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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 18, 2011

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

10:00 am Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Musical Introit “Blessings” Christy Oppenhuizen 

 Time of Praise

 * Worship Sequence No. 77 – 79 ………. “Worthy of Love and Praise”

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing: I love God because ___________________

 Music Ministry “Lord, Have Mercy” Christy Oppenhuizen

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: I John 4:7-21 (Page 1185)

 Message: “I LOVE YOU LORD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Song (Acapela) ……………………………………… “I Love You, Lord”

* Benediction

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

 Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 

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

 

 Prelude

 Worship Sequence No. 102 – 104 ……………………. “Praise to the King”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 288 …………..……………………………………… “We Three Kings”

 Living Word: Psalm 18:30-36, Rev. 22:16, Philippians 2:14-16

 Message: “WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn ………………………………………. “This Little Light of Mine”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst

*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 for your very own worship service.

 

OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC THIS MORNING is presented by

 Christy Oppenhuizen of our congregation. Thank you Christy for

 your ministry in song on this Lord’s Day.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Lucille Sytsema continues to be hospitalized

 following emergency surgery on Friday August 12. Please keep Lucille

 in your prayers as she continues with the recovery process. For all

 other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise

 Line in your bulletin today.

 

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Brian Licari and Abbey

 Berneske who were joined in marriage yesterday with Pastor Rick

 officiating. We pray for God’s blessing on you and your children,

 Bella, Sophie, Lucas and Logan, as you begin your new lives

 together. 

 

KEEP PASTOR GEORGE and JUEL in your prayers this week as

 they attend the training event “Thrive!” for church planters. The

 focus will be on equipping church planters and their teams as healthy

 people to start healthy churches that reproduce.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011

 6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST

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

 

NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 21, 2011

 

NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will share the message “HOW

 GREAT THOU ART – HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD” from Psalm 8 . 

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for August 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.” 

 This offering will be received next week.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Sunday, September 4, MISSION TRIP MEETING immediately

 following the service. Anyone interested in helping support

 the Chiapas Mexico Mission trip meet in the chapel for a brief time! 

 We will look at the current financial totals and discuss future

 fundraisers. Let Shari know if you cannot attend.

 

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

 Dinner will be served after the morning worship service and there

 will be games for all ages!

 

Monday, September 12, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING

 7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEEETING

 

Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING

 

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

 activities begin with a dinner! 

 

 Saturday, October 8 - COMING.....mark your calendar.....COUNTY

 WIDE FOOD DRIVE!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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!


DISHES are accumulating in the kitchen! If you brought a dish/

 cookies, etc to church, please check the kitchen for your dishes.

 

COMING.....ANOTHER GRACE FLEA MARKET & BAKE

 SALE with profits for the Chiapas Mexico trip! Saturday, Sept. 24!

 Many items are left from our last Flea Market and we hear that many

 of you have more things to clean out of your homes and sell! So, just

 bring them to church or contact us if you need them picked up from

 your home! Since we are also including a BAKE SALE ...if you are

 able to bake something and donate it, sign up on the sheet in the

 narthex and someone will call you to confirm it! 

 

 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. We are looking at getting a Work Group together

 from Grace to work on these homes on either Saturday,

 October 22 or 29 (before the snow flies!). Check your

 calendars & look for more details.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve

 Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski

Aug. 28 Upper Doors: Lisa Braendle, Shirley De Bruin

 Lower Doors: John & Fay De Jong

 

NURSERY

Today Sandy Farris, Laura Marshall, Allie Mc Elroy

Aug. 28 Amy Grimm, Donna Oppenhuizen, Sue Stuk

 

USHER/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 

August Zondervan Tibbets Marshall Otto

 

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

August 21, 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 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 pray for Lucille Systema as she regains her strength and begins the healing process.
  • 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: Dan De Vries, brother of Lisa Braendle; 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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