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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 25, 2011

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011

10:00 am Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Musical Introit “How Great Thou Art” Tinna VanWyk 

 Time of Praise

 Worship Sequence No. 7 – 10 ………….. “Praise the Almighty King”

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing: I thank God for the splendor of ___________.

 Music Ministry “O Jesus I Have Promised” Tinna VanWyk

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering – Special Offering for Camp Geneva

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

* Song of Praise …………………………………………... “How Great is Our God”

 Living Word: Psalm 8 (Page 530)

 Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

“HOW GREAT THOU ART/HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD

 

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Song ……………………………………………..…. “How Great Thou Art”

* Benediction

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

 

*All who are able, please stand.

 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

 Call to Worship No. 524

 Opening Hymns - No. 508 …………………..….………….. “Love Lifted Me” 

 No. 509 ……….……………..…………….. “He Lifted Me”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 638 ……………….…………………….. “I Need Thee Every Hour”

 Living Word: Genesis 1:1-2, 26-28; 2:4-9, 15-17; 3:1-10

 Message: “THE PERFECT TEENAGER” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 492 ……………..……………………………….. “At Calvary”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp

 

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

 Tinna VanWyk of our congregation. Thank you Tinna for

 sharing your talents with us on this Lord’s Day.

 

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 this morning.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 HEALTH CONCERNS – Lucille Sytsema was able to return to her

 home on Thursday. Continue to keep Lucille in your prayers as she

 continues the recovery process. For all other prayer requests and

 praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATIONThank you Grace family for your prayers and

 concern and to Pastor Rick for his faithful visits during my recent

 hospitalization. I appreciate it very much. ~Harvey Steensma

 

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Chelsea Boeve and Ryan

 Dornbos who were united in marriage in a lakeside ceremony

 yesterday with Pastor Rick officiating. 

May you be blessed with many years of happiness together!

 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

 6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST

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

 

 

NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011

 

NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Scott Crane will lead our morning

 worship service and share the message. Pastor Rick and Donna will

 be on vacation beginning tomorrow through September 6

 

5:00 PM A JOINT COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE will be

 held at Unity Reformed Church (4450 Poinsettia Ave. SE, Kentwood). 

 You are invited to attend. There will not be a service at Grace. 

 Note the 5:00pm start time!

 

THERE WILL BE A MISSION TRIP MEETING immediately

 following the service next Sunday . 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.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

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 on the narthex table!

 

GALAXY - The nights are getting somewhat cooler. A couple of leaves

 are changing color on the trees in front yard -- yup it's that time

 again!!! The next issue of the Galaxy (for September and October)

 will be published soon. Normally we would have them out the first

 Sunday in September, but because of the holiday weekend we will

 push it back to September 11th. Please have items turned into the

 Galaxy box (attached to the file cabinet in the main office) by

 Wednesday 9/7/2011.

 

SILENT AUCTION for $50 massage! The silent auction for the

 'One Hour of Clinical Massage' will be closing today!.....get your bids

 in today on the sheet in the narthex!..... the highest bid is for $25, so

 this is a real bargain for someone. The profit will go to the Chiapas

 Mexico mission trip. You will be contacted if you are the final bid! 

 

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 in the narthex. Also

 there is a sign up sheet for workers to mark prices and work at the

 sale itself. 

 

 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.

 

THE MICAH CENTER begins its fall series at Hope Reformed Church

 on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 7 – 8 pm. Peter Borgdorff, retired General

 Secretary of the CRC will speak on “God’s Concern for the Poor”. 

 Then Vern Hoffman, founder of the Micah Center, will speak on “The

 Payday Loan Trap”. Admission is free.

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Lisa Braendle, Shirley De Bruin

 Lower Doors: John & Fay De Jong

Sept. 4 Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter; Linda De Vries

 Lower Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt

 

NURSERY

Today Amy Grimm, Donna Oppenhuizen, Sue Stuk

Sept. 4 Lyndsey Boeve, Cindy Wylie, Linda Emelander

 

Prayers & Praise Line

August 28, 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.

 

  • Keep Pastor Cecil Martens and his family in your prayers. Pastor Martens’ son-in-law, Ross Nykamp, passed away very unexpectedly on Aug. 19 at the age of 52. 
  • We thank God for times of relaxation and refreshment.
  • Please pray for Jae & Julia as their refugee assistance income has ended and they now are on their own. At this time their income is not sufficient to stay in their present apartment. 
  • 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.
  • Please pray for Lucille Systema as she regains her strength and begins the healing process.
  • 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; 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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