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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Tue, Aug 4, 2009
SUNDAY, August 2, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Stand by Me” Sue Kurtz
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Music Ministry “Room at the Cross for You” Sue Kurtz
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 692 ……………………………….….. “God Will Take Care of You”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 3:14-18 (Page 1029)
The text: Philippians 1:6
Message “Can A Christian Ever Be Lost?” Rev. Cecil Martens
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 705 …………………….………. “It Is Well with My Soul”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus Only) ……….…….. “Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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
Hymn No. 224……………………..……… “We Have Come Into His House”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 157 ………………………………………..………… “The Love of God”
Living Word: Job 40 & 41 (Page 524)
Message: “Dinosaurs & The Bible” Rev. Todd Bush
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 147 ………………………………... “How Great Thou Art”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY AT GRACE WE WELCOME Pastor Cecil Martens to our pulpit this
morning and Pastor Todd Bush will be with us this evening. Thank
you for coming and for bringing us God’s Word…you both are like
family and we pray God will bless our time together!
Our MINISTRY OF MUSIC is presented by Sue Kurtz. Thank you Sue for
once again coming and sharing your testimony in song!
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 Judy Beadle and
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 9, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Walking With God by
the Water” with the message: “Sea Stories: The Singing Sea” from
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm returned to his home Wednesday. See
the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.
ELDERS & CONSISTORY – The next meetings will take place on Monday,
August 10. 6:30 pm Elders, 7:30 pm Consistory.
CROCODILE DOCK REUNION! Save the date for this fun reunion
event! It will take place on Monday August 17 from 11 am –
1:00 pm. We will have a fun Bible story, sing the same VBS songs
we learned earlier this summer, make a craft, play games, and share
lunch! SLURP will be our Bible Buddy & he will teach us that God is
love! Fear Not! (if you attend, you may feel like Christmas came just
a bit early…..but just for one day!!!)
We will need some helpers for this day.
See Shari, or sign up in the narthex if you are available to help!
CHOIR MEMBERS! The annual choir picnic will be held at Paul’s cottage
on Saturday, August 8. Come anytime after 1:00 pm with dinner at
5:00 pm. The main Course, table service, and beverages will be
provided. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass. Sign up today
in the narthex! If you are thinking of joining the choir in the fall, you
will want to attend this great event….maps are available on the table.
CHURCH PLANT AT GRACE – The Mission/Outreach Team along with the
Consistory are continuing researching and praying about God’s will
for a church plant. Many of you have questions, so a question &
answer flyer is being prepared but we would like your input! Please
write your questions that you have on a piece of paper and place in
the box in the narthex during the next few weeks.
NEEDED – A small kitchen table…please contact the church office if you
have one available. Thank you!
Are you continuing to pray for the neighborhood
….specifically your special streets?
Are you praying for all our neighbors within one or two miles?
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Sandy Workman; Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer
August 9 Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker, Curt & Judy Beadle
Lower Doors: Ron & Marcia Berends
Today AM Service: Lyndsey Boeve, Sue Vander Wal, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
August 9 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Lynda VerMerris,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
August 2, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for God’s wisdom and leading, not our personal desires.
Praise God for…
• A time for vacation, rest, and renewal!
• The singing of birds, fragrance of flowers, warm breezes, beautiful
skies, and all God’s marvelous creation!
• God’s constant presence in our lives!
• Christian friends and our church family!
• The many jobs that we do have!
• Being able to worship God today!
• The upcoming VBS Reunion on Monday, August 17.
• The prayer walks taking place in our community
• God’s blessing on the upcoming fall activities
• Jim Friar following surgery
• Christy Kleymeer as she seeks the best course of treatment
• Al Grimm, who has returned home
• Desmond Munsell, a visitor to Grace, who underwent brain surgery
• Family and friends of our Grace congregation who have special needs
at the present time including: Gretchen Stauffer, Wilma Osterink
(Wilma is now at Trillium Hospice Center in Byron Center)
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Anne Hoezee
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
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