Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Aug 3, 2007
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Bob Baker
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: “Our children teach us that ___________.”
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
The Law of God: The Ten Commandments
Ministry of Music Bob Baker
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 404 …………………………………………. “Faith of Our Fathers”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 78:1-8 (Page 572)
Ephesians 6:1-4 (Page 1136)
Message: “SHAPING A GENERATION” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 453 ….…… “Happy Our Home When God Is There”
* Song of Departure No. 21 (Verses 1 & 5)
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at The Crossing
Worship Sequence No. 85, 86, 87, 88 …… “Name Above Every Name”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 277 ………………………..……. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Living Word: Acts 4:8-12, Revelation 3:11-13
Message “BY NAME” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 266 ………………………………. “That Beautiful Name”
* Postlude Lorinda Vander Werp, Pianist
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leader Lisa Braendle and Hennie Rosema.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Lynda Ver Merris & Elaine Martin.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Bob Baker, who is
currently a member of Metropolitan Choir of Praise. Welcome Bob
and thank you for your message in song!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2007
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2007
6:30 – 8:00 PM CLUB 3:16 BIBLE STUDY will meet at Nikki’s.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2007
5:45 PM CO-ED SOFTBALL at the Knights of Columbus Field.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2007
12 – 2:00 PM CLUB 3:16 at the Crossing for grades 3 – 12.
Lunch will be provided!
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 12, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the morning sermon series
“The Chapters of Life” with the message “The Time of Reassessment”.
The Alaska Challenge Team will share their experiences with us.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Friar is recovering at home following
surgery last Monday. Stan DeWitt has been in the hospital this week
undergoing tests. See the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin
today for prayer concerns and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION: “A sincere and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all our
friends at Grace for the cards, visits, etc. at the passing of our
(Carole’s) father on July 18. We really appreciate your
thoughtfulness.” ~Carole & Ron Lankheet
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 pm OUTREACH/MISSION TEAM MEETING
Monday, August 27, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD MEETING.
Saturday, September 15, 2:00 pm GOLF OUTING - The Fellowship Team
is planning a golf outing on at the Pines Golf Course. Following golf,
dinner will be served on the back deck. Please bring a salad or
dessert to pass. Don’t golf? - Just come for dinner and fellowship!
Sign up in the narthex!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for Hope
College. As of this year, this is not in the budget…Hope College will
receive whatever is collected in this special offering on August 26.
NEEDED: SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND HELPERS to lead Sunday
School for our children. If there is a person who would like to be the
Coordinator, let us know. If this is too demanding, as it is a year
long commitment, we will also accept groups of teachers and helpers
who will be in charge for the quarter. These teachers would be on a
rotating system of 3 months each. Feel free to come and be a part of
this new and exciting experience with our children. We are trying to
be as flexible as possible in order to accommodate our leaders as well
as bless our kids. Questions? See Darrell.
HELP NEEDED: Our key food pantry, UCOM needs your help. There is
an urgent need for food containers, both glass and plastic, quart size
and smaller. They must be clean and have lids. Also needed are
plastic ½ gallon milk and juice containers, and plastic and paper
grocery bags. The shelves are very low and UCOM is in need of
vegetables of all kinds. Please bring your items to the kitchen or office
at church and we will transport them to UCOM on Chicago Drive.
Questions, call 241-4006.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee; Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Tim & Sue Dunkle
August 12 Upper Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra; David & Nicole Eckhardt
Lower Doors: Steve & Jennifer Elkowitz
August 19 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today AM Service: Danielle Vining, Donna Oppenhuizen, Sandy
Farris, Samantha Johnson
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
August 12 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Mark Roach, Robin Zondervan,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
August 19 AM Service: Sue Veldheer, Sandy Gort, Becky Herrema,
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Prayers & Praise Line
August 5, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The safe arrival home and life changing experiences of the Alaska Challenge Team
• The constant presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives
• God’s great beautiful outdoors that we can enjoy
• Safe travels for those who are vacationing
• Anna Borkowski’s family as they morn the loss of Anna’s cousin who drowned this past week.
• Healing for Jim Friar
• Healing for Stan DeWitt
• Boldness for each of us to share Jesus with those we meet
• The summer Club 3:16 plans and children who attend
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom, Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal,
Roger Roberts, Emily Wilson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson)
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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