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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Mon, Aug 7, 2006

 
SUNDAY, August 6, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
 
 Prelude
 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
 Offertory
*  Doxology
*  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”
*  Benediction
*  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.
 
 
WELCOME
 
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 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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
 
GREETERS 
 
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
 
 
USHERS/COLLECTION 
 
August Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 
 Dood Norden Elkowitz Frontjes
 
 
NURSERY
 
Today AM Service:  Erika Wigent, Marge Veldheer, Sandy Farris,
 Samantha Johnson
 PM Service:  Sue Stuk
 
August 13 AM Service:  Heather & Jayme Dood, Robin Zondervan
 PM Service:  Ruth Postema
 
 
 
FINANCIAL REPORT 
  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
 Children  & Youth Ministries at darrell@gracewyoming.org  and
 Nikki Probst, Community Outreach Director at
 nikki@gracwyoming.org.  They would love to hear from you!
 
 
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!
 
Prayers for…
 
· 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
 (Schoolenberg)
· 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!
 
 
   Discussion: View August 6, 2006 Bulletin
Carol Roelofs · 11 years ago
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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