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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 9, 2009
January 11, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Potter’s Hand” Valerie Holstege
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: This year we need to submit to God our _____.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ministry of Music “The Power of Your Love” Valerie Holstege
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 12:1-2 (Page 1100), I Samuel 15:1-23 (Page 275)
Message: “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS: YIELD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 591 ………………….….. “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
* Song of Departure No. 592 (Vss. 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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Let us join together in
celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs of joy
before our creator. Please take a moment and sign your name
and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence Nos. 127-129 ……….. “The Lord on High is Mighty”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 33 ….…………………… “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Living Word: Acts 4:1-22
Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: PETER THE POWERFUL”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 38 ………….………………………… “Ye Servants of God”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. We
invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church and have found
forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in this Supper. If you are
aware of someone who is not here today, but would like to receive
this sacrament, please contact the church office. Thank you.
OUR SPECIAL MINISTRY OF MUSIC is presented by Valerie Holstege.
Valerie is a volunteer at the Vet’s Facility. Thank you for being with
us this Lord’s Day.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Rick Veldheer. Children K–2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Darrell Delaney and Janna Emelander.
A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR GRACE – A drive for the Grace Building Fund.
We will continue with this Fund Drive! 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!
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 meet at the
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. A great opportunity for couples of all ages to not simply
be entertained (although you will be greatly entertained) but to also
grow in your marriage. Through a series of great DVD’s, Mark
Gungor makes us laugh at ourselves but also leads us toward
realistic changes that we can make to improve our marriages.
Again, this course is for couples of all ages and you will not be forced
into anything that would be personal or threatening. All you need is
a commitment to come and a desire to strengthen God’s beautiful
gift of marriage. This identical class will also be offered on
Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm…choose which day works best for
Coming on February 1st – Faith Lessons with Ray Vander Laan
Adult Sunday School Class!
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 – Judy Klein was able to return to her home. Keep
Willie Hiemstra in your prayers as she was just diagnosed with
Breast Cancer and will be meeting with doctors and considering the
best course of treatments. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all
prayer concerns & praise reports.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 WILL NOT MEET.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
7:00 – 8:00 PM
KINGDOM KIDS! – All youth ages K – 5th Grade meet with
Mrs. Ver Hulst in the Fellowship Hall.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE – This class will meet
in the Consistory room. This class will also be offered on
Sundays during the Sunday School hour. Pastor Rick will
facilitate the Wednesday class.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009
CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 – 5 WILL NOT MEET.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing. We will meet on
the 3rd Friday of each month from 7 – 10 pm to scrapbook! Invite
your friends to come along!
NEXT SUNDAY – JANUARY 18, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY PASTOR RICK will continue the series “God’s Road Signs”.
See the insert in your bulletin today for more information.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will meet on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 pm.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated for the
Cadet Organization. This offering will be received on Cadet Sunday
which is January 25.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Scott Thornton; Lucille Sytsema
Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Jan. 18 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Khuon & Hon Tran
Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Jan. 25 Upper Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal; Marge Veldheet
Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Luke & Janell Nordlund,
Chelsea Boeve PM Service: Sue Stuk
Jan. 18 AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Danielle Vining,
Sue Vander Wal PM Service: Mary Bush
Jan. 25 AM Service: Judy Beadle, Phyllis Vander Sloot, Emily & Allie
Mc Elroy PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
January 11, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• A new year of opportunities
• The ministry of music of Valerie Holstege
• That all financial needs were met in 2008
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• All those who have recently lost loved ones
• Judy Klein following recent hospitalization
• Bob Ver Merris as he continues his recovery at home
• Joan Formsma as she heals following foot/ankle surgery
• Betty Figueroa as she heals following her fall
• Willie Hiemstra as she seeks the best treatment for the newly diagnosed
• Our Friends and family members with health concerns
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• 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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