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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Feb 16, 2007
February 18, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Christina Kleymeer
Moments in Prayer
Songs of Praise Discovery Kids
“Amazing Grace/Fill It Up”
* Songs of Praise and Worship
“Prince of Peace”
“In The Sanctuary”
“You are Good”
Ministry of Dance Cornerstone Hip Hop Worship Dance Team
Music Ministry Christina Kleymeer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” Darrell, Kia, & Tishana Delaney
* Offertory Prayer
Music Ministry Children & Worship
“The Lord Will Keep His Promises”
Skit:“Jesus Walking on the Water” High School Sunday School Class
Prayer over the Ministry of the Word Mrs. Kia Delaney
Living Word: Psalm 1:1-3, Jeremiah 17:5, 7,8
Message: “WHERE ARE YOU PLANTED?” Mr. Darrell Delaney
Prayer of Blessing over the Word
* Benediction Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Song of Departure “Awesome God”
*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
Worship Sequence No. 594, 595, 596, 597 ……….…… “Living Sacrifice”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 718 …………………………………………………….. “Day by Day”
Living Word: Genesis 22:1-19
Message “TESTING AND BLESSING” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 712 …………………………..………… “Be Still, My Soul”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY is Youth Sunday! We thank Darrell Delaney and all our youth
and leaders for their part in the service today. We also thank
Christina Kleymeer for her music ministry this morning.
WE WELCOME the Cornerstone Hip Hop Worship Dance Team to our
worship service. Thank you for blessing us with your talents today!
NO CHILDREN & WORSHIP will be held today.
11:20 AM–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
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Songs and Psalms – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
This week we will look at Psalm 8.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS WILL BEGIN today during the Sunday School
hour. Just come to Pastor Rick’s office if you would like to learn more
about the Reformed church or if you would like to make Profession of
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Study Session 4.
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
NO SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE!
GEMS for Girls in Grades 1-8
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – FOLLOWING JESUS
Meet in Room 7 in the Discovery Kids Hallway downstairs.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga as he
continues a study of the Spirit Fruit as found in Galatians
5:22-23. Meet in the Consistory room.
IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. We
will explore “Ordinary Superheroes”. This a class for those
who really want to dig in.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
donuts and fellowship!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – FEBRUARY 25, 2007
1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
PASTOR RICK will begin a series on Psalms for the Lenten journey.
Next Sunday’s message is entitled “The Pursuit of Happiness” from
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated for the
GIDEONS. The Gideons International serves as a missionary arm of
the church – every scripture they distribute is provided through the
support of local churches and individual Christians. The Gideons
distribute more than two copies of God’s Word every second! Our
special offering for the Gideons will be received next Sunday.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Following a bit of a setback, Jan VanWyk was
moved off the therapy floor at the U of M Hospital temporarily.
Please continue to keep her in your prayers. She welcomes your
phone calls. The main hospital number is 734-936-4000, just ask
for Jan’s room. See the Prayers & Praise Line for more Praise
Reports and Prayer Concerns.
IN APPRECIATION – A special thank you to those who helped with the
RCA/Habitat work project this past Saturday. Thank you men
who help build the houses and thank you women who cooked and
served lunch to the workers.
THANKS TO ALL who came out to watch Grace take on New Life in
BROOMBALL last week! We won’t say who won…but a great time was
had by all (and no injuries!). Plan on a rematch next year!!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, February 24, 8AM – 1:30 PM EQUIPPING GOD’S PEOPLE FOR
MINISTRY WORKSHOP will take place at Orchard Hills Reformed
Church for those with reservations. Questions, ask Shari.
Monday, February 26, 6:30 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE. Note time!
Monday, February 26, 7:30 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.
Note the change of time!
Saturday, March 3rd CONSISTORY VISION RETREAT. Reserve the date.
Wednesday, June 20th CHURCH PICNIC at Pinery Park.
VBS IS COMING SOON! VOLUNTEERS are needed! Our theme this year is
“The Quest for Truth – Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life”. Set
aside June 11-15th. Volunteer to help today by signing up in the
PLEASE SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPERS – The Cadets will have a paper drive in
March. The trailer will be in the parking lot beginning March 5. If
you need any papers picked up contact Rick Veldheer at 453-8384.
LENTEN FOOD COLLECTION FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL 8. Details in your
SOFTBALL ANYONE?? I know that with all the cold and snow it’s hard to
imagine that spring is just around the corner, but with spring comes
softball season. Judging from the trophies in the hall, it appears we
used to have quite a team! Anyone interested in carrying on that
tradition this year with a co-ed team, please see Nikki or sign up in
HOPE COLLEGE MUSICAL SHOWCASE – More than 200 Hope College
students will be featured in the 19th Annual Musical Showcase
concert on Monday, March 5 at 8:00 pm in the De Vos Hall, Grand
Rapids. All of the college’s instrumental and vocal groups will be
performing. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available through the
De Vos Ticket Office at 616-395-7890.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
Lower Doors: Steve & Angie Hendrickson
Feb. 25 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Les & Magdalena Kiss
Lower Doors: Neal & Judy Klein
Today AM Service: Angie Hendrickson, Amy Grimm, Judy Beadle,
Sarah Dunkle PM Service: Ruth Postema
Feb. 25 AM Service: Sue Stuk, Jennifer Elkowitz, Pat Ter Beek,
Chelsea Boeve PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
February Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Grimm Moody Dood Elkowitz Maitner Veldheer
Prayers & Praise Line
February 18, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Our Youth and those who lead them
• The ministry that takes place at Club 3:16 and other activities at the Crossing
• Those who provide our ministry of music today
• The upcoming VBS “Quest for Truth” plans being made
• Jan VanWyk in Ann Arbor and her family as they travel back & forth
• Baby Caleb Zondervan as he continues to grow stronger
• Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
• Matthew Vander Heide, son of Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy, as he makes preparations to leave for basic training in California on March 5
• Henrietta Alexander, grandmother of Darrell & Kia Delaney, who is hospitalized with congestive heart failure
• Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Jim Hunter,
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Lori Doom (Nikki’s sister), Bob Benthin, Harold Sandoval
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer and Elkowitz’s neighbor, Frank Senko serving in Iraq
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, 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!
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