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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 20, 2009
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Gospel Ambassadors
Time of Praise
Worship Sequence No. 756, 757, 758 ………… “The Return of Christ”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Consistory Update Larry Kleymeer
Fall Sneak Preview Heather Dood
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry Gospel Ambassadors
Hymn No. 774 ……………………….. “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Revelation 21:1-27 (Page 1206)
Message “SEA STORIES: THE SEA OF NO MORE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 762 ………………..……….. “What a Day That Will Be”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus Only) ……….…….. “Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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
Worship Sequence No. 127, 128, 129 …. “The Lord on High is Mighty”
* Invocation & Salutation
Affirmation of Faith: The Nicene Creed
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 33 ………………………. “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Living Word: Psalm 90
Message: THE SELF EXISTENCE OF GOD: WHO MADE GOD?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 686 ……………….... “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY there is something special waiting for all DISCOVERY KIDZ!
See Heather Dood to find out exactly what it is!
PARENTS: Be sure to check out the bulletin insert with details of the
Discovery Kidz fall programming needs! We are very excited….
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC today is presented by the GOSPEL
AMBASSADORS of Faith Reformed Church. We thank Marv Evink,
Jim Bobeldyk, Kevin Reimink, and Brian Smith for sharing your
testimony in song with us today!
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 Heather Dood and
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm is a patient at Kent Community
Hospital, 750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids. Ron Lankheet will
have cataract surgery on Tuesday, August 25. See the Prayers &
Praise Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for the cards, encouraging words, and
prayers for us during the time of the loss of our father.
Sincerely, Larry & Bernice Palma
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Stephanie Postema and John
L’Herault who were united in marriage on Saturday, August 22nd in
our sanctuary with Pastor Rick officiating.
May God bless you with many years of happiness together!
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. A job description for this
position is printed on the gold insert in your bulletin today.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 30, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “SEA STORIES: THE
RIVER OF LIFE” from Revelation 22:1-9.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
WORDS OF HOPE. “In keeping with Christ’s statement of purpose, at
Words of Hope our mission is to build the church worldwide. We do
that primarily through broadcasting. We were founded in 1945 by
congregations of the RCA seeking to expand their witness over the
radio. Today, through a network of partnerships with churches and
organizations around the world, we produce and air over 100
programs in 30 different languages each week.” Christian
broadcasting is especially important in places where religion, politics,
geography or economics restrict Christian witness. Radio can reach
across these barriers, forming bonds that could not exist otherwise.
Be sure to look over the Words of Hope insert in your bulletin today.
This special offering will be received next week.
CLUB 3:16 is slated to begin again September 22nd. In today’s bulletin
you can find the job description for a “Club 3:16 Coordinator”. If you
know of any potential candidates for this position, please pass on the
job description to him/her and have him/her contact the church
office. Please be in prayer for this important search.
SIMPLY GIVE – The Meijer Store near Rivertown Mall has named the
Family Network of Wyoming as the recipient of their Simply Give
Program. In the area just prior to entering the checkout lanes, you
will notice a Simply Give kiosk. On it you will find our pantry name
and a Simply Give $10.00 card which you can use when you check
out. Your $10.00 donation will be converted into a Meijer gift card
and given to Family Network. They will then be used to purchase
special sale items and stretch your gift as far as possible to help needy
families. In addition, Meijer will donate up to a total of $100,000.00
to help participating food pantries as they restock their shelves. If
you are a Grandville Meijer Store shopper and are willing to help in
this matter they would be very grateful.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. If you have an article you
would like to submit, please do so by Wednesday, September 2. You
can place your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the
main office or contact Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort. Thanks!
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: 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
Sept. 6 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Today AM Service: Diane Maitner, Linda Emelander,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
August 30 AM Service: Sandy Farris, Luke & Janell Nordlund
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Sept. 6 AM Service: Sandy Gort, Laura Marshall, Pat Ter Beek
Prayers & Praise Line
August 23, 2009
We Pray and Trust God
This week pray for your next door neighbors.
Ask God to show you a way to share His love with them.
Your life helps to paint your neighbor’s picture of God.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Praise God for a unanimous vote of approval on a first reading
by the Consistory. 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.
Please be in prayer for the search for a Club 3:16 Coordinator.
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.
We praise and thank God for the 34 children who attended the VBS Reunion.
We thank God for those who volunteered that day.
Pray for Al Grimm who is now at Kent Community Hospital.
We praise God for our jobs: In particular we thank God that Sandy Gort was able
to obtain an externship at St. Mary’s Hospital!
Pray for Ron Lankheet as he has cataract surgery on Tuesday.
Pray for Heather Dood as she begins her work with our children as
our new “Coordinator of Children and Youth” at Grace.
Please be in prayer for the upcoming fall season of activities at Grace.
We praise and thank God for the many at Words of Hope who help to
spread the Word throughout the world via radio broadcasting.
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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