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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jul 13, 2012


SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012

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

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Exhortation to Self-Examination

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Connections Update Rev. George Grevenstuk

 Senior Choir “Let’s All Go Down to the River”


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 25:31-46 (Page 962)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen


 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 429 ………….…….. “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure ……………………..……. “Christ for the World We Sing”

* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma


ELDERS INVITATION If you have questions, concerns, joys, or

 prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or

 an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the

 sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your

 bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.



Meet at the Crossing


 Call to Worship

* Opening Hymn No. 430 …………. “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 638 ……………………………………… “I Need Thee Every Hour”

 Living Word: Jeremiah 10-13 (Page 743)

 Message: “STATIC CLING” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 552 …………………………………. “I Am Thine, O Lord”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra

*All who are able, please stand.




TODAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages “WORLD

 CLASS CHRISTIANITY”. See the insert in your bulletin today!


9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.




HEALTH CONCERNS – Nate Zondervan will undergo surgery on

 Tuesday, July 17. Deb Pierce remains at Blodgett Hospital. 

 Joan Patterson is now at the Laurels of Hudsonville, 3650 Van Buren

 St., Hudsonville, 49426. For all other prayer requests and praise

 reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.


IN APPRECIATION – A special thank you to my Grace Family for all

 the cards, prayers, and other acts of kindness following my recent

 surgery and as I recover. It is all very much appreciated! 

 ~Ellsworth Johnson

 Thank you for all of your prayers on behalf of our Dad, Carl

 Kleymeer. He had a very speedy recovery and is just doing great.

 ~Larry & Deb Kleymeer & Ken & Cindy Wylie






NEXT WEEK, JULY 22, 2012



NEXT SUNDAY morning we will celebrate the sacrament of

 The Lord’s Supper. Pastor Rick will share the message “God

 Values People”. Join us at 6:00 pm at the Crossing for the

 evening service as we continue the study of Jeremiah. 


DISCOVERY KIDZ needs one volunteer for next week, July 22! 

 Please see Heather today if you can help. All materials will be





GR SYMPHONY PICNIC POPS – A Tribute to John Denver! 

 A group from Grace is planning on attending this fun evening at

 Cannonsburg Ski Park, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, Belmont, on

 Thursday, July 26. We will tailgate before the concert. Pack your

 own picnic and bring along a treat to share. Lawn seating, so bring

 chairs or a blanket. Ticket prices vary depending on age and number

 of people going! PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY! See Wes Dekker or

 Tymie Boeve. 


DISCOVERY KIDZ are looking towards the fall and will be in need of

 glue sticks, crayons, scissors, and construction paper. When you

 start to see “Back to School” sales, please keep the Discovery Kidz in

 mind! Thanks so much for your continued support!


SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 WESTERN SEMINARY. This special offering will be received on 

 July 29.



 shown an interest in membership here at Grace, a class will be

 offered in September. This class will explore what it means to belong

 to Jesus Christ and His church. More information is available on the

 narthex table.


CHOIR – You are invited to Paul’s cottage on August 11. Come anytime

 after 1:00 pm. Dinner at 5:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass. Sign up

 today on the narthex table.


A COOKIE SIGN UP SHEET is in the narthex. If you would like to

 make cookies for our fellowship time on Sunday mornings, sign up

 and Shari will call you and make arrangements.



 THRIFT STORE. A 4 hours shift once a week is all that is needed. 

 Help needed to mark donations, run cash register, and misc duties. 

 No special skills or experience needed, you will be taught all you need

 to know! Great fellowship with the other volunteers. See or call Wes

 Dekker if interested (534-9315).






Today Upper Doors: Don & Lillian Vander Veen, Bob & Shirley Tofferi

 Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets

July 22 Upper Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal, Les & Tinna VanWyk

 Lower Doors: Bill & Karen Ver Hulst



Today Amy Grimm, Diane Maitner

July 22 Jayme Dood, Tymie Boeve


Prayers & Praise Line

July 15, 2012


Church Plant Prayer Focus

 Please pray for Connections families and those whose lives they will

 touch as we reach out to the surrounding community this summer in 

 our “Block Parties”. The next Block Party is scheduled for July 26 for

 the families on Royal Oak and 32nd Street just north of church. 

  • Pray that we will build relationships of trust with the families.
  • Pray that we share freely the change God has made in our lives.
  • Pray that entire families will be touched with the good news.
  • Pray that as a result new families join in God’s plan for Connections.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

  1. “God is our refuge and our strength” – Praise your heavenly father for this gift! Thank Him that He is “an ever-present help in times of trouble”.
  2. We thank and praise God today for the gift of life. We are thankful for the birth of Claire Anita Thompson, daughter of Kristen & Nate, granddaughter of Jim & Linda Emelander.
  3. We pray today for healing and strength for Deb Pierce, Ron Engels and Ellsworth Johnson following surgery.
  4. Keep Nate Zondervan in your prayers as he undergoes surgery on Tuesday.
  5. Remember Joan Patterson in your prayers following her move to the Laurels of Hudsonville.
  1. We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries.
  2. Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons, Justin Roelofs. 
  3. Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris, Mrs. Janet Yonkers.


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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