Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Mar 6, 2014
1st SUNDAY in LENT
MARCH 9, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “It Is Well With My Soul”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Affirmation of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism Q & A 1
Senior Choir “Ready for the Lord”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 24:29-35 (Pg. 960)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WATCH FOR THE SIGNS: GETTING READY”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 759 …………….………………… “What if it Were Today”
* Song of Departure No. 753 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ... “Jesus is Coming Again”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for ALPHA, Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
5:00 PM JOINT EVENING SERVICE at UNITY REFORMED
CHURCH (4450 Poinsettia SE, Kentwood). We will join with the
congregations of Faith, Unity and Beverly for this special service as
we begin Lent. Please note the start time of 5:00 pm!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Pulled Pork and Cheesy
Potatoes. Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship before class.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at church!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Keith Van Zoeren will continue the class
using the book and study guide “GOD IS CLOSER
THAN YOU THINK” by John Ortberg. Meet in the
7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING in Pastor Rick’s Office.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
5:30 PM ALPHA CLASS meets at the Crossing.
NEXT WEEK, MARCH 16, 2014
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new Lenten series
“Wandering in Your Wilderness”. See the insert in your bulletin for
all the details. Join us for the 6:00 pm evening service for the study
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my church family for the
prayers and concerns during my recent hospital stay. I hope to
know by this week when the surgery will be to fix the problem. The
many phone calls, cards, and visits by Pastor Rick and Tymie Boeve
are very much appreciated. ~Phyllis Vander Sloot
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, March 17, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING
Tuesday, March 18, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in
the Consistory room. We will discuss Chapter 6 in our study book,
Isaiah 11 & 12. All women are welcome.
Saturday, March 22, Noon to 7:30 pm ALPHA HOLY SPIRIT DAY.
The entire congregation is invited to join in on this day. Some of the
subjects covered are: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy
Spirit Do? How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit? How Can I
Make the Most of the Rest of My Life? Meals will be provided!
Please sign up in the sheet in the narthex if you would love to be a
part of this day.
Sunday, March 23 – GEMS SUNDAY! Our girls will be a part of the
worship service and tell us about their theme this year and what they
have been doing. Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of
March is designated for the GEMS organization and will be received
on that day.
Sunday, March 23 – Y-LIFE is sponsoring a SPAGHETTI DINNER
following the morning worship service. This will be a fund raiser for
our Cran Hill Retreat! Please come out and invite your friends!
Monday, March 24, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING.
Monday, March 24, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Saturday, April 19 GRACE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. Egg
stuffers are needed and well as candy donations to fill the eggs (think
small - peanut free please). See Heather if you can help fill eggs.
Donations can be dropped off at the youth desk.
Y-LIFE YOUTH – We will meet on Friday, March 21 at 6:00 pm to
prep and get things ready for the Fund Raiser dinner on Sunday
the 23rd. Everyone please plan to be there! Also you will need to be
at church on the day of the dinner at 9 am!!
PARKING LOT RE-CONSTRUCTION – This snow will be going
away at some point in time!! Our parking lot is in dire need of
attention. If you would like to help fund this major project,
donations will be welcomed! Just designate “Building Fund” on your
offering envelope. You may also use pew envelopes with “Building
ALPHA MEALS – See the sign-up sheet in the narthex for a spot that
will work for you. You can volunteer to bring a salad, dessert, for part
of the main dish. Thank you all so much for helping!
TOILET PAPER is being collected for FNOW. Boxes are at the
entrance doors for your donations.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
March 16 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
March 23 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Today: Sue Stuk, Elaine Martin
March 16: Linda Emelander, Judy Beadle
March 23: Sandy Farris, Phyllis Vander Sloot
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MARCH
Art: Heather Dood
Cooking: Rebekah Kubiak
Science: Jayme Dood
Games: Abbey Licari
Theater: Linda Lowing
Shepherds: Kerri Baker, Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
March 9, 2014
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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