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SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Above All” Valerie Holstege
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: “I praise God for the growth of __________”
Prayer of Confession No. 639 ….… “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
Words of Assurance
Music Ministry “There is a Higher Throne” Valerie Holstege
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Grace Building Fund
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 13:1-9 (Page 1010)
Message: “SUMMER STORIES: YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING: MANURE?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 551 …………………………………….. “O to Be Like Thee”
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …… “I Love to Tell the Story”
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 223, 224, 225 ……..…. “The House of the Lord”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 747 …………………………..………………. “Sunshine in My Soul”
Living Word: II Timothy 3:16
Message : 'THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN YOUR BIBLE Rev. Todd Bush
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 412…………….……………………… “Holy Bible, Book Divine”
Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC – this morning is presented by Valerie
Holstege. Valerie is a volunteer at the Veterans Facility and a
member of the Choir at Calvary Church. Thank you for sharing your
testimony in song today!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of June is designated for the
GRACE BUILDING FUND. This offering will be received this morning.
THIS AFTERNOON Pastor Rick, as President of the Classis, will be
presiding over the installation of Rev. Peter Van Elderen at First
Reformed Church of Byron Center. In Pastor Rick’s absence,
REV. TODD BUSH will lead our evening worship service and share the
NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Rev. George Grevenstuk will lead our service
and share the message. Don Mc Dougall will provide special music.
We will not have an evening service at Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson has returned to her home after
being hospitalized earlier in the week. See the Prayer and Praise Line
for more prayer requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for all of your
prayers, visits, cards, and thoughts during my recent
hospitalization and time at the rehab center. Special thanks to
Pastor Rick for his visit. I was able to return to my room at
Willowbrook Manor this past Saturday. God is so good and I am so
grateful! ~Sincerely, Janet Yonkers
PASTOR RICK & DONNA will be leaving for vacation on Monday and will
be gone through July 16. If a need arises, please contact your Caring
Shepherd, Elder, or call the church office and we will contact them.
WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING – The Deacons’ Center is asking churches if
they would be willing to participate in the redoing of a Westown
Jubilee house at 113 Gold Ave., SW. Westown has secured a grant
but they are looking for volunteers to refurbish this house. On the
table in the narthex is a paper giving more details of the
opportunities available. If anyone is interested in any way, please
contact Shari and she will work out the details.
SUMMER DISCOVERY KIDZ FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT ROTATION - Next
rotation begins July 11. We still need volunteers. See Heather if you
can help out!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Karen Roberts; Geri Ruis
Lower Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
July 4 Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek; Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Today Judy Beadle, Pat Ter Beek, Diane Maitner
July 4 Sandy Gort, Amy Grimm, Sue Vander Wal
Prayers & Praise Line
June 27, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
What a friend we have in Jesus! Praise God for this special
friendship, and thank Him too for Christian friends in your life.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that God will lead us to clarity.
Pray for discernment for the Mission/Outreach Team.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank God for his healing touch.
Please keep Keri (Boeve) Desmarais in your prayers as she is to stay off her feet until the birth of her son, due in August.
Pray today for Joan Patterson after hospitalization earlier this week.
Remember Roger Vander Sloot in your prayers as he recovers and regains his strength following heart surgery.
Keep John De Jong in your prayers as he considers the next steps in his healing/treatment plan.
Remember Willie Hiemstra and Janet Yonkers as they undergo rehab.
We pray today for Lucille Sytsema as she continues with chemo. Pray for strength and encouragement.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, 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!
· 7 years ago
Subject : Lord Jesus Christ please add my pain and help me to further my job contract as I now use a sharp thing to cut into my body in order to keep on praying, pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, a-men.
Thank God for that I can submit my prayer request here, and thank you for your prayer, may God bless you.
Firstly, please pray for that my mother was cheated by Mr. Kwong, Mr Ho, Hin Chai and Anna years before, she went to a company and worked as an Office assistant, but they cheated my mother, and compelled my mother to give her money out to them(they cheated my mother that the money was used for investment, and the investment was failured), and went away, thank God for that the policemen arrested Mr. Kwong now, but the Mr. Ho , Hin Chai and Anna were still not arrested, please pray for that God can help the policemen in the investigation, and find the evidence to accuse the Mr. Kwong and his helper in the judiciary court, thank God for that the policemen sent us several letters till now about that the investigation is in the progressing, please pray for that God can move their heart, Mr. Kwong , Mr. Ho, Hin Chai and Anna will regret about that they cheated my mother, and they can have pity on my mother , and return the money back to my mother , thank you.
Secondly, (1) thank God for that now I have taken in the psychological medicines, please pray for that God can protect me from the side effect of psychological medicines, my mother will not place the psychological medicines into my food, I can forgive my family members if they place the psychological medicines into my food, and please pray for that my family members and I will not hurt by my bosses, and will not suffer a loss at the judgement day. and please pray for that my mother and I can use all our spare time (holidays) to study bible,, distribute the gospel pamphlets and pray, so that we can have spiritual growth up and I can further my contract. (2)Please pray for that my mother, brother , sister and I can have safety during working hour, please pray for that God can protect my family members and I to have a job. (3)Please pray for that my parents could have goood relationship between each other, my father will not want to divorce with my mother; (4) Please pray for that I now use a sharp things to cut into my skin in order that I can keep on praying, (5) Please pray for that I can restore my psychological health, because I am always blame myself about the sins I committed before, I am afraid that God will punish me about the sins I committed before, please pray for that I can have biblical mind to know will God punish me one day or not, so that I can live out good witnesses and have peace to face the punishment from God one day, and please pray for that God can forgive me. (6) Please pray for and thank God for that I will not be suffered in the marital problems, so that I can seek the kingdom and the righteousness of God first, and have a spiritual growth up, and I will not regret about the decision I made in this marriage this life, that I will only choose the Christian girlfriend that was arranged by God, please pray for that if God had not prepare a Christian girlfriend for me, help me to keep alone whole life, so that I will not be hurt again in order that I can restore my psychological health and have a spiritual growth up. (7)Please pray for that the son of my brother will not hurt himself, my brother and my sister will not be suffered in the marital problems , my sister can have good psychological health, and we can maintain a good relationship, we will not be hurt by the husband of my sister and the wife of my brother, so that my mother and I can help my sister and my brother to accept the Jesus. (8)Please pray for that I can continue submit my prayer requests and study bible from the net, so that my mother and I can firmly believe in the bible ,and we can have assurance of the salvation. And please pray for that we will not suffer a loss in the Lord's Judgement Day, thank God for that I can keep on use mind or mouth to pray in the office , please pray for that God can keep my stomach health if I pray with fasting for too long time, and please pray for that God can keep me not to hurt myself if I undergo stress because I found some blood come out of my body nowadays, please pray for that God can keep me if I need to see a doctor, please pray for that God can help me not to bleeding inside my body and I can restore my health, and please pray for that I can not only keep on use mouth to pray in the office but also in the whole life time, God can keep my health when I pray too vigorous, and I can pray at mid-night , and my mother and I can go to the church where God prepared for us and donate our money there in the will of God, so that we can have spiritual growth up , please pray for that I can maintain a good psychological and body health, and can keep on pray with heart this life, and please pray for that I will not suffer from disease ( such as heart disease) if I pray too vigorous. (9)Please pray for that my family members and I can have place to live and food to eat and we can have safety in using electricity and fire, pray for my sister that she want to born a baby, please keep her health and baby's health, and please pray for that we can apply for compassionate rehousing in God's will, may God have mercy upon my family members. (10) Please pray for that when I distributing the gospel pamphlets in the mainland China, the policemen come to me, and write down my Identity Card number, please pray for that God can help me to tackle with it. (11) Please pray for that I hurt my skin in order to keep on praying, please pray for that I can keep on pray with hurt my skin and will not infected by the SARS or other viruses.(12)Please pray for that my brother will not go on drinking the wine and gambling, and please pray for that when his wife want to divorce with him, he will not have some irrational thoughts, such as commit suicide or hurt himself or do some hurtful things . so that he will not be arrested by the policemen. (13) Please pray for that God can add my pain, so that I can be purified, and help me to have spiritual growth up, and please pray for that my family members and I will not be hurt by my colleagues, classmates, church members and friends include Christian colleagues, so that they can be helpful for me to live out a good witness before my family members, my grandmother, my father, my sister, my brother and my relatives can all accept the Jesus Christ, and my mother and I can have a spiritual growth up and can strenghthen our faith.
And I am sorry for any inconvinience I made to submit my prayer request here. Pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, a-men.
· 6 years, 7 months ago
Lord Jesus Christ please add vigorous pain in my job so that help me to further my job contract as I now use something to cut into my body in order to keep on praying, pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, a-men.
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