Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 12, 2012
JANUARY 15, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “The Song of the Soul Set Free”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “The Table of the Lord”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Hebrews 11:8-19 (Page 1169)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE STORY: GOD BUILDS A NATION”
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 668 ………….….. “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)….“I Love to Tell the Story”
* 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 Pastor Rick 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 as
it is passed today.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 652-654 ………….. “Create In Me a Pure Heart”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 551 …………………………………...………….. “O To Be Like Thee”
Living Word: I Samuel 15 (Page 275)
Message: “THE GOD WHO OBLITERATES”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 393 ………………….. “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
*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. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:45 pm Y-LIFE for students in Middle and High School. Meet at the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will study Lesson 1, in the book Psalms by Eugene
Peterson. All women are welcome!
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Chicken is on the menu!
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS meet at the Crossing
VICTORS meet in the Fellowship Hall
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
ADULTS –Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. (Disciples of The
Story)” will connect the Sunday sermon with additional
study options. Rev. Scott’s Class will meet in the Consistory
Room. Pastor Rick’s class will meet in the Chapel.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick continues “The Story” with the message:
“Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Geri Ruis upon
the death of her brother-in-law, John Van Dyke, on Tuesday,
January 10 at the age of 88. Services will be held tomorrow at First
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank all of you who
remembered me with cards, letters, packages, prayers and other
means of remembrance. It was very much appreciated. God bless
you all. ~Amie Pierce
AT A RECENT MEETING of the Elders, the membership of Bob &
Terri Stadt, Kaleb Crawford, and baptized granddaughter, Nevaeh
Bosema was transferred to FairHaven Ministries of Hudsonville.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
For the Gideons. This offering will be received on January 29.
PRAISE TEAM – Next practices are January 23 & 30 at 7:00 pm!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Khuon & Hon Tran
Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Jan. 22 Upper Doors: Don & Lillian Vander Veen, Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Lower Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk
Today Jayme Dood, Allie Mc Elroy
Jan. 22 Donna Oppenhuizen, Jenny Hendges, Laura Marshall
Prayers & Praise Line
January 15, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Praise for the continued support of the people of Grace Reformed Church.
Pray for the Crossing Community folks as we begin to fulfill our mission of
“Connecting people with God, each other, and our community.”
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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