SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Music Ministry “Ode to Joy” Elizabeth De Lange
“Praise Him” Brittany De Lange
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No 410 (Verses 1, 2, 4)
“Standing on the Promises”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: God’s Word tells me that _________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Music Ministry “Do Lord”
“Rejoice in the Lord” Katherine De Lange
Ministry Report: Western Seminary Rev. Vern Hoffman
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Message Rev. Vern Hoffman
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 406 ………………………….. “Wonderful Words of Life”
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 294 ………………………….……………………. “One Day”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 495 ……………………..……………………. “Jesus Loves Even Me”
Living Word: John 20 (Page 1052)
Message: “EMPTY TOMB, FULL HEARTS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 358 …………….………………………. “Because He Lives”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Vern Hoffman, Ministry representative of
Western Seminary to our morning worship service.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC TODAY is presented by Elizabeth, Brittany, and
Katherine De Lange. The girls attend Corinth Reformed Church and
are the granddaughters of Wes & Linda Lowing. Thank you
Elizabeth, Brittany, and Katherine for being with us and blessing
us with your music today!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING. Pantries appreciate cash donations
because it enables them to purchase perishable items, such as meat,
at a reduced cost from Feeding America. See the letter to our
Deacons that is included with the bulletin today for more
information. This special offering will be received this morning.
A COMMUNION SERVICE for those who were unable to partake last week
will be held in the chapel immediately following the morning service.
NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Scott Crane will lead our morning service and
share the message. There will not be an evening service at Grace,
however, you are invited to Unity Reformed Church, 4450
Poinsettia, Kentwood for a combined evening service, which will
begin at 5:00pm.
DISCOVERY KIDZ – Discovery Kidz will not meet next Sunday. Kids,
plan to join your parents for worship in the sanctuary!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, September 12 FALL KICK OFF LUNCHEON following the
morning worship service. Lunch, games for the kids…sign up in the
Sunday, September 19 THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will begin.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Fay De Jong underwent hip replacement
surgery at Blodgett Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 26. Keep Bonnie
Harmsen in your prayers as she has been diagnosed with cancer and
is considering treatment options. See the Prayer and Praise Line for
all the prayer requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – To my Grace family, Thank you so much for the
cards, prayers, and kindness show following my surgery and
recovery. ~Carolyn Baker
A sincere thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and also to my dear
Grace family for the beautiful cards, words of encouragement, and
prayers. It is so much appreciated. ~Judy Klein
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Allyssa Braendle and Bobby Janecyk
who were joined in marriage yesterday in our sanctuary with Pastor
Rick officiating. May God bless you with many years of happiness
CONGRATULATION ALSO to Doug and Keri (Boeve) Desmarais upon the
birth of a son, Hayden Robert, born on Monday, August 23rd. Mom,
Dad and baby are all doing well! Their address in Japan is:
PSC 473 Box 1039
FPO AP 96349-1039
DISCOVERY KIDZ needs help for their next rotation “Abraham”
beginning September 12!! Sign up in the narthex or call Heather!
THE NEXT EDITION of the GALAXY will be published on Sept. 12…perfect
time to put in your plug for fall activities! Please turn in your articles
to Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek by Wednesday, September 8. Articles
also may be placed in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the office.
UPDATE ON THE SCHOOL BAG PROJECT: Thank you for the supplies that
you continue to bring in. After the last count we still need 27
notebooks, 75 pairs of scissors, 7 rulers, 45 pencil sharpeners. If
more items are turned in, we will fill more bags or make items
available to our own Club 3:16 youth, so if you want to continue
bringing in supplies, please do so…we will collect them through
September 5. Thank you so much!
COMING! FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION: September 12 – October 3 we will
collect food (non-perishable) items, personal care products, cleaning
supplies, and paper products for the County Wide Food Drive which
will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010. More details to come, but
if you see big sales, pick up a few items early!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush; Brad & Gracia Class
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Sept. 5 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin; John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Today Tymie Boeve, Sue Stuk, Allie Mc Elroy
Sept. 5 Lynda Ver Merris, Judy Beadle, Pat Ter Beek
Prayers & Praise Line
August 29, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
This week praise God that He is always available and that you
can have constant communication with Him through prayer.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that God will lead us to clarity.
Pray for discernment for the Mission/Outreach Team.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank God today for all the beauty that surrounds us.
Pray this week for Fay De Jong following surgery.
Praise God today for the birth of Hayden Robert Desmarais.
We pray today for Lucille Sytsema ~ May she be encouraged and feel God’s presence in her life.
Praise God for His precious gift of His Son and through Him, life eternal.
Pray for John De Jong as he undergoes chemo treatments.
Keep Bonnie Harmsen and her family in your prayers.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Pray for Heather Dood and the plans for the fall Children’s Programs.
Be in prayer for Rev. George Grevenstuk and he begins his work with the youth in our community.
We thank God for HIS awesome presence in our lives!
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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!