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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, May 15, 2009
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit “Come Holy Spirit”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Grace Mission Team Report
Senior Choir “Hallelujah, Thine the Glory”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 4:14-21 (Page 995), Acts 8:1b - 8 (Page 1063)
Message: “TO JUDEA” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ……………………………….………………………………. “Use Me”
* 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
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 730 …………….….. “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 724 …………………………………….. “Lead On, O King Eternal”
Living Word: I Peter 5:1-14 (Page 1179)
Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: LIVING SERVANTS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 435 ………………… “God of Grace and God of Glory”
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY the Mission team that went to New Orleans will share with the
congregation some of the highlights of their work experience.
Thanks to all for your prayers and support!
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children will meet together through the summer
months in the Fellowship Hall. Worship Leaders this week
are Darrell Delaney and Pat Ter Beek.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – This is the LAST WEEK for Sunday School for the
summer months! The 2nd half of the movie FIREPROOF will be shown
in the Chapel for all those interested.
4:30 PM THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory
Room. See Wes Dekker if you have any questions.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm was able to return to his home on
Thursday. Christy Kleymeer’s tumor on her Thyroid is NOT
cancerous. Praise God! Surgery will still be required and will take
place on May 26. See Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer requests
and praise reports.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
This is the last week of Regular Club 3:16
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE “End of the Year Meeting” will be
held at Wedgewood Park in Grandville. Bring your own
bag lunch. In the event of bad weather, meet in the Consistory
room at church. All ladies are welcome to join us!
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meet at Sunset Manor for your concert.
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 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 24, 2009
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Defining Mission,
Defining Moment” with the message “To Samaria”. Due to the
Holiday weekend there will not be an evening service at Grace next
SCRAPBOOKERS…AN ALL DAY CROP is planned for May 30 from 9 am –
9 pm at the Crossing. Everyone is welcome to come! Bring a dish to
pass. If you have any questions, see Heather Dood.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for the
GRACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. This fund has been established to
provide encouragement and financial assistance to High School
graduates who are going on to college. Our support and prayers,
from their church family, helps them as they seek self improvement
opportunities enabling God to work His will in their respective lives.
The applicants for this scholarship must be either a baptized or
communicant member of Grace Reformed Church. This special
offering will be received on May 31, which is GRADUATION SUNDAY!
CHURCH PICNIC – Mark your calendars and save the date for the Church
Picnic on June 17 at Pinery Park.
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!
FOOD DONATIONS – There is a list on the narthex table with food items
that are needed for snack time at VBS. Please take a look and see if
you can donate anything to the cause. This really helps cut down on
food expense! Questions…see Tymie Boeve.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to provide transportation for General Synod
delegates from June 1 – June 6 from the Gerald Ford Airport to Hope
College. 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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ron Lankheet; Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
May 24 Upper Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall; Elaine Martin
Lower Doors: Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
Today AM Service: Laura Marshall, Chelsea Boeve, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
May 24 AM Service: Heather Dood, Judy Beadle, Allie Mc Elroy
Prayers & Praise Line
May 17, 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 God’s perfect timing and purpose!
Praise God for…
• The work of those who volunteered their time in New Orleans
• Our Sunday School teachers and ALL the volunteers at Grace
• Our many blessings
• 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.
• Geri Ruis as she recovers from heart surgery
• Gretchen Stauffer, daughter of Jane Duthler, who is undergoing
treatment for lung cancer
• 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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