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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Mar 4, 2015

 

3rd SUNDAY of LENT

MARCH 8, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude 

 Choral Introit “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”  

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

 *Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Moments of Sharing:  God spared me in my battle with ______.

 Senior Choir “The Blood Bought Church”

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory

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

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Joshua 8:1-29, 10:1-15 (Page 213)

 Message:  “GOD’S METHODS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

  * Closing Hymn No. 731 ………………………..  “Onward Christian Soldiers”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 302 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) .…………..  “Lamb of God”

 Postlude  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, 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 and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

  Prelude

  Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn No. 139 ……………………..……  “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

  Moments of Sharing

  Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 604 …………………………………………………..  “I Then Shall Live”

  Living Word:  Deuteronomy 24:17-22 (Page 194)

  Message:  “YOU SHALL REMEMBER” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

  Prayer of Blessing on the Word

*Closing Hymn No. 589 ……..…………………………….…..  “Here I Am, Lord”

*Benediction

 Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp

 

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET.  All children 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 today.  This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 

 

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.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015 

 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in

 Grades 5 & 6 will meet. 

 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

 3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for

 youth in Grades 3 & 4 will meet.

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE! 

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and enjoy a time

 of fellowship prior to the evenings classes. 

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE

 6:45 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th.

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.  The VICTORS will

 be heading out to explore the Fire Station.  They will eat

 dinner as usual before leaving.

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!

 7:00 – 8:00 PM  ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room. 

 Wes Dekker will lead the class.  We will continue to study

 Corinthians.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

 6:00 – 8:00 PM  DATE NIGHT!!!

 Y-life is once again offering a night of babysitting! This is a  

 fundraiser for their retreat!

 Where: Grace Reformed Church
 Cost: $10 per child for the evening!
 Details: Drop your child(ren) off for an evening of fun! We will  

 provide entertainment, crafts snack and oodles of fun!
 Please be sure to feed them dinner before they arrive.
 Sign up at the Discovery Kidz desk. 

 

NEXT WEEK, MARCH 15, 2015

4th SUNDAY IN LENT

 

NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the “Bible in a Year” series

 with the message: “The Tale of Three Women”.

 

ALL CHURCH DINNER sponsored by the Mission Team following  

 the morning worship service.  See the insert in your bulletin today!

 Please use the tear off and make your reservations TODAY so they

 know about how many to plan for!

 

“BELONGING” - NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet. 

 

6:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing. 

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS –  Mary Mc Alary underwent hip replacement

 surgery on Monday.  Keep Mary, as well as Mac, in your prayers. 

 Continue to remember Devin Hendges, young son of Derk & Jenny,

 in your prayers following sinus surgery this past week.  For all other

 Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line in your

 bulletin today.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 pm  THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in

 the Consistory Room.  We will discuss Isaiah 40, Lesson 12 in our

 study book.  All women are welcome.

 

Sunday, March 22, 10:00 am GEMS SUNDAY!  The girls will have a

 special part in our service.  Rev. Jack Doorlag with be with us and

 share the message.  Our special offering for March is designated for

 the GEMS and will be received on GEMS Sunday.

 

Sunday, March 29, 10:00 am THE SENIOR CHOIR will present their

 Easter Cantata.

 

Sunday, March 29, 6:00 pm

 

JOHN – HIS STORY

A SPECIAL PALM SUNDAY EVENING EVENT AT GRACE!

 Plan to join us here at 6:00 pm on March 29 for this great one hour

 presentation put on by the Master Arts Theatre.  Come and

 experience the seven extraordinary miracles from the book of John as

 told by the ordinary people who witnessed them.  There is no cost to

 you for this presentation!  We will be joined by our sister churches for

 this event.  Mark the date on your calendar and invite your friends &

 family to join you!

 

Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm MAUNDY THURSDAY service of

 Communion and Remembrance.

 

Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am – ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

 SAVE THE DATE!!  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, April 5, 10:00 am EASTER CELEBRATION!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DONUTS!! Y-life will be selling Krispy Crème donuts after the

 service on March 29th! Want a dozen to take home with you?  See

 one of our youth kids in the narthex to order yours. Orders are due

 March 22nd after the morning service.  This is a fundraiser for our

 upcoming retreat.

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ sign-up sheets for April, May & June rotations are

 on the narthex table.

 

THE GEMS are collecting empty 1 lb. coffee cans for a project!  If you

 have any to donate, please bring them to the church kitchen.  Thanks!

 

DESSERTS are once again needed to finish out the last few

 Wednesday Night fellowship dinners.  A sign-up sheet is on the

 narthex table.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today:  Upper Doors: Lisa Braendle, Denny & Mary Bush

 Lower Doors:  Anna Borkowski

March 15:  Upper Doors:  Shirley De Bruin, John & Fay De Jong

 Lower Doors:  Ed & Kathy De Ruiter

March 22: Upper Doors:  Linda De Vries, Stan & Cheryl De Witt

 Lower Doors:  Wes & Arlene Dekker

 

NURSERY  

Today:  Jayme Dood, Robin Zondervan

March 15:  Eric Wigent, Judy Beadle

March 22:  Lyndsey Boeve, Sophie Licari

 

DISCOVERY KIDS – March

  Art: Diane Maitner

  Theater:  Ray Zondervan 

  Cooking:  Heather Dood 

  Science:  Rachel Mulder  

 Shepherds:  Katie Green, Lyndsey Boeve, Tara Angus

 

Prayers & Praise Line

March 8, 2015

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We are thankful today for God’s unfailing love for us.
  • We are so thankful today for our Discovery Kidz.  We pray that they will have a meaningful worship time together. 
  • We pray today for Pastor Rick as he leads our congregation on this year long “reading through the Bible” event.  We pray for him as he prepares the messages each week.
  • Remember Mary Mc Alary in your prayers as she heals and begins rehab.  Also remember Mac Mc Alary in your prayers.
  • We pray for Devin Hendges following surgery.
  • Please keep Sandy Gort in your prayers as she recovers following surgery.
  • We pray for Lorie Norden following knee replacement surgery.
  • Remember Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers.  She has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • We pray for Pastor George today as he leads Connections.  We pray for all the people that attend.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey, in your prayers. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to life one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Elevation Church. Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.

 

 

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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