Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Mar 4, 2015
3rd SUNDAY of LENT
MARCH 8, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”
Call to Worship
*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
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*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”
*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.
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
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”
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
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
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
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!
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
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
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
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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