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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 18, 2013

 

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me” 

 Call to Worship

 Greeting Time

*Opening Songs of Praise

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moments of Sharing – Ant Island 

 Senior Choir “Lift Me Up” 

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory 

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Acts 8:9-24 (Page 1064), Ephesians 3:14-21 (Page 1135)

 Message: “HE TAKES YOU BY THE HAND” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word 

*Closing Hymn No. 8 …………………………… “Come, Thou Almighty King”

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 391 ……………………………… “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

*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.

 

 

WELCOME

We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Whatever

led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place. 

Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register

as it is passed today.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

Meet at the Crossing

 

 Prelude

 Worship Sequence No. 703-705 ……….……… “God’s Love and Strength”

*Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 684 …………………….…………. “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

 Living Word: Luke 5:1-11, 8:22-25; Matthew 14:22-33

 Message: “HOLY PLACES: THE SEA OF GALILEE” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

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

*Benediction

 Postlude 

 Pianist, Paul Kerkstra 

*All who are able, please stand.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

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 Connections.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson continues at the Laurels of

 Hudsonville, but is doing quite well. Continue to keep Ken Wylie in

 your prayers following surgery. For all prayer requests and praise

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

 

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Lewis & Christy (Kleymeer)

 Hoss upon the birth of a daughter, Madeline Dae, on Wednesday,

 July 17. Mom and baby are both doing well! 

We thank God for this precious gift of life and pray for

God’s blessings on your family.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

 7:30 – 8:30 PM Connections MUSIC CONNECTION

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

 9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION

 10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION 

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

 5:00 PM - PICNIC POPS for all those who signed up! Meet at

 church and we will ride together. We will tailgate so bring a

 sub/sandwich for yourself, a snack to share, and a chair or

 blanket. Questions…see Wes Dekker or Tymie Boeve.

 6:00 PM Connections FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.

 

NEXT WEEK, JULY 28, 2013

 

NEXT WEEK Pastor George Grevenstuk will lead our services and

 share the message. 

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 TALKING BIBLES INTERNATIONAL. Their mission is to serve

 the Lord Jesus Christ by producing audio recordings of translated

 Scriptures in hundreds of languages and making these recordings

 accessible in the form of Talking Bibles for millions of people around

 the world who cannot read. This offering will be received next week. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CHOIR PICNIC – Saturday, August 10. Come any time after 1:00 pm.

 Bring a dish to pass. Supper is at 5:00 pm. Main course, table

 service, and beverage will be provided! Sign up on the narthex table!

 

MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM-Next meeting is Tues., Aug. 13, 7 pm.

 

The Next ELDERS & CONSISTORY meetings will be Mon., Aug. 19.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi, Mac & Mary Mc Alary

 Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran

July 28 Upper Doors: Don & Lillian Vander Veen; Les & Tinna VanWyk

 Lower Doors: Tripp & Katie Vander Wal

 

NURSERY Today Sue Stuk, Lynda Ver Merris

 July 28 Pat Ter Beek, Judy Beadle

 

Prayers & Praise Line

July 21, 2013

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank and praise God for the gift of new life in Madeline Dae Hoss.
  • We praise God today for the gift of His Son and through Him life eternal.
  • Please pray for continued healing for Joan Patterson and Ken Wylie.
  • Please remember Pastor Rick and Donna’s brother in law, Art Radlicki, of Escanaba, in your prayers as he recovers from a car accident. 
  • Please be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey. 
  • We thank and praise you God for your healing powers, for your comfort and assurance of your love for us.
  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.

 

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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