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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 17, 2008


 Sunday, January 20, 2008
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude
 Introit “After All He’s Done For Me” 
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Mission Sharing Tarah Fron
 Moments in Prayer
 Senior Choir “That’s What Jesus Means to Me”
 Offertory 
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Proverbs 24:30-34 (Page 639)
 Colossians 3:5-14 (Page 1144)
 Message: “SLOTH: LAZY ABOUT LOVE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 650 ………….…….. “O for a Heart to Praise My God”
* Benediction
* 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
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 690 ……………………………………. “He Leadeth Me”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 682……………………..…. “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
 Living Word: Genesis 12:1-9 (Page 11) 
 Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: ABRAHAM” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 668 …………... “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra 
 *All who are able, please stand

 TODAY AT GRACE

TODAY Tarah Fron, a recent Hope College graduate, will be speaking on
the 14 month training and HIV/AIDS work she will be doing in
Zambia, Africa. Tarah is a volunteer with the non profit
organization, the Institute for International Corporation and
Development, where she will spend 6 months working with the
HOPE project in Kaoma, Zambia. Along with Tarah is Rebecca-Lynn
Douglas, an LLC graduate, who is also a volunteer that will be
working with the Child Aid project in Chibombo, Zambia. A table
will be set up in the narthex with more information.

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Erika Wigent and Danielle Vining.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris & Chelsea Boeve.

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
Kia’s office.

A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin during the Sunday School hour today.
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.
Meet in Pastor Rick’s office.

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.


 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE


TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008
No Club 3:16 today!
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in K – Grade 8 at the Crossing
CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.

7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL “GOD LOVES ME” – Meet in the Nursery.
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Cecil Martens meets in the
Consistory Room.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
No Club 3:16 today!
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.

 NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 27, 2008
 CADET SUNDAY

NEXT SUNDAY our Cadets and their Leaders will share with us during the
morning service. Pastor Rick will share the message “Avarice: I
Want it All” from the series “The Seven Deadly Sins”.

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated for the
CADET organization. This offering will be received next week.

7:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Carolyn Baker continues at Blodgett Hospital.
You can watch for updates from the family at www.carepages.com ~
carepage name carolynmbaker (lower case, no spaces). Irene
Polderman continues at Butterworth. Mary Haagsman underwent
back surgery on Wednesday at Metropolitan Hospital. Please keep
her in your prayers as she will be in a cast for 6 months. John
Schoolenberg is a patient at Blodgett Hospital. See the Prayers &
Praise Line for all the other praise reports and prayer concerns.

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Betty Figueroa upon the
death of her brother, Herman Brinks, on Tuesday, January 15 at the
age of 73. Services were held on Friday with Pastor Dennis Gilbert
officiating.

THANK YOU to the anonymous donor who provided Meijer gift cards for
snacks at Club 3:16, Sunday School, and church coffee time. It is
very much appreciated!

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. Brochures
are on the narthex table or see Shari for more information.

NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES are in your mailboxes! Thanks to all who
volunteered to help.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY – A meeting to go over the Child Protection
policy will be held on Thursday, January 31, 6:30 pm for all those
involved in children’s programs at Grace who have not already been
to a meeting and filled out an application. Questions?? See Darrell.

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!
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. 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.
Please contact Shari for more details or just sign up in the narthex.

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris; Marv & Sue Andringa
 Lower Doors: Kerri Baker
Jan. 27 Upper Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle; Ron & Marcia Berends
 Lower Doors: Tim & Lyndsey Boeve

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Pat Ter Beek, Tymie Boeve,
 Tishana Delaney PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Jan. 27 AM Service: Luke & Janelle Nordlund; Angie Hendrickson, 
 Janna Emelander PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen


 Prayers & Praise Line

 January 20, 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…

• This church family
• Taking care of our daily needs


Prayers for…

• Irene Polderman at Butterworth
• Carolyn Baker at Blodgett
• John Schoolenberg at Blodgett
• Mary Haagsman following back surgery
• Henrietta Te Ronde following hospitalization
• Esther Hoag following surgery
• Carole Lankheet 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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