Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Aug 10, 2011
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
Ministry of Music Hermina Feikema
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Song #143 “This Is My Father’s World”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Music Ministry Hermina Feikema
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 14:22-33 (Page 948)
Message: “STEPPING OUT IN FAITH ” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 705 “It is Well With My Soul”
* Song of Departure No. 513 ………………………………… “Thank You, Lord”
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
Worship Sequence No. 616 “Living In His Presence”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 411 “I Hide Your Word Within My Heart”
Living Word: I Kings 19:9-18 (Page 348)
Message: “WHEN WE LOSE HOPE” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 545 “Moment by Moment”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand.
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 SPECIAL MUSIC today is by Hermina Feikema from
Blythefield CRC in Rockford. Thank you, Hermina, for adding to our
worship with your songs!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – “Thank you to our Grace family for all the
cards, prayers, and visits; and to Pastor Rick for his visits and
officiating at the service for my mother. We really are thankful and
appreciate it very much.” ~Les & Tinna VanWyk and Family
“Dear Grace Church Family,
It has been 10 days now since Mom went to her heavenly home,
and I wanted to let you know how much you have brought joy to us
right in this time of sorrow.
Specific thanks: To Pastor Rick and Sue for being so responsive
during the hospice, death, and memorial planning. To all who so
faithfully sent cards, visited, and called Mom. To everyone of those
amazing ladies who had any part in providing the beautifully
decorated, graciously served, wonderfully delicious lunch.
Finally thank you for the service itself which, with its hymns
played by Karen, Scripture read & message preached by Pastor Rick,
and the dear people sitting in the pews, was truly a celebration of our
beloved Mom.” Much love, Mary Score, for all of us
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to James Friar and
family and friends upon the death of Ila Friar on August 1, 2011.
Funeral services were held here at Grace on Friday, Aug. 5, with
Pastor Rick officiating. We rejoice that she has gone to glory with her
Lord and Savior, but she will be missed down here on earth.
HEALTH CONCERNS – Keep Jim Herrema and Louise Grimm in
your prayers as they recover from eye surgery. For all other prayer
requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your
KIDS AT CAMP – This coming week Brielle Wigent will be at Cran
Hill Ranch. It is our prayer that all campers will experience God in a
completely different way during their time away at camp!
THANK YOU from all who helped make our ‘GRACE MARKET DAY’ a
huge success. All the final numbers are still being calculated, but it
appears that about $1,500 was collected from the Flea Market, Bake
Sale, Crafters, and Food Stand. With an extra gift of $500 that was
given, total profits were close to $2,000. Isn’t GOD great?? Again,
thank you from those who are considering the ‘call’ to go to Chiapas!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early at 5 PM.
NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 14, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will lead both our morning and evening
worship services. The CHOIR will be singing, so choir members
please come early to practice.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for August 28 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.” Their
purpose is to remind everyone of how great God is and that
everything and everyone around us is a gift of God!
LADIES DAY at Brower Park – Tuesday August 16, 10 AM
Grace women of all ages are invited to a fun day at the lake. Bring a
dish to pass and your own beverage. We will return somewhere
between 4:00 & 5:00 pm. Sign up TODAY in the narthex!
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. Opportunities for building are available all summer for
individuals that are interested. We are planning to put a work group
from Grace together in the fall. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex!
SILENT AUCTION: At Grace Market Day, we had a silent auction for
2 - $50 Massages. We did not receive many bids. If you are
interested in making an offer, check the papers on the narthex table.
( These were donated to us as a fundraiser for our mission trip)
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Natalie Ayers, Marv & Sue Andringa
Lower Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Aug. 14 Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker; Denny & Mary Bush
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
Today Luke & Janell Nordlund, Elaine Martin
Aug. 14 Judy Beadle, Lynda Ver Merris, Chelsea Boeve
USHER/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
August Zondervan Tibbets Marshall Otto
Prayers & Praise Line
August 7, 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. Sign up in the narthex if you would be willing!
You will receive a monthly newsletter with details of the Crossing Community events and stories.
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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