Deborah Alexander
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Isaiah 30:21 (Page 691), Romans 8:14 (Page 1096)
John 16:7-11 (Page 1047)
Message: “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS: NO RIGHT TURN”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 668 …………….. “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Song of Departure No. 487 (Verses 1 & Chorus)
“Room at the Cross for You”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymns - No. 8 ………………..…. “Come, Thou Almighty King”
No. 9 ……………....……………… “Glorify Thy Name”
No. 10 ……..…………………………………. “Majesty”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 295 …………………….……………… “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
Living Word: Matthew 27:11-26 (Page 965)
Message: “PILATE: THE JUDGE WHO SENTENCED HIM”
Rev. Bruce Osbeck
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 435 ………………. “God of Grace and God of Glory”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Janna Emelander. Children K–
2nd Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Darrell Delaney & Amy Grimm.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC TODAY is presented by Deborah Alexander.
Deborah is a member of the Lighthouse Full Life Center. Thank you
for being with us today!
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High/High School Sunday School Class
will meet at the Crossing.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage
– Class meets in the Chapel.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. If you would
like to learn more about having a relationship with Jesus and His
church or would like to make Profession of Faith, this class will
enable you, but not obligate you to do so.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us tonight as we begin the Lenten Pulpit
Exchange. Rev. Bruce Osbeck, Pastor of Faith Reformed Church, will
lead our service and share the message. Pastor Rick will be preaching
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
7:00 pm THE MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet.
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
KINGDOM KIDS! – All youth ages K – 5th Grade meet with
Mrs. Ver Hulst in the Fellowship Hall.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE – This class will
meet in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 – 5 will meet.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
NEXT SUNDAY – MARCH 15, 2009
3rd SUNDAY IN LENT
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series GOD’S ROAD
SIGNS with the message NO PARKING from Galatians 3:11, Hebrews
11:6, Proverbs 3:5-6, II Corinthians 5:7.
FELLOWSHIP DINNER next Sunday following the morning service!
Remember to sign up your whole family by filling in and tearing off
the bottom section of the insert in today’s bulletin. There will be no
Sunday School so you all can eat dinner immediately following the
worship service. Sign ups are due TODAY!
6:00 PM – Next Sunday night, Rev. Mark Bergsma, Pastor of Unity
Reformed Church, will be with us and share the message as a part of
the Lenten Pulpit Exchange. Pastor Rick will be preaching at Faith.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, March 28 - THE FELLOWSHIP TEAM is hosting a
DINNER/BOWLING night! First we will have dinner at Salvatores
(654 Stocking) then bowling at Clique Lanes. Sign up in the narthex!
Save the date!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lynda Ver Merris will undergo surgery Tuesday,
March 10. Please keep Bob & Lynda in your prayers. See the
Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION - Thank you so much for the prayers, thoughts and
cards during my recent hospitalization and recuperation. I
appreciate and thank Pastor Rick also for his visits and prayers.
I can truly feel the support of my Grace Church Family.
LENT FOOD DRIVE – The need for food and personal hygiene as well as
cleaning supplies is HUGE in our area due to the cut backs in income
and loss of jobs in the area. Even though many of us are affected in
some way, God calls us to reach out as we are able. So, the Mission
Outreach Team is promoting the Lent Food Drive here at Grace from
March 1 – April 12. Please prayerfully consider helping with this
MISSION TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS – There are still two or three spots left,
so if you want to be a part of this exciting work project, sign up in the
narthex or contact Shari. We will leave Friday, April 17 and return
Saturday, April 25. The cost per person will be under $100, after we
get all our fundraisers completed. See the Galaxy for more details.
COLLECTION OF BOOKS – We have received a request from the Deacon
Center that Forgotten Man Ministries is in need of paperback
religious books focusing primarily on Christian living, marriage,
parenting, and self help. The jail library is normally stocked with
these books and they are distributed weekly throughout the facility by
Chaplains. If you have books that you have already read and would
like to donate to inmates in the Kent County Jail, please deposit them
in the box in the narthex. (This is a great way to clean out your
bookshelves and closets!)
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of March is designated for the
GIDEONS. This offering will be received on March 29th.
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS CLASS – The Family Network of Wyoming
invites 30 people to participate in this class. Classes will be held at
St. John Vianney Catholic School, 4101 Clyde Park in Wyoming from
7:00 – 8:30 pm on Thursday evenings, March 26, April 2, 16, and 23.
This class is intended for persons with little or no computer
experience but have a real interest in learning more about computer
fundamentals. The four sessions will include Word Processing,
Internet, E-Mail, and Digital Pictures and other topics of interest to
participants. For more detailed information and registration, contact
Glen Walstra at 616-808-9113. Registration fee for the four classes is
only $20 total per person. The deadline for registration is March 23.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush; Brad & Gracia Class
Lower Doors: Shirley De Bruin
March 15 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Stan & Sheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Today AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Elaine Martin, Robin Zondervan
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
March 15 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Heather Dood
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
March 8, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Pray for the lives of those who may be touched .
*Watch next week for a Church Plant Prayer Calendar.
Praise God for…
• The gift of the Holy Spirit
• Our Grace Family
• Our many volunteers
• Keri Desmarais (Boeve) who is preparing to move very soon to Japan to
be with her husband (Finally!)
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Lynda Ver Merris as she prepares for surgery Tuesday
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Willie Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris, Judy Klein,
Deb Kleymeer, Bob Stadt
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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 praise reports!
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