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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Feb 3, 2006
Sunday, February 5, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “There is a Savior”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship No. 628 ………………….……. “I Will Be With You”
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Invocation and Salutation
The Gospel is preached today in ________.
* Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Senior Choir “What a Wonderful Savior”
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 444 …………………………………..…… “I Love to Tell the Story”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: II Corinthians 2:12-16 (Page 1120)
Message: “WE ARE SWEET AROMA” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 438 ……………………………………………. “Jesus Saves”
* Song of Departure No. 655………………….…………..…………… “Sanctuary”
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.
It is with joy we welcome you to Grace Church! Let us lift up our minds and hearts to our loving Creator and sustainer. May the incomparable blessings that come from God alone touch each of us today. Please take a moment and sign the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
* Worship Sequence Nos. 594, 595, 596, 597 ………… “Living Sacrifice”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 671 …………………………….………………. “Something for Thee”
Living Word: Mark 12 (Page 982)
Message: “WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 665 …………… “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”
(You may give your evening offering as you leave)
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
11:30 – 12:10 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. PARENTS are invited to join in the
nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids are
in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
Chapel. Today – “The Angel and the Sickle of Wrath ”.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
THE DOOD/ZONDERVAN Purpose Group will meet in the room opposite
the Chapel following Sunday School today.
5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP MEETS at the Crossing.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2006
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SENIOR CHOIR will NOT meet.
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Everyone is
invited to join them in this special time of prayer.
7:00 PM FELLOWSHIP TEAM MEETING in the Consistory Room.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 12, 2006
PASTOR RICK will continue the series “Christians in Today’s Culture”
with the message “We Are Secret Agents” from II Corinthians 2:17;
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the Chapel for the continuation of the series
on Mark. Pastor Rick will lead a study of “The Ruler Who Serves”
based on Mark 9-16. Next Week: “Just Watch This!”
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sandy Workman was able to return to her home
following knee replacement surgery. See the Prayers & Praise Line
for all the concerns of the Grace family.
IN APPRECIATION – To our Grace Church Family, Thank you for all
your expressions of sympathy, cards, and prayers following our
dad’s death. We appreciate it! ~Larry & Bernice Palma
Thank you to our friends at Grace for the prayers and cards
following Kody’s recent surgery. He is healing and getting
stronger each day. ~Karl Kunnen & Family
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the following members of
our Grace family who have lost loved ones:
Miriam Schoetenboer upon the very unexpected death of her
Grandson, Aaron Schrotenboer, on Wednesday, January 25 at the age
of 32. Services were held Monday at Cascade Christian Church.
Lucille Sytsema and Dan & Martha Derogee upon the death
of their sister, Nancy Brinks, on Thursday, January 26 in Texas. A
memorial service will be held in Michigan in early April.
Luke & Janell Nordlund upon the death of their grandmother,
Josephine Nordlund, on Monday, January 30, at the age of 88.
Services were held at St. Stephens Lutheran Church of Shelby.
Bob & Shirley Tofferi upon the death of Shirley’s father, Stafford
Reiffer, on Wednesday, February 1st. Services were held yesterday at
Woodhaven Reformed Church.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 PM WOMENS NIGHT OUT GAME NIGHT!
Sign up today in the narthex!
Monday, February 20, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.
Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
Saturday, February 25, 8:00 – 9:30 pm BROOMBALL! High School
students and adults meet at Griff’s Ice House. Cost is just 5.00 pp.
You are invited to PARADISE ISLAND for a mid-winter adult fellowship dinner event on Saturday, February 18 from 6-9 pm. The evening will temporarily release you from the winter blahs with a warm, tropical luau setting downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Cost will be just $10.00 per person and reservations are now being taken at the display in the narthex and downstairs at Youth Central. All proceeds and donations go towards our March Genesis Retreat in Traverse City and also to our 2007 mission trip to Alaska! Don’t miss out on this exciting evening!
MEN – PROMISE KEEPERS IS COMING! Reserve the dates of September
15-16 for the Promise Keepers Convention. 12 tickets have been
ordered at a reduced rate for the men of Grace. Also included may be
a U of M vs. Notre Dame football viewing party after the event! See
Ray Zondervan for all the details!
STORAGE SPACE NEEDED! Do you have an extra stall in your garage or a
barn with room for storage? Grace is in need of a space for our
“props” and other materials that are now stored in the church garage.
We would like to make room for the new vans! Please call the church
office (538-3100) or Bob Ver Merris (878-3191) if you can help.
CARING SHEPHERDS – Please pick up your informational packet with
your new Family Information Sheets from your mailbox today.
Reminder – The next meeting is scheduled for February 20 at
BOYS IN GRADES 1-5 – We will be joining with the boys and leaders at
Newhall Community Church for their Cadets program on the 1st and
3rd Wednesday of the month beginning February 15 through the
month of May. Specifics next week!
HELP! Our local Faith Food Pantry is in need of help. Due to increased
gas cost and lack of donation of food, their pantry is
extremely low. Following is a list of items they need the
most: crackers, box potatoes, pork & beans, canned fruit,
instant rice, Spaghetti o’s and Ravioli, spaghetti sauce,
tomato projects, Tuna Helper, jam/jelly, hand soap, toilet
paper. Anything else would be appreciated also.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE! RCWS has given money to Habitat
for Humanity to build “houses in a box” here in GR for Hurricane
victims. Volunteers will build 2 of these homes in a Steelcase
warehouse at 44th and Eastern. Building will take place on Saturday,
February 4, 11, and 18 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and also Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday of these weeks. You do not need to be a
skilled builder to help. When these homes are complete, they will be
loaded on semi-trucks and shipped to Alabama and finished on site.
If you are interested in helping, sign up in the narthex.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer
Lower Doors: Bob & Terri Stadt
Feb. 12 Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma; Jan Stephan
Lower Doors: Pat Ter Beek
Feb. 19 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Feb. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Norden Frontjes Dood Elkowitz Stuk Ron Veldheer
Today AM Sercice: Sue Vander Wal, Sandy & Brian Gort,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Feb. 12 AM Service: Sue & Jerrod Dunkle, Jennifer Moody,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Feb. 19 AM Service: Diane Maitner, Sandy Farris, Marge Veldheer,
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Week of 1-29-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$9,013.50 $7,848.27 + 1,165.23
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$41,562.74 $39,241.35 + 2,321.39
Special Offering for GENESIS: $780.00
2006 CARING SHEPHERD TEAMS
Each of the teams of Caring Shepherds listed below have
individual families assigned to them. You will be contacted
by your Shepherd soon introducing themselves. The Caring Shepherd role is to provide spiritual care and nurture
personal relationships within the body of Christ.
Caring Shepherd Coordinator: Keith Baker
Elder: Jerry Vander Wal, Brad Class
Shepherds: Pastor Rog & Barb Hendricks
Keith & Cindy Benthin
Elder: Marv Andringa
Shepherds: Ron & Marcia Berends
Marge Veldheer & Joan Emaus
Ron & Tami Veldheer
Elder: Wes Dekker
Shepherds: Luke & Janell Nordlund
Erma Johnson & Joan Patterson
Brian & Sandy Gort
Elder: Bob Ver Merris
Shepherds: Bill & Ruth Tacoma
Sandy Farris & Elaine Martin
Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Elder: Lucille Sytsema
Shepherds: Lisa Braendle & Pat Ter Beek
Gladys Kessel & Sandy Michaels
Jayme & Heather Dood
Elder: Ron Engels, Dale Dood
Shepherds: Dick & Ruth Postema
John & Fay De Jong
Jim & Linda Emelander
Prayers & Praise Line
February 5, 2006
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 Caring Shepherds
· The promise of eternal life to all who believe!
· The ministry of Club 3:16 and all those who volunteer each week
· His safekeeping of Sean Van Essen in Iraq (Sean is home for a 2 week
furlough, then he will return to Iraq)
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Sandy Workman following knee replacement surgery
· Herm Workman at Crestview
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Marjean Tibbets experiencing chronic pain and awaiting possible surgery
· All those who this week mourn the loss of a loved one
· Those who recently have been hospitalized, who are undergoing testing for
some undiagnosed problem,
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris,
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, Mark DeBri and Ben Smith in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr Harold
Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam
Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris,
Mrs Virginia Workman
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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