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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 31, 2013

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude 

 Choral Introit “Just a Little Talk With Jesus” 

 Call to Worship 

*Greeting Time

*Opening Songs of Praise

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moment of Sharing: Connections Update Rev. George Grevenstuk

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “Find Us Faithful”

 Offertory 

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Exodus 4:1-5 (Page 57), Acts 7:23-36 (Page 1062)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

“RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER:

THE ART OF LETTING GO”

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymns No. 596 …………………………………….….. “I Surrender All”

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)

 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

*Postlude 

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 

ELDERS INVITATION If you have questions, concerns, joys, or

 prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or

 an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the

 sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your

 bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.

 

WELCOME

A warm welcome to our visitors and members alike! 

We rejoice at the joy Christ brought to the world so long ago. May such joy live within us as we worship the Lord. 

Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.

 

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

Meet in the Chapel

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn No. 730 ……………..…….. “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

 731 ……………………… “Onward, Christian Soldiers”

*Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 732 ……………………..………… “The Battle Belongs to the Lord”

 Living Word: Judges 4:1-24 (Page 235)

 Message: “HOLY PLACES: MEGIDDO” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 724 …………………………... “Lead On, O King Eternal”

*Benediction

 Postlude

*All who are able, please stand.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in

 the Consistory Room following the morning service today. 

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and Connections.

 

6:30 PM Y-LIFE will meet at Mrs. Heather’s house! Bring a snack to

 share.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,

 see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATION – To My Grace Family: Thank you for the cards

 and prayers and thank you to Pastor Rick for his visit and special

 prayer prior to my surgery. It is all very much appreciated. 

 ~Char Otto

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013

 3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013

 3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – OUR GEMS are

 sponsoring this dinner. Soup, Salad, Baked Potatoes. Come

 out and support our GEMS and enjoy a meal and fellowship

 prior to activities.

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE

 

 7:45 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the

 Fellowship Hall!

 BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!

 

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room for discussion of

 the Sunday message “Relationships that Matter: The Art of

 Letting Go”. Pastor Rick will lead this class. 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013

 6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.

 

 7:00 PM THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP

 will meet in the chapel.

 

 

NEXT WEEK, FEBRUARY 10, 2013

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages

 entitled: “God’s Pictures”. See the insert in your bulletin today.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Monday, February 11, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD MTG.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm MISSION OUTREACH MEETING. 

 

Saturday, March 30 - ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! Please sign

 up in the narthex if you are willing to disperse eggs, work prize

 tables, or greet.
 

June 10-13 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Mark your calendar! 

 Sign -ups will begin in March!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

2013 MISSION WORK TRIP TO STUMPY POINT, NC

 Is God calling you to be part of a group from Grace who will go help

 families who are still without homes following Hurricane Irene in

 August of 2011? The date for the work trip is April 21-27. (Plus travel

 time.) There is a flyer on the table in the narthex with more details. 

 Space is limited (unless we send 2 groups) so please sign up on the

 sheet in the narthex if you would like to be part of this mission

 outreach! Questions…call Shari. Planning meeting will be held on

 Feb 17 following the worship service in the Chapel. Tentative all

 church dinner will be March 3 to raise funds for the trip.

 

NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES were put in your box last week. If

 you did not pick it up, do so today! Thank you to everyone who

 volunteered!

 

2012 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS were put in your mailboxes

 last week. If you have any questions, please see Ernst Otto.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot, Bill & Karen Ver Hulst

 Lower Doors: Tripp & Katie Vander Wal

Feb. 10 Upper Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie; Sandy Workman

 Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan

 

NURSERY 

Today Robin Zondervan, Phyllis VanderSloot 

Feb. 10 Cindy Wylie, Sandy Farris

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

 

February 3, 2013

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank God today for the gift of health – for able bodies, clear minds. May we use our abilities to reach those for God’s kingdom.
  • Please keep Marge Veldheer’s son, Randy, in your prayers as he undergoes additional heart surgery tomorrow.
  • We ask for prayers for all those who have been sick this winter with pneumonia or the flu. 
  • Please pray for the brother of Rowin Mulder who lives in the Netherlands. Pray that he hears God’s voice in the decisions he is taking for his life. Please lift him up as well as the rest of his family there.
  • Please continue to pray for God to use Common Connections (Connections small groups) to connect neighbors.
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Brian Benthin, and John Hoag, Randy Veldheer.

  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
  •  

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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