Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 18, 2007
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit “Lord I Worship You”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Minute for Mission – Gideon Report Bruce Chadwick
Senior Choir “Leaning on the Rock of Ages”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Testimony Amy Colthorp
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Steve Colthorp
Living Word: I Kings 6 (Page 328)
Message: “THE LORD IS IN HIS HOLY TEMPLE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 3 ………….. “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
* Song of Departure No. 419 …………………………….. “The Family of God”
* 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Bruce Chadwick, a representative of the Gideons, to
our service. He will share a little about the ministry of the Gideons
during our Minute for Missions this morning. We also welcome Amy
& Steve Colthorp. Amy will share her testimony and Steve will
present a Saxophone solo.
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 Heather Dood & Erika Wigent.
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.
Songs and Psalms – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
This week we will look at Moses’ Song in Deuteronomy 32.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
6:00 – 8:15 PM Grace Gifted - MEET AT THE CROSSING.
A great way to praise God!
All ages and talents are welcome!
Middle and High School Youth
and ALL ADULTS
Come and share the gifts God has given you! This event will take the place
of our evening service.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007
7:00 PM SPIRITUAL GROWTH Team Meeting.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Study Session 3 – Page 29.
NO CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH TODAY.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
NO CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH TODAY.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
6:45 – 8:15 PM
TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ARCTIC ANTICS – RESCUE 911 FOR KIDS PRESCHOOL – 5TH
GRADE! It will be a great way to learn more about Jesus.
Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will be going to
Applebee’s for a night out!
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. This a
class for those who really want to dig in.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
donuts and fellowship!
NO CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2006
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing. Come and go as
NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 28, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY our Cadets and Leaders will take part in the service.
Pastor Rick will share the message “POTTER AND PLAY-DOH”
based on Isaiah 64:1-8 and Ephesians 2:8-10.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated for our
CADET PROGRAM. Our new Cadet program has grown to over 10 boys
who attend regularly. This year the offering will go directly to our
Grace Cadet group to cover start up materials, guidebooks, badges,
shirts, and project materials. After the 1st year, the Cadet offering will
go toward the national Cadet program. Our offering will be received
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. Baby Caleb Zondervan
continues to improve in the Neo Natal Unit at De Vos Children’s
Hospital. See the Prayers & Praise Line for more Praise Reports
and Prayer Concerns from the Grace Family.
www.carepages.com – Updates are available on Caleb Zondervan
and Jan VanWyk. This is a great way to keep informed about the
progress of baby Caleb and Jan VanWyk. Daily updates, pictures,
and a way to leave them a message is available on this web site.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Lon & Rose, Shawn,
Natalie and Curt Gerbers and Jim & Danielle Vining and children
upon the death of their father, grandfather and great grandfather,
Louis Gerbers, on January 12 at the age of 91. Services were held
Monday, January 15 with Pastor Rick officiating.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
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! Cost
is $5 to play, $5 for pizza, and an optional $5 donation for the Alaska
Challenge Trip. EVERYONE is welcome to come out and cheer our
Sunday, February 18, 2007 A NEW MEMBERS CLASS WILL BEGIN.
YEAR END GIVING STATEMENTS are now available in your mailboxes. If
you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer, Jayme Dood.
MCCOMB MISSIPPI WORK TRIP – Persons signed up to go on the
McComb Mission Trip, please check your mail boxes in the hall for
forms that need to be filled out in order to participate in the trip.
Then COME to a meeting in Nikki’s office next Sunday, January 28
after the morning service and we will begin talking about plans for
the trip! Turn in your completed forms at that meeting. Questions?
SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY!! COME TO THE ADIC on Thursday,
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.
ELDERS & DEACONS or anyone in Leadership: If you want to attend the
RCA Workshop “Equipping God’s People for Ministry”, which is
being held February 24, get your form to Shari by January 28 so they
can be sent together and receive the reduced rate.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OPPORTUNITY – On Saturday, February 10 and
17, the RCA invites you to help build 2 “Houses in a Box”. One is for
a home that will be built locally and the other is for a home that will
be shipped to the Gulf Coast. Exact details are not here yet, but if you
are interested, please contact Shari.
THE FLOCKING CONTINUES! FUNdraiser to benefit the Alaska
Mission/Leadership Trip! See Darrell for more information or if you
have someone special you would like flocked!
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FORMS FOR CRAN HILL RANCH AND CAMP
GENEVA have arrived and are available on the narthex table.
SCHOOL DAYS AT D & W – Designed to help support non-profit groups,
D & W will donate 5% of your total purchase to Grace Youth Groups.
Just give our code 95688 or tell them Grace Youth on January
21 – 27. It’s that easy!! Tell your friends and family!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers; Al & Louise Grimm
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Jan. 28 Upper Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm; Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
Feb. 4 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Kevin & Becky Herrema
Lower Doors: Pam Hoezee
Today AM Service: Phyllis Vander Sloot, Allie Mc Elroy, Lyndsey
Boeve, Sandy Gort
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Jan. 28 AM Service: Karen Kosters, Danielle Vining, Laura Marshall,
PM Service: Ruth Postema
January Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Balcony
Boeve Norden Gort Postema Kosters
Week of 1-14-07
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$8,663.00 $8,223.82 + 439.18
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$13,207.71 $16,447.64 - 3,239.93
Communion Love Offering for the VanWyk Family $3,019.40
Prayers & Praise Line
January 21, 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…
• Continuing improvement for Caleb Zondervan
• A loving and caring church family
• Opportunities this week to connect with Club 3:16 kids at school activities
• 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
• Ken Wylie as he gains strength following hospitalization
• Lucille Sytsema home following surgery and recent hospitalization for
• The Gerbers and Vining families following the loss of their father &
• Shirley Honorable and her family, friends of Darrell & Kia
• 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
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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