Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 29, 2010
SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Twas a Glad Day When Jesus Found Me”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I see God’s beauty in ____________.
Moments in Prayer
Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Senior Choir “Why Do I Sing About Jesus”
* Hymn No. 793 ………………………………….. “For the Beauty of the Earth”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 8:12-39 (Page 1096)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN GOD’S CREATIVITY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 139 ……………………….… “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
* 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
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 in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 503 ………..….. “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 494 ………………………..…………………….. “It Took a Miracle”
Living Word: John 5 (Page 1032)
Message: “THE POOL OF LIFE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 499 …........…….…….. “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm has returned to the Veterans Facility
after being hospitalized for pneumonia last week. See the Prayers &
Praise Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.
BE IN PRAYER THIS WEEK for those in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on a WORK
MISSION TRIP. Included are: Larry Kleymeer, Phyllis and Roger
Vander Sloot, Jim Mc Elroy, Les VanWyk, Dale & Shari Dood, Della
Sawyer, Elaine Martin, Jim Emelander, Keith Benthin, and Dee
CONGRATULATIONS to Wesley Borkowski who will be Confirmed at
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church today. If you would like to send a card,
his address is: 7108 Glencreek Dr., Caledonia, MI 49316.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for all the kindness
shown, for your prayers, and for the cards I received following my
recent surgery and recovery. ~Don Vander Veen
Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits before surgery and also
thank you for the cards and prayers following my surgery and
during my recovery time. ~Luke Nordlund
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4
NO SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE!
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8
NO THURSDAY SMALL GROUP TONIGHT! We will meet at Arnie’s
Restaurant (Clyde Park & 54th Street) on Thursday, May 13
at 6:00 pm.
NEXT WEEK – MAY 9, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with his series of messages to
apply the Heidelberg Catechism to every day faith. The message
next week, “I BELIEVE IN HIM” is based on Romans 6:1-14, 12:1-2.
MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM AND CONSISTORY – A combined meeting is
being planned for Monday, May 17.
** NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE!**
DISCOVERY KIDZ SUMMER ROTATION BEGINS MAY 23RD. The summer
rotations will consist of only 3 week segments. The kids are broken
down into 2 groups: 3 & 4 years and K-5th grade. This means that for
teachers only a 2 week commitment is needed and for Shepherds a 3
week commitment. Volunteers are needed for the “Jesus Feeds
Five Thousand” rotation, which is May 23 through June 6.
TRAINING FOR THIS ROTATION will be Sunday, May 16 following the
morning service. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
JUICE BOXES are needed for Discovery Kidz. If you are able to donate,
please drop them off in the kitchen.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for CRAN
HILL RANCH. This offering will be received on May 30th.
S.O.S. (Service on Sunday) MAY 16, 3 – 5 PM WESTOWN ADVENTURE
This will be a chance to explore “The Other Way” Ministries. An
interactive adventure is planned. You will have the opportunity to
see the 7 properties, hear from staff and neighbors, get a taste of
what it’s like to live, learn, work, grow, and play at “The Other Way”,
and experience firsthand the work God is doing in Westown!
We would like to know how many to plan for,
so please sign up on the sheet on the narthex table.
HELP NEEDED FOR CLUB 3:16 ON THURSDAYS FROM 2:45 – 5:00 PM.
Only four weeks remain…could you help at all or even just one day?
See or call Thom Mc Guire (318-9203) ASAP. Thanks.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – MARKETPLACE 29 AD
June 15 – 18 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
Please sign up in the narthex if you can help. This week a couple of
“job descriptions” are printed for you to consider:
JEWISH MOTHER’S DUTIES
Explain about Jewish Traditions
o All this material will be given to you to just read from
Talk informally about life during Jesus time (material provided)
Help the children decide which shops they will be attending for the day (your helper will help with this as well)
Lead them to each area during VBS ie: Marketplace, Drama & Songs
The Dramatizations will take place in the midst of the ordinary life of Marketplace to give the children a total experience.
You will act out a short script each day of an event that happened during Jesus Time.\
See the sheet in the narthex for a complete list of volunteer positions and find a place where you can help!
NEEDED FOR VBS – Used or new flat sheets. You can put your donations
on at the youth desk on the lower level.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein; Sue Stuk
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
May 9 Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke; Wes & Linda Lowing
Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
Today Diane Maitner, Tymie Boeve, Sandy Gort
May 9 Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan, Chelsea Boeve
An evening nursery will be provided by request. Call the Church office at 538-3100.
Prayers & Praise Line
May 2, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Pray especially for our mission team this week as they serve in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ask God to provide safety and energy!
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Continue in prayer as we search for a church planter.
Pray that we see through God’s eyes, not our own!
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We praise God for Wesley Borkowski’s Confirmation today.
We continue to pray for all those recovering from illnesses, surgeries or hospitalization.
We thank you God for your healing powers and love for us.
We pray today for Al Grimm at the Veterans Facility.
Please pray for Sandy Farris’ father, Glenn Moore.
Please pray also for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep Ruth Mikula, mother of Marjean Tibbets, in your prayers. She is 91 and has been hospitalized this past week. She is on meds and has returned to her home, but still in quite a bit of pain.
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 June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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