Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 10, 2011
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn No. 3 …… “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz “Kickin’ It Old School”
“I’m A Solider in the Army of the Lord”
Moment of Sharing – Today we honor Christ with our _________.
Songs of Worship
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
“I’ll Fly Away”
Moments in Prayer
* Offertory “Hallelujah Chorus” Karen Ver Hulst
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Revelation 19:1-10 (Page 1204)
Message: WINDOWS OF HOPE/DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY
“THE NEXT SUNDAY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Song “It Is Well With My Soul”
* Song of Departure No. 434 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..… “Revive Us Again”
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 in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymns No. 435 …………….. “God of Grace and God of Glory”
No. 433 …………….……… “Rise Up, O Church of God”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 611 …………………………………….………… “He Hideth My Soul”
Living Word: Matthew 5:13-20 (Page 936)
Message: “THERMOMETER OR THERMOSTAT”
Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 437 …….…………………………………… “Send the Light”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Mrs. Heather and the Discovery Kidz to our
worship service! They will share what they have learned in the Philip
and the Ethiopian rotation. A special thank you to the following
group that volunteered for this rotation: Diane Maitner, Lyndsey
Boeve, Sandy Workman, Tinna VanWyk, Linda Lowing, Ray
Zondervan, Laura Marshall, and Rick Postema. Your time and
energy is very much appreciated!
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.
ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE
ABOUT ‘ADOPTING’ OUR ‘KAREN’ FAMILY is encouraged to
attend a short orientation immediately following the morning
service in the Chapel. Katie Vriesman from Bethany is here to give us
information and answer any questions we may have. This is for
anyone who has any interest, even if you can stop by for just a short
time and take some informational handouts.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Thank you to Pastor George for leading our
service this evening and sharing the message.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP led by Lyndsey
Boeve. This week: Cardio Kick and Sculpt
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. Study Guides are in your mailboxes.
NO CLUB TODAY (No School)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
Wednesday Night Live
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Kid Friendly Dinner for all!
Hot dogs, chili dogs, mac & cheese, French fries! Come for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday activities.
NO CHOIR PRACTICE!
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
VICTORS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
BE B.I.G. (Big in God) Preschool Class will meet.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
FEARLESS BY MAX LUCADO - Rev. Scott Crane will
lead this class. Meet in the Consistory room.
BASIC BIBLE STUDY SMALL GROUP – Meet in Pastor
8:00 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8.
NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series of
messages “Windows of Hope/Doors of Opportunity” with the
message: “The Next Leader (A Personal Project)”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson will undergo quadruple
heart bypass surgery WEDNESDAY at Meijer Heart Center. Mary Huizen
will undergo a heart procedure on Thursday at Metropolitan
Hospital. Deb Pierce underwent foot surgery Friday, the 11th. See the
Prayer and Praise Line for all the prayer requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank the Grace family for their
visits, calls, and cards on my recent birthday! I feel so blessed to be
a part of the Grace family. I am so grateful to God for the long life
He has given me! Thanks again. ~Janet Yonkers
Thank you, Grace family, for your prayers on my behalf. The nodules in my lung are shrinking
in size which is good news & answered prayers. I will need a follow-up CT scan in March.
A CARING SHEPHERD MEETING will be held on Monday,
February 21 at 7:00 pm.
FELLOWSHIP TEAM BUNCO NIGHT! All adults are invited to a
night of fun and dinner on Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 pm. Following
dinner we will play Bunco! It’s easy to learn, everyone can do it!
Sign up in the narthex to reserve your spot. Main dish provided.
Please bring a salad or dessert to pass.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated
for TRANSPORT FOR CHRIST, International. The mission is to
lead truck drivers as well as the trucking community to Jesus Christ
and help them grow their faith.
EASTER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! That means that our
2nd Children’s Easter Event on April 23 will be here before you know
it! Many volunteers are needed. Sign up in the narthex or see
TOILET PAPER DRIVE – We have collected approximately 750 rolls
of Toilet Paper for FNOW so far!! Thank you so much for your
donations. The collection will go through the end of February.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Mark your calendar … VBS will be
the week of June 13!!
UPDATE ON OUR ‘KAREN’ REFUGEE FAMILY:
Bethany has secured an apartment at Garden Ridge on the North side
of 36th St between Michael and Clyde Park. This is in the Godwin
School district so Julia will attend West Godwin Elementary on Clyde
Park. We are able to get a key to the apartment by Thursday, Feb. 17.
• A few household items are still needed. The greatest need is a TWIN BED…we have one but need two. The remaining list is in the narthex!
• Please sign up in the narthex if you can clean or help move them in….I will contact those who have already signed up. (If I have the key, cleaning may already begin Thursday, and the delivery of big items of furniture Friday or Saturday)
• Please bring all the small items you are willing to donate to the room across from the chapel before Thursday.
• One additional paper is on the narthex table….it is a list of preferred Burmese food. If you would like to take care of getting these items of food in the home by the time Jae & Julia move in, please let me know!
Thanks so much for everything….I appreciate anything you can do to
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Lexie Wagoner, Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Feb. 20 Upper Doors: John & Tymie Boeve, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Feb. 27 Upper Doors: Tim & Lindsey Boeve, Denny & Mary Bush
Lower Doors: Shirley De Bruin
Today Amy Grimm, Robin Zondervan, Allie Mc Elroy
Feb. 20 Phyllis Vander Sloot, Sue Stuk, Emily Mc Elroy
Feb. 27 Luke & Janell Nordlund, Sandy Farris
Prayers & Praise Line
February 13, 2011
We Pray and Trust God
Thank God for His great, unfailing love for you and
praise Him too for the love of your family and friends.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Keep Joan Patterson in your prayers as she undergoes surgery Wednesday.
Remember Mary Huizen in your prayers as she undergoes a heart procedure on Thursday.
We pray today for a speedy recovery for Kevin, Cindy, Alyssa, and Nicole Ver Merris following the car accident they were in. We thank God that their injures were not critical.
Please pray for Shirley Kleymeer, mother of Larry Kleymeer and Cindy Wylie, as she recovers from a broken hip that happened on Sunday January 30th. Surgery went well on and the break was not as bad as last year's broken hip. After hospitalization she will undergo rehab for 2 weeks.
Pray today for Jae and Julia, as they get settled. Pray that their transition will go smooth and a per.
We think today of those who are grieving…may they feel God’s presence surrounding them.
We pray for Harvey Steensma now home after his 3rd round of chemo treatments.
We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick and Ruth Locke receiving treatments for cancer; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth Vermerris diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; Linda Hoezee, daughter-in-law of Ann Hoezee who is undergoing chemotherapy
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Dave
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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