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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 12, 2009
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit–Organ/Piano Duet Karen Ver Hulst & Eddie Heidema
“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
Time of Praise
* Opening Hymn No. 343 …………………………………. “Amazing Grace”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
* Hymn No. 338 ……………………………..… “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
Ministry of Music–Piano Duet Karen Ver Hulst & Eddie Heidema
“How Firm a Foundation/Praise Ye the Triune God”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 22:31-32 (Page 1022)
Message: “JESUS – PROPHET, PRIEST & KING”
Rev. Bruce Kuiper
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 759 …………………………….… “What if it Were Today”
* Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1) ……..…….……. “Because He Lives”
* 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 423 ……………………………………………….. “The Bond of Love”
Living Word: Various Scriptures
Message: “THE 4 LOVES IN A CHRISTIAN’S MARRIAGE & LIFE ”
Rev. Bruce Kuiper
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 425 ……………………………………. “Bind Us Together”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Bruce Kuiper who will lead our services and
share the message. OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC today is presented by
Karen Ver Hulst of our congregation and Eddie Heidema. Eddie is a
student of Karen’s and a 9th grader at Grandville High School. We
thank you all for being with us this Lord’s day.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Lyndsey Boeve and Pat Ter Beek. Children K–2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Sandy Farris and Allie Mc Elroy.
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High/High School Sunday School Class
will not meet today.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage
– Class meets in the Chapel.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE WILL MEET in the Consistory room.
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet. It’s
School Color Day!
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Snacks: Mary Kubiak
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! Meet in the nursery.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE – This class will
meet in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 – 5 will meet. It’s
School Color Day!
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
7:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 22, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series GOD’S ROAD
SIGNS with the message DETOUR from Job 42:1-2, Acts 16:6-10.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Next Sunday evening Pastor Rick will continue the
series on Peter with a study of I Peter.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated for Cran
Hill Ranch. This offering will be received next week.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, February 23, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.
Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Willie Hiemstra’s surgery was rescheduled and
will take place on Tuesday at Blodgett Hospital. See the Prayers &
Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to our Grace family for the prayers,
cards, and visits during my long convalescence. Special thanks to
Pastor Rick, our daughter Karla, and son Jack. We know that it
was your prayers that brought us through this ordeal. We can
never thank you enough – we turn to God in prayer daily. We thank
God that Ila is improving. In God’s Love, Ila & Jim Friar
A big thank you to the GEMS and their leaders for a special
valentine and gift that the girls made with the help of their leaders!
~Ann Hoezee & Henrietta Te Ronde
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin on March 1. This class will run for 6
weeks during the Sunday School hour. If you would like to learn
more about having a relationship with Jesus and His church or
would like to make Profession of Faith, this class will enable you, but
not obligate you to do so. Sign up in the narthex! See Shari Dood if
you have any questions.
COOKIES will be provided for you following the morning service for the
month of February! Donations will be accepted for the GRACE
MISSION TRIP to New Orleans in April!
THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE CONTINUES! You can put your gift
envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope. Our goal is to raise $120,000.00 towards this effort.
Thank you for your continued generosity and support!
COLLECTION OF BOOKS – We have received a request from the Deacon
Center that Forgotten Man Ministries is in need of paperback
religious books focusing primarily on Christian living, marriage,
parenting, and self help. The jail library is normally stocked with
these books and they are distributed weekly throughout the facility by
Chaplains. If you have books that you have already read and would
like to donate to inmates in the Kent County Jail, please deposit them
in the box in the narthex. (This is a great way to clean out your
bookshelves and closets!)
MISSION WORK PROJECT – For the week of April 19, Grace will be
sending a group of volunteers to the New Orleans Blitz Build! In
short, this is a 9 denominational effort to totally rehabilitate and
finish 12 homes that are still standing idle following Hurricane
Katrina and Rita in 2005. Funds are being supplied by each of these
9 denominations…in our case by the RCWS. We have already begun
projects to raise funds for this trip and others are in the making. This
is open to any adult in the congregation (limit of 15) so if you are
interested, please sign the sheet in the narthex to reserve your spot.
See the letter inserted in your bulletin today for more details!
ACTION Wyoming is sponsoring a free showing of the movie “The
Reckoning” (Remembering the Dutch Resistance) with special
speaker Diet Eman, who is featured in the film. The film will be
shown Thursday the 19th from 3 – 5:30 pm at Godwin Auditorium.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marv & Sue Andringa; Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Feb. 22 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker; Ron & Marcia Berends
Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
Today AM Service: Erika Wigent, Janna Emelander, Sue Stuk
PM Service: Mary Bush
Feb. 22 AM Service: Sue Stuk, Sue & Kendra Veldheer
PM Service: Sandy Farris
Prayers & Praise Line
February 15, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Pray for the four churches in our Classis (including Grace)
giving prayerful consideration to new church starts.
Praise God for…
• The call of Shawn Gerbers to Ross Reformed Church, Gary Indiana
• The ministry of Rev. Bruce Kuiper
• The music ministry of Karen Ver Hulst and Eddie Heidema
• The “hint” of spring we were able to experience this week
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Willie Hiemstra who will undergo surgery Tuesday
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Bob Ver Merris, Judy Klein, Joan Formsma,
Betty Figueroa, Deb Kleymeer, Bob Stadt, Willie Hiemstra. Matthew
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Hank Hoezee, 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!
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