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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 11, 2011



10:00 am Worship Service



 Choral Introit “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me”

 Time of Praise

 Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing: Thanks be to God who gives us victory over ___.

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “Blessed Be the Name”


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: I Kings 18:16-39 (Page 346)

 Message: “DAYS OF ELIJAH” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Song (On Screen) ………………………………………. “Days of Elijah”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 513 ………………………………… “Thank You, Lord”

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma



Meet at the Crossing


 Worship Sequence No. 687 – 689 …………………..……….. “Follow Him”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 691 ………………..……………….. “Surely Goodness and Mercy”

 Living Word: John 10:1-18 (Page 1040)

 Message: “I HEAR VOICES” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 680 ………………. “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra


*All who are able, please stand.




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.


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.




HEALTH CONCERNS – Keep Jim Herrema and Louise Grimm in

 your prayers as they recover from eye surgery. For all other prayer

 requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your

 bulletin today.

THANK YOU to Brian Licari, Abbey Berneske, Joan Patterson, and

 Tymie Boeve who just completed volunteering for the 3rd

 Commandment Rotation in Discovery Kidz! Your efforts are very

 much appreciated! ~Heather Dood 


KIDS AT CAMP – This coming week Bailey Grimm will be at Spring

 Hill Camp. It is our prayer that all campers will experience God in a

 new and exciting way during their time away at camp!





 10:00 AM LADIES DAY at Brower Park – Grace women of all

 ages are invited to a fun day at the lake. MEET AT CHURCH. 

 Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. We will return

 Somewhere between 4:00 & 5:00 pm. Sign up TODAY in the





 Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early at 5 PM.




NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will share the message “I Love

 You, Lord” from I John 4:7-21. 


SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us back at the Crossing for our evening

 worship service!




Sunday, September 11, 10:00 am FALL KICK OFF SUNDAY!


Monday, September 12, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING



Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT

 activities begin with a dinner! 




THE SPECIAL OFFERING for August 28 is designated for

 CAMP GENEVA. The theme this summer at Camp Geneva is

 “Living 24:1”, which is taken from Psalm 24:1 “The Earth is the

 Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.” Their

 purpose is to remind everyone of how great God is and that

 everything and everyone around us is a gift of God! 


DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS - Time to start thinking about

 the fall/winter rotations! Teachers are needed for art, games,

 science (new this year!!) and theater. Just as a reminder that all

 lesson are prepared for you! Will you help?? The sign up sheet is

 available today on the narthex table!

Local Opportunity for helping on a Habitat for

 Humanity BUILD! Churches and Habitat are partnering in the

 ‘Faith United Build’ which will impact 50 families on the southeast

 side of GR. Opportunities for building are available all summer for

 individuals that are interested. We are planning to put a work group

 from Grace together in the fall. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex!


GENEVA VOLUNTEERS - After ministering to nearly 3,600 campers

 this summer, the facilities and grounds need a little TLC! We are

 looking for willing volunteers who would like to help with our annual

 post-camp clean up from August 15-17. We’ll meet from 9am-3pm

 each day with lunch included. Detail cleaning, window cleaning,

 grounds pick up and light maintenance are only some of the work

 that will be done. Please contact our office if you are interested at

 399-3150 and ask for Sherry Simmons. You may also email Thank you for your continued support of

 this ministry.




Today Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker; Denny & Mary Bush

 Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve

Aug. 21 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve

 Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski



Today Judy Beadle, Lynda Ver Merris, Chelsea Boeve

Aug. 21 Sandy Farris, Laura Marshall, Allie Mc Elroy



USHER/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 

August Zondervan Tibbets Marshall Otto


Prayers & Praise Line

August 14, 2011

Church Plant Prayer Focus


Prayer Intercessors Needed!

Persons are needed who are dedicated to pray each day for Pastor George and the Crossing

Community. You will receive a monthly newsletter with details of the Crossing Community events and stories. 

See Pastor George if you would be willing.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.


  • We thank God for times of relaxation and refreshment.
  • We pray for our mission trip to Chiapas….may all the funding come in and volunteers be willing to give of their time, talent, and money.
  • We pray for Jim Herrema and Louise Grimm as they recover.
  • We pray for the families of the Crossing Community….may they realize their need for Christ in their life as well as being part of a church community.
  • Please continue to keep Lisa Braendle’s brother, Dan De Vries, age 36, in your prayers. He is battling Dercum’s Disease, which is a very rare disease, very painful and debilitating. 
  • Also please pray for Heather Dood’s step-mom, Cindy. She has been in a cast/walking cast all summer long, and now some complications.
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke; Tyler Huisman, nephew of Wes & Linda Lowing; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth VerMerris.
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Mitch Dekker, Frank Senko, Dave Vander Berg.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers.


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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