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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Mon, Aug 7, 2006
SUNDAY, August 6, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Alex Hornecker
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 562 ………………………………………………. “Be Thou My Vision”
Music Ministry Alex Hornecker
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 5:43-48 (Page 937)
Message: “PERFECT NEVER SOUNDED SO GOOD”
Rev. David Van Opstall
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 654 ………………………. “Change My Heart, O God”
* Song of Departure No. 419 …………………………….... “The Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
*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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs of joy before our creator. Please sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 370 ………….……..…….. “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 563 ………………..………….. “Open My Eyes That I May See”
Living Word: Mark 4:26-34 (Page 972)
Message “SEEDS OF ETERNITY” Rev. David Van Opstall
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 372 ………………………………..……. “Our God Reigns”
* Benediction Evening Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
OUR GUEST PASTOR today is Rev. David Van Opstall. David graduated
from Western Theological Seminary this past May. He has been called
as the Senior Pastor of Rose Park Reformed Church in Holland, MI,
where he will be ordained and installed later this month. He and his
wife Tracy live in Holland. Welcome David and Tracy to Grace!
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is Alex Hornecker fromFaith
Reformed Church. Alex will bring us a message in song on his
saxophone. We welcome you Alex, and thank you for coming and
sharing your musical talents with us today.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.
THE DOOD/ZONDERVAN Bible Study Group will not meet today. We will
resume in the fall.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
7:00 PM The Mission & Outreach Team will meet in the consistory
Room. Please make every effort to be there.
7:00 PM A special meeting for ANYONE interested in leading a small
group and those who are currently leading a small group.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2006
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 13, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will lead us in worship. Pastor Rick will be
back on Wednesday, but if any emergency arises before that, please
contact your Caring Shepherd, Elder, or Pastor Roger; or, call the
office and we will contact them for you.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in your
bulletin today for all the Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
IN APPRECIATION – “I would like to thank the congregation and
Sunshine Committee for the cards, visits, food, flowers,
transportation, and most of all prayers following my recent knee
replacement surgery. It’s great to be part of this church family.”
~ Joan Patterson
MEN! There is still time to reserve your spot for the PROMISE KEEPERS
CONVENTION September 15 & 16 at the Van Andel Arena. All men,
ages 15 and up are encouraged to attend! This event will “pump you
up” and help you focus on the things in life that are worth your time
to focus on! Cost $69.00 for the first 11 signed up, $89.00
thereafter! See Ray Zondervan if you have any questions.
FIESTA REUNION –The next Fiesta Reunion is scheduled for Wed., August
16th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Our last Fiesta Reunion was lots of fun so you
will want to come again!...and take your friends!!! Spike will be back
with a new Bible story & there will be new games and crafts!! More
volunteers are needed so please sign up on the sheet in the narthex!
CONSISTORY MEMBERS – Next meeting is scheduled for August 14th.
Elders will meet at 6:30 pm – Consistory at 7:30 pm.
NEEDED THIS FALL…Teachers & Leaders for fall Youth Programs.
Sunday School, Wednesday Nights, Middle School Youth Group,
Children & Worship, Cadets…lots for you to choose from! Sign up on
the sheet in the narthex and indicate what group you would be
interested in helping with!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for Local
Outreach at Grace. Funds are needed to offset Vacation Bible
School and Fiesta Reunion costs. We were able to reach 184 children
with the Gospel this year and we had many parents here for the
dinner on Friday, but with increased numbers, meals, and events
comes increased cost, so we are presenting this need to you!
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due August 22nd.
Survey for the Galaxy…what is your all time favorite sandwich! Drop
off your articles and favorite all-time sandwich info in the bin
attached to the file cabinet in the main office.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ron & Carole Lankheet;
Luke & Janelle Nordlund
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
August 13 Upper Doors: Elaine Martin;
Mac & Mary Mc Alary
Lower Doors: Shad & Rebecca Mc Ginnis
August Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Dood Norden Elkowitz Frontjes
Today AM Service: Erika Wigent, Marge Veldheer, Sandy Farris,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
August 13 AM Service: Heather & Jayme Dood, Robin Zondervan
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Week of 7-30-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$5,878.32 $7,848.27 - $1,969.95
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$234,420.66 $243,296.37 - $8,875.71
The Special Offering for World Home Bible League was $472.00.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES! You can reach Darrell Delaney, Director of
Nikki Probst, Community Outreach Director at
Prayers & Praise Line
August 6, 2006
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 continuing love and care!
· The gift of music, so we can praise our great God!
· Our family in Christ!
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Shawn Gerbers working this summer at the Grand Canyon
· Darrell & Nikki as they begin to make plans for fall programs here at Grace ~ Also all those who have volunteered to work along side of them in the planning
· Deb Pierce, recovering from foot surgery
· Jim Friar recovering from back surgery
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· Jim Hunter, boss of Marge Moody, who was just diagnosed with cancer
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk, David Hoezee, Marjean Tibbets, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig, Paul Hendricks, Cathy Duinkerken
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, 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!
Thanks for posting the bulletins each week. It helps us to stay in touch with Grace even while we worship elsewhere during the summer. See ypu in the fall--Carol Roelofs
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