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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jun 21, 2012

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me”

 Time of Praise

 Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing: I hope and pray that God will __________.

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Senior Choir “Joy Down in My Heart”

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

 2nd Offering – Grace Building Fund

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Isaiah 64:1-12 (Page 727)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 “OH THAT GOD WOULD COME DOWN”

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn …………………………………... “Let Your Light Shine on Us”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)….“I Love to Tell the Story”

* Postlude 

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

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.

 

SUNDAY’S AT SIX

Meet at the Crossing

 Prelude

 Worship Sequence No. 53 – 56 …………… “Great Things He Has Done”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 430 …………………….... “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”

 Living Word: Jeremiah 6-9 (Page 738)

 Message: “REALITY STRIKES” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 433 ………………………… “Rise Up, O Church of God”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra

*All who are able, please stand.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

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

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

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of June is designated for

 the GRACE BUILDING FUND. This special offering will be

 this morning.

 

FOLLOWING THE MORNING SERVICE we will have a “PRAYER

 WALK” through the neighborhood that Pastor George and

 Connections has targeted for their first Block Party. Simply, get a

 cup of coffee, grab a cookie and meet Shari Dood by the front door. 

 Walk if you can and if not drive through and pray on your way home. 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK 

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

 6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.

 

NEXT WEEK, JULY 1, 2012

NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Cecil Martens will lead our service and

 share the message. We will not have an evening service on July 1 or 8. 

 Pastor Rick and Donna will be on vacation beginning tomorrow

 through July 10. If a need arises, please contact your Elder, Caring

 Shepherd, or call the church office and we will contact them for you.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Ellsworth Johnson is doing well after heart

 by-pass surgery at the Meijer Heart Center on Wednesday. Joan

 Patterson continues at Butterworth. Please pray for comfort,

 wisdom, and acceptance for Joan and the family. Keep Ron Engels in

 your prayers as he is undergoing tests to determine the cause for his

 severe pains. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the

 Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATION – We at Second Chance Clothing would like

 to thank you for your clothing donations. These clothes will be sold

 in the store at an affordable cost to the neighborhood. Come check

 out the store sometime! We are located at: 520 Leonard NW. Your

 shopping helps keep the store going! This ministry is also dependent

 on volunteers to run the store. If you would like to hear more about

 this ministry and/or get further involved, please contact Becky

 Fraser, Store Director at: 616-328-1510 or 616-776-0596.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

REMINDER: THERE ARE STILL MANY OPENINGS

 AVAILABLE FOR DISCOVERY KIDZ in the next few weeks. If

 you can help PLEASE sign-up in the narthex. Its only a ONE WEEK

 commitment. We look forward to worshipping with you.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Rick Postema, George & Hennie Rosema

 Lower Doors: Scott Thornton

July 1 Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer, Harvey & Sheryl Steensma

 Lower Doors: Lucille Sytsema

 

NURSERY

Today Cindy Wylie, Linda Emelander

July 1 Elaine Martin, Sue Stuk

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

June 24, 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”. Our first Block Party IS THIS WEEK

 THURSDAY and will be for families on Plas, Parkland, and Charles

 Russell directly South of Grace. Connections is conducting prayer

 walks on these streets and we invite the people of Grace to join Shari

 Dood for a prayer walk TODAY

  • 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.

  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons, Justin Roelofs. 
  • 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, and Doris Ver Merris, Samantha Johnson, Carl Kleymeer
  • We thank and praise you God for your healing powers, for your comfort and assurance of your love for us.
  • Remember Ron Engels in your prayers as the doctors seek to find the source of his pain.
  • We pray today for healing and strength for Ellsworth Johnson following heart surgery.
  • We pray today for Joan Patterson. Pray for comfort and peace for Joan and acceptance and guidance for the family.
  • 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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