Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 16, 2007
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “We Have Come Into His House”
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
Senior Choir “I Don’t Need to Understand”
Hymn No. 572 …………………………………………….. “Blessed Assurance”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Philippians 3:12-21 (Page 1140)
Message: “LET’S PRESS ON” Rev. Cecil Martens
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Hymn No. 549 ……………………………..……………………. “Higher Ground”
* Song of Departure No. 21 (Verses 1 & 5)
“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at The Crossing
Worship Sequence No. 594, 595, 596, 597 ……..……. “Living Sacrifice”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing – Update on Alaska Youth
Moments in Prayer
Living Word: I Samuel 3:1-18
Message “WHERE ARE THE ELI’S OF TODAY?” Darrell Delaney
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 589 …………………………………….. “Here I Am, Lord”
* Postlude Paul Kerkstra, Pianist
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING we welcome Rev. Cecil Martens who will lead the service
and share the message. Join us at 6:00 pm tonight at the Crossing.
Darrell Delaney will share the message and give an update on the
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leader Darrell Delaney and helper Kia Delaney.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Sandy Farris and helper Matthew Farris.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2007
6:30 – 8:00 PM CLUB 3:16 BIBLE STUDY will meet at Nikki’s.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007
12 – 2:00 PM CLUB 3:16 at the Crossing for grades 3 – 12.
Lunch will be provided!
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 26, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will share the message at both the
morning and evening worship services.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Kathy De Ruiter returned home following hand
surgery Friday, August 17. Curt Boes was expected to return home
following hospitalization earlier in the week. See the Prayers &
Praise Line in your bulletin today for prayer concerns and praise
IN APPRECIATION – My sincere thanks for the prayers, cards and the
personal visits both at home and in the hospital. I am doing well.
I thank God for His faithfulness. It is great to be a part of the
Grace congregation! ~Stan De Witt
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 am FELLOWSHIP TEAM meet at Russ’
Wyoming. Call Tymie Boeve if you have any questions 531-5700.
Monday, August 27, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD MEETING.
Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 pm SOFTBALL TEAM COOKOUT.
Families invited to the Crossing. Please bring a dessert to pass.
Saturday, September 15, 2:00 pm GOLF OUTING - The Fellowship Team
is planning a golf outing on at the Pines Golf Course. Following golf,
dinner will be served on the back deck. Please bring a salad or
dessert to pass. Don’t golf? - Just come for dinner and fellowship!
Sign up in the narthex!
PASTOR RICK & DONNA will be on vacation through August 23rd. In the
event of an emergency, please contact your Caring Shepherd, Elder,
or call the church office.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BROUGHT COOKIES for our Sunday
fellowship time. Don’t forget to pick up your containers from the
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for Hope
College. As of this year, this is not in the budget…Hope College will
receive whatever is collected in this special offering on August 26.
CLUB 3:16 & SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER TRAINING MEETINGS will be
held August 29th at 12:30 pm and September 6th at 6:30 pm. Food
will be provided. The new Child Protection Policy will be explained
at this time. See Nikki Probst or Darrell Delaney if you have any
A CHILDREN & WORSHIP APPRECIATION DINNER and C & W TRAINING
SESSION for all current leaders and helpers and those who are
interested in joining this team in the coming year will be held
Tuesday, September 11. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm with the
Children & Worship training session from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Please
RSVP to Heather Dood (534-1794) by September 5. Following this
meeting the Child Protection Policy will be explained to those who
have not yet attended a Child Protection Policy meeting.
NOTE: CHILD PROTECTION POLICY - Everyone planning on being
involved in children/youth work at Grace must attend one of the
meetings on the Child Protection Policy.
ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED! If anyone is
interested in helping out our elementary Sunday School, please let
Darrell know. Our fall programs will be upon us shortly and we have
very few volunteers so far. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex.
Let’s work together to be a blessing to our kids! Thanks!
MID YEAR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are in your mailboxes. If you
have any questions, see Jayme Dood, Treasurer.
VIS (VOLUNTEERS IN TRAINING) EVENT – If anyone would like to attend
the VIS Leadership Training Event which is to be held Thursday,
September 27 from 7:00 – 9:45 pm at Brookside CRC, please pick up
a copy of the workshop details on the narthex table. The cost of the
event, $20 will be paid by church if needed but we do encourage you
to pay this (if you are able) up front, or in your giving to the church.
Please respond by turning in your application to Shari by Sunday,
Sept. 16, so we can get the reduced rate.
SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE - ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH will be hosting a
Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 22 from 4-8 pm. Call
Sandy at 724-3129 for an appointment or for more information.
Walk in donations are also welcome.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today 12 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
August 26 Upper Doors: Ron & Barb Engels; Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Today AM Service: Sandy Gort, Becky Herrema
PM Service: Ruth Postema
August 26 AM Service: Linda Emelander, Tami Veldheer,
Jennifer Elkowitz, Ashley Veldheer
PM Service: Lynda VerMerris
Prayers & Praise Line
August 19, 2007
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 Profession of Faith of Joshua Sawyer
• The much needed rain we received this week
• Our volunteers
• Plans being made for the fall season
• Tim & Lyndsey Boeve and baby Addison as they have had Addison in emergency this week and are trying to get to the bottom of her pains and discomfort
• Kathy De Ruiter following hand surgery
• Curt Boes following hospitalization
• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they begin the process of adopting a child
• Boldness for each of us to share Jesus with those we meet
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Hope Munguia,
Lori Doom, Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal,
Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide,
Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson)
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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