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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 2, 2009
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Holy, Holy, Holy” Don Mc Dougall
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 143 ……….…………. “This Is My Father’s World”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Moments of Sharing
Music Ministry “No One Ever Cared for Me” Don Mc Dougall
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 327 ……………………….………………… “The Old Rugged Cross”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Kings 2:1-2 (Page 324)
Message Rev. Bruce Kuiper
“PLAY THE MAN: GOD’S WILL, GOD’S WAY, OR NO WAY”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 433 ………..……….……… “Rise Up, O Church of God”
* 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Bruce Kuiper to our service. We thank you
for being here and ministering to us this Lord’s Day!
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Don Mc Dougall.
Don is a former member of our congregation. Thank you for sharing
your testimony in song today.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children ages 3 years – 2nd Grade will meet together
through the summer months in the Fellowship Hall.
Worship Leader this week is Lynda Ver Merris.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Friar will undergo surgery in Ann Arbor on
Tuesday, July 7. Please keep Jim & Ila in your prayers this coming
week. See Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer requests and praise
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to the Grace congregation for all the
prayers & cards since my recent surgery! ~Hennie Rosema
NEXT WEEK – JULY 12, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Pastor Rick will continue the series “Walking With God by the
Water” with the message: “Sea Stories: Inside the Sea” from
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 held on
CHOIR MEMBERS – SAVE THE DATE! 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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek; Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
July 12 Upper Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Lower Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Today AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Luke & Janell Nordlund
July 12 AM Service: Pat Ter Beek, Linda Emelander, Chelsea Boeve
PM Service: Sue Stuk
THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE CONTINUES! You can put your gift
envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!
Prayers & Praise Line
July 5, 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 freedom we enjoy in this country
• Our service men and women who have fought for these freedoms
• The Marshall family as they travel to Ethiopia to pick up their son ~
they leave July 8 and are scheduled to return on July 19!
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Jim Friar as he undergoes surgery this week in Ann Arbor
• Christy Kleymeer as she seeks the best course of treatment
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or have underwent surgery including:
Roger Vander Sloot, Bob Stadt, Al Grimm, Christy Oppenhuizen
• Family and friends of our Grace congregation who have special needs
at the present time including: April Stadt, Gretchen Stauffer, Wilma Osterink
• 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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