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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 6, 2006
Sunday, January 8, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Invocation and Salutation
Special Music Ernst Otto
Service of Installation and Ordination of Elders and Deacons
Hymn No. 399 ……………………………………………… “We are God’s People”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Corinthians 3:1-23 (Page 1106)
Message: “WE ARE SERVANT-LEADERS”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 669 ………………………………..… “Make Me a Servant”
* Song of Departure No. 655………………….…………..…………… “Sanctuary”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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 uslift 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
* Worship Sequence Nos. 7, 8, 9 ………………. “Praise the Almighty King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Mark 9 (Page 978)
Message: “A SNEAK PREVIEW”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 493 ………………………………….. “Glory to His Name”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY PASTOR RICK begins a new series of messages at both the
morning and evening worship services. See the insert in your
bulletin for all the details!
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory members
will be held during our morning service today.
For the Office of Elder: Brad Class (ordained and installed),
Bob Ver Merris (installed)
For the Office of Deacon: Jayme Dood, Brian Gort (both will be
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP APPRECIATION for the faithfulness and services
which have been rendered by the Consistory members who this
morning relinquish their responsibilities after completing their term
Elders: Neal Klein, Les VanWyk
Deacons: John Boeve, Ron Veldheer
OFFICERS FOR THE 2006 CONSISTORY
Vice President: Ron Engels
Stated Clerk: Keith Baker
Clerk Pro Tem: Lucille Sytsema
Treasurer: Lorie Norden
Assistant Treasurers: Dennis Johnson, Jayme Dood
Chairman of the Deacons: Rick Veldheer
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed prior to the morning 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.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME you were able to catch up with friends at
Grace beyond “Hi, how are you doing?” after church? Starting
TODAY you can join them downstairs in the nursery and chat
while the kids are in Sunday School. Coffee and cold drinks will be
provided so plan to come!
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 – “Taste the Bitter and the Sweet”.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2006
6:30 PM ELDERS & DEACONS will meet separately for orientation,
followed by a brief orientation meeting for Consistory.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006
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 MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 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 - JANUARY 15, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Christians in Today’s
Culture” with the message “We Are Sincere Stewards” from
I Corinthians 4:1-7.
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin next week during the Sunday School
hour. See Shari Dood if you have any questions.
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: “What Do You Want Me To Do?”
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Marge Veldheer was able to return to her home
following hospitalization earlier this week. Barb Hendricks also
returned to her home following hip replacement surgery. See the
Prayers & Praise Line for all the concerns of the Grace family.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
Tim & Linda Foster and family upon the death of Tim’s father,
Clarence Foster, on Saturday, December 31st at the age of 89.
Services were held Wednesday, January 4th at the Vander Laan
Luke & Janell Nordlund upon the death this past week of Luke’s
Grandfather, Walter TenBrink, age 90. Services were held Friday in
IN APPRECIATION – Our thanks to the Grace congregation for the
prayers and cards following Barb’s recent hip replacement surgery.
She is now able to undergo rehabilitation at home.
~Pastor Rog & Barb Hendricks
THANK YOU to the Grace congregation for your many cards, gifts,
and thoughts at Christmas. Your love and kindness mean much to
us. We appreciate the support. ~The Oppenhuizens
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:00 pm OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
Monday, Jan. 23, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE. Note date change.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in joining a SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY with
others at Grace, contact the office. Many Purpose Groups are
continuing to meet, however, if you are not a part of one that is,
this is your opportunity to join a group!
LOOKING FOR ANOTHER GOOD BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY? Newhall
Church, 3746 Byron Center Rd., invites anyone from Grace to attend
Dr. Dan Kroeze’s “Overview of the New Testament” at 7:00 pm on
Wednesday evenings. This is just one opportunity where our
Wyoming Reformed Churches are sharing in ministry together. If
you have further questions, talk to Pastor Rick.
THE PRAYER OF JABEZ video and study guide is missing! Could you
possibly have borrowed it? Please check through your books/videos
and give the office a call if you find it. Thanks!
UPDATED DIRECTORIES – Check your mailbox today for an updated
NEW PRAYER PARTNER LISTS will soon be available. Prayer is the
heartbeat of the church! When we pray for people personally, we
bring them right to the very heart of God. If you have not been a part
of this program at Grace in the past, now is the time to sign up. You
will be given a list of people to pray for each week. Sign up in the
narthex. If you have been a part of this in the past, there is no need
to sign up again.
A NEW GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due by January 13.
You can place your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in
the main office or contact Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort.
THE METROPOLITAN CHOIR OF PRAISE, will be holding auditions on
January 12, 2006. You are invited to join them for rehearsal
(7-9 pm). Auditions will take place immediately following rehearsal
at Dutton Christian School, 6729 Hanna Lake SE, Dutton. Contact
Mary Mc Alary at 662-8131 if you are interested.
Week of 1-1-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$9,337.82 $7,848.27 + 1,489.55
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$9,337.82 $7,848.27 + 1,489.55
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Murial Land
Lower Doors: Ernst & Char Otto
Jan. 15 Upper Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma; Sandy Michaels
Lower Doors: Deb & Randy Pierce
Jan. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Veldheer Johnson Gort Moody Maitner Bush
Today AM Service: Mark Roach, Willie Hiemstra, Becky Herrema,
PM Service: Tami Veldheer
Jan. 15 AM Service: Karen Kosters, Angie Hendrickson, Robin
Zondervan, Samantha Johnson
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Jan. 22 AM Service: Cindy & Keith Benthin, Laura Marshall,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
January 8, 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…
· The gift of eternal life
· Continued healing for those who recently underwent surgery
· The service of our Consistory members
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Marge Veldheer following hospitalization last week
· Barb Hendricks as she recovers following hip replacement surgery
· Josh Mc Guire (Hoag) following surgery last week
· Carole Lankheet as she undergoes Chemotherapy
· The Foster and Nordlund families following 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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