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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jun 9, 2006

 
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
 Prelude
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship 
 *  Greeting Time 
 *  Opening Songs of Praise
 *  Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moment of Sharing:  “Cities in Need of Prayer: ___________” 
 Moments in Prayer
 Senior Choir “Lift Me Up”
 Hymn No. 400 …………..…………  “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
*  Doxology
*  Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word:  Selected Scriptures 
 Message:  REACH OUT AND TOUCH A CITY” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*  Closing Hymn No. 416 …………………………….. “We’re Marching to Zion”
*  Benediction
*  Song of Departure No. 446 (vs. 1) “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
*  Postlude 
 Organist, Paul Kerkstra
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
 
 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.
 
WELCOME
 
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 in the Chapel
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
*  Opening Hymn No. 11  ………….  “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Time of Sharing
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 549  …………………………….………….……..…  “Higher Ground”
 Living Word:  Esther 2:17-18, 4:9-16, 8:1-10  (Page 486)
 Message:  “THE PURPOSE OF ESTHER”
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word 
* Closing Hymn No. 676 ………………………….  “O Jesus I Have Promised”
* Benediction 
 Evening Pianist,  Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
 
TODAY AT GRACE
 
THIS MORNING Pastor Rick will share the message “REACH OUT AND
 TOUCH A CITY” as we prepare for a week of Vacation Bible School. 
 
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
 
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FIESTA is happening this week! 
Kids ages 4 through 5th grade join us
each day from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! This year we will end the week with a family dinner on Friday and a chance for the kids families to experience Fiesta for themselves!
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VBS WORKERS – Everyone should be here by 6:00 pm.  Crew Leaders
 report to the Sanctuary for last minute instruction and supplies.  All
 others report to your area. If you have any questions, see Shari today.
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2006
 4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
 
NEXT SUNDAY – JUNE 18, 2006
FIESTA CELEBRATION!
 
NEXT SUNDAY morning you will be able to experience Fiesta! Come and
 hear the songs and music from the kids and see the sights.  Pastor
 Rick will bring the message.
 
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us in the Chapel as Pastor Rick leads in a study
 and discussion on the Book of Esther:  “For Such A Time As
 This”.  The message next week: “The Purim of the Jews”.
 
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jan VanWyk was a patient at St Mary’s this week.
 Millie Nevins was admitted to Metropolitan Hospital after taking a
 fall.  Christy Oppenhuizen will undergo outpatient surgery on
 Wednesday at Butterworth Hospital.  Dorothy Church is now at
 Brookcrest in Grandville.  Please also remember Dena Bell (Les &
 Jan VanWyk’s daughter) in your prayers.  She is hospitalized in
 Birmingham, Alabama with difficulties following knee surgery.  See
 also the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in your bulletin today.
 
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the family of Virginia
 Workman who passed away on Thursday, June 8 at the age of 80. 
 Visitation and services will be held tomorrow.
 
IN APPRECIATION – A sincere thank you to all of you for all of the
 prayers, cards, visits, meals, etc. during the last months.  I have now
 completed chemo and am doing very well.  I thank God for all of you
 and your support.  Please continue to pray. ~Carole Lankheet
 
OFFERS ACCEPTED! Both Nikki Probst and Darrell Delaney accepted the
 positions offered them at Grace!  Darrell will begin his work at Grace
 tomorrow.  Nikki will be here this coming week for VBS, but will not
 “officially” begin until mid July.
 NIKKI PROBST has accepted the position of “Community Outreach
 Director”.  Nikki has just graduated from Southern Baptist Seminary
 with a Masters Degree in Youth and Christian Education.  She has
 much experience with young people, especially in urban settings. 
 She presently lives in Louisville, KY.
 DARRELL DELANEY has accepted the position of “Children and Youth
 Ministries  Director”.  Darrell graduated from Reformed Bible
 College and also has much experience with Youth Ministry.  Darrell
 lives with his wife Kia, and three of their sisters in Grand Rapids.
Please be in prayer for both Nikki and Darrell as they 
prepare to begin their work at Grace.
 
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 pm – SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND CHILDREN’S
 MINISTRY TEAMS will meet with Darrell Delaney and begin looking
 and planning fall programming.  Meet in the Consistory room.
 
Tuesday, June 20, 8:00 pm – OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
 
Wednesday, June 21 – ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC at Pinery Park!  See the
 insert in the bulletin today and reserve your spot.
 
MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of June is designated for the
 Synod of the Great Lakes Church Planting Campaign.  In the Synod
 of the Great Lakes, over the last 10 years the new church plants have
 seen an average of 30% of the new attendees to be new believers and
 another 25% to be those who are recommitting their lives to Christ. 
 This special offering will be received on June 25th.
 
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors:  Lon & Rose Gerbers;  Al & Louise Grimm
 Lower Doors:  Ken & Janet Groenhout
June 18 Upper Doors:  Ron & Bonnie Harmsen;
 Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
 Lower Doors:  Doug & Amy Grimm
 
USHERS/COLLECTION 
June Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
 Frontjes Elkowitz Norden Dood Stuk Bush
 
NURSERY
Today AM Service:  Mark Roach, Sue Veldheer, Willie Hiemstra,
 Rachel Pence PM Service:  Ruth Postema
June 18 AM Service:  Linda Emelander, Brian & Sandy Gort,
 Stephanie Postema  PM Service:  Lynda Ver Merris
 
FINANCIAL REPORT 
 Week of 6-4-06
 Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
 $11,074.70 $7,848.27 + 3,226.43
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
 $172,173.92 $180,510.21 -  8,336.29
 Special Offering for the Scholarship Fund $636.00
 
Prayers & Praise Line
 
June 11, 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 end of Chemo treatments for Carole Lankheet!
· Darrell Delaney and Nikki Probst who both have accepted positions at Grace!
Prayers for…
· The General Synod who will be meeting in Pella, Iowa June 8-13
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Final Plans for FIESTA and the Children who will come
· Shawn Gerbers working this summer at the Grand Canyon ~ Pick up a copy
 of Shawn’s latest email on the narthex table
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz ~ please pray that he may be led to
 Christ
· Keri Boeve (and her Mom & Dad!) as Keri begins a new job in California ~
 Keri’s new address is: Hillview Acres Christian Children’s Home, 3683
 Chino Ave., Chino, CA  91710 attn: Keri Boeve
· Christy Oppenhuizen who will undergo surgery Wednesday
· Those in our congregation who are looking for employment
· Dena Bell, hospitalized in Birmingham, Alabama
· Millie Nevins hospitalized following a fall
· The family of Virginia Workman
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns:  Jan VanWyk,
 David Hoezee, Marjean Tibbets, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
· Dorothy Church at Brookcrest
· Deb Pierce following outpatient surgery last week to remove a toe
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
 Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
 Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig
· Sean Van Essen and Mark DeBri  in the military
· 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 Virginia Workman,
 Mrs Margaret Zylstra
 
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