Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 20, 2010
MAY 23, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No 384 …………..……………… “Spirit Song”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz – “Jesus Baptized”
“Today is the Day”
* Hymn No. 185 …………………………………………..……….. “Jesus Loves Me”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Genesis 17:1-14 (Page 14)
Colossians 2:11-15 (Page 1143), Matthew 19:13-15 (Page 953)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN BAPTISM” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 653 …………………………………... “Whiter Than Snow”
* Song of Departure No. 540 (Vs 1 & Chorus)… “My Hope Is in the Lord”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
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.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
6:00 PM JOINT PENTECOST SERVICE to be held at Faith Reformed
Church, 618 – 32nd Street, Wyoming. A special Pentecost Offering
will be received to support church plants in the R.C.A. This is part of
a denomination wide offering.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – John De Jong will undergo surgery tomorrow.
Willie Hiemstra will undergo knee replacement surgery on Tuesday,
May 25th. See the Prayer and Praise Line for more prayer requests
and praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Brad & Gracia Class upon
the death of Gracia’s father, Don Huisman at the age of 89. Services
were held Monday, May 17th.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for the cards and
prayers at the time of my surgery. Our God has healed me and all
test results were good! Also thank you so much for your prayers for
my Dad, Glenn. He is doing much better since the stroke. We are so
thankful to report he can walk and has full use of his arms and legs.
There are just a few other minor struggles. I am so blessed by your
love and support! ~Your Sister in Christ, Sandy Farris
AT THE SPECIAL MEETING of May 17, the Consistory voted that beginning
in 2011, the Consistory will made up of 6 Elders and 6 Deacons.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
This is the last week of Club 3:16
Club will resume in September!
TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8
NEXT SUNDAY – MAY 30, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor George Grevenstuk will lead our morning service
and share the message. Due to the holiday, there will be no evening
service at Grace.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for CRAN
HILL RANCH. This offering will be received next Sunday.
PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS are desperately needed for the Family Network
Food Pantry. You can bring your donations to the church kitchen.
Thanks so much!
SIGN UPS are taking place for the SUMMER DISCOVERY KIDS. These are
only 3 week rotations. We will be studying the FRUITS OF THE
SPIRIT. Sign up in the narthex, or see Heather if you have any
COOKIES NEEDED! For the summer months coffee/punch and cookies
will be available on the plaza after the morning service. If you would
like to make cookies for this fellowship time, sign up on the sheet in
NEEDED FOR VBS – Used or new flat sheets. You can put your donations
at the youth desk on the lower level.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – MARKETPLACE 29 AD
June 15 – 18 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
REGISTRATION has begun for VBS! Pick up a Registration sheet from
the youth desk downstairs. Registration is due by June 6!
On SUNDAY, JUNE 6 we will have a general informational meeting
following the morning service. Then on Sunday, June 13 there will be
a meeting for all volunteers in the Fellowship Hall.
NEEDED are 6 canopy tents for the marketplace. If you have one we can
borrow, see Heather.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Elaine Martin; Mac & Mary Mc Alary
Lower Doors: Thom & Kris Mc Guire
May 30 Upper Doors: Lorie Norden; Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Ernst & Char Otto
June 6 Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen; Larry & Bernice Palma
Lower Doors: Joan Patterson
Today Amy Grimm, Linda Emelander, Emily Mc Elroy
May 30 Sandy Farris, Lynda Ver Merris, Jayme Dood
June 6 Lyndsey Boeve, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Prayers & Praise Line
May 23, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
“To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Hath Done!”
Praise the Lord for the great things He has done 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 and Praise God for all the Club 3:16 volunteers who gave of their time and talents this past year. Thank you for the work of Thom Mc Guire as director. We pray for the youth that seeds have been planted, and they may come to know Jesus as their Savior.
We pray for Heather Dood as she prepares for Marketplace 29 AD, coming in just a few short weeks.
Please pray for Lucille Sytsema as she continues to undergo treatments. May she feel God’s presence in her daily routine.
Remember John De Jong as he submits to surgery tomorrow.
Also keep Willie Hiemstra in your prays as she undergoes knee replacement on Tuesday.
We pray for Tena De Vink following her recent surgery.
We thank you God for your healing powers and love for us.
We pray for those who have recently lost loved ones. In particular we pray this week for Brad and Gracia Class.
Please pray also for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
We praise God for the good reports on Sandy Farris’ father.
Keep Ruth Mikula, mother of Marjean Tibbets, in your prayers.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson, 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
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