Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 19, 2007
APRIL 22, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Every Moment of Every Day”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: “Lord, we bring to you the sacrifice of _______”
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “This Bread, This Cup”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Chronicles 29:10-20 (Page 420)
Message: “WORSHIPFUL AND WONDERFUL”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 634 “More Love to Thee”
* Song of Departure No. 816 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 53, 54, 55, 56 ….. “Great Things He Has Done”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 797 …………….…………… “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”
Living Word: Genesis 37:1-11 (Page 38)
Message “OF ROBES AND DREAMS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 670 …….…………………….…… “Make Me a Blessing”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING 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.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Jennifer Elkowitz and Chelsea Boeve.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Gracia Class and Heather Dood.
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.
Songs and Psalms Join Brad Class in the Chapel. This week we will
look at Psalm 136.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
7:00 - 9:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the Crossing.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:15 PM CO-ED SOFTBALL PRACTICE at Lemery Park on Byron
Center. The first game will be May 2 at 6:45 pm at the Knights
of Columbus field. Players please arrive 30 minutes early.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM CHOIR WILL PRACTICE
5:00 PM CADET-O-RAMA! Doors will open at 5:00 pm and races will
begin as soon as possible. Boys meet at Woodhaven Reformed
Church’s Woodshed located at 3959 – 68th Street SW. Families
are welcome to attend as well. Hot dogs, barbeque and pizza will
be available. If you have any questions, call or see Darrell.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007
NO ADIC TODAY!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – APRIL 29, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY Shawn Gerbers will lead our morning service and share
the message. We will not have an evening Chapel service ~ everyone
is invited to Grace Gifted at the Crossing!
6:00 PM GRACE GIFTED – EVERYONE IS INVITED! Grace Gifted will be
held at the Crossing. There will be a few changes! The most
significant change will be that there will be fewer gifts displayed, as
we are trying to turn this into a more contemporary service. There
will be a lively worship time and a relevant Gospel message preached
by Darrell Delaney.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Geri Ruis has returned home following surgery
Friday. Jan VanWyk continues at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor.
She would love to hear from you! You can call her at 734-936-6453,
or mail can be sent to: University of Michigan Hospital, 1500 East
Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. See the Prayers and
Praise Line for all other concerns of the Grace family.
IN APPRECIATION – We want to thank all of you for your expressions of
sympathy, your prayers, your cards, and deeds of kindness shown
us at the home-going of our dear husband, father and grandfather,
Irwin. A special thank you to Pastor Rick for his words of comfort,
to Paul for the beautiful organ music, to Bill Tacoma for the visits,
and to the ladies who served the lunch. It is all very much
appreciated. ~Mary Huizen and Family
USE ME, JESUS, USE ME! This is the prayer of the 15 persons working
this coming week in McComb, Mississippi. Please pray for safety for
the group and also pray that they will be a blessing to those they
serve! On May 13 they will share stories and pictures during the
morning worship service! Those on the trip are: Joan Emaus,
Jim & Linda Emelander, Larry Kleymeer, Jim & Sheila Mc Elroy,
Kara Pierce, Nikki Probst, Phyllis & Rog Vander Sloot, Bill
Ver Hulst, Eric & Erika Wigent, and Dale & Shari Dood.
TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP – At a recent Elders meeting the
membership of Maribeth Frontjes and Jan Stephan was transferred
to First Cutlerville Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II Bible Study Group will
meet in the Consistory Room.
Sunday, May 6, 10:00 AM GEMS SUNDAY. Our GEMS will take part in our
service. Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of April is designated
for the GEMS Organization. This special offering will be received on
May 6 (not the usual last Sunday of the month).
Sunday, May 6, 6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE. All our music
groups will participate!
Wednesday, June 20 – CHURCH PICNIC at Pinery Park! Mark your
PASTOR RICK will be on vacation this next week. If an emergency arises,
please call the office and we will get in touch with your Elder.
NEWSPAPER COLLECTIONS will continue! You will notice a green “Paper
Gator” in the parking lot near the garage. You can now bring you
papers directly there. All newspapers, phone books, magazines,
paper, etc. can be deposited there (no cardboard or plastic).
Proceeds will benefit our Cadet Group and the Boy Scouts (many of
which belong to our congregation) equally.
BAKE SALE! Bake Sales will be held today and April 29 with proceeds
benefiting the Alaska Challenge Group! Donations of baked goods
from the congregation are welcomed! Just bring your dessert,
cookies, bread...with you on Sunday morning and see Tymie or Kia in
the narthex for pricing. If you have any questions, please call Tymie
at 538-3100 or 531-5700. Thanks!
CHANGE FOR ALASKA – Remember to drop your coins and dollars in the
Alaska Change jars in the narthex! Instructions are in the narthex.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - If you would like to help build the local RCA
sponsored Habitat home, fill in one of the forms on the table in the
narthex. There are times in April, May, or June. Please sign the
board that is setting by the sound system in the sanctuary….this
board will be built right into the home itself.
JOIN THE DIG AT The Quest for Truth - June 11-15! At Quest for Truth we
travel to Holy Land sites to uncover evidence that shows the truth
about Jesus. VOLUNTEERS are needed especially for CRAFTS and
BIBLE CHALLENGE LEADERS (the activity that comes after the Bible
lesson). See Darrell or sign up in the narthex.
“WITH A VOICE OF SINGING” – A 100 voice combined male chorus that
includes Men of A-Cord, Heritage Singing Men, and the Singing
Hims will present a concert on Saturday afternoon, April 28 at
3:00 pm, Fellowship Ref. Church, 36th & Port Sheldon, Hudsonville.
CROP FOR THE CURE – Saturday, May 12 from 11 am – 10 pm at Grace.
Cost is $25.00 per person or scrap with your “Bosom Buddies”
4 tickets for only $80. Your ticket includes lunch, dinner, snacks and
1 raffle ticket the day of the event. Each cropper wearing pink will
get a free raffle ticket at the door! Please RSVP to Christy Kleymeer
no later than May 5.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Postema; Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: Bob & Terri Stadt
April 29 Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
George & Hennie Rosema
Lower Doors: John & Della Sawyer
May 6 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets; Dan & Sue Stuk
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Today AM Service: Judy Beadle, Tami Veldheer, Diane Maitner,
Ashley Veldheer PM Service: Ruth Postema
April 29 AM Service: Beth Kubiak, Jennifer Elkowitz, Amy Grimm,
May 6 AM Service: Sue Dunkle, Angie Hendrickson, Pat Ter Beek,
Sarah Dunkle PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
April 22, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The signs of spring!
• The support of our church family
• The success of the Alaska Challenge Auction
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• The persons on the Mission Trip to McComb, Mississippi this week
• Jan VanWyk in Ann Arbor
• Geri Ruis following surgery
• Jennifer Moody as she adjusts to new medications
• Keri Boeve, living and working in California
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Henrietta
Alexander, Dr. Jim Cook
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide, Michael Beemer, Frank Senko, and Chad Thorner (Lacey Wylie’s boyfriend).
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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