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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 23, 2009
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “There Will Be A Day” Keith Benthin
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Worship Sequence No. 538, 539, 540…………..“My Faith, My Hope”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I put my hope in the fact that _____________.
* Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry “The Lord's Prayer” Keith Benthin
Hymn No. 684 ………………………….….. “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 14:22-36 (Page 948)
Message “SEA STORIES: SEA OF GENNESARET”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn (On Screen) …………………….…….. “We Have an Anchor”
* 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
Worship Sequence No. 102, 103, 104 …………….... “Praise to the King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 216 …………………………… “The Lord Is in His Holy Temple”
217 …………………………………………….………… “Holy Ground”
Living Word: Leviticus 10 (Page 105)
Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“GOD’S REQUIREMENTS FOR WORSHIP: IS IT NECESSARY?”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 97 ……….. “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Keith Benthin.
Keith is Grace’s former Youth Director. Thank you Keith for being
with us and sharing your testimony in song today!
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 received this
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children ages 3 years – 2nd Grade will meet together
through the summer months in the Fellowship Hall.
Worship Leaders this week are Donna Oppenhuizen and
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 2, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Cecil Martens will lead us in worship and
share the message. For our 6:00 pm evening service, Rev. Todd
Bush will be with us and share the message. Pastor Rick and Donna
will be on vacation from July 27 - August 4th. If you have any
concerns during the time Pastor Rick is away, contact your Elder,
Caring Shepherd, or call the office and we will contact them for you.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm continues to be a patient at Kent
Community Hospital (now know as Spectrum Health KCC) 750
Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids – Room 5140. See Prayers & Praise
Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.
CROCODILE DOCK REUNION! Save the date for this fun reunion
event! It will take place on Monday August 17 from 11 am –
1:00 pm. We will have a fun bible story, sing the same VBS songs
we learned earlier this summer, make a craft and share lunch! It will
be fun…plan to attend! We will need some helpers for this day. See
Shari, or sign up in the narthex if you are available to help!
ELDERS & CONSISTORY – The next meetings will take place on Monday,
August 10. 6:30 pm Elders, 7:30 pm Consistory.
CHOIR MEMBERS! 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.
NEEDED – A small kitchen table…please contact the church office if you
have one available. Thank you!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bill & Karen Ver Hulst; Lexie Wagoner
Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
August 2 Upper Doors: Sandy Workman; Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer
Today AM Service: Heather Dood, Janna Emelander, Judy Beadle
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
August 2 AM Service: Lyndsey Boeve, Sue Vander Wal, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE
We are pleased to announce that Dick Postema has provided a generous gift in
memory of Ruth. This will enable us to proceed ahead with installation of the new
furnace. Thanks Dick! May God bless you!
The fund drive will continue. You can put your gift envelope in the
offering plate or designate it on your budget envelope at any time!
Prayers & Praise Line
July 26, 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…
• The music ministry of Keith Benthin
• A time for vacation, rest, and renewal
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Jim Friar following surgery
• Christy Kleymeer as she seeks the best course of treatment
• Al Grimm at Kent Community
• Desmond Munsell, a visitor to Grace, who underwent brain surgery on Wednesday
• Family and friends of our Grace congregation who have special needs at the
present time including: Gretchen Stauffer, Wilma Osterink (Wilma is now at
Trillium Hospice Center in Byron Center)
• 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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