Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 26, 2007
JANUARY 28, 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
Cadet Hymn No. 605 ………………………………………. “Living for Jesus”
Cadets Sing Verse 1 & Chorus
Congregation joins to sing Verses 2-4
The Special Offering for the Cadets will be received at this time
Senior Choir “Pass It Along”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Isaiah 64:1-8 (Page 727), Ephesians 2:8-10 (Page 1134)
Message: “POTTER AND PLAY DOH” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 591 ……………….…….. “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
* 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 688………….… “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 668………………………... “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
Living Word: Genesis 11:30 – 13:18
Message “A CALL AND A COVENANT” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 692……….………………. “God Will Take Care of You”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY our Cadets and Leaders will share with us about the Cadet
program. 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.
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.
MCCOMB MISSIPPI WORK TRIP MEETING – Meet in Nikki’s office after
the morning service and we will begin talking about plans for the
trip! Turn in your completed forms at that meeting.
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 Psalm 2.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 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
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – FOLLOWING JESUS
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. Meet in the Consistory room.
IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. We
will explore “Ordinary Superheroes”. This a class for those
who really want to dig in.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
donuts and fellowship! School supply give away today!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:30 PM THESSALONIANS 1 BIBLE STUDY will meet at the Crossing.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 4, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY our Youth will lead our morning worship service. Join us
in the Chapel for SUNDAYS AT SIX. Pastor Rick will share the message.
6:00 PM COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS – You are invited to the Crossing
for a SUPERBOWL PARTY! Let Nikki know if you can attend! Call her
at 538-3100 or 301-3879.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Ann Rozema is expected to be back at Brookcrest
after being hospitalized earlier this week with pneumonia. Jan
VanWyk continues at the University of Michigan Hospital. Please
pray that she will soon be able to make the transfer to Grand Haven.
Baby Caleb Zondervan continues to improve. He has moved up to
the Intermediate Care section of the Neo Natal Unit at De Vos
Children’s Hospital. Pray that his feedings will continue to go well
and he will be able to go home soon. See the Prayers & Praise Line
for more Praise Reports and Prayer Concerns.
IN APPRECIATION – We would like to thank the congregation for their
prayers, thoughts, cards, and visits to the funeral home following
the death of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Also,
thank you to Pastor Rick for performing the funeral service. It’s
great to be part of the Grace family.
~Lon, Rose, Shawn, Natalie & Curt Gerbers
~Danielle, Jim, Skyler, Ashton & Elise Vining
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!
Sunday, February 18, 2007 A NEW MEMBERS CLASS WILL BEGIN.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY!! COME TO THE ADIC this Thursday
and February 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 TODAY so they
can be sent together and receive the reduced rate.
A $20 BILL WAS FOUND in our parking lot last Sunday near the
handicapped area. If it’s yours, call the office.
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!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today 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: Karen Kosters, Danielle Vining, Laura Marshall,
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Feb. 4 AM Service: Becky Herrema, Linda Emelander, Tami &
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
January Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Balcony
Boeve Norden Gort Postema Kosters
Prayers & Praise Line
January 28, 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
• Our Cadets and the men who lead them
• Answered Prayers!
• Les & Jan VanWyk and girls in Ann Arbor
• Baby Caleb Zondervan in the Neo Natal Unit
• Harold Sandoval, father of Becky Herrema, who will be undergoing brain surgery on February 5th
• Matthew Vander Heide, son of Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy, as makes final preparations for joining the Marines
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer and Elkowitz’s neighbor, Frank Senko serving in Iraq
• Nikki’s sister, Lori, who was in Texas this past week for further testing and has been told her cancer is terminal
• The family of William Potter, son of Bill & Pearl Potter, who passed away Sunday, January 21. Condolences can be sent to: Ruth Potter, 737 Cactus Court, Brea, CA 92821
• Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy’s niece and her husband exploring missionary possibilities
• Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns
• 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, Shirley Honorable
• 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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