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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Tue, Apr 15, 2008

 COMMUNION SUNDAY
 April 13, 2008
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude 
 Choral Introit Club 3:16 Youth Singers
 Call to Worship
 Time of Praise
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moment of Sharing
 Mission Send Off
 Moments in Prayer
 Offertory 
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Hebrews 12:1-13 (Page 1170)
 Message: “TEMPERANCE: DISCIPLINE IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
 Choral Anthem “The Table of the Lord”
 Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 638………………………….… “I Need Thee Every Hour”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure 436(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…………….….… “Freely, Freely”
* Postlude 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
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 45…………………... “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 370………………………………………. “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”
 Living Word: I Samuel 12:18-25 (Page 271)
 Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: SAMUEL” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 104…………………………….……. “O Worship the King”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst 
 *All who are able, please stand

 TODAY AT GRACE

TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. We
invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church and have found
forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in this supper. If you are
aware of someone who is not here today, but would like to receive
this sacrament, please contact the church office. Thank you.

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Janna Emelander & Gracia Class.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Darrell Delaney & Joshua Sawyer.

TODAY is the SEND OFF for the 14 persons who will be leaving Friday at
12:30 PM to take part in a mission work project (for hurricane
victims) with Habitat for Humanity in Mobile, Alabama. They will
leave Mobile on April 25 and return to Wyoming late Sat., April 26.
The persons, accepting the call to serve in Mobile, AL are:
Joan Emaus, Larry Kleymeer, Elaine Martin, Jim & Sheila McElroy,
Kara Pierce, Josh Tyron, Pat Ter Beek, Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot,
David Vander Sloot, Bill Ver Hulst, Dale & Shari Dood.
We ask for the congregation’s prayers as well as the prayers of those
who signed up to pray for some of us specifically. (a list of the prayer
partners is on the table in the narthex!)

IMMEDIATELY following the worship service, there will be a
brief meeting in the front of the sanctuary for these persons.

THANK YOU to the Youth from Club 3:16 who sang the introit song
during our worship service. They appreciate the opportunity to share
their testimony in song with us.

11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
“Faith in the Cinema” – We will watch and discuss how the gift of
faith is treated in the feature film The Robe starring Richard Burton
and Jean Simmons, a story set just after the Resurrection in Palestine
and Rome. Brad Class will lead this study in the Chapel.
“Daniel – Spiritual Living in a Secular World” – Meet in Kia’s office.

SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Rick will continue the study entitled “From the
Old to the New to You: Samuel” where we discover Christ in the Old
Testament and in our lives as well.

7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP WILL MEET.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
7:00 PM PRAYER WALKS in areas 3 & 5.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
9:00 AM PRAYER WALK in area 9.
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:00 – 8:00 PM CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. NOTE: be here
at 6 PM so you can be in on the Pizza party!
7:00 PM PRAYER WALK in area 7.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.

FRIDAY, April 18, 2008
12:30 PM The group going to Mobile AL will leave church.
Please be at church at 11:30 AM to pack the vans, unless
other arrangements have been made.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2008
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CROP FOR THE CURE for those with
reservations. Questions…see or call Deb or Christy
Kleymeer @ 530-4964.
10:00 AM PRAYER WALKS in areas 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10.

1:00 PM BIBLE SCHOOL MEETING at the Crossing! See Darrell if
you have any questions or if you can’t be there.

 NEXT SUNDAY – APRIL 20, 2008

NEXT SUNDAY Shawn Gerbers will be here to lead our services and share the message. 

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Friar returned home on Monday, following
surgery. Friday, Ralph Bolt had surgery at Blodgett Hospital. On
Wednesday, April 16, Josh Sawyer will have surgery on his shoulder.
See the Prayers & Praise Line for other prayer concerns!

MOVED: Hank and Anne Hoezee have moved to Crystal Springs. Their
new address is Crystal Springs, 1175 68th SE, Room D-111, GR, 49508

PASTOR RICK & DONNA will be on vacation April 18 – 25. If a need
arises during this time, please contact an Elder, your Caring
Shepherd or call the office and we will contact them for you.

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYER WALKS in the neighborhood of Grace are taking place on
Monday evenings, Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening, and
Saturday morning once a month (on the week prior to and including
the 3rd Saturday). More walkers are welcome. Sign up on the form in
the narthex.

LOST: We have lost some of our outdoor tools…4 rakes, a garden hoe,
and a shovel. If anyone has seen any of these items, please return
them to church or see Neil Klein or Tymie Boeve. Please return ASAP
because they are needed now! Thanks so much!

ATTENTION KIDS, PARENTS, AND VOLUNTEERS: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
is right around the corner! This year's theme is the POWER LAB (See
the Galaxy). If you are interested and cannot wait to sign up, check
out this website:
https://www.groupvbs.com/webtoybox/myvbs/gracevbs2008
An informational meeting will be held April 19 at 1:00 pm.

SPECIAL OFFERING – The Special Offering for the month of April is
designated for the GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
ORGANIZATION. This special offering will be received on May 4
which is GEMS Sunday (not the usual last Sunday of the Month).

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP of the church grounds April 26, 2008.
Grace, along with the Boy Scouts, is organizing this event. Be sure to
wear gloves and work clothes for this day of service. We will begin at
9 am and go until everything is done! See John Sawyer if you have
any questions (534-0528).

“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project for children in impoverished schools,
refugee camps, and other difficult settings in the world. You can help
by sewing cloth school bags and purchasing the specific needed
school items. See the yellow flyer on the table in the narthex for
exact details. This project will end in October so you will have plenty
of time to find sales so that we can fill the bags that are presently
being sewed.

GRACE GARAGE SALE MAY 16 – 17 TO BENEFIT RICK & LAURA
MARSHALL’S ADOPTION EFFORTS. Donations gratefully accepted!
Please set aside any items you no longer need for this fundraiser.
Call Rick or Laura at 364-3122 if you have any questions.

The SINGING HIMS invites your church to join them along with the
beautiful male voices of The Heritage Singing Men from Jenison, and
The Men of A-Chord from Chicago in With A Voice of Singing
combined concert. This concert will be held at the Fellowship
Reformed Church in Hudsonville, on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 PM.
There will be new music, fellowship and celebration of His Goodness.

CELEBRATING 4 years of God’s blessings for Family Network of
Wyoming Food Pantry! You are welcome to join us May 9,
2008 at the FAMILY CELEBRATION DINNER! The dinner
will be at Calvary Christian Reformed Church Family Center, with
punch bowl at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM. Guest speaker will be
Chris Lemke, General Manager of WCSG, 91.3 FM, along with special
music. Invite your family and friends to hear about how the Family
Network ministry is impacting our local community. Space is
limited. RSVP by April 28, 2008 by calling us at (616) 885-9919.


 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Mary Huizinga 
 Lower Doors: Steve & Angie Hendrickson
April 20  Upper Doors: Pam Hoezee; Erma Johnson
 Lower Doors: Les & Magdalena Kiss

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Cindy Wylie, Erika Wigent,
 Stacy Veldheer
 PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
April 20 AM Service: Tami Veldheer, Laura Marshall, Robin
 Zondervan, Ashley Veldheer
 PM Service: Mary Bush


 Prayers & Praise Line

 April 13, 2008

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.


Praise God for…
• Our church family! and a place to worship!
• The youth choir from Club 3:16!
• Health & strength & the ability to serve!
• Volunteers willing to walk & pray for our neighbors!
• Jesus Christ’s death & resurrection! the promise of eternal life!
• Answered prayer!
• Voices to praise Him!
• Showers of blessing!

Prayers for…
• Carole Lankheet as she recovers from surgery in Texas
• Jim Friar as he recovers from surgery
• Ralph Bolt as he recovers from surgery
• Josh Sawyer as he has surgery on his shoulder (Wednesday)
• The 14 persons going to Mobile Alabama to work with Habitat for
Humanity. Pray for traveling safety& safety on the job! Pray for
spiritual growth for each person going. Pray for family members
remaining behind. (see beginning of bulletin for names)
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb,
Brian Ciluffo, Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong, Bill Burg, Brian Benthin, Jonathan Stouten
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Nellie Workman, 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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