Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 5, 2007
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Every Moment of Every Day”
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
Senior Choir “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
Ordination and Installation of Newly Elected Elders and Deacons
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 139:13-18 (Page 609), John 2:18-22 (Page 1029),
I Corinthians 12:12-13, 27 (Page 1114)
Message: “I’M ONLY HUMAN” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 405 ………………………. “I Love Thy Kingdom, 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. 686 ………………... “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 343 ………………………………..………………… “Amazing Grace”
Living Word: Genesis 1-4
Message: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 337 ………………………….... “Nothing but the Blood”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory members
will be held during our morning service today.
For the Office of Elder: John De Jong, Neal Klein, Larry
Kleymeer (All to be Installed)
For the Office of Deacon: Tim Boeve, Doug Grimm, Eric
Postema (All to be Ordained and 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
Elders: Dale Dood, Marv Andringa, Lucille Sytsema
Deacons: Rick Veldheer, Maribeth Frontjes, Dennis Johnson
Note: Ron Engels and Lorie Norden have agreed to remain on
Consistory for an additional year in order that we can work toward a
goal of making even the number of persons elected each year.
OFFICERS FOR THE 2007 CONSISTORY
Vice President: Ron Engels
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 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leaders Samantha & Lisa
Johnson. Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room
with Worship Leaders Heather Dood & Erika Wigent.
You will be dismissed during the offering time.
ALASKA CHALLENGE – Team Kickoff Meeting following church! If you
have any questions, or are interested in joining the team, contact
Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan.
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 1.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – This evening Pastor Rick will begin a study of the
Book of Genesis entitled: “NEW BEGINNINGS”. Make it a New Year’s
Resolution to get involved in Bible Study. Here’s a great opportunity
for a new beginning.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2007
6:30 PM ELDERS & DEACONS will meet separately for orientation,
followed by a brief orientation meeting for Consistory at 7:30 pm.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
7:30 PM CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS – A TRAINING MEETING will take
place here at church. If you have any advice, suggestions,
comments, etc. incorporated into this meeting, contact Nikki.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
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! You won’t want to miss it! It will be a great way
to learn more about Jesus and salvation! Meet in the
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. This series of Bible Studies will meet in the
IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. We
will explore options for study. This a class for those who
really want to dig in.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 14, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Pastor Rick will share the message “WHAT’S THIS MANNA STUFF?”
based on Exodus 16:13-26 and John 6:25-35, 47-54. Join us at
6:00 PM for the message “A FLOOD, A TOWER, AND OTHER SPECIAL
EFFECTS” from Genesis 6-11.
A COMMUNION LOVE OFFERING will be received next Sunday for the
VANWYK FAMILY. This offering will help offset the many costs
incurred by the family while Jan is hospitalized in Ann Arbor.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jan VanWyk continues at the University of
Michigan Hospital. She was able to move into a room of her own
which will help her get some much needed sleep. She is continuing
with dialysis for the time. For updates on Jan, you can go online to
carepages.com. Sign in and type the patient name janicevanwyk (no
spaces). You can then view the daily update and send messages to
the family. Lucille Sytsema was able to return to her home
following back surgery. Ken Wylie was hospitalized this week with
pneumonia. Gordon Ver Merris was able to return to his home.
Please keep all these families in your prayers this week.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for the many
prayers and cards and other acts of kindness following my recent
hospitalization. ~Ruth Tacoma
Thank you to the Sunshine committee for the meals and visits,
Pastor Rick and the Grace congregation for the cards, prayers, and
visits following my recent surgery. A cancerous tumor was
successfully removed and no further treatments will be necessary!
~With love and great appreciation, Irene Polderman
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, January 15, 7:00 pm - PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Sunday, January 21, 6:00 – 8:15 pm GRACE GIFTED at the Crossing. Do
you have a talent to share? Contact Darrell.
Friday, January 26, 7:00 – 10:00 pm SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
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. See
the insert in the bulletin today.
Sunday, February 18, 2007 A NEW MEMBERS CLASS WILL BEGIN.
Saturday, April 28 – Saturday April 28 MISSION OPPORTUNITY
We will be going to McComb, Mississippi! We’ve had a great
response – 14 people have already signed up…let’s see if we can make
it 20! See Shari if you have any questions.
GRACE REFORMED CHURCH YOUTH MINISTRY VISION 2006-07
The mission is threefold:
1. Modeling the Christian life before the youth in order that they may model it to others.
2. Showing the importance of worshipping God in order that Christ may be the Lord of their
lives. This will result in others coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because of their
3. Challenging them to Godly standards in order that they may challenge others to the same
Are you “Passing the Baton”? Psalm 145:4
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Jan. 14 Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Jack & Joan Formsma
Lower Doors: Ray & Kari Fron
Today AM Service: Mark Roach, Heather & Jayme Dood,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Jan. 14 AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Elaine Martin, Sue Veldheer,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
January Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Balcony
Boeve Norden Gort Postema Kosters
Prayers & Praise Line
January 7, 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…
• A new year of promise and possibilities
• His many blessings in 2006
• The service of our Consistory members
• Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
• New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
• Ade Peterson and Ruth Tacoma as they continue testing
• Les & Jan VanWyk and girls in Ann Arbor
• Ken Wylie hospitalized this week with pneumonia
• Lucille Sytsema as she recovers from surgery
• Rose Borkowski, mother of Anna, who will undergo surgery on January 11
• Shirley Honorable and her family, friends of Darrell & Kia~Shirley will be undergoing back surgery very soon
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer, in Iraq
• Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy’s niece and her husband who will leave Sunday and will be 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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