Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 23, 2013
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Memorial Day Weekend
Call to Worship No. 798 …………………………. “Honor and Thanksgiving”
*Opening Hymn of Praise No. 799 ……………...… “America the Beautiful”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: God Has Blessed us in America with _________.
*Pledge of Allegiance
*Hymn No. 807 ……………………..………………….. “My Country Tis of Thee”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – ONE SUNDAY Offering
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 7:24-29 (Page 939)
Message: “COME ON UP: GOD BUILDERS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 526 …………………………..…………….. “The Solid Rock”
*Song of Departure No 419 …………….………………..… “The Family of God”
*Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Whatever
led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we celebrate with Wesley Borkowski, son of Anna Borkowski,
who graduates from Caledonia High School. Wesley spent many of
his young years here at Grace and was baptized in November of
2000. Wesley has many accomplishments including recently
becoming an Eagle Scout. Wesley will be presented with a Grace
Scholarship this morning. (Wesley’s address: 7108 Glencreek Dr.,
Caledonia, MI 49316)
Congratulations Wesley, and may God bless you richly in the
years to come as you grow and continue to serve Him!
DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet this morning. Children are invited
to sit with their families in the sanctuary.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for
the “One Sunday Pentecost Offering”. This is a RCA offering
for new churches in our Classis. Our offering will be designated for
CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received this morning.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will not be
meeting in the summer months! Class will resume in September.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
6:00 PM YOU ARE INVITED to attend a combined Memorial Day
service at Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter, Wyoming).
Rev. Dr. George Kroeze will lead the service which will include a song
service. Nursery is provided.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
Club 3:16 has concluded for the season!
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION
6:30 PM CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS end of the year wrap-up
meeting at Russ’ in Wyoming.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
6:00 PM Connections FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – I’m very appreciative and thankful for my
church family. A special thanks for Pastor Rick’s many visits and
prayers at the hospital, the special meals and goodies from
wonderful friends, and the many visits and cards I received. I am
so thankful and I feel so blessed. ~Joan Emaus
UPDATE FROM ROWIN MULDER: Thank you for your prayers.
Currently my brother is in jail where he is spending 22 hours a day
indoors with only a Bible to read. They will try to keep him in jail
until July and the authorities and social workers are trying to
submit him to a clinic once he has finished his jail time so he doesn't
go back on the streets. My brother mentioned that he is "done" with
living on the streets and that he would like to find a job with his
hands. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work in his heart
and to give my brother a clear and healthy mind so he can make the
right decisions for his life. Thank you so much for your prayers.
They do make a difference and we will testify of God's work in his
NEXT WEEK, JUNE 2, 2013
10:00 AM Pastor Rick will lead our service and share the message.
The Discovery Kidz will share with us and we will also celebrate with
the kids that will Graduate from the program.
SUMMER CAMP is just around the corner for 13 Grace youth! Would
you be willing to send a card or note to one? Please see Heather.
COOKIE DONATIONS NEEDED! Once again we will have coffee
and cookies on the patio following the morning service during the
summer months. If you would be willing to bake cookies for this
time, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex. You will be called to
schedule your time. If you have any questions, please see Tymie
Boeve. REMINDER…our church is Peanut Free!
RETIREMENT CELEBRATION – June 9! Join us as we celebrate
with Shari Dood her 22 ½ years of service here at Grace! Lunch in
her honor will be served following the morning worship service!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 10-13
“BACKSTAGE WITH THE BIBLE”
FOOD/MATERIAL Donations are listed in the narthex. Please
sign up if you are able to donate and how many. All donations MUST
be brought to the kitchen by June 1st! THANK YOU.
EMPTY PAPER TOWEL tubes are needed for VBS! Please drop
off at youth desk or kitchen. 100 are needed!!
GALAXY – The next Galaxy will soon be published. Please have
articles to Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek by Wednesday, May 29. You
may also place your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in
the main office.
RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS – On June 11-14 there will be a
recycle trailer for electronics in the parking lot of the Michigan
Regional Center of the RCA, 4500 60th Street, Grand Rapids. A list of
the items that are accepted is on the narthex table. The RCA will
receive .02 per pound (electronics are heavy!) and you will be
keeping it out of the landfill!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ron Lankheet; Wes & Linda Lowing
Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
June 2 Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke; Elaine Martin
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Today Elaine Martin, Pat Ter Beek
June 2 Robin Zondervan, Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
May 26, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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