Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 24, 2012
MAY 27, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit “He Leadeth Me” Ellie Dekkinga
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship No. 810 …………………... “Love the Lord, Your God”
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn No. 799 ……………………..… “America the Beautiful”
The Pledge of Allegiance
Hymn No. 807 ………………….. “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Today we remember __________________
Moments in Prayer
Ministry of Music “The Power of Your Love” Mandie Dekkinga
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – “One Sunday” Pentecost Offering
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ezra 1:1-7 (Page 458), Haggai 1:1-2:9 (Page 916)
Message: “THE STORY: THE RETURN HOME”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 691 …………………..….. “Surely Goodness and Mercy”
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)….“I Love to Tell the Story”
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today. Children are invited to join
their parents in the sanctuary!
OUR SPECIAL MUSIC this morning is presented by Ellie & Mandie
Dekkinga, granddaughters of Bill & Ruth Tacoma. Our thanks also
Janet Dekkinga for playing the keyboard for our service today, and
Ruth Tacoma for playing the piano! We are thankful today for the 3
generations represented and the talents and testimony you share.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for
“One Sunday”. “One Sunday” is an RCA Special Pentecost
Offering for new congregations in our classis and around the globe.
The offering received by GRACE will be designated for our
own church start “CONNECTIONS”. This offering will be
received this morning.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS has concluded!
Classes will resume in September.
NO EVENING SERVICE will be held tonight!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
7:00 PM ADULTS – “The Story”. This is the last week for class!
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2011
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT WEEK, JUNE 3, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with “THE STORY”. The
message “THE QUEEN OF BEAUTY AND COURAGE” will be
shared. Please read Chapter 20 in preparation. We will celebrate
“Graduation” with our 5th Grade Discovery Kidz. Cake will be served
in their honor following the service.
6:00 PM JOINT SERVICE – We with gather at Faith Reformed
Church to celebrate Pentecost. Rev Tom Swieringa will be our guest
speaker and will bring us an update on the One Wyoming Church
Plants. The Special Offering is designated for “One Wyoming”.
6:00 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE YEAR END PARTY! Don’t miss it!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Joan Patterson is showing some
improvement but continues to be hospitalized at Butterworth.
Judy Klein will undergo surgery on Thursday, May 31st. Effie Bolt
will undergo a heart procedure on Thursday, May 31st. Please keep
Joan, Judy, and Effie and their families in your prayers this week.
For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &
Praise Line in your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Scott & Julie
Crane and family upon the death of his sister, Susan, on Thursday,
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for standing with The Other Way
this year as we continue to seek to be good neighbors to the families
in Westown. Our mission is to walk alongside them as they journey
through life, helping them accomplish their goals and improve their
relationships and grow in Christ. Your prayers and offerings are
an encouragement to our staff and we are grateful for you
partnership in ministry. ~Wayburn Dean, Director
DATES TO REMEMBER
June 11 – 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Vacation Bible School GO FISH PRAISE
Monday, June 18, 6:30 pm ELDERS Meeting
7:30 pm CONSISTORY Meeting
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
A COOKIE SIGN UP SHEET is in the narthex. If you would like to
make cookies for our fellowship time on Sunday mornings, sign up
and Shari will call you and make arrangements.
THE GALAXY will soon be published! The June/July/August Galaxy
will be out June 3rd. If you have an article to share, please give to Pat
Ter Beek or Sandy Gort or place it in the bin attached to the file
cabinet in the main office TODAY.
CLOTHING DRIVE for Second Chance Clothing, a ministry of Trinity
Reformed Church – Today is the last day for donations. Thanks so
much to all who gave.
DISCOVERY KIDZ SUMMER SCHEDULE - There are MANY
openings still for June, July & August. Please sign up in the narthex if
you are able to help teach or be a helper. REMEMBER…THIS IS
JUST A ONE WEEK COMMITMENT!
VBS - GO FISH PRAISE
A VBS meeting will be held on Sun., June 10.
All volunteers are asked to attend!
The following spots still need to be filled:
1 PRAISE Buddy (working one on one with a child that may need a
little extra help)
7 PRAISE Helpers (assist the leader moving the kids to areas)
1 PRAISE Snack Helper (help prep snacks),
1 PRAISE Screen Operator
PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE NARTHEX ASAP.
SNACK ITEMS NEEDED FOR VBS: Fudge Stripe Cookies,
Marshmallow Fluff, Shoe String Potatoes, Small Pretzel Sticks,
Cheese Blocks, Dinner Rolls, Mini Marshmallows, String Cheese.
NON – FOOD ITEMS NEEDED: White Pillowcases, Wax Paper,
Marbles, Glue Sticks, Irons (Borrowed), Pie Tins, Dry Beans.
See the posterboards in the narthex for quantities and
sign up if you can donate any of the requested items!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Elaine Martin
Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
June 3 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary, Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
Today Sandy Farris, Pat Ter Beek
June 3 Tymie Boeve, Janell Nordlund
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
June 3 3 & 4 (T) Lyndsey Boeve (S) Tymie Boeve
K – 2 (T) Erika Wigent (S) Diane Maitner
3rd – 5th (T) Heather Dood (S) Tim Boeve
June 10 3 & 4 (T) OPEN (S) Robin Zondervan
K – 2 (T) Mary Bush (S) Rebekah Kubiak
3rd – 5th (T) OPEN (S) Beth Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
May 27, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Please pray for wisdom as we seek to grow the Crossing Community beyond the Club 3:16 families.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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