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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 7, 2009
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit “Springs of Living Water”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Mom taught me the value of ________.
Moments in Prayer
God’s Directives for Living – “The Ten Commandments”
Music Ministry “In Times Like These”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (Page 178)
I Timothy 4:9-16 (Page 1153)
Message: “TO JERUSALEM” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 453 …….… “Happy Our Home When God Is There”
* Song of Departure No. 436 (Vs. 1) ………………..………... “Freely, Freely”
* 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Worship Sequence No. 703, 704, 705 ……. “God’s Love and Strength”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 446 ……………………… “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
Living Word: I Peter 3:8 – 4:19 (Page 1178)
Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: LIVING SUFFERERS ”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 526 ……………………….………………. “The Solid Rock”
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children will meet together through the summer
months in the Fellowship Hall. Worship Leaders this week
are Lynda Ver Merris and Tymie Boeve.
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
High School and Post High Youth
will join the Chapel class to watch
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
ADULT CHAPEL CLASS
– During the Sunday School hour this week and
next we will view the movie Fireproof.
Anyone interested is
welcome to come!
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Beginning tonight and throughout the summer we
will be meeting at the Crossing!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm was transferred on Wednesday to
Brookcrest for a time of rehabilitation. See Prayers & Praise Line
for all prayer requests and praise reports.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEEETING.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meet to practice.
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office. We invite
YOU to join us. You do not have to pray out loud. Just come!
NEXT WEEK – MAY 17, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Defining Mission,
Defining Moment” with the message “To Judea”. The Mission
Trip team will share their experiences with us during the morning
service. This is the last week of Sunday School classes for the
4:30 PM THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory
Room. See Wes Dekker if you have any questions.
ALL NEW HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, TRADE SCHOOL GRADUATES please
inform Sandy Gort (667-9763) soon. The next issue of the Galaxy
will include our Graduates!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for the
GRACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. This special offering will be received on
May 31, which is GRADUATION SUNDAY!
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! There is a letter today in your mailboxes.
Please pick it up after service. We are still recruiting, sign up
VBS MEETING!! There will be a meeting right after church on May 31 for
all volunteers, especially CREW LEADERS. Shari will give you all
the materials you will need!
CHURCH PICNIC – Mark your calendars and save the date for the Church
Picnic on June 17 at Pinery Park.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to provide transportation for General Synod
delegates from June 1 – June 6 from the Gerald Ford Airport to Hope
College. If you are willing to help welcome pastors, stated clerks,
elder delegates and guests, please contact Julie Ploeg at the Deacon’s
Center at 616-532-2428 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING MOVE to the
44th Street CRC Building? If you are available on May 23 to help
transport stuff, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or contact
Shari. It looks like we could use pick up trucks and vans. Shari will
contact you with more details when you sign up.
ACCESS is having a FUNDRAISER to help support their food pantries at
APPLEBEE’S. An all you can eat Pancake Breakfast will be held on
Saturday, May 16 from 8 – 10 am at all local Applebee’s Restaurants.
Cost is only $5.00 per person, and kids under 5 eat free!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wilma Kamphuis; Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Lower Doors: Les & Magdalena Kiss
May 17 Upper Doors: Ron Lankheet; Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
Today AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Robin Zondervan
PM Service: Mary Bush
May 17 AM Service: Laura Marshall, Chelsea Boeve, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
May 10, 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 the Mission & Outreach Team and the Consistory
as we discern the next steps in the process.
Praise God for…
• The gift of our mothers and family
• The beauty of God’s creation
• The Family Network of Wyoming Pantry as they move to 44th St CRC
• The members at 44th St CRC who seek new church homes
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock and the children who will come
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they await news of the May 15 date in the
Ethiopian court~ If all goes well, they hope to travel in mid June to
pick up their new son, Kaleab and bring him home.
• Al Grimm as he begins rehab at Brookcrest
• Geri Ruis as she recovers from heart surgery
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Geri Ruis, Joan Patterson, Willie Hiemstra, Bob
Ver Merris, Bob Stadt
• Jack TenBrink, uncle of Luke & Janell Nordlund, who was just
diagnosed with Lou Gerigs disease
• 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 Hank 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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