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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 4, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “God Did a Wonderful Thing for Me”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ordination and Installation of Newly Elected Elders and Deacons
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
Living Word: Luke 18:9-14 (Page 1016), Matthew 11:28-30 (Page 944)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“PRIDE: THE ROOT OF ALL VICES”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Senior Choir “Jesus, Hold My Hand”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Closing Hymn No. 650 …………….….. “O for a Heart to Praise My God”
* 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
Call to Worship No. 810 ……………………….. “Love the Lord, Your God”
Opening Hymn No. 811 ……….……………….. “Another Year is Dawning”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 305 ……………………………….…………………. “Jesus Paid it All”
Living Word: Romans 5:12-21 (Page 1094)
Message “FROM OLD TO NEW TO YOU: ADAM”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 143 ……………..……..… “This Is My Father’s World”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory members
will be held during our morning service today.
For the Office of Elder: Dennis Bush, Stan De Witt, Rick Postema
(Rick Postema will be Ordained as well as Installed)
For the Office of Deacon: Lon Gerbers, Dan Stuk, Pat Ter Beek
(Lon Gerbers and Pat Ter Beek will be Ordained as well as Installed)
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP APPRECIATION for the faithful service which has
been rendered by the Consistory members who this morning
relinquish their responsibilities after completing their term of
service: Ron Engels, Wes Dekker, Jerry Vander Wal, Lorie Norden.
OFFICERS FOR THE 2008 CONSISTORY
Vice President: Dennis Bush
Stated Clerk: Keith Baker
Clerk Pro Tem: Larry Kleymeer
Treasurer: Jayme Dood
Assistant Treasurer: Eric Postema
Chairman of the Deacons: Brian Gort
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.
“Creeds and Confessions” – Meet in the Chapel.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” - meet at church in
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Pastor Rick will begin a 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 7, 2008
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY ORIENTATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in the
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
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.
“JUST WALK ACROSS THE ROOM” – We will finish up this
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:00 PM THESSALONIANS I BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet at the
Crossing. Note the time change!
NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 13, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Envy: You Got It, I
Want It” from the series “The Seven Deadly Sins”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Irene Polderman continues at Butterworth
after suffering a heart attack. John Schoolenberg continues at
Blodgett Hospital. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the other
praise reports and prayer concerns.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, January 14, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 pm OUTREACH/MISSION TEAM MEETING.
Friday, January 18, 7:00 – 10:00 pm SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
Sunday, January 20 A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin during the
Sunday School hour. 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. A sign up sheet is in the narthex.
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!
These Habitat builds are still a result of Hurricane Rita, which struck
on September 25, 2005. 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 (food on
the way down and back). 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.
We could consider leaving early Saturday, April 19, if the group
prefers, but that would give us less time to become orientated to the
job we will be doing. Please contact Shari for more details or just
sign up in the narthex. You will be given more details as they are made.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer; Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Danielle Vining
Jan. 13 Upper Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent; Ken & Cindy Wylie
Lower Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan
Jan. 20 Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris; Marv & Sue Andringa
Lower Doors: Kerri Baker
Today AM Service: Mark Roach, Heather Dood,
Sue & Kendra Veldheer PM Service: Sue Stuk
Jan. 13 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Lynda Ver Merris, Amy Grimm,
Chelsea Boeve PM Service: Terri Stadt
January Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Boeve Gerbers Gort Postema
Prayers & Praise Line
January 6, 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…
• His safety and blessings in 2007
• The service of the Consistory members
• Good news for Emily Wilson, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wyile, who has
been battling breast cancer this past year ~ The pathology reports show
she will not need any more radiation or chemo, and at this point she is
cured of her cancer!
• Irene Polderman at Butterworth
• John Schoolenberg at Blodgett
• Ron & Carole Lankheet ~ Ron as he heals after breaking his wrist and
Carole 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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