Bulletin Announcements | 3.12.23


Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:

  • Glenn A
  • Carol DV
  • Jose & Kathy F
  • Paul & Christopher G
  • Carol P
  • Kim R
  • Don S
  • Bennett VV
  • Linda VDH
  • Kyle W
  • Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W

Please remember to pray for, call & visit our church family members who cannot be with us for in-person worship. They are Pat C, Fannie T, Lois VH & Thelma W.

Prayer Corner:
“Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin… Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped.
Exodus 34:5-7a, 8

Sunday services are livestreamed on YouTube at 9:30 am.

In the morning, we will celebrate God’s love & grace in the Lord’s Supper. We will begin a Lenten sermon series called, “Follow Me.” We will consider the call of Jesus’ first disciples & his call to us today from Mark 1. 

In the evening, we will watch the last episode of season 3 of The Chosen called “Sustenance.” If you ever wondered what it might have been like to be at the miracle of the feeding of the 5000, this is your opportunity to see & learn from it.

In the morning, we will continue a Lenten sermon series called, “Follow Me.” We will consider the second part of the call of Jesus’ first disciples & his call to us today. 

In the evening, we will begin listening to & discussing a video-based Bible study based on the book Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey. We will be reminded of the desperate need our world has for grace & how Christians can truly make the gospel good news again in a cynical culture.

Loose offerings for the month of March will go to Campus Ministry @ GVSU, which started in 1965 as a partnership between the RCA & CRC. “What began as a ministry of one seminary student to college students has transformed into a ministry not just to GVSU students in Allendale, but to college & graduate students in Grand Rapids as well. Campus Ministry in Grand Rapids is a community of Christ followers called to share the whole gospel with our whole campus & whole city. We do this through one-on-one discipleship, weekly house group Bible studies & weekly worship gatherings on Sunday nights called The Well.”

Marissa with Campus Ministry will join us March 12 to share more about this program. 


MEN’S TESTIMONY HOUR  |  Steve VN will share his testimony & life lessons with us this Sunday. Men, join us in the multi-purpose room at 11 am to be encouraged & inspired. 

Sunday schoolers, we are singing this week, so head the sanctuary at 11 am!

BIBLE MEMORY CAMP  |  This week – catch up  |  Next week – (no memory due)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY  |  Our next meeting this coming Thursday at 9 am; we’ll be working our way through Lesson 8.

Glenwood Bible Club is putting together resurrection eggs with the kids for Easter! We’ll need styrofoam egg cartons; if you have one, please bring it to church & give it to Megan VG or Kelly F by March 17!


When: Saturday, March 18
Time: 5-9:30 pm…ish?!?
Where: Various homes… Yours?!?!
We will spend the evening progressing from Appetizers (5 pm), Soup/Salad (6 pm), Main course (7 pm), & Dessert (8 pm). In order for this night to be a success, we need many hosts! Hosting involves having a place for 10-12 people to sit – & not necessarily at a table. Everyone will be asked to contribute a food item at one of the courses of the night. The Main course usually consists of a meat choice & a starch (potato or rice), the host usually provides the meat & a guest will bring the potato/rice. 

Please sign up via this SignUpGenius link. Contact the office with any questions! We look forward to ‘progressing’ with lots of you! 

Ladies, please join us for a night of crafting & hobbying this Friday, March 17, at 6 pm. Take along your scrapbooking, card making, knitting, etc! Snacks to share are also a great idea. Please enter through the ‘B’ doors by the gym.

HELP NEEDED  |  The projection team is looking for another projectionist to either join the full schedule or be available as a backup. If you’re interested in learning more about this, please contact the office.

Bulletin announcements are due by noon on Thursdays. You can call them in (616-698-7930), email them to the church office, or write a note & drop it in Keri Penning’s mailbox in the copy machine room.

REVIVE  |  Open AA meetings are held at 7 pm in the loft on Mondays & Wednesdays. Enter via door B by the gym. Contact Ben Kloosterman at 616-299-6228 for more information. 

Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Many mental health conditions, including anxiety & substance use disorders, are associated with sleep difficulties. Members of Providence have access to counselors to receive free & confidential help. Contact the office to learn more. 

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