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Sunday, April 6, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Live for the Lord”
Call to Worship
Time of Praise
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Faith tells me that __________.
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Affirmation of Faith No. 546 ………………….. “The Author of Our Faith”
Choral Anthem “We’ve Come This Far by Faith”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 8:5-13 (Page 940), Mark 9:14-29 (Page 978)
Hebrews 11:1 (Pg. 1168)
Message: “FAITH: GETTING IN THE HABIT”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 581 ………………….. “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
* Song of Departure 436(Vs. 1 & Chorus)…………….….… “Freely, Freely”
* Postlude 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
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 416 ……….……………….. “We’re Marching to Zion”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 777 ………………………………….. “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks”
Living Word: Numbers 27:12-23 (Pg. 160), Deuteronomy 31:1-8 (Pg. 201)
Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: JOSHUA”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 667 ………………………………….. “Lord, Speak to Me”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Janna Emelander & Heather Dood.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Darrell Delaney & Joshua Sawyer.
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.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH – Please meet with
Darrell during the Sunday School Hour in the Choir room.
Ever wonder what’s going on in Youth Group? This is intended to
inform parents of what has been going on in youth group and allow
parents to provide feedback and insights into their children.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Rick will continue the study entitled “From the
Old to the New to You” where we discover Christ in the Old
Testament and in our lives as well.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week due to Spring Break!
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
6:30 PM THESSALONIANS I SMALL GROUP will meet at Arnies
NEXT SUNDAY – APRIL 13, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Christ Like
Values” with the message “Temperance: Discipline is Good
for the Soul” from Hebrews 1:1-13.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Friar was back in the hospital last week
with complications following his earlier surgery. Keep Henrietta
Te Ronde in your prayers as she battles pneumonia. See the Prayers
& Praise Line for all the other praise reports and prayer concerns.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Shawn Gerbers and Ashley
O’Shaughnessey who were united in marriage Friday, April 4, 2008
in the Chapel at Western Theological Seminary in Holland.
May God bless you with many years of happiness together!
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.
ATTENTION KIDS, PARENTS, AND VOLUNTEERS: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
is right around the corner! This year's theme is the POWER LAB. If
you are interested and cannot wait to sign up, check out this website:
There will be a team meeting APRIL 19 AT 1:00 PM to fill you in!
ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP of the church grounds April 26, 9:00 AM.
Grace, along with the Boy Scouts, is organizing this event. See John
Sawyer if you have any questions (534-0528).
BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER - Saturday, April 19 at Grace from 9am –
4pm there will be a Crop for the Cure! Come Scrapbook or craft with
your friends and family and support a good cause. Cost is $25.00 per
person or $20.00 per person for groups of 4 or more. RSVP to Deb
or Christy Kleymeer @ 530-4964 today!
“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 have plenty of
time to look for sales.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm; Jerry & Karen
Hendrickson Lower Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
April 13 Uppers Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Steve & Angie Hendrickson
Today AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily &
Allie Mc Elroy PM Service: Terri Stadt
April 13 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Cindy Wylie Erika Wigent, Stacy
Veldheer PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
April 6, 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…
• Time for vacations and a opportunity for refreshment and renewal
• Our teachers and leaders
• The flowers that have begun to bloom showing signs of Spring
• Those traveling this week of Spring Break
• Carole Lankheet as she recovers from surgery in Texas
• Jan Higley following surgery (Her tests all came back clear this week!)
• Jim Friar as he recovers from surgery
• 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
• 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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