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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 26, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Invocation and Salutation
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Let Us Praise the Lord”
Moments in Prayer
Genesis Report – Keith Benthin
Hymn No. 128 …………………………… “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular
2nd Offering – High School Trip to Genesis
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 20:18-21 (Page 74)
Message: “YOUR GOD IS TOO SAFE” Rev. Vern Hettinga
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 56 ……………………………….… “To God Be the Glory”
* Song of Departure No. 655………………….…………..…………… “Sanctuary”
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.
It is with joy we welcome you to Grace Church! Let us lift up our minds and hearts to our loving Creator and sustainer. May the incomparable blessings that come from God alone touch each of us today. Please take a moment and sign the Fellowship Register when it is passed so we can get to know you!
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 97 ………………………………….. “Sing Praise to God”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 9 ……………………..………………….……. “Glorify Thy Name”
Living Word: Lamentations 3:19-24 (Page 799)
Message: “SEEKING THICK ICE” Rev. Vern Hettinga
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 139 …………………….….. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
(You may give your evening offering as you leave)
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Vern Hettinga to our worship services.
Pastor Rick has been attending the Calvin College Symposium on
Worship. People from 35 states and 17 countries have worshipped
together in six services and numerous seminars this past week.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated for the
High School Retreat to GENESIS. The theme this year is
“Connect 06”. Our High Youth will be attending the March 3 – 5
session at Grand Traverse Resort.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
11:30 – 12:10 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. PARENTS are invited to join in the
nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids are
in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the
Chapel. Today – “The Two Beasts”.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in the room opposite the Chapel.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
7:00 PM SPIRITUAL GROWTH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2006
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY Group will meet in the
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
6:45 – 8:00 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet for practice.
6:45 – 8:15 PM GEMS for girls in grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship
Hall. Snack & Drink: Mallory Black
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Everyone is
invited to join them in this special time of prayer.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 5, 2006
PASTOR RICK will continue the series “Christians in Today’s Culture”
with the message “We Are Sweet Aroma” from II Corinthians 2:12-16.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the Chapel for the continuation of the series
on Mark. Pastor Rick will lead a study of “The Ruler Who Serves”
based on Mark 9-16. Next Week: “Who Gave You the Right?”
THE DOOD/ZONDERVAN Purpose Group will meet in the room opposite
the Chapel following Sunday School next Sunday.
5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP MEETS at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sandy Workman is doing well following knee
replacement surgery on Tuesday, January 24. Herm Workman is at
Heartland Health Care Center - Crestview (625 – 36th Street SW)
following a fall last Sunday. Please keep the Workman family in
your prayers this week. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the
concerns of the Grace family.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for all of your prayers and cards
following the loss of Paul’s stepmom and friend. Special thanks to
Pastor Rick and the others who stopped by the visitation. We
appreciate it! ~Paul, Lisa, Allyssa & Cody Braendle
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Larry & Bernice Palma
upon the death of Bernice’s father, William Assink, on Wednesday,
January 25 at the age of 91. Services were held Saturday in Holland.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, February 6, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Thursday, February 9, 7:00 PM FELLOWSHIP TEAM MEETING
Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 PM WOMENS NIGHT OUT GAME NIGHT!
Sign up today in the narthex!
Monday, February 20, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION.
Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
Saturday, February 25, 8:00 – 9:30 pm BROOMBALL! High School
students and adults meet at Griff’s Ice House. Cost is just 5.00 pp.
You are invited to PARADISE ISLAND for a mid-winter
adult fellowship dinner event on
Saturday, February 18 from 6-9 pm.
The evening will temporarily release you from the
winter blahs with a warm, tropical luau setting
downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Cost will be just $10.00 per
person and reservations are now being taken at the display in the
narthex and downstairs at Youth Central. This evening of fun and
fellowship is brought to you by Grace Youth Ministries and !NDEED!
High School Youth Group. All proceeds and donations go towards
our March Genesis Retreat in Traverse City and also to our 2007
mission trip to Alaska! Don’t miss out on this exciting evening!
THE SPIRITUAL GROWTH TEAM is looking for a few new members! See
Maribeth Frontjes if you are interested in serving.
HELP! Our local Faith Food Pantry is in need of help. Due to increased lack of
donation of food, their pantry is extremely low. Following is a list of items they
need the most: crackers, box potatoes, pork & beans, canned fruit, instant rice,
Spaghetti o’s and Ravioli, spaghetti sauce, Tuna Helper, jam/jelly, hand soap,
toilet paper. Anything else (except vegetables-they have plenty)
would be appreciated also.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MISSIONS AND OUTREACH?
The Mission/Outreach Team is in need of new members. Contact
Shari Dood or Bill Ver Hulst if interested.
CRAN HILL RANCH AND CAMP GENEVA summer brochures are now
available on the narthex table. Grace will pay ½ the fee for your
child to attend Camp Geneva or Cran Hill Ranch for 1 week. Voucher
forms are available from the office.
D & W NON PROFIT DAYS! We have the opportunity once again to have
5% of our purchases at D&W donated to Grace Youth Ministries
when you shop at D & W anytime from now through February 5!
Extra copies of the coupons are available on the narthex table.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE! RCWS has given money to Habitat
for Humanity to build “houses in a box” here in GR for Hurricane
victims. Volunteers will build 2 of these homes in a Steelcase
warehouse at 44th and Eastern. Building will take place on Saturday,
February 4, 11, and 18 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and also Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday of these weeks. You do not need to be a
skilled builder to help. When these homes are complete, they will be
loaded on semi-trucks and shipped to Alabama and finished on site.
Please check your Galaxy for more details and sign up on the table in
the narthex. Also, on February 4 & 11, we will be providing food for
the workers…if you would like to donate food, help prepare it, or
serve it, sign up on the sheet and you will be called.
2005 CONTRIBUTUION STATEMENTS are in your mailboxes. If you have
any questions, contact Lorie Norden, Treasurer.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Postema
Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
Feb. 5 Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer
John & Barb Schoolenberg
Lower Doors: Bob & Terri Stadt
Feb. 12 Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
Lower Doors: Pat Ter Beek
Jan. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Veldheer Johnson Gort Moody Maitner Bush
Today AM Service: Jennifer Elkowitz, Danielle Vining,
Beth Kubiak, Taylor Duimstra
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Feb. 5 AM Sercice: Sue Vander Wal, Sandy & Brian Gort,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Feb. 12 AM Service: Sue & Jerrod Dunkle, Jennifer Moody,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Week of 1-22-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$6,787.85 $7,848.27 - 1,060.42
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$32,549.24 $31,393.08 + 1,156.16
Prayers & Praise Line
January 29, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· Our church family
· This country and the freedom we enjoy
· The ministry of Rev. Vern Hettinga
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Sandy Workman following knee replacement surgery
· Herm Workman at Crestview
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Marjean Tibbets experiencing chronic pain
· Those who recently have been hospitalized, who are undergoing testing for
some undiagnosed problem, or those who mourn the loss of a loved one
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell
Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris,
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, Mark DeBri and Ben Smith in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr Harold
Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam
Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris,
Mrs Virginia Workman
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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