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SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Every Day is a Happy Day”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “I Don’t Need to Understand”
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 799 …………………………………………. “America, the Beautiful”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Proverbs 14:26-34 (Page 629)
Message “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” Rev. Cecil Martens
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 434 ………………………………….…. “Revive Us Again”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus Only) ……….…….. “Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All those 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 338 ………………………. “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 406 …………………………………… “Wonderful Words of Life”
Message Rev. Todd Bush
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 232 …………………………….……… “God Be With You”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Rev. Cecil Martens who will lead our morning
service and share the message. Join us tonight at 6:00 pm at the
Crossing when Rev. Todd Bush will be with us and lead us in
The CHORAL ANTHEM this morning “I Don’t Need to Understand” is in
memory of Mrs. Wilma Osterink who passed away last week. She
was a dear friend of our choir director, Paul Kerkstra, and sang with
our choir on numerous occasions.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children ages 3 years – 2nd Grade will meet together
through the summer months in the Fellowship Hall.
Worship Leaders this week are Erika Wigent and
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
11AM – 1 PM CROCODILE DOCK REUNION! We will have a fun Bible
story, sing the same VBS songs we learned earlier this summer,
make a craft, play games, and share lunch! SLURP will be our
Bible Buddy & he will teach us that God is love! Fear Not! (if you
attend, you may feel like Christmas came just a bit early…..but just
for one day!!!) Tell your kids, grandkids, neighbors to come out
and join us for this fun time!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm is a patient at Kent Community
Hospital, 750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids. Please keep Al &
Louise and the family in your prayers. See the Prayers & Praise
Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.
THE CONSISTORY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the hiring of Heather
Dood as our “Coordinator of Children & Youth”. This will
be a 10-12 hour per week position. We will formally introduce her
next week and post the job description. Consistory also approved a
10-12 hour per week position for a “Club 3:16 Coordinator.” Again
the job description will be posted next week. Please be in prayer as
we seek to fill this position.
CHURCH PLANT AT GRACE – The Consistory continues to await your
inquiries. Please write your questions on a piece of paper and place
in the box in the narthex. A question and answer sheet will be in next
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Ray & Robin Zondervan upon
the birth of a son, Garrett Joshua, on Wednesday, August 12.
We thank God for this precious gift of life and pray
for His blessings on your family!
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Larry & Bernice Palma
upon the death of Larry’s father, Robert Palma on Saturday, August
8, at the age of 82. Services were held Tuesday at Princeton CRC.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 23, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “SEA STORIES: THE
SEA OF NO MORE” from Revelation 21:1-27.
DISCOVERY KIDZ & FAMILIES you won't want to miss out on
the exciting news we have about Fall. Mark your calendars for
Next Sunday, Aug 23rd @ 10am for details. There will be
something special waiting for all Discovery Kidz that day only!!
See you there!!
NEEDED…OLD CD’S for decoration in our children’s center. You can
place your old CD’s on the desk in the office or give them to Heather
Dood. Thank you!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
WORDS OF HOPE. This special offering will be received August 30.
THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE fund drive will continue. You can put
your gift envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!
LEADERSHIP TRAINING EVENT – Volunteers in Service is sponsoring this
event Thursday, September 24 at Brookside CRC. Many interesting
workshops are being offered. Brochures are on the narthex table.
See Shari if you are interested in attending. Deadline for reservations
is September 13.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Kerri Baker; John & Tymie Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowksi
August 23 Upper Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve; Ralph & Effie Bolt
Lower Doors: Lisa Braendle
August 30 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush; Brad & Gracia Class
Lower Doors: Shirley De Bruin
Today AM Service: Sue & Kendra Veldheer, Cindy Wylie
PM Service: Mary Bush
August 23 AM Service: Diane Maitner, Linda Emelander,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
August 30 AM Service: Sandy Farris, Luke & Janell Nordlund
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
August 16, 2009
We Pray and Trust God
“God is our refuge and strength”
Praise your heavenly father for this gift.
Thank Him that He is “an ever-present help in trouble”.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Praise God for a unanimous vote of approval on a first reading
by the Consistory. Watch for updates next Sunday. The next
step is to disseminate information to the congregation.
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process!
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We praise and thank God for the birth of Garrett Joshua Zondervan.
Please keep Lacey Thorner (Wylie) and her baby son in your prayers.
The baby has a cyst located inside of his lung which they are keeping an
eye on at this time. Both the lung and heart are growing at a normal rate.
The baby is due in November.
Pray for the VBS Reunion taking place tomorrow. Pray for the children who will come.
Pray for Al Grimm who is now at Kent Community Hospital.
Pray for those who grieve. In particular the Palma family, Ver Merris Family,
and the family of Wilma Ostrink.
Praise God that Desmon Munsell, a visitor at Grace, came through her brain
surgery well and is now home.
Pray for Heather Dood as she begins her work with our children as our new
“Coordinator of Children and Youth” at Grace.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for Gretchen Stauffer, daughter of Jane Duthler, who is undergoing treatments for cancer.
Keep Christy Kleymeer in your prayers as she consults with doctors and prepares for upcoming surgery.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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