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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 23, 2007

 SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2007
 10:00 am Worship Service
 Prelude
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance
 Music Ministry Darrell Delaney
 Moments in Prayer
 Hymn No. 767 ………………………………………………... “For All the Saints”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
 2nd Offering HOPE COLLEGE
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Genesis 25:7-11 (Page 23), 49:29-33 (Page 53)
 Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 (Page 655)
 Message: “WHEN THE LAST PAGES ARE WRITTEN”
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Hymn No. 705 ……………………………….………. “It Is Well With My Soul”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 21 (Verses 1 & 5)
 “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
 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
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 401 ………………… “The Church’s One Foundation”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Music Ministry “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam” Ellie Dekkinga
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 426 ………………………….…….. “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
 Living Word: Romans 12 (Page 1100)
 Message “TOGETHER” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 429 ………….........…... “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Benediction
* Postlude Janet Dekkinga, Pianist

 TODAY AT GRACE

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.

MINISTRY OF MUSIC – Thank you to Darrell Delaney for providing the
ministry of music this morning. Thank you also to Janet & Ellie
Dekkinga. Janet will be our guest pianist tonight and Ellie will play a
special number. (Janet is the daughter and Ellie the Granddaughter
of Bill & Ruth Tacoma.)

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Jennifer Elkowitz & Erika Wigent.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Heather Dood and Darrell Delaney.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Nellie Workman is now at Maple Creek (formerly
Luther Village) Room 234, 2000 – 32nd Street, GR 49508. See the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today for all the other prayer
concerns and praise reports.

IN APPRECIATION – Thanks to all of you that sent cards, phone calls
and the great meals we enjoyed following my recent surgery.
~Terri Stadt

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2007
6:30 – 8:00 PM CLUB 3:16 BIBLE STUDY will meet at Nikki’s.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2007
12:30 PM CLUB 3:16 & SS VOLUNTEER TRAINING MEETING. The
new Child Protection Policy will be covered. Lunch provided.
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 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 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2007

NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Lou Roossein, executive director of The
Other Way, will lead our service and share the message “God’s
Perfect Timing” from Mark 6:45-52. We will not have an evening
service at Grace next week.

 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 pm SOFTBALL TEAM COOKOUT.
Families invited to the Crossing. Please bring a dessert to pass.

Sunday, September 9 - HARVESTING TIME FALL KICK OFF EVENT.
Following the morning service, information will be presented on all
the opportunities available for both youth and adults this fall season.
Tables will be set up in the fellowship hall with details and DINNER
will be served!

Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 am - The THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY
group will meet in the Consistory Room. Beginning in October this
group will meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am.

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!

Friday, September 21, 7:00 – 10:00 pm SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT at the
Crossing. Everyone is invited! Mark you calendar – the 3rd Friday of
each month will be designated for scrapbooking at the Crossing!


 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLUB 3:16 & SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER TRAINING MEETINGS will be
held Wednesday, August 29th at 12:30 pm and Thursday, September
6th at 6:30 pm. Food will be provided. Pick the meeting time that
works best for you! The new Child Protection Policy will be
explained at this time.

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, including High School
Youth and older, 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.

THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due by
September 5 to Sandy Gort, Pat Ter Beek, or you can place them in
the bin attached to the file cabinet in the main office.

NEEDED: Twin bed with mattress and box spring. Call the office
(538-3100) if you have one to donate.

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.

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Ron & Barb Engels; Betty Figueroa
 Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Sept. 2 Upper Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort; Ken & Janet Groenhout 
 Lower Doors: Al & Louise Grimm
Sept. 9 Upper Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
 Lower Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Linda Emelander, Tami Veldheer,
Jennifer Elkowitz, Ashley Veldheer
PM Service: Lynda VerMerris
Sept. 2 AM Service: Amy Grimm, Heather Dood, Pat Ter Beek,
Brad Beadle
Sept. 9 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Sue Stuk Angie Hendrickson,
Sarah Dunkle


 Prayers & Praise Line

 August 26, 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…

• His loving care
• Our church family
• Vacation time and a chance for refreshment and renewal


Prayers for…
• Plans being made for the fall season
• Tim & Lyndsey Boeve and baby Addison
• 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
from Ethiopia
• Boldness for each of us to share Jesus with those we meet
• Joey Oppenhuizen (10 months old) and his parents Eric & Virginia
(friends of Lacy Wylie) as Joey undergoes surgery Aug. 28 to repair a
hole in his heart
• 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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