Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 11, 2013
APRIL 14, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “You are the Light of the World”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Remember”
Mission Team Send-Off
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 5: 13-16 (Page 936)
Message: “COME ON UP: LIGHT UP YOUR WORLD”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
*Closing Song……………..……………………………. “This Little Light of Mine”
*Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 & Chorus)…..…. “Because He Lives”
*Postlude 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 400 …………. “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 712 …………………………………………………… “Be Still, My Soul”
Living Word: Selected Scriptures
Message: “HOLY PLACES: THE BROAD WALL”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 399 …………………………………. “We Are God’s People”
*All who are able, please stand.
We joyously welcome you in the name of our Risen Lord! 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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 the
supper. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet
in the Consistory room following the morning worship service.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
7:30 – 8:30 PM Connections MUSIC CONNECTION
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION - Moms and
tots play group. Starbucks coffee and mom talk while the
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will discuss Psalm 90, Chapter 11 in the study
book Psalms. All women are welcome!
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MTG.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
Retirees gather for coffee and cookies and neighborly
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.
6:00 PM PUNCH BOWL - 6:30 PM DINNER
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING CELEBRATION
& FUND RAISING DINNER –Faith Community CRC,
5250 Byron Center, Wyoming for all those with reservations.
NEXT WEEK, APRIL 21, 2013
10:00 AM Pastor Rick will share the message from Matt. 5:38-48
entitled: “Come On Up: Forgiven to Forgive”.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE meets at the Crossing! Come prepared for a
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Emaus will undergo knee replacement
surgery tomorrow at Metro. Please keep Joan in your prayers
following surgery and as she begins rehab! Be in prayer also for Tena
De Vink who is at St. Mary’s Hospital. For all other prayer requests
and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – Thanks so much to my church family for the
many prayers and cards! A special thank you to Pastor Rick for his
calls and to the Elders for their visit and prayers at the hospital
prior to my surgery. It is very much appreciated. ~Keith Baker
MISSION TEAM UPDATE – 14 persons from Grace will be traveling
to Stumpy Point, North Carolina to assist in rebuilding efforts from
Hurricane Irene in August of 2011. Stumpy Point is an old fishing
village on the coast and homes that were not built (lately) on stilts got
several feet of water in them and roofs took a hit as well with the
incessant winds from the hurricane. Our main task is to build a new
home for RD Price. RD and his son, Curtis and family, lost their
homes to Hurricane Irene. RD is retired, the former fire chief in
town, and a widower of 7 years. Our group will be working with
Bruce & Laurie Hawley, RCA appointed persons to be on site to assist
with and supervise the work. Our partner, UMCOR – United
Methodist Committee on Relief – is the only long term recovery
organization helping out in the coastal counties. We will be leaving
Grace around 1 PM Friday, April 19, and arriving in Stumpy Point
late Saturday, April 20. After a week of building, we will be
returning late Saturday, April 27 to GR. Please be in prayer for the
mission team volunteers who are participating in this work
adventure: Larry Kleymeer, Phyllis & Rog VanderSloot, Jim & Sheila
McElroy, Les & Tinna Van Wyk, Dee Danavage, Elaine Martin, Della
Sawyer, Lillian VanderVeen, Terry Morris, and Dale & Shari Dood.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 29, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, May 5 - A VBS INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held
after the morning worship service. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, May 5, 6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE.
June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – BACKSTAGE WITH THE BIBLE!
Join GO FISH for this fun VBS experience! Sign up in narthex.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for
The Juvenile Justice Ministry. Youth for Christ's Juvenile
Justice Ministry seeks to engage young people as they are met in a
variety of youth-serving institutions (detention centers, probation,
correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers
and emergency shelters). These valued relationships are sustained
through ongoing involvement as they reenter their communities.
This offering will be received on Sunday, April 28.
HELP NEEDED FOR DISCOVERY KIDZ NEXT ROTATION!
NO volunteers have signed up for this next rotation that begins on
April 21 (next week!!) Please if you can help at all, sign up on the
sheet in the narthex or see Heather TODAY! Our kids will thank you!!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra; Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
April 21 Upper Doors: Louise Grimm; Nancy Hall-VerStrate
Lower Doors: Ron & Barb Engels
April 28 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson; Ron Harmson
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Today Lynda Ver Merris, Cindy Wylie
April 21 Chelsea Dornbos, Sue Vander Wal
April 28 Linda Emelander, Janell Nordlund
Art: Rowin Mulder Cooking: Rachel Mulder
Science: Abbey Licari Games: Ray Zondervan
Shepherds: Sue Vander Wal, Reece Wigent, Lillian Vander Veen
Prayers & Praise Line
April 14, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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