Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 11, 2007
JANUARY 14, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Bob Schuyler
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Minute for Mission Bob Schuyler
Ministry of Music
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 16:13-26 (Page 70)
John 6:25-35, 47-54 (Page 1034)
Message: “WHAT’S THIS MANNA STUFF?”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Love Offering for the VanWyk Family
* Closing Hymn No. 680 ……………… “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
* Song of Departure No. 419 …………………………….. “The Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 705 ………………………….. “It Is Well with My Soul”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 430 …………………….. “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”
Living Word: Genesis 6-11
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
A FLOOD, A TOWER, AND OTHER SPECIAL EFFECTS”
* Closing Hymn No. 344 ……………………. “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
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.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Bob Schuyler.
Bob is with an organization called GRASP (Grand Rapids Area
Service Project). He will share with us this morning.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris &
Elaine Martin Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir
room with Worship Leaders Sandy Farris & Erika Wigent.
A COMMUNION LOVE OFFERING will be received for the VANWYK FAMILY.
This offering will help offset the many costs incurred by the family
while Jan is hospitalized.
11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Songs and Psalms – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
This week we will look at Psalm 112.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – This evening Pastor Rick will lead` a study of the
Book of Genesis entitled: “NEW BEGINNINGS”. Make it a New Year’s
Resolution to get involved in Bible Study. Here’s a great opportunity
for a new beginning.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2007
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
GEMS for girls in grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
CADETS for boys in grades 1-8. Meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – ARTIC ANTICS – RESCUE 911
Meet in Room 7 in the Discovery Kids Hallway downstairs.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga as he
continues a study of the Spirit Fruit as found in Galatians
5:22-23. This series of Bible Studies will meet in the
IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. We
will explore “Ordinary Superheroes”. Tonight we will study
the life of Caleb. This a class for those who really want to dig
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC – SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY! Spread
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT SUNDAY – JANUARY 21, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “THE LORD IS IN HIS
HOLY TEMPLY” based on I Kings 6.
6:00 PM GRACE GIFTED! EVERYONE is invited to come and share the
gifts God has given you! See the insert in the bulletin today! This
will take the place of our evening service.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jan VanWyk continues at the University of
Michigan Hospital. They are hoping that she can be transferred to a
rehab facility in Grand Haven soon. Lucille Sytsema was
hospitalized this week with an infection following back surgery.
Ken Wylie remains hospitalized for further testing on his
lungs. Please keep all these families in your prayers this week.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Ray & Robin Zondervan upon the
birth of a son, Caleb James, on Tuesday, January 9th. Baby Caleb is
in the neo-natal unit at Butterworth Hospital. We thank God for
this precious gift of life and pray for His blessings on your family.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Bill & Henrietta Te Ronde
upon the recent death of Bill’s brother in Texas.
IN APPRECIATION - We would like to express a warm word of thanks to
the congregation for their prayers, words of condolence, sympathy
cards and visits following the death of my father. It is so
meaningful to have your support during life's difficult moments.
Sincerely, Fred and Willie Hiemstra
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, January 26, 7:00 – 10:00 pm SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
Saturday, February 10, 7:30 – 9:00 pm BROOMBALL – Grace
Reformed Church Youth have challenged Keith Benthin of New Life
Lakeshore Church and will play broomball at Griffs Ice House!
Sunday, February 18, 2007 A NEW MEMBERS CLASS WILL BEGIN.
Saturday, April 21 – Saturday April 28 MISSION OPPORTUNITY
We will be going to McComb, Mississippi! Sign up in the narthex.
See Shari if you have any questions.
THE FLOCKING CONTINUES! FUNdraiser to benefit the Alaska
Mission/Leadership Trip! Details in your mailboxes today.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY!! COME TO THE ADIC on Thursday,
January 18 and February 1 & 8 for a School Supply Giveaway. Spread
the word! See Nikki if you have any questions!
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Help is needed on Tuesday for
Middle School Youth and Thursday for Elementary Youth. Please
prayerfully consider serving in this way! See Nikki.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST PRESENTS 3STORY EVANGELISM TRAINING. God’s
Story, My Story, Their Story…Saturday, January 27 from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm at Kentwood Community Church. Cost is $20.00 and
includes lunch, snacks, and training guide. Registration deadline is
January 19. See Nikki or Darrell if you are interested in attending.
GRACE REFORMED CHURCH YOUTH MINISTRY VISION 2006-07
MISSION: The mission is threefold:
1. Modeling the Christian life before the youth in order that they may model it to others.
2. Showing the importance of worshipping God in order that Christ may be the Lord of their lives. This will result in others coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because of their example.
3. Challenging them to Godly standards in order that they may challenge others to the same standards.
Are you “Passing the Baton”? Psalm 145:4
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Jack & Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Ray & Kari Fron
Jan. 21 Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers; Al & Louise Grimm
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Sue Veldheer,
Samantha Johnson PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Jan. 21 AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
January Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Balcony
Boeve Norden Gort Postema Kosters
Prayers & Praise Line
January 14, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The Birth of Caleb James Zondervan
• A new year of opportunities for ministry through Club 3:16 and other outreach programs at the Crossing and here at Grace
• Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
• New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
• Les & Jan VanWyk and girls in Ann Arbor
• Baby Caleb Zondervan in the Neo Natal Unit at Butterworth
• Ken Wylie hospitalized this week with pneumonia
• Lucille Sytsema hospitalized with an infection
• Bill & Henrietta Te Ronde as they mourn the loss of Bill’s brother
• Rose Borkowski, mother of Anna, who underwent surgery on Jan. 11
• Shirley Honorable and her family, friends of Darrell & Kia~Shirley will be undergoing back surgery very soon
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer, in Iraq
• Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy’s niece and her husband who are traveling throughout the world for 6 months exploring missionary possibilities~updates are available at www.jacobanddana.com
• Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns:
David Hoezee, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Lori, sister of Nikki Probst, Bob Benthin
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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