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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jun 5, 2008

 SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Call to Worship
 Time of Praise
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise No 215 .. “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
 No. 216..“The Lord is in His Holy Temple”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Call to Confession No. 658 …………………………..……… “Children of God”
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance
 Therefore, I believe God is ____________!
 Moments in Prayer for VBS
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: I Thessalonians 4:1-12 (Page 1148)
 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 3 ………….… “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst 
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma 
 *All 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.


Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Hennie Rosema & Sue Stuk.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Gracia Class & Chelsea Boeve.

4:30 PM – In place of our EVENING SERVICE we will travel together to
Sandy Pines Chapel for their service. The special music at this
service will be Praises 4 Him, the musical group that Ben
Van Kammen is a part of! Meet at church and we will travel in the
vans. Bring a chair! In the event of bad weather, we will not have a
service. Questions…see Bob Ver Merris.


Kids ages preschool – 5th grade join us
each day from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! We will
end the week with a family dinner on
EVERYONE is invited to join with the kids and experience “Power Lab” for themselves.

VBS WORKERS – Please be here Monday at 6:15 pm. Crew Leaders report to the sanctuary for last
minute instruction and supplies. All others report to your area.

**If you have not received an iron-on for your shirt, please pick one up from the narthex table today!

4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.

 NEXT SUNDAY – JUNE 15, 2008

NEXT SUNDAY come and experience “Power Lab” for yourself! Come and
hear the music from the kids and see the sights! Pastor Rick will
conclude the series “When God Comes to Church” with the message
“We Pray Fervently!” 


HEALTH CONCERNS – Deb Pierce underwent outpatient surgery on her
foot on Wednesday. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the prayer
concerns and praise reports.


“SCHOOL KITS” Service Project for children in impoverished schools,
refugee camps, and other difficult settings in the world. This
collection will continue throughout the summer. See Shari Dood if
you have any questions.

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of June is designated for
ACTION, Assisting Challenged Teenagers In Our Neighborhood,
a program of Neighborhood Church Ministries. This group is
responsible for bringing Joseph Jennings to our community to speak
to youth at gathering in high schools, churches, as well as other area
events. Many teens have made a commitment to the Lord as a result
of these rallies. This special offering will be received on June 29.

COOKIES & COFFEE/PUNCH will be served on the patio following the
morning service! If you would be willing to make cookies for this
fellowship time, please sign up in the narthex.

FOOD DONATIONS for VBS can be brought to the kitchen anytime. Thank
you all so much for your donations. A few items are still needed.
Check the list on the narthex table. Questions….call Tymie 531-5700.

PRAYER WALKS in the neighborhood of Grace are taking place on
Monday evenings, Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening, and
Saturday morning once a month (on the week prior to and including
the 3rd Saturday). More walkers are welcome. Sign up on the form in
the narthex.

CAMP GENEVA invites your family to attend a special family camp Aug.
29 – Sept 1. This camp will inspire and motivate families to share
their faith in God through the generations. Look forward to our
fabulous speakers, Kevin & Jann Cobb;; worshipful music with Paul
& Julie Wesselink; and a relaxed schedule that will create memories
for a lifetime. For more information, call Camp Geneva at 616-399-
3150 or check it out online at

ATTENTION: If you or your group is using the Church or the Crossing,
please be sure when you leave that ALL doors are locked and
lights are turned out. Please double check!



Today Upper Doors: Ernst & Char Otto; Geri Ruis
 Lower Doors: Pierce Family
June 15 Upper Doors: Dick Postema; Gerald & Elaine Pylman
 Lower Doors: George & Hennie Rosema
June 22 Upper Doors: Dan & Sue Stuk; Mac & Mary Mc Alary
 Lower Doors: Bob & Terri Stadt


Today AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Elaine Martin, Allie & 
 Emily Mc Elroy
June 15 AM Service: Sandy Gort, Cindy Wylie, Lynda Ver Merris, 
 Janna Emelander
 PM Service: Mary Bush
June 22 AM Service: Tami & Ashley Veldheer, Luke & Janell Nordlund
 PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris

 Prayers & Praise Line

 June 8, 2008

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.

Praise God for…
• Opportunities to reach the neighborhood children this week
• Those who have helped in so many different way to prepare
for the upcoming week of VBS
• His faithfulness

Prayers for…
• Our VBS “Power Lab” taking place this week
• Energy for all the volunteers who will be putting in a lot of extra time
this week
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Neighborhood families to come to VBS and hear the good news
• Deb Pierce following surgery
• Lucille Sytsema as she heals following surgery on her hand
• Carolyn Baker as she continues her healing process
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the IICD Team as they work in Kaoma, Zambia
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Gavin Vander Wal,
Emily Wilson, Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb, Linda Tacoma,
Judy Noel, Shari Lubbers, Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Bill Burg,
Brian Benthin, Jonathan Stouten, John De Vries (father of Lisa
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais (Keri
Boeve’s husband), Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille
Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Nellie Workman, Mrs Margaret Zylstra

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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