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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Feb 10, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Song on DVD …………. “Lord I Lift Your Name On High”
* Invocation and Salutation
Moment of Sharing – Sean Van Essen
Music Ministry “The Prayer” Ryan Mills & Kaylin Heydenburg
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 551 …………………………………………..…. “O To Be Like Thee!”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Ministry of Music “O Lord Most Holy” Ryan Mills
Living Word: II Corinthians 2:17; 4:1-2 (Page 1120-1121)
Message: “WE ARE SECRET AGENTS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ……………………….…………………….…………. “In the Secret”
* Song of Departure No. 655………………….…………..…………… “Sanctuary”
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.
It is with joy we welcome you to Grace Church! Let us lift up our minds and hearts to our loving Creator and sustainer. May the incomparable blessings that come from God alone touch each of us today. Please take a moment and sign the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
* Worship Sequence Nos. 770, 771, 772 ……………….. “Day of Rejoicing”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 776 ……………………………………………. “Sweet Beulah Land”
Living Word: Mark 13 (Page 984)
Message: “JUST WATCH THIS!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 686 ………….……… “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we are thankful to have Spc. Sean Van Essen with us! Sean is in
his second week of a two week leave. He will return to Iraq
where he will serve until June. Sean has received a purple heart
following gunshot wounds to his chest in the first months he was in
Iraq. Please continue to keep Sean in your prayers.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Kaylin
Heydenburg and Ryan Mills. Ryan is a senior at Grand Haven High
School and the nephew of Bill & Karen Ver Hulst. Kaylin is a student
at Grand Valley State University. We welcome you and thank you for
sharing with us in such a special way today.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. PARENTS are invited to join in
the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
are in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room.
Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
Chapel. Today – “Portents in Heaven ”.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will not meet today.
THE SEARCH COMMITTEE will meet in Pastor Rick’s office during the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2006
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE WILL MEET in the Consistory Room.
Study Session 6, Pages 61-64. Please note the change
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
7:00 PM WOMENS NIGHT OUT GAME NIGHT! Sign up in the narthex TODAY!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
6:15 PM BOYS IN GRADES 1-5 – We will be joining with the boys and
leaders at Newhall Community Church for their Cadets
program. We will meet here at church to ride together at
6:15 pm, or meet at Newhall at 6:30 pm. If you need to be
picked up at home, please call the office (538-3100) to arrange.
6:45 – 8:00 PM THE SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
6:45 – 8:15 PM GEMS for girls in grades 1-8 meets.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Everyone is
invited to join them in this special time of prayer.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2006
6:00 – 9:00 PM PARADISE ISLAND Fellowship Dinner Event.
The evening will temporarily release you from the winter blahs with a warm, tropical luau setting downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $10.00per person.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 19, 2006
PASTOR RICK will continue the series “Christians in Today’s Culture”
with the message “We Are Spirit Filled Jars” from II Corinthians 4:7-18.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the Chapel for the continuation of the series
on Mark. Pastor Rick will lead a study of “The Ruler Who Serves”
based on Mark 9-16. Next Week: “Extravagant Love”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the concerns
of the Grace family.
IN APPRECIATION – To the Grace Family, Thank you for all the
prayers and support I received during my surgery. We thank
Pastor Rick for his visit to the hospital, all the cards I received
and the meals from Fred & Willie Hiemstra and Bob & Lynda
Ver Merris. ~Becky Herrema
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Today we want to spotlight Shawn Gerbers. Shawn is a graduate of Hope College and is now in his second semester at Western Theological Seminary in Holland. You can send notes of encouragement to
This is the first in a periodic series of spotlights on Grace students!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, February 20, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.
Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
Saturday, February 25, 8:00 – 9:30 pm BROOMBALL! High School
students and adults meet at Griff’s Ice House. Cost is just 5.00 pp.
Wednesday, June 21 CHURCH PICNIC! Mark the date on your calendar.
MEN – PROMISE KEEPERS IS COMING! Reserve the dates of September
15-16 for the Promise Keepers Convention. 12 tickets have been
ordered at a reduced rate for the men of Grace. Also included may be
a U of M vs. Notre Dame football viewing party after the event! See
Ray Zondervan for all the details!
STORAGE SPACE NEEDED! Do you have an extra stall in your garage or a
barn with room for storage? Grace is in need of a space for our
“props” and other materials that are now stored in the church garage.
We would like to make room for the new vans! Please call the church
office (538-3100) or Bob Ver Merris (878-3191) if you can help.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
Lower Doors: Pat Ter Beek
Feb. 19 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Feb. 26 Upper Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran;
Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Lower Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Feb. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Norden Frontjes Dood Elkowitz Stuk Ron Veldheer
Today AM Service: Sue & Jerrod Dunkle, Jennifer Moody,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Feb. 19 AM Service: Diane Maitner, Sandy Farris, Marge Veldheer,
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Feb. 26 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Pat Ter Beek,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Week of 2-5-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$5,809.00 $7,848.27 - $2,039.27
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$47,371.74 $47,089.62 - $282.12
Prayers & Praise Line
February 12, 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 safekeeping of Sean Van Essen in Iraq
· Good news this week that Serena Kroon is doing well following her
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers studying at Western Theological Seminary
· Sandy Workman following knee replacement surgery
· Herm Workman at Crestview
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Marjean Tibbets – It looks like no surgery will be needed and she will, in
time, heal on her own
· All those who mourn the loss of a loved one
· Those who recently have been hospitalized, who are undergoing testing for
some undiagnosed problem,
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris,
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, Mark DeBri and Ben Smith in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr Harold
Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam
Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris,
Mrs Virginia Workman
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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