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May 15, 2011 Bulletin

Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 12, 2011


SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011

10:00 am Worship Service



 Choral Introit “Saved By Grace”

 Time of Praise

 Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moment of Sharing: The Church of Jesus Christ needs prayer for ___.

 Moments in Prayer for the Church of Jesus Christ

* Affirmation of Faith (On Screen)

* Hymn No. 401 …………..………………….. “The Church’s One Foundation”


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: I Thessalonians 2:6b-12 (Page 1146)

 Message: “MOTHER CHURCH” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 97 ………….. “Sing Praise to God who Reigns Above”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 34 ……………………………………….….. “He Is Lord”

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 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.



Meet in the Chapel



 Worship Sequence No. 7-10 ………………….. “Praise the Almighty King”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 1 ……..……….............. “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

 Living Word: Exodus 20:1-4 (Page 73), Joshua 24:14-24 (Page 230)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen


 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 33 ………….… “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra


*All who are able, please stand.



9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.


ALL CHURCH DINNER following the morning worship service. 

 There will be coffee and punch in the Fellowship Hall for all prior to

 the dinner! This is a benefit for the 2012 Mission Trip! 



 today due to the Mission Trip Dinner. The last class for this season

 will be on May 22. No class will be held on May 29 or Sundays in

 June, July, or August! 




HEALTH CONCERNS – Anna Borkowski will undergo outpatient

 surgery on Thursday, May 19 at Butterworth Hospital. Mary Huizen will have hip replacement surgery on Friday, May 20 at Blodgett. See the

 Prayer and Praise Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.




MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

 7:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP led by Lyndsey Boeve. 

 Weather permitting we will be working outside for the summer! 


TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

 12:30 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet at the home of

 Gladys Kessel for a potluck lunch.

 3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6


 check your mailbox today for information that will be discussed

 at our meeting.



  3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4


THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

 2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8.





NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Is Hell for

 Real?” from Mark 9:43-48. 




EXPLORE “THE OTHER WAY” Ministries today from 3 – 5 pm. 

 Discover and explore the 44 year historic presence of “The

 Other Way” in the Westown Neighborhood. See and hear from staff

 and neighbors about the impact of the programs. Get a taste of what

 it’s like to live, learn, work, play and grow at “The Other Way”. 

 Experience firsthand the work God is doing in Westown. 


CHECK OUT CAMP GENEVA! Camp Geneva will host an open

 house this afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All camper families and

 community members welcome! Joining us with a live broadcast will

 be JQ 99.3 FM! We’ll have games for younger children, the pool will

 be open, and you can explore the facilities and grounds before camp

 starts. (



Monday, June 13 – 16 6:00 – 8:00 pm


A Bible Time experience for kids ages 4 years – 5th Grade. Visit the

shops in the marketplace, dance and sing, see live animals and much more. 

On Thursday a dinner will be provided for the family. Reserve a spot for your children/grandchildren

or neighbors today! 

SPACE IS LIMITED! Forms are on the narthex table.


VBS VOLUNTEERS - Please help us be a blessing to our Grace kids

 and our community this year as we share what it was like in Jesus’

 time. We will be traveling back to 29 AD. 
 Jewish Mothers- This has been modified from last year to make

 it run smoother for you and a little easier. You will lead the children

 around to the areas they are suppose to be at, share customs that

 went on in their homes and review Drama with them (all info

 Helpers: You will assist the Jewish mother with the children each



 Buddy: Looking for one more person to be with one of Grace’s

 kids. They will be responsible for this one child the whole time

 leading them to each area.
 Drama: This is a nice place for those of you that can't do the whole

 week but have at least 1-2 day open to help. You will read from a

 script and act out the short story for the children. You don't need to

 be a professional...the kids will love you no matter what!

 DRIED FRUIT – Must be in package with ingredients listed. Types

 of fruit: raisins, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, mango’s etc. 

 Please drop off in kitchen by June 5. If you have questions, see



 CANOPY TENTS – A couple tents are still needed for the

 Marketplace. Please drop off to church before June 10. Please write

 your name on tent so we know who to return it to. 



to change…a life, a city, a world


Pentecost Sunday – June 12, 2011

Pentecost..the coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the New Testament church,

and the commissioning of Christ followers to boldly testify to our Lord’s resurrection

and make disciples of all people.


The church today – almost 2000 years later –

continues to be the hope of the world. 


Our special offering for the month of June is designated for “One Sunday”. Our evening service on

June 12 will be a special combined service with our sister churches in Wyoming with that

offering designated for “One Sunday” as well!


More information on “One Sunday” to come! 






Today Upper Doors: Mac & Mary McAlary; Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy

 Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund

May 22 Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel; Elaine Martin

 Lower Doors: Lorie Norden

May 29 Upper Doors: Ernst & Char Otto; Joan Patterson

 Lower Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma



Today Pat Ter Beek, Erika Wigent, Lyndsey Boeve

May 22 Donna Oppenhuizen, Diane Maitner, Jenny Hendges

May 29 Sue Vander Wal, Elaine Martin, Tymie Boeve


Prayers & Praise Line

May 15, 2011


Church Plant Prayer Focus


Pray for Pastor George as he continues to make

contacts with individuals and families.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.


  • Keep Anna Borkowski and Mary Huizen in your prayers as they both undergo surgery this week.
  • Remember Pastor George and the volunteers at Club in your prayers as they reach out and build relationships with the neighborhood children and their parents.
  • Please be in prayer for plans for the upcoming VBS. Pray that we will have enough volunteers and the children will come. Pray for Heather as she works on all the last minute details. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Tyler Huisman, nephew of Wes & Linda Lowing; Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke, who just underwent reconstructive surgery; Marvin Witvliet, brother of Arlene Dekker, who is beginning chemo for esophageal cancer; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth Vermerris diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; Linda Hoezee, daughter-in-law of Ann Hoezee who is undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Dave
  •  Vander Berg.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, 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!




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