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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 9, 2009
JULY 12, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Deborah Alexander
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (Based on the Belhar Confession – See Insert)
* Opening Hymn of Praise No.
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Summary of the Law
Music Ministry Deborah Alexander
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 508 …………………………..…….………………… “Love Lifted Me”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Jonah 2 (Page 897)
Message “SEA STORIES: INSIDE THE SEA” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 357 ………..…………………………...……… “Christ Arose”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus Only) ……….…….. “Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All those 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 at the Crossing
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 155 ……………………….. “Praise Ye the Triune God”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 682 …………….……….… “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
Living Word: Exodus 3:1-14 (Page 56)
Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“GOD’S SELF DISCLOSURE: DOES GOD HAVE A NAME?”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 738 …………..…………………… “The Wonder of it All”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER.
We invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church and have
found forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in this supper. If you
are aware of someone who is not here today, but would like to receive
this sacrament, please contact the church office.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Deborah
Alexander. Deborah is a member of the Lighthouse Full Life Center.
Thank you for being with us today.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children ages 3 years – 2nd Grade will meet together
through the summer months in the Fellowship Hall.
Worship Leader this week is Gracia Class & Chelsea Boeve.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
7:00 PM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will meet.
NEXT SUNDAY – JULY 19, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Walking With God by
the Water” with the message: “Sea Stories: Sea of Galilee” from
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm was transferred to Kent Community
Hospital on Thursday. See Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer
requests and praise reports.
KIDS AT CAMP – This coming week Allie & Emily Mc Elroy will be at
Camp Geneva. Please keep the girls in your
prayers as well as all campers as they have the
opportunity to experience God in new and exciting
ways at Christian camps this summer!
PLEASE KEEP RICK & LAURA MARSHALL in your prayers as they are
traveling this week to Ethiopia to pick up their son. They left this
past Wednesday and are scheduled to return on July 19.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING FOR THE MONTH OF JULY is designated for
ACTION, Assisting Challenged Teenagers in our Neighborhood, a
program of Neighborhood Church Ministries. ACTION is facilitating
a new community initiative called “100 Days of Summer” which
addresses the concern over the safety of Wyoming teens and keeping
them off the street by offering fun and free opportunities for them
over the summer months. This special offering will be held on
CHOIR MEMBERS – SAVE THE DATE! The annual choir picnic will be held
at Paul’s cottage on Saturday, August 8. Come anytime after 1:00 pm
with dinner at 5:00 pm. Sign up today!
CHURCH PLANT AT GRACE – The Mission/Outreach Team along with the
Consistory are continuing researching and praying about God’s will
for a church plant. Many of you have questions, so a question &
answer flyer is being prepared but we would like your input! Please
write your questions that you have on a piece of paper and place in
the box in the narthex during the next few weeks.
THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE CONTINUES! You can put your gift
envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Lower Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
July 19 Upper Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk; Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer
Today AM Service: Pat Ter Beek, Linda Emelander, Chelsea Boeve
PM Service: Sue Stuk
July 19 AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Robin Zondervan, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
July 12, 2009
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
CHURCH PLANT PRAYER FOCUS
Watch for these weekly prayer updates regarding the
possibility of a new church start.
Pray for God’s leading as we seek to make a decision by this fall.
Praise God for…
• His presence in our daily lives
• Baby Kalaeb Marshall as he is finally united with his new
Mom & Dad!
• The music ministry of Deborah Alexander
• The Executive Committee as they plan to meet Monday
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Jim Friar following surgery this past week in Ann Arbor
• Christy Kleymeer as she seeks the best course of treatment
• Al Grimm at Butterworth
• Family and friends of our Grace congregation who have special needs
at the present time including: April Stadt, Gretchen Stauffer, Wilma Osterink
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Anne Hoezee
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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