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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 16, 2009
SUNDAY, April 19, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Samantha Johnson
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
Responsive Reading No. 73 ………….…….. “Praise & Bless the Lord”
* Opening Hymns of Praise No. 78 ………….……… “I Love You, Lord”
No. 79 ………….. “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Crocodile Dock VBS DVD and Introduction Darrell Delaney
Ministry of Music Samantha Johnson
Moments in Prayer
Offertory “Above All” DVD
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Galatians 1:13-17 (Page 1128), 4:17-18 (Page 1131)
Message: “CLARA’S ZEAL” Rev. Vern Hettinga
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 526 ……………………………….……….. “The Solid Rock”
* Song of Departure Hymn No. 34…………………………………..“He is Lord”
* Postlude 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 in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 7, 8, 9, 10 ……….… “Praise the Almighty King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 21 …………………………. “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Living Word: 2 Kings 6:15-17 (Page 361)
Message: “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET” Rev. Todd Bush
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 104 ……………………………….. “O Worship the King”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Rev. Vern Hettinga to our morning worship service.
Pastor Vern will lead our service and share the message. Tonight
Rev. Todd Bush will be with us and share the message.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leader Heather Dood. Children K–2nd Grade meet in the
Choir Room with Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris and
11:20 – 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.
Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage – Class meets in the Chapel.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING following Sunday School for all Club
3:16 volunteers. Please meet at the Crossing. Questions…see Kia
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Geri Ruis was able to return to her home this
week following surgery. Please keep her in your prayers as she
continues in the recovery process. For all other Prayer Requests and
Praise Reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you so much for your prayers, words of
kindness, and the many cards we received following the passing of
our father and grandfather, Chet Bruins. We are truly blessed to be
surrounded by such a wonderful church family.
~Curt, Judy, Autum, and Brad Beadle
A special thanks to Jayme Dood, Rick Marshall, Rick Veldheer, Eric
Postema, and Brian Gort for another wonderful year of Cadets. On
behalf of the boys, I would like to thank you all for your hard work,
dedication, and commitment in serving our Cadets, teaching and
mentoring them throughout the 2008-09 year. May God bless you
all and your families. Living for Jesus, Darrell Delaney
Also, I would like to thank the leaders of GEMS (Girls Everywhere
Meeting the Savior): Sue Vanderwall, Sandy Gort, Pat TerBeek, and
Judy Beadle. They have worked together to help the young ladies to
become more like Christ. I want you all to know that I appreciate
you all and what you are doing will change their lives forever.
Couldn't do it without your sacrifice, commitment, and faithfulness
to the girls. May God continue to look on your households with
favor. With Gratitude, Darrell Delaney
Kia Delaney has had God's blessing in her group Sisterhood. On
Monday, she had over 15 girls attend, with over half of them
regulars that come all the time. The girls are really learning to be
young women of God, through Kia's solid biblical teaching and
mentoring. She has nurtured them, along with her mature sisters in
Christ, Crystal Jordan, Jennifer Sikkema, Toy Johnson, and
Suzanne Sparzak. Bravo, and to God be the glory! ~Darrell Delaney
MISSION TRIP - Please be in prayer for the persons in Slidell, LA where
they are taking part in a joint mission building project with other
denominations in the Little Woods area of New Orleans. They are
rebuilding homes for persons whose homes were destroyed in the
hurricanes over 3 years ago. They will return late on Saturday.
The persons volunteering are: Tymie Boeve, Shari & Dale Dood,
Larry Kleymeer, Jim & Sheila McElroy, Della Sawyer, Rog & Phyllis
Vander Sloot, Les VanWyk, and Ray Zondervan.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY Come when you can, and
leave when you must! Bring along brooms, shovels, hammers,
etc. Details on the narthex table.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 26, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY the GEMS will take part in our service. Pastor Rick will
share the message “Jesus Never Bails” from John 21:1-19.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated for the
GEMS ORGANIZATION (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior). This
offering will be received next Sunday!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MEETING - We will have a VBS Meeting
Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30PM @ the Crossing to discuss the
details of this year's theme: Crocodile Dock! Anyone interested in
participating, helped out last year, or just plain curious may join us!
Questions? See Darrell.
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! We need SETUP AND TAKEDOWN CREWS,
STATION LEADERS AND HELPERS, HALL MONITORS, REGISTRATION
HELPERS, AND MORE! For more info, see Darrell. CREW LEADERS are
needed to lead the children around to the various stations like Bible
drama, crafts, games, and Chadder’s Adventure. YOU will be the key
person who interacts directly with the children each day! The great
part is that everything is provided for you and you do not need to do
extra study each night. Sign up sheet in the narthex, or talk to Shari!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Al & Louise Grimm
Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
April 26 Upper Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmson
Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Ken & Janet Groenhout
Today AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Sue & Kendra Veldheer
PM Service: Sue Stuk
April 26 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Taylor Duimstra, Sue Stuk
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
April 19, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Pray for wisdom that we may discern the next steps.
Praise God for…
• Our RISEN Lord!
• The ministry of Rev. Vern Hettinga
• The ministry of Rev. Todd Bush and NewLife Community Church
• Our Mission Trip Team in New Orleans to rebuild homes!
• The Family Network of Wyoming Pantry as they move to 44th St CRC
• The members at 44th St CRC who seek new church homes
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock as planning is underway
• Geri Ruis as she recovers from heart surgery
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Joan Patterson, Willie Hiemstra, Bob Ver Merris,
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee
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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