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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 11, 2006
May 14, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit “I am Woman”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Mission Trip Sharing
Women’s Chorus “All Because of God’s Amazing Grace”
Hymn No. 680 ………………….…….. “All The Way My Savior Leads Me”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children In Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Mark 1:14-28 (Page 968), Luke 24:36-48 (Page 1026),
Matthew 28:16-20 (Page 967)
Message: “THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS: THE DISCIPLING CHURCH”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Song ……………………………………………………………….…. “Use Me”
* Song of Departure No. 436 (vs. 1) ....……………………...............….. “Freely, Freely”
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.
We joyously greet those who are visiting with us today in the name of our Risen Savior! 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
Worship Sequence No. 102, 103, 104 ………….…… “Praise to the King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 492 …………………………………………………………. “At Calvary”
Living Word: Esther 2:1-4, 8-18 (Page 486)
Message: “THE PRIDE OF KING XERXES” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 562 …………………………………. “Be Thou My Vision”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children In Worship. Children are
dismissed during the hymn prior to the message.
11:30 – 12:10 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. PARENTS are invited to join in
the nursery for a time of fellowship with one another while the kids
are in Sunday School! Coffee and cold drinks will be provided!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room.
Grace and the Millennium – Meet in the chapel with Brad Class.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in the Sanctuary.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Barb Engels is a patient at Butterworth Hospital.
Virginia Blakeslee returned to Butterworth Hospital on Thursday.
David Hoezee underwent surgery at Mayo Clinic on Friday. Millie
Nevins has returned to her home. See the Prayers & Praise Line
inserted in your bulletin today for the other prayer concerns and
praise reports of the Grace family.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Doug & Amy Grimm upon the birth
of a son, Logan Riley Grimm, born Saturday, May 6th. We thank God
for this precious gift of life and pray for His blessing on your family!
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT! Today we want to spotlight Dan Stuk II.Dan is a student at Grand Valley State University. He is seeking a degree in Marketing/Management. Currently he is working for the Varnum Law Firm and is also a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for the City of Grandville. You can send notes of encouragement to Dan at 4497 Blackfoot Dr., Grandville 49418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE KEEP SHAWN GERBERS in your prayers as he has left this week to
spend the summer at the Grand Canyon working with the
organization A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. You can
write to Shawn c/o Grand Canyon Community Church, PO Box 1490,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to the congregation for the cards,
prayers, visits; the Sunshine Committee for the meals and visits.
We really appreciate all the love and concern. I am patiently
awaiting the unfolding of God’s will concerning my future treatment
plan. ~Jan VanWyk
A special thank you to the Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group
(Fred & Willie Hiemstra, Bill & Ruth Tacoma, Roger & Phyllis
Vander Sloot, Bob & Lynda Ver Merris, Neal & Judy Klein, Jim &
Sally Herrema, Brad & Gracia Class, Jim Bosma, Luke Nordlund)
who have been busy cutting down trees, trimming trees and bushes
and general clean up around the church. We really appreciate your
Also, a big thank you to the Boy Scouts along with the facilities
committee and the Beadle and Sawyer families, who worked so
hard on Clean Up Day around the church and at the Crossing!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006
7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
3:00 - 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School students.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
2:45 - 500 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School students.
6:15 PM CADETS FOR BOYS IN GRADES 1-5.
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will
meet at the Crossing for their year end gathering.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2006
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Elementary students.
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006
2:00 PM FELLOWSHIP GOLF OUTING at Maple Hill! TODAY IS THE
LAST DAY to sign up. Cost is $19.50 per person which will
include the use of a cart. Following golf, we will go back to the
Crossing for dinner. Please bring a salad or dessert to pass.
BBQ, drinks, and paperware provided.
NEXT SUNDAY - MAY 21, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
“Eastertide: The Resurrected Lord Brings His Church
Alive!” Next week “The Kingdom of Jesus: The Conquering
Church”. We will also celebrate the sacrament of infant baptism.
THE CHILDREN will end the Sunday School season with a celebration at
the Crossing during the Sunday School hour. Children meet in your
classroom downstairs and you will be brought out to the Crossing for
games and a cookout!
4:45 PM THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE WILL MEET.
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 Protection of Mordecai”.
Week of 5-7-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$6,490.32 $7,848.27 - $1,357.95
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$134,273.21 $149,117.13 - $14,843.92
Special Offering for the GEMS Organization $793.00
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 pm THE OUTREACH TEAM WILL MEET
(Note change in date!)
Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 pm INFORMATIONAL MEETING for all VBS
Volunteers at the Crossing. This is the ONLY meeting, so please
make every effort to be there. If you cannot come, contact Shari.
Sunday, June 4 – PENTECOST & GRADUATION SUNDAY.
Wednesday, June 21 – ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC at Pinery Park – A very
special evening is being planned! Save the date.
GLADIOLA SCHOOL is having a SCHOOL CARNIVAL this Saturday, May 20
from 4-7 pm. If you would like to help out, contact Keith today or
tomorrow (538-3100 or 797-9725). Thanks!
FIESTA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Grace is coming soon! The date is
June 12-16! HELP is still needed for Preschool and Elementary Crew
Leaders and helpers and craft room helpers! Sign up in the narthex!
FOOD DONATIONS FOR VBS – This has worked so well in the past and
really saved on our VBS budget! On the narthex table is a list of items
needed for the snack time. Please look over the list and see where you
can help. Donations can be brought to the church kitchen.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra; Tim & Sue Dunkle
Lower Doors: Steve & Jennifer Elkowitz
May 21 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Frank & Carrie Drudy
May Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Moody Gort Veldheer Johnson Mc Elroy Berends
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Marge Veldheer, Robin
Zondervan, Janna Emelander PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
May 21 AM Service: Beth Kubiak, Karen Kosters, Sue Dunkle,
Jerrod Dunkle PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
May 14, 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 birth of Logan Grimm
· All the persons willing to help with the clean up of our church grounds
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Those who do not know the joy of new life in Christ!
· Plans being made for VBS in June
· The Community Outreach Search Team as they continue the interview process
· Shawn Gerbers who will be working this summer at the Grand Canyon
· Dorothy Church at Heartland Center
· Jan VanWyk and her continuing health concerns
· Ann Hoezee as she heals following her fall
· David Hoezee following surgery
· Barb Engels hospitalized at Butterworth
· Virginia Blakeslee at Butterworth
· Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
· Ila Friar and her continuing health concerns
· Carole Lankheet as she continues Chemotherapy
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan (Dan is due to
return home on June 18th!)
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Frenchetta Powell, Samantha Allan,
Katie Van Dam, Gordon Ver Merris, Jeff Gerwig
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, and Mark DeBri in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: 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
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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