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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 29, 2009


 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2009
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude
 Musical Introit “Grace Greater than our Sin” 
 Dick Algera & Ernst Otto
 Time of Praise
* Worship Sequence No. 594 – 597 …………………. “Living Sacrifice”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Church Planting Summit Report
 Moments in Prayer
 Ministry of Music “It is Well With My Soul” 
 Dick Algera & Ernst Otto
 Offertory 
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Luke 14:25-35 (Page 1012)
 Message: “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS: WEIGH STATION”
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 602 ………………… “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 592 (Verses 1 & 2) ………………. “Jesus Calls Us”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma 
 *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
 Prelude
 Worship Sequence No. 223-225 …………….….. “The House of the Lord”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 425 ………………………………………………. “Bind Us Together”
 426 ……………………….……..…. “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
 Living Word: Acts 15:1-29
 Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: PETER THE PROPONENT” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 405 …………….….…….. “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
* Benediction
* Postlude 

 TODAY AT GRACE

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Pat Ter Beek. Children K–2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Sandy Farris and Allie Mc Elroy.

OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC is presented by Ernst Otto of our congregation
and Dick Algera, member of 1st Reformed Church of Byron Center.
Ernst and Dick both belong to the Metropolitan Choir of Praise.
Thank you for being with us today!

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 Meet at the Crossing.
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 – Meet in the Chapel.


SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will continue the series on Peter. Join us
in the Chapel! A time of discussion will follow the message.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Willie Hiemstra is home following surgery on
Tuesday. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer concerns &
praise reports.

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Wilma Kamphuis upon the
death of her sister-in-law in the Netherlands this past week.

AT THE CLASSIS MEETING OF SOUTH GRAND RAPIDS last Tuesday night,
Pastor Rick was elected as Vice President of the SGR Classis. Please
keep him, as well as the South Grand Rapids Classis, in your prayers.

IN APPRECIATION – We thank you very much for your recent
$368.00 gift to The Other Way Ministries. We are so grateful for
your prayers and for your encouraging ministry partnership as we
continue to work toward the goal of stronger, Christ-centered
families in Westown. ~Lou Roossien, Executive Director

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
9:00 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Snacks: Morgan Vander Werf
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 5, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 – 5 will meet.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Group meet at the Crossing.

 NEXT WEEK – FEBRUARY 8, 2009 – YOUTH SUNDAY

NEXT SUNDAY Darrell Delaney, our Youth Director, will lead the service
and share the message.

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

EQUIPING GOD’S PEOPLE FOR MINISTRY – The Synod of the Great Lakes
Diaconal Ministry Team invites you to attend this conference on
Saturday, February 28 from 7:45 am to 1:30 pm. Please come and
enjoy a half day of worship, workshops, and fellowship. Fill in the
form from the narthex table & return it to Shari before Feb 8.

NEEDED – A Club 3:16 family is in need of a dresser or bed of any size.
Call the church office if you have something you can donate. 

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS
Today  Upper Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer; Sandy Workman
 Lower Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie
Feb. 8 Upper Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk; Lexie Wagoner
 Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan
NURSERY
Today AM Service: Sandy Gort, Diane Maitner, Taylor Duimstra
 PM Service: Sue Stuk
Feb. 8 AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Lyndsey Boeve, Cindy 
 Wylie PM Lynda Ver Merris

 Prayers & Praise Line

 February 1, 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 presence of the Holy Spirit at the Monday 
 night Consistory meeting.


Praise God for…

• The promise of Eternal Life for all who believe
• The music ministry of Ernie Otto and Dick Algera

Prayers for…

• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• 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
• Anna Borkowsk’s sister and brother-in-law who were involved in
a car accident in Louisville this past week
• 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 Dorothy Church, 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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