Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 25, 2011
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
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
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
* 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”
* 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
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”
* 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 APPRECIATION – Thank 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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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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