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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 7, 2008
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Call to Worship No. 628 …………………………….….. “I Will Be With You”
Time of Praise
* Opening Hymn No. 630 ………....“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Sharing by Prayer Walkers
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 635 ……………………………………………….…….. “In the Garden”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 6:9-13 (Page 938)
Message “A PRAYER THAT CHANGES THE WORLD”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 370……………………………. “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Postlude Organist, Judy Vander Meer
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Erika Wigent & Danielle Vining.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris & Chelsea Boeve.
OUR GUEST ORGANIST this morning is Judy Vander Meer, member of
Beverly Reformed Church. We thank you for coming and using
your gifts in a special way this morning!
IN PLACE OF OUR EVENING SERVICE you will have the opportunity to tour
the Old Testament Tabernacle display (a life-size replica) at
Cornerstone University. We will meet in the church parking lot at
4:00 PM to travel together. Cornerstone suggests a $9 donation.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2008
7:00 PM PRAYER WALKS in areas 3 & 5.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2008
9:00 AM PRAYER WALK in area 9.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008
7:00 PM PRAYER WALK in area 7.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2008
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
6:30 PM YOUTH TEAM MEETING at the Crossing.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008
10:00 AM PRAYER WALKS in areas 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 17, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Vern Hettinga will lead our service and
share the message. Darrell Delaney, Youth Director, will lead our
evening service and share the message. Pastor Rick & Donna will be
vacationing through the 18th.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING – Next Sunday after church at the
Crossing. New club days are: High School on Tuesday, Middle
School on Wednesday, and Elementary on Thursday. See Kia if you
have any questions.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to:
Alan Higley and Robyn Gransow who were united in marriage on
Friday, August 8 in Florida.
Natalie Gerbers and Chad Ayers who were united in marriage
on Saturday, August 9 in our sanctuary with Pastor Rick and
Pastor Shawn Gerbers officiating.
KIDS AT CAMP – This coming week McLain Grimm
will be at Spring Hill Camp. Keep McLain in your
prayers as well as all the children as they have the
opportunity to experience God in new and exciting
ways at Christian camps this summer.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 in the evening, Grace has agreed to send
volunteers to WCSG to sort and stuff backpacks with supplies. We
will need some of you to volunteer to help….please sign up in the
narthex if you are willing to help!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 - CLUB 3:16 FAMILY PICNIC from 12:30 - 3 PM.
We would love to have some of you from church attend also. More
details coming soon!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - FALL KICK OFF FAMILY PICNIC following the
morning service. BBQ, salads, dessert will be on the menu!
Fellowship, fun & games too! Sign up on the sheet in the narthex
today…sponsored by the Fellowship Team. See Tymie if you
have any questions.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for ELEMENTARY CLUB on Thursdays this fall
from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Sign up in the narthex or see Kia for more
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
“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project – As you all know, we are participating
in the RCWS School Bag project. (these school bags will go over all
the world!) At this point it appears that we have enough supplies for
the bags that have been sewn, so all school supplies will now go
toward the WCSG Backpack Drive! SEWERS who have not contacted
Shari with the count of bags they are sewing, please do so! Thank
You for your wonderful response to this project!
LOCALLY THE NEED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES IS GREAT! In response
to this we are partnering with WCSG 91.3 FM radio station to supply
area kids with school supplies (some of these children are our own
Club 3:16 kids.) This “Class Act Backpack Drive” will continue
until September 2. Note: this is an area event so we do not have
to supply a huge amount of supplies…we can help in the amount YOU
want to give. We have a box here at church by the downstairs
entrance doors where you can deposit any supplies that you wish to
contribute. See the enclosed insert for more details.
GRACE WOMEN – How about a night out?? Thursday, October 9 we are
planning on going to a musical comedy “CHURCH
BASEMENT LADIES”, a hilarious behind the scenes
glimpse at the ladies who work in the church basement kitchen. The
play is at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center in Byron Center.
Reservations & payment are due TODAY so we can be sure to get
tickets. Checks can be made out to Grace Reformed Church.
Cost will be $26 (discounted for paying by cash or check).
After today others can still attend, but they will be responsible for
getting their own tickets.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marv & Sue Andringa; Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Aug. 17 Upper Doors: Ron & Marcia Berends; John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Tami Veldheer, Stacy Veldheer,
Aug. 17 AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Laura Marshall, Allie & Emily McElroy
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
August 10, 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…
• The marriage of Alan and Robyn Higley
• The marriage of Natalie & Chad Ayers
• The safe return of Tarah Fron from her work in Africia
• The Christian Camps available to our children this summer
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Carole Lankheet as she is back on Chemo
• Jan Higley who is doing well as she undergoes radiation
• Carolyn Baker as she continues her healing process
• Karen Ver Hulst as she heals following hip surgery
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Gavin Vander Wal,
Emily Wilson, Nancy Lipscomb, Linda Tacoma, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Brian Benthin,
Jonathan Stouten, John De Vries (father of Lisa Braendle)
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank & Ann Hoezee,
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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