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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 14, 2011


JULY 17, 2011

10:00 am Worship Service


 Musical Introit “Sheltered in the Arms of God” Sue Kurtz

 Time of Praise

 Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 General Synod Report Larry Kleymeer

 Music Ministry “Written in Red”  Sue Kurtz


 Hymn No. 693 …………………..…….. “A Shelter in the Time of Storm”

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Psalm 18:1-31 (Page 534)

 Message: “THE SOLID ROCK” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

 Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

* Closing Hymn No. 526 ……………………………..………….. “The Solid Rock”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 513 ………………………………… “Thank You, Lord”

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma


 Meet at the Crossing


 Call to Worship No. 722………………………. “The Lord Will Deliver You”

 Opening Hymn No. 727 …………………………………. “Faith is the Victory”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 804 (Verses 1,3,5) …..………. “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

 Living Word: Revelation 19:11-16 (Page 1205)

 Message: “THE HORSES OF HEAVEN” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 104 …………………………………. “O Worship the King”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra

*All who are able, please stand.





 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. A brief Communion Service will be held in the

 Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able

 to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of

 someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this

 sacrament, please contact the church office.


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

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.


OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Sue Kurtz. 

 Sue works at the Veterans Facility. Sue, thank you for sharing with

 us in a special way today!


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.




HEALTH CONCERNS – Pray for Harvey Steensma who continues to

 experience much pain. For all other prayer requests and praise

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


NEXT WEEK, JULY 24, 2011


NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Guide Me, O

 Thou Great Jehovah” from Exodus 17:1-7. 




OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 Cran Hill Ranch. This offering will be received on July 31st.


CONSISTORY – the next meeting will be held on July 25th. Elders

 will meet at 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.



 GRACE MARKET DAYAs another fundraiser for the Chiapas

 Mexico Mission Trip, Grace will be hosting ‘GRACE MARKET DAY’

 in the parking lot! This will be a Flea Market and Craft Sale! 

 GRACE MEMBERS…you can reserve your own space to sell your

 “garage” sale items or whatever you wish to sell. Vendor space is

 $25.00, you keep your own profits (You must “man” your space). Or

 you may donate your good used items for the “Grace” sale

 (Volunteers will man this space). Forms are available on the narthex

 table if you would like to reserve a space. See Shari if you have items

 you would like to donate. VOLUNTEERS are needed to donate

 baked goods, volunteer at the flea market, bake sale, or food stand;

 or help with set up or clean up. Sign up in the narthex.


CHOIR PICNIC Choir, Men & Women’s Chorus and their spouses

 are invited to Paul’s cottage for a picnic on Saturday, August 6. 

 Come anytime after 1 PM. Bring a dish to pass. Supper will be at

 5:00 pm. Sign up in the narthex. If you would like to carpool and

 ride together in the church vans, see Stan De Witt.


LADIES DAY at Brower Park – Tuesday August 16, 10 AM 

 Grace women of all ages are invited to a fun day at the lake. Phyllis

 Vander Sloot has graciously offered to host us at her trailer at Brower

 Park. We will take a boat ride, have lunch, swim, and spend some

 time having fun together! Meet at church at 10:00 and ride together

 in the vans. Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. We will

 return to church somewhere between 4:00 & 5:00 pm. Sign up today

 in the narthex!






Today Upper Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk; Marge Veldheer

 Lower Doors: Bill & Karen Ver Hulst 

July 24 Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris; Lexie Wagoner

 Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent



Today Lyndsey Boeve, Diane Maitner, Pat Ter Beek

July 24 Sue Vander Wal, Jenny Hendges, Robin Zondervan


Prayers & Praise Line

July 17, 2011

Church Plant Prayer Focus


Pray for Pastor George as he continues to build relationships. 


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.


  • We give thanks today for the birth of Declan Rhys Thorner, born on July 13. Declan is the son of Lacey & Chad Thorner and grandson of Ken & Cindy Wylie.
  • We thank God today for times of rest and relaxation.
  • Please keep Geneva Punt in your prayers this week.
  • Pray for Harvey Steensma that he may be relieved of pain.
  • We pray today for Pastor George as he continues to build the Crossing Community. We pray that lives may be changed.
  • We pray for those who have recently lost loved ones. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Dan De Vries, brother of Lisa Braendle; Amee Bekkering, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke; Tyler Huisman, nephew of Wes & Linda Lowing; Larry VerMerris, son of Ruth Vermerris.
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Dave
  • Vander Berg.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, 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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