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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, May 20, 2009

 SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude
 Musical Introit Lexie Wagoner
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
 Greeting Time
 * Opening Hymn of Praise No. 12 ……….… “Praise Him, Praise Him”
 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Memorial Day Tribute
 * Pledge of Allegiance
 * Hymn No. 799 ………………….………………….. “America the Beautiful”
 Music Ministry Lexie Wagoner
 Offertory
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Luke 10:25-37 (Page 1006); Acts 8:4-8, 25 (Page 1063)
 Message: “TO SAMARIA” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 685 . …………………….……….…… “Footsteps of Jesus”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 436 (Vs. 1) …......……………..………... “Freely, Freely”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

*All those 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.

 TODAY AT GRACE

MINISTRY OF MUSIC – We thank Lexie Wagoner of our congregation for
providing special music for us this Lord’s Day!

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.

NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
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!

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SCRAPBOOKERS…AN ALL DAY CROP is
planned at the Crossing. Everyone is welcome to come!
Bring a dish to pass. Questions? See Heather Dood. 

 NEXT SUNDAY – MAY 31, 2009 GRADUATION SUNDAY

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will conclude the series “Defining Mission,
Defining Moment” with the message “To the Ends of the
Earth”. Rev. Murray & Carol Moerman will join us for this service.

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 next week, which is GRADUATION SUNDAY!

VBS MEETING!! There will be a meeting right after church next Sunday
for all volunteers, especially CREW LEADERS. You will be given
all the materials you will need! See Shari if you have any questions.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE
 
HEALTH CONCERNS –Christy Kleymeer will undergo surgery to remove
a tumor on her Thyroid on Tuesday, May 26. See Prayers & Praise
Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.

IN APPRECIATION – To friends and family of Grace Church:
A big thank you for the prayers, calls, cards, and other
acknowledgments of concern for Al & Louise while we were in the
hospital and Al in the nursing home. A special thanks to Pastor
Rick, Bill Tacoma, Les VanWyk, and John Sawyer for their calls.
It will be a long recovery, but with all your help we will make it!
God bless you all. ~Al & Louise Grimm

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH PICNIC – Mark your calendars and save the date for the Church
Picnic on June 17 at Pinery Park. Dinner will be served at
6:00 pm. See the insert in your bulletin today for all the details and
reserve your spot.

VBS VOLUNTEERS – Pick up your iron-on transfer for a T-Shirt from the
narthex table! STILL NEEDED is someone to run the sound board and
also the Power Point portions of VBS. See Darrell if you can help!

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.

FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING has made their move the the 44th street
location. Needed this week from Tuesday – Friday are persons to
help with cleaning, sorting, landscaping, etc. Come anytime between
10 am and 5:00 pm. Come and go as you must…you can pick your
own hours to help out. If interested, contact Shari. 

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall; Elaine Martin
 Lower Doors: Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
May 31 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Lorie Norden
 Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Heather Dood, Judy Beadle, Allie Mc Elroy
May 31 AM Service: Linda Emelander, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily 
 Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk

 Prayers & Praise Line

 May 24, 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…
• Our Veterans and those now serving in our Military
• The freedom we have in this country to worship

Prayers for…
• The Family Network of Wyoming Pantry as they get settled in to their new facililty
• 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 decision of the
Ethiopian court
• Christy Kleymeer as she undergoes surgery on Tuesday
• Gretchen Stauffer, daughter of Jane Duthler, who is undergoing
treatment for lung cancer
• Wilma Osterink as her cancer has returned ~ She will be entering hospice care
• 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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