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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 26, 2012


SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service



 Time of Praise

 * Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Hymns of Praise

 No. 216………“The Lord is in His Holy Temple”

 No. 219 ………………….... “Surely the Presence”

 No. 220 ………………….……………… “He is Here”

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moments of Sharing: Christ has set us free to ____________.

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

* Affirmation of Faith – “The Apostles’ Creed”

 Music Ministry Ernst & Char Otto


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

 2nd Offering – Western Seminary

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 5:1-2 (Page 936), Luke 4:14-22 (Page 995)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen



 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 560 ……………………..…………….. “More About Jesus”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure ……………………..……. “Christ for the World We Sing”


* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma



Meet at the Crossing


 Call to Worship No. 547 ……………..……………. “Hope and Trust in God”

* Opening Hymn No. 541 …………….………………….. “The Joy of the Lord”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 536 ………………….……………………………. “Have Faith in God”

 Living Word: Jeremiah 22 – 29 (Page 755)


 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 540 ……………………………. “My Hope is in the Lord”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst

*All who are able, please stand.




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

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 


OUR SPECIAL MUSIC this morning is presented by Ernst & Char

 Otto of our congregation. Thank you for your ministry in song today.


SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 WESTERN SEMINARY. This special offering will be received this



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.


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.





HEALTH CONCERNS –Deb Pierce was able to return to her home in

 Holland on Monday. For all other prayer requests and praise

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









NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick continue the series of messages

 “WORLD CLASS CHRISTIANITY” with the message

 “SCIENCE AND MEDICINE”. Join us at 6:00 pm at the Crossing

 for the evening service as we continue the study of Jeremiah. 




MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM Meeting – Tuesday, August 7 at

 7:00 pm. 


CHOIR – You are invited to Paul’s cottage on Saturday, August 11. 

 Come anytime after 1:00 pm. Dinner at 5:00 pm. Bring a dish to

 pass. Sign up today on the narthex table.


GEMS POOL PARTY – Girls…save August 18 for a fun pool party at

 the VanderWal’s. Swimming and games from 3 – 6 pm. Parents are

 invited too!




Today Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris; Marge Veldheer

 Lower Doors: Tripp & Katie Vander Wal

Aug. 5 Upper Doors: Lexie Wagoner, Eric & Erika Wigent

 Lower Doors: Sandy Workman


Today Lyndsey Boeve, Donna Oppenhuizen

Aug. 5 Pat Ter Beek, Lynda Ver Merris


Prayers & Praise Line

July 29, 2012


Church Plant Prayer Focus


 Please pray for Connections families and those whose lives they will

 touch as we reach out to the surrounding community this summer in 

 our “Block Parties”. The next Block Party is August 30.

  • Pray that we will build relationships of trust with the families.
  • Pray that we share freely the change God has made in our lives.
  • Pray that entire families will be touched with the good news.
  • Pray that as a result new families join in God’s plan for Connections.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

  • We praise God today for the gift of His Son and through Him life eternal.
  • We thank God today for times of rest and relaxation.
  • We thank and praise God today that Deb Pierce was able to return to her home. We pray for continued healing.
  • We pray today for healing and strength for Ron Engels and Ellsworth Johnson following surgery.
  • Keep little Nate Zondervan in your prayers as he heals following surgery.
  • Remember Joan Patterson in your prayers. She had a procedure at Butterworth on Thursday to repair a nick in an artery, but was expected to be able to return to the Laurels later that evening. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries.
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons, Justin Roelofs. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,

 Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris, 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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