Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 9, 2012
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
“Be Thou My Vision” Ray Zondervan
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Kings 2:1-4 (Page 324)
Message: “THE MAN OF GRACE – Part I” Rev. Bruce Kuiper
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Song ………………………………….……………. “I Give You My Heart”
* Song of Departure ……………………..…………………………….…. “Sanctuary”
* 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
* Opening Worship Sequence No. 223 .………… “The House of the Lord”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 139 ……………………………………. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Living Word: I Kings 2:1-4 (Pg. 324), I Corinthians 16:13-14 (Pg. 1118)
Message: “THE MAN OF GRACE – PART II” Rev. Bruce Kuiper
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 657 …………………………………………….. “Cleanse Me”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
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 WELCOME Rev. Bruce Kuiper to Grace. Pastor Bruce
will lead both our morning and evening worship services and share
OUR SPECIAL MUSIC this morning is presented by Ray Zondervan
of our congregation. Thank you for your special part in our service
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS COMMUNITY DINNER.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012
3:00 – 6:00 PM GEMS POOL PARTY at the VanderWal’s
home. Swimming and games. Parents are invited to join in
on the fun!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson was able to return to her
home on Tuesday! Jim Herrema is home after undergoing hip
replacement surgery on Tuesday, August 7. For all other prayer
requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Carol Roelofs and
her family upon the death of her mother, Janet Yonkers, on
Monday, August 6 at the age of 98. Janet was a faithful member of
Grace for more than 30 years. Services were held on Wednesday,
August 8 at Zaagman Funeral Home. (Carol’s address is 17752
Connie Dr., Spring Lake, MI 49456)
IN APPRECIATION - I would like to thank everyone for all the visits,
cards, and prayers during my surgery. In Philippians 2:13 it says,
"It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good
purpose." With God beside me, I will make it through! ~Deb Pierce
Thanks to Pastor Rick and the Grace congregation for the many
Hospital visits, prayers, meals, cards, and acts of kindness while
I’ve been in and out of the hospital and the Laurels of Hudsonville.
Thanks for all the love and support given to Brian and Sandy as
well. Love to my Grace family! ~Joan Patterson
Thank you to everyone who helped replenish our supplies for
Discovery Kidz! ~Heather Dood
PASTOR RICK and Donna will be on vacation through August 16. If a
need arises during this time, please contact your Caring Shepherd,
Elder, or call the office and we will contact them for you.
NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 19, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
“WORLD CLASS CHRISTIANITIY” with the message:
“AN ARTISTIC FAITH”. Artist, Mic Carlson, creator of the painting
“The Guardian Angel” that hangs in our Consistory Room, will be
with us. This special painting was generously donated by the Cook
Foundation to our church.
ELDERS & DEACONS – The next scheduled meeting will take place
on Mon., Aug. 20. Elders meet at 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated
for TALKING BIBLES (Missionary Paul Hoekstra). The mission of
Talking Bibles is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by producing audio
recordings of translated Scriptures in hundreds of languages and
making these recordings accessible in the form of Talking Bibles for
millions of people around the world who cannot read. This offering
will be received on Sunday, August 26.
THE SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE FOR DISCOVERY KIDZ is on
the narthex table. We will be continuing with “The Story”. Only a
one week commitment! Thank you for your continued support!
Note: No Discovery Kidz on September 2.
BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS – For those who have
shown an interest in membership here at Grace, a class will be
offered in September. This class will explore what it means to belong
to Jesus Christ and His church. More information is available on the
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie, Ray & Robin Zondervan
Lower Doors: Kerri Baker
Aug. 19 Upper Doors: Keith Baker, Curt & Judy Beadle
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
Today Laura Marshall, Janell Nordlund
Aug. 19 Sandy Farris, Sue Vander Wal
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Today Kerri Baker and Sue Stuk
Aug. 19 Kerri Baker, Beth Kubiak, Rebekah Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
August 12, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please continue to pray for Connections families and those whose
lives they will touch as we reach out to the surrounding community
this summer in our “Block Parties”. Our July 26 block party north of
Grace on Royal Oak and 32nd was well received by the neighborhood
with more than 50 people in attendance.
The next Block Party is for Plas, Hubal, and Kentfield, west of Grace,
on August 23. We invite the people of Grace to join Shari Dood for a
prayer walk there on Sunday, August 19. Simply get a cup of coffee,
grab a cookie, and meet Shari by the front door. Walk if you can, or
drive through, and pray (with your eyes openJ) on your way home.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to share a prayer request!
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