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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jul 21, 2006
SUNDAY, July 23, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Moment of Sharing: Out of the depths God brings us _________.
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 549 ……………………………………………………. “Higher Ground”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 11:1-19 (Page 943)
Message: “DISCIPLES WITH DOUBTS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 692 …………………..…. “God Will Take Care of You”
* Song of Departure No. 670 (vs. 1 & Chorus) ….... “Make Me a Blessing”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
*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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs of joy before our creator. Please sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 517 ……………..…….. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 690 ………………..……………………………….. “He Leadeth Me”
Living Word: Acts 12 (Page 1068)
Message “ADVENTURES OF A PRISON ESCAPEE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 580 ……………………..…………………. “Through it All”
* Benediction Evening Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.
You are invited to join them.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are expressed to the following Grace
Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson upon the death of Ellsworth’s
sister, Maxine Klunder, on Thursday, July 13 at the age of 81. A
Memorial Service will be held today at 4:00 pm at Orchard Hill
Reformed Church with Rev. Thurman Rynbrandt officiating.
Khuon & Hon Tran and family upon the death of Khuon’s
mother, To Thi My Nhu Danh, who passed away in California on
June 16 at the age of 88.
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank my church family for the
many prayers and cards received in the past few weeks. The good
news was that I did not have a heart attack. I now need to meet
with my pulmonary doctor regarding my breathing problem.
FIESTA REUNION – This past Wednesday we held the 1st of 2 FIESTA
REUNIONS! We had a great group of 45 children and many
helpers attend! We had a wonderful time experiencing Fiesta
again! The next Fiesta Reunion is scheduled for Wed., August 16th!
Thank you from Darrell & Shari to all those volunteers who made it
such a success. A special thank you to Kia, Keonna, & Keysha for all
their help decorating!!!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JULY 24, 2006
7:00 PM THE SPIRITUAL GROWTH MINISTRY TEAM will meet in the
THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2006
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
NEXT SUNDAY – JULY 30, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the messages.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for the Bible
League. Please see the insert in your bulletin for more information.
This special offering will be received next Sunday.
MEN! There is still time to reserve your spot for the PROMISE KEEPERS
CONVENTION September 15 & 16 at the Van Andel Arena. All men,
ages 15 and up are encouraged to attend! This event will “pump you
up” and help you focus on the things in life that are worth your time
to focus on! Cost $69.00 for the first 11 signed up, $89.00
thereafter! See Ray Zondervan if you have any questions.
THE DOOD/ZONDERVAN Bible Study Group will meet Sunday, August 6th
right after the morning worship service.
CONSISTORY MEMBERS – Next meeting is scheduled for August 14th.
Elders will meet at 6:30 pm – Consistory at 7:30 pm.
NEEDED THIS FALL…Teachers & Leaders for fall Youth Programs.
Sunday School, Wednesday Nights, Middle School Youth Group,
Children & Worship, Cadets…lots for you to choose from! Sign up on
the sheet in the narthex and indicate what group you would be
interested in helping with!
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH!!! We have decided to reschedule the
Cedar Point Trip due to many conflicts! We will be doing something
in place of it. See Darrell for all the details.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Gord & Karen Kosters
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
July 30 Upper Doors: Murial Land; Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Jon & Beth Kubiak
Aug. 6 Upper Doors: Ron & Carole Lankheet;
Luke & Janelle Nordlund
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
July Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Gort Veldheer Johnson Moody
Today AM Service: Sue Dunkle, Jennifer Moody, Diane Maitner
PM: Lynda Ver Merris
July 30 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Luke & Janelle Nordlund,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Aug. 6 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Marge Veldheer, Sandy Farris,
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Week of 7-16-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$6,822.85 $7,848.27 - 1,025.42
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$221,423.34 $227,599.83 - 6,176.49
Prayers & Praise Line
July 23, 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 Fiesta Reunion and the children who came
· All those who volunteered to help with the decorating, preparing, and
leading the Fiesta Reunion
· Successful emergency surgery following a ruptured appendix for Sarah
Zimmerman (Roelofs) who is expecting a baby ~ She was able to return to
her home Thursday
· The arrival of Nikki Probst ~ Nikki will begin her work at Grace tomorrow!
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Shawn Gerbers working this summer at the Grand Canyon
· Darrell & Nikki as they begin to make plans for fall programs here at Grace
~ Also all those who have volunteered to work along side of them in the
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk,
David Hoezee, Marjean Tibbets, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig, Paul Hendricks, Cathy Duinkerken
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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