Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 18, 2011
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
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
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* 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”
* 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
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”
* 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
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!
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
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
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.
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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