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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 28, 2009
MAY 31, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Hymns of Praise No. 384 ………………………… “Spirit Song”
391 ……….....…… “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Recognition of our 2009 High School Graduates
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Scholarship Awards Wes Dekker
Music Ministry Robin Zondervan
Moments of Testimony Carol Moerman
Hymn No. 390 ……………….… “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Grace Scholarship Fund
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 3:16 (Page 1030)
Acts 28:11-16, 23-31 (Page 1088)
Message: “TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH”
Carol Moerman & Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 446 ………….. “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
* 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
WE CELEBRATE TODAY WITH OUR 2009 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. It is
our hope and prayer that as each of our graduates begins a new phase
in their lives they do so not only with increased knowledge of worldly
things, but with a sound foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
Wyoming Park High School: Cody Braendle
Calvin Christian High School: Taylor Duimstra, Janna Emelander
Profiles of our 2009 High School and College Graduates
are printed in the Galaxy which will be distributed today.
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 today.
MINISTRY OF MUSIC – We thank Robin Zondervan 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 Judy Beadle and Kerri Baker.
VBS MEETING!! There will be a meeting right after church today for all
volunteers, especially CREW LEADERS. You will be given all the
materials you will need! See Shari if you have any questions.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Join us tonight at the Crossing to view the movie
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
6:30 PM ELDERS will meet.
7:30 PM CONSISTORY meeting.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 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!
NEXT SUNDAY – JUNE 7, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Scott Crane will be with us and share message at
both our morning and evening worship service. Pastor Rick will be
attending General Synod in Holland.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm is expected to have returned back
home following hospitalization earlier this week. Roger
Vander Sloot will undergo knee replacement surgery at Blodgett
Hospital on Tuesday, June 2nd. Christy Kleymeer’s surgery went
well and she is now home. See Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer
requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick, and thank you to the
Grace Congregation for the many cards, prayers, and other acts
of kindness shown to me following my recent surgery. ~Geri Ruis
COOKIES & COFFEE/PUNCH will be served on the patio following the
morning service! If you would be willing to make cookies for this
fellowship time, please sign up in the narthex.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE RCA GENERAL
SYNOD meeting at Hope College in Holland. See the insert in the
bulletin today for a schedule.
MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm.
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.
PRE-REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR VBS! Forms are available on the
narthex table. Return your completed forms to the box on the table.
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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Lorie Norden
Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund
June 7 Upper Doors: Joan Patterson; Larry & Bernice Palma
Lower Doors: Ernst & Char Otto
Today AM Service: Linda Emelander, Lynda Ver Merris, Emily
Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk
June 7 AM Service: Cindy Wylie, Lyndsey Boeve, Sue Vander Wal
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
May 31, 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 Consistory as they meet and discuss and pray Monday night.
Praise God for…
• Our 2009 Graduates
• All our teachers and volunteered who have worked so hard in this past
year with our children and the children of the neighborhood
• Murray & Carol Moerman and the work they do at OC
• The Family Network of Wyoming Pantry as they get settled in to their new facililty
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Our summer VBS Crocodile Dock and the children who will come
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they wait on the Ethiopian court
• Christy Kleymeer following surgery
• Al Grimm who is hospitalized
• Roger Vander Sloot who will undergo surgery on Tuesday
• April, daughter of Bob & Terri Stadt, as she struggles with a mental illness
• Orville & Esther Hoag as the mourn the loss of Esther’s Aunt and Orville’s father figure friend
• 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 Anne Hoezee
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