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SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Worship Sequence No 85, 86, 87, 88…..“Name Above Every Name”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: “I Thank Jesus that He __________.”
Music Ministry Club 3:16 Choir
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Youth for Christ JJM
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Hebrews 10:19-22 (Page 1168)
Message “WE HAVE A HIGH PRIEST” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 567 ……………….………………… “Nearer, Still Nearer”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Postlude Organist, Judy Vander Meer
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*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 take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris and Chelsea Boeve.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Sandy Farris & Amy Grimm.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for Youth
for Christ, Juvenile Justice Ministry, directed by Rev. Marv
Vander Vliet. Juvenile Justice Ministry is a Core Ministry of Youth
for Christ. Their focus is on ministering to boys and girls in the
Juvenile Detention Centers as well as outreach programs to
troubled/at risk teens in our community. One of the programs of the
JJM is the Cadet Voyageurs program that meets at the Crossing each
week on Monday evening. Please be in prayer for Pastor Marv as he
leads this ministry. This special offering will be received today.
OUR GUEST ORGANIST this morning is Judy Vander Meer. Judy is a
member of Beverly Reformed Church. Thank you Judy for your part
in our worship service this morning!
4:30 PM - THIS EVENING we will travel together to Sandy Pines to hear
The Triumphant Quartet. Meet at church.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Dale and Shari Dood,
Jayme & Heather Dood and children, upon the death of Shari’s
mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Neele on July 22nd at the age of 90.
Services were held at the Raybrook Manor Chapel on Fri., July 25th.
NEXT SUNDAY – AUGUST 3, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the morning message.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS – There will be a meeting in the Fellowship
Hall after the morning service next week. Questions…See Darrell.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Next Sunday evening Pastor Rick will continue the
study “Worship from the Tabernacle” with the message “Come to the
Mercy Seat”. Join us at the Crossing.
ELDERS will meet on MONDAY, AUGUST 4 at 6:30 pm and CONSISTORY
will meet at 7:30 pm.
CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING – Sunday August 17 after church at the
Crossing. New club days are: High School on Tuesday, Middle
School on Wednesday, and Elementary on Thursday. See Kia if you
have any questions.
GRACE WOMEN – How about a night out?? Thursday, October 9 we are
planning on going to a musical comedy “CHURCH
BASEMENT LADIES”, a hilarious behind the scenes
glimpse at the ladies who work in the church basement kitchen. The
play is at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center in Byron Center. See the
flyer in your mailbox for all the information! Sounds like great
fun…sign up in the narthex by August 10 if you would like to attend!
FALL KICK OFF PICNIC – Join others following church on Sunday,
September 7 for the FAMILY PICNIC. BBQ, salads, dessert will be on
the menu! Fellowship, fun & games too! Sign up on the sheet in the
narthex today…sponsored by the Fellowship Team. See Tymie if you
have any questions.
LOCALLY THE NEED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES IS GREAT! In response
to this we are partnering with WCSG 91.3 FM radio station to supply
area kids with school supplies (some of these children are our own
Club 3:16 kids.) This “Class Act Backpack Drive” officially
began on July 21 and continue until September 2. Note: this
is an area event so we do not have to supply a huge amount of
supplies…we can help in the amount YOU want to give. We have
a box here at church by the downstairs entrance doors where you can
deposit any supplies that you wish to contribute. Suggested items are
glue, pencils, crayons, trapper keepers, backpacks, pens, rulers,
paper, erasers, and scissors. On Thursday, August 21 Grace has
agreed to send volunteers to WCSG to stuff backpacks with supplies,
so they are ready to give to the children. We will need some of you to
volunteer to help. Then on August 30, at a Club 3:16 Family Picnic,
you are invited to come and give backpacks to those Club 3:16
children who have registered and are eligible to receive school
“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project – As you all know, we are participating
in the RCWS School Bag project. Many school bags have been sewed
and are being sewed. Thank you to everyone who has already donated
supplies. You can continue to donate to this project until our church
deadline which is September 14.
CHOIR MEMBERS – Save Saturday, August 9 for the annual Choir Picnic
at Paul’s cottage. All Senior Choir, and Men’s and Women’s Chorus
members and their spouses are invited to join. Come anytime after
1:00 pm. Supper is at 5:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass. SIGN UP TODAY!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Anyone who may be interested in serving in a
Christian capacity as a part-time volunteer for Transport for Christ at
131 & 76th Street call Wes Dekker at 534-9315.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris, Lexie Wagoner
Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
Aug. 3 Upper Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie, Sandy Workman
Lower Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer
Today AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Diane Maitner, Tishana
Delaney, Samantha Johnson
Aug. 3 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Sandy Gort, Sue Vander Wal,
Ashley Veldheer PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
July 27, 2008
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 beautiful summer weather
• The life and witness of Elizabeth Neele
• His presence in times of need
• Pastor Marv VanderVliet and the Youth for Christ JJM Ministry
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Carole Lankheet as she is back on Chemo
• Carolyn Baker as she continues her healing process
• Peter Cook, Ila Friar, Karen Ver Hulst following recent surgeries
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Baby Madison Veldheer, newborn daughter of Brent & Kristin
Veldheer and granddaughter of Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Gavin Vander Wal,
Emily Wilson, Nancy Lipscomb, Linda Tacoma, Judy Noel, Shari
Lubbers, Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Brian Benthin,
Jonathan Stouten, John De Vries (father of Lisa Braendle)
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Nellie Workman, 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!
Please sign me up for the women's night out as I don't know if I'll be to church before the sign up date.
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