Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 5, 2013
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Eagle’s Wings”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Today I find Comfort in ______________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Mission Report Earl & Clare Reifel
Senior Choir “Jesus Is My Lord”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Mark 10: 17-22 (Pg. 980)
Message: “BODY AND SOUL: THE ONLY PURE COMFORT”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 705 …………….……………… “It Is Well With My Soul”
* Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “Now I Belong to Jesus”
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Whatever
led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place.
Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 538-540 …………….....……. “My Faith, My Hope”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 318 …………….……. “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”
Living Word: Genesis 11:27-12:9 (Page 10)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE HEIDELBERG: AN HISTORICAL CONFESSION
FOR HYSTERICAL TIMES”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 151 …………………..... “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages “Body &
Soul”, as series on the Heidelberg Catechism. See the insert in your
bulletin for all the details.
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 Pastor George and Connections.
SUNDAYS AT 6:00 PM – Join Pastor Rick as he continues the
discussion on the Heidelberg Catechism. Meet in the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY - PRAYER MARATHON – We will hold a 24 hour Prayer
Marathon for Shawn Keener, UCOM Program Director, who has been
diagnosed with cancer. Sign up for a time slot and commit to pray
for Shawn right where you are. A signup sheet is on the narthex table
for all those who would like to participate.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE. Now is a
great time to join the choir! New members are welcome!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
FALL KICK OFF
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will continue the new series of messages
“Body & Soul”, with the message “Such Misery, Such a Savior”.
Further study will take place during the evening worship service.
Following the morning service we will have a PIG ROAST for all!
There will be the Noah’s Ark bounce house, games and prizes for
4:00 PM Y-LIFE Kick Off! Meet at Grace to head to Cranes
Orchard. Bring $7.00 for corn maze. Questions? See Ms. Heather.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 16, 7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY
Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will
meet in the Consistory Room. We will discuss the introduction to
The Book of Isaiah and the first lesson in the study book.
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH MTG.
Wednesday, September 18 – Opening night for WEDNESDAY
NIGHT LIVE. Dinner will be served each week beginning at
6:00 pm. Kids will start off the year with GEMS & Victors.
Monday, September 23, 6:00 pm FRIENDS AND FELLOWSHIP
BIBLE STUDY for younger adults will have their first meeting of
the fall season. Childcare will be provided!
Monday, September 23, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
LOOKING for someone to SEW curtains for the theater room. See
Heather if you can help.
SIGN-UP SHEETS for Fall DISCOVERY KIDZ rotations are now
on the Narthex table. STILL NEEDED–Leader for Games, Science,
and two Shepherds. This is a three week rotation (Sept. 15-29).
TOILET PAPER COLLECTION FOR FNOW – We will continue to
collect this week. We brought one load over when we learned they
were completely out! Thank you all so much for your generous
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for ACCESS (All County Churches Emergency Support System). For
30 years ACCESS has been committed to helping those in need in
our community. ACCESS maintains a network of 100 Food Pantries
and also work with congregations to provide Thanksgiving and
Christmas Baskets, and coordinate with the larger community in
responding to local disasters. This offering with be received
Sunday morning, September 29.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Lisa Braendle
Sept. 15 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Sept. 22 Upper Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt, Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today Sue Stuk, Judy Beadle
Sept. 15 Donna Oppenhuizen, Lyndsey Boeve
Sept. 22 Tymie Boeve, Sandy Farris
Prayers & Praise Line
September 8, 2013
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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