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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 10, 2008
January 13, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Yes, I Believe” Samantha Johnson
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Music Ministry “God Speaking” Samantha Johnson
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 73 (Page 568), Philippians 4:10-13 (Page 1140)
Message: “ENVY: YOU GOT IT, I WANT IT” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 718 vs. 1 & 3 ………………………..……….. “Day by Day”
* Song of Departure No. 340 ………….…… “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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
Call to Worship No. 784 ….………….. “A New Heaven and a New Earth”
* Opening Hymn No. 774 ………….. “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 586 ……………… “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
Living Word: II Peter 3:1-14 (Page 1181)
Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: NOAH”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 604 ………………………..…………. “I Then Shall Live”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
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.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Erika Wigent and Elaine Martin.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris & Chelsea Boeve.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC today is provided by Samantha Johnson of our
congregation. Thank you Sam, for sharing with us 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.
The Book of Joshua –
Join this class that meets in the Chapel! Today
a study of the book of Joshua will begin.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” -
meet at church in
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Rick will continue the study entitled “From the
Old to the New to You” where we discover Christ in the Old
Testament and in our lives as well. You are encouraged to bring your
own Bible and a pen! Join us tonight.
7:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet at the Crossing.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEEETING.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER by the GEMS. On the menu: Soup
and Baked Potato Bar! Come out and enjoy some fellowship
prior to the nights meetings!
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:15 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
CHILDREN AGES PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE meet in the
Fellowship Hall for activities.
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Cecil Martens meets in the
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 20, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Sloth: Lazy About
Love” from the series “The Seven Deadly Sins”. Tarah Fron will be
with us and share a bit about her upcoming trip to Africa.
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin during the Sunday School hour next
Sunday. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about
your personal relationship to God and what we as a RCA church
believe. We follow the RCA published book, “Belonging”. You can
become a part of this class to just learn and review what we are all
about, but also this class enables you to make Profession of Faith. A
sign up sheet is in the narthex.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Carolyn Baker is in ICU at Blodgett Hospital.
Irene Polderman continues at Butterworth. John Schoolenberg has
returned to Brookcrest. Henrietta Te Ronde was expected to return
to The Terraces at Maple Creek after being hospitalized earlier.
Esther Hoag is recovering at home following outpatient surgery last
week. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the other praise reports
and prayer concerns.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated for the
CADET organization. This offering will be received on Cadet Sunday,
MISSION WORK TRIP – 2008 is here so we have a great opportunity for
you to SIGN UP for another Mission Work Trip for the week of
APRIL 20, 2008! This year we are going to Lake Charles in
Louisiana where we will be building a Habitat for Humanity home!
These Habitat builds are still a result of Hurricane Rita, which struck
on September 25, 2005. The RCA is sponsoring this trip so we are
again able to use some of their funds for traveling, accommodations
and food. That makes the cost for each person very small (food on
the way down and back). We will need two days of travel for both
going & coming back (it is 1,180 miles) so we would like to leave on
Friday morning, April 18, and return on Sunday evening April 27.
We could consider leaving early Saturday, April 19, if the group
prefers, but that would give us less time to become orientated to the
job we will be doing. Please contact Shari for more details or just
sign up in the narthex. You will be given more details as they are made.
PRAYER COVENANT PARTNERS – Your prayer list for the next six months
is in your mailbox! Be sure to pick your copy up today. If you are not
already a Prayer Covenant Partner and would like to become one, call
the office (538-3100).
EQUIPPING GOD’S PEOPLE FOR MINISTRY CONFERENCE sponsored by the
Synod of the Great Lakes Diaconal Ministry Team will take place on
Saturday, February 23rd at Orchard Hill Reformed Church. It is an
ideal time for church members and leaders to gather to develop new
skills, stimulate new ministry and/or outreach concepts. Save the
date…more information soon.
CAMP GENEVA is currently accepting summer staff 2008 applications and
will be interviewing over the next few weeks. Some of the positions
include: counselors, lifeguards, kitchen & maintenance. To learn
more call 399-3150 or visit www.campgeneva.org.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES REFUGEE UNIT is seeking homes for
Burmese teenage refugees. Room and board is paid for by the State
and medical needs are also covered. These teens have been forced
from their homes due to war and/or a threat to their lives. If you are
interested in becoming licensed to provide foster care, or if you
would be willing to board an older refugee teen in your home, please
call Dana Anderson at 254-7741.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent; Ken & Cindy Wylie
Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan
Jan. 20 Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris; Marv & Sue Andringa
Lower Doors: Kerri Baker
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Lynda Ver Merris, Amy Grimm,
Chelsea Boeve PM Service: Terri Stadt
Jan. 20 AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Sue & Sarah Dunkle
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
January 13, 2008
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 to serve
• The music ministry of Samantha Johnson
• Irene Polderman at Butterworth
• Carolyn Baker at Blodgett
• Henrietta Te Ronde following hospitalization
• Esther Hoag following surgery
• Ron & Carole Lankheet ~ Ron as he heals after breaking his wrist and
Carole as she continues chemotherapy
• Tarah Fron and the August Team at IICD Dowagiac as they prepare
for an International Trip to Africa
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger
Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb, Brian Ciluffo, Yvonne Riemersma,
Linda Tacoma, Laura Groenenboom (Venenga), Wilma Osterink
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie Workman, 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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