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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 15, 2009

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2009
 10:00 am Worship Service
 Prelude
 Choral Introit “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit”
 Time of Praise
 * Call to Worship
 * Greeting
 * Opening Songs of Praise
 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moments of Sharing: Through prayer God can ____________.
 Call to Prayer
 The Lord’s Prayer
 Senior Choir “Under His Wings”
 Children’s Message
 Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
 Offertory - Hymn No. 635 ……………………………………… “In the Garden”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Jeremiah 33:3 (Page 770), James 4:2-3 (Page 1174), 
 Philippians 4:6-7 (1140)
 Message: “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS: TELEPHONE”
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
 Season of Prayer
* Closing Hymn No. 640 ………………….…………… “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 592 (Vss. 1,2) …………..…………. “Jesus Calls Us”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
 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.

 SUNDAY’S AT SIX
 Meet in the Chapel
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
 Opening Hymn No. 438 ….…………….…………………………. “Jesus Saves”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 446 ………...........………………..“We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
 Living Word: Acts 10:1-48
 Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: PETER THE PIONEER” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 428 …..............…….….. “In Christ There Is No East or West”
* Benediction
* Postlude 

 TODAY AT GRACE

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Lyndsey Boeve and Rick Veldheer. Children K–2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Darrell Delaney and Janna Emelander.

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  - Meet at the Crossing.
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. This identical class will also be offered on
Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm…choose which day works best.

THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE CONTINUES! 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!

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 – Deb Kleymeer will undergo knee replacement
surgery tomorrow at Spectrum Downtown. Bob Stadt also will
undergo knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, January 20 at
Metropolitan Hospital. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all
prayer concerns & praise reports.

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Bill & Ruth Tacoma upon
the death of Bill’s brother, Al Tacoma, on Saturday, January 10 at the
age of 75. Services were held Wednesday at Jamestown Baptist
Church.

IN APPRECIATION – A sincere and heartfelt thanks to Pastor Rick for his
hospital and home visits and to my dear Grace family for the
prayers, phone calls, and many beautiful cards of encouragement.
It is such a comfort to know that God will provide daily strength
and patience throughout this long healing process. ~Judy Klein

AT A RECENT ELDERS MEETING the membership of Ron & Tami Veldheer
and baptized children, Travis, Ashley, and Stacy was transferred to
RiverTree Community Church of Byron Center.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2009
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will meet.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
We will discuss Lesson 3.
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16 will meet.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Meet at the Crossing.
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meeet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! Meet in the nursery.
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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 – 5 will meet.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.

 NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 25, 2009
 CADET SUNDAY

NEXT SUNDAY PASTOR RICK will continue the series “God’s Road Signs”
with the message “Information” from Proverbs 12:15, 15:22.

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated for the
Cadet Organization. This offering will be received next Sunday.

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW SUMMER CAMP BROCHURES for CRAN HILL RANCH AND CAMP
GENEVA are available in the narthex. Grace will pay ½ of the camp
fee for Grace youth to attend one of these camps.

NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES are in your mailboxes today. Thank you to all
who volunteered to help!

EQUIPING GOD’S PEOPLE FOR MINISTRY – The Synod of the Great Lakes
Diaconal Ministry Team invites you to attend this conference on
Saturday, February 28 from 7:45 am to 1:30 pm. Please come and
enjoy a half day of worship, workshops, and fellowship. The cost is
$20 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
Grace will pay this $20 fee if you register early. Flyers are on the
table in the narthex. Fill in the form & return it to Shari before Feb 8. 

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Khuon & Hon Tran
 Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Jan. 25  Upper Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal; Marge Veldheer
 Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
NURSERY
Today 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 18, 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…

• This church family
• Taking care of our daily needs


Prayers for…

• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Bill & Ruth Tacoma following the loss of Bill’s brother
• 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
• Deb Kleymeer as she undergoes knee surgery tomorrow
• Bob Stadt as he undergoes knee surgery on Tuesday
• Willie Hiemstra as she seeks the best treatment for the newly
diagnosed Breast Cancer
• 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
Vander Berg
• 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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