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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, May 1, 2009
MAY 3, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “My Sins are Gone”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing:
As the Church of Jesus Christ we are called to _____.
Prayer of Confession (On Screen)
Words of Assurance
God’s Directive for Living
Choral Anthem “Touch Me, Lord Jesus”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 26:26-29, 28:16-20 (Page 963-967)
Acts 1:8 (Page 1055)
Message: “BY DEFINITION” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Hymn of Preparation (Vs. 1, 2, 4) ……. “Christ for the World! We Sing”
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 444 (Verses 1 & 3) …….…. “I Love to Tell the Story”
* Song of Departure No. 436 (Vs. 1) ………………..………... “Freely, Freely”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. We
invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church and have found
forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in this supper. If you are
aware of someone who is not here today, but would like to receive
this sacrament, please contact the church office.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
All Children will meet together through the summer
months in the Fellowship Hall. Worship Leaders this week
are Heather Dood and Robin Zondervan.
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL – There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
High School and Post High Youth
meet at the Crossing.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage
– Class meets in the Chapel.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE for tonight’s music service:
3:50 PM MEN’S CHORUS 4:35 PM FAITH CHOIR
4:00 PM WOMEN’S CHORUS 4:50 PM COMBINED CHOIRS
4:10 PM GRACE CHOIR 5:00 PM FAITH MEN
4:25 PM FAITH BELL CHOIR 5:10 PM PRAISE TEAM
6:00 PM – Join us for the MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE
. This is an
annual event at Grace! All our music groups will participate as well
as the choirs from Faith. The men and women from the Veterans
Home will be our special guests. Invite a friend to join you tonight.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please keep Al Grimm in your prayers as he
continues at Butterworth and has begun dialysis. See Prayers &
Praise Line for all prayer requests and praise reports.
RECEIVED BY TRANSFER – Last Sunday Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris,
(6671 – 12th Avenue, Jenison, MI 49428) was received into the
communicant membership at Grace by transfer from FairHaven
Ministries of Hudsonville. Welcome Ruth!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
CONSISTORY MEMBERS will be attending the seminar “Moving
Beyond Business as Usual – Making Evangelism and Discipleship a
Priority in Ministry” at the Reformed Church of Corinth, 129 – 100th
Street, Byron Center. The day begins at 8:30 am. For those who
cannot attend the day sessions, the evening session is from 6:30 –
8:00 pm. Anyone interested may attend this seminar!
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
9:00 AM MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in the Consistory
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 – 7:30 SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
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!
6:00 PM THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet at
ARNIE’S RESTAURANT on Clyde Park and 54th Street!
NEXT WEEK – MAY 10, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “Defining Mission,
Defining Moment” with the message “To Jerusalem”. See the
insert in the bulletin today for the details on the new sermon series.
ADULT CHAPEL CLASS – During the Sunday School hour for the weeks of
May 10 & 17, we will view the movie Fireproof. Anyone interested is
welcome to come!
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS – Grace Scholarship applications are due
TODAY. You can place your completed application in an
envelope on the desk in the main office.
ALL NEW HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, TRADE SCHOOL GRADUATES please
inform Sandy Gort (667-9763) soon. The next issue of the Galaxy
will include our Graduates!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for the
GRACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. This special offering will be received on
May 31, which is GRADUATION SUNDAY!
“CROCODILE DOCK” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming June 8 – 12
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm! We need SETUP AND TAKEDOWN CREWS,
STATION LEADERS AND HELPERS, HALL MONITORS, REGISTRATION
HELPERS, AND MORE! For more info, see Darrell. CREW LEADERS are
needed to lead the children around to the various stations like Bible
drama, crafts, games, and Chadder’s Adventure. YOU will be the key
person who interacts directly with the children each day! The great
part is that everything is provided for you and you do not need to do
extra study each night. Sign up sheet in the narthex, or talk to Shari!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING MOVE to the
44th Street CRC Building? If you are available on May 23 to help
transport stuff, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or contact
Shari. It looks like we could use pick up trucks and vans. Shari will
contact you with more details when you sign up.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Mary Huizinga
May 10 Upper Doors: Wilma Kamphuis; Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Lower Doors: Les & Magdalena Kiss
Today AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Janna Emelander, Pat Ter Beek
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
May 10 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Robin Zondervan
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
May 3, 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.
Thank God for the resources and support available to us in our Classis
and the Great Lakes Synod. We are grateful for the wisdom of
Rev. Randy Weener and Rev. Ben Ingebretson.
Praise God for…
• Rick & Laura Marshall report that they have received a court date of
May 15 ~ Please pray that the case goes through on the first try. If it
goes through the Ethiopian court on the first try, they should
be able to travel in mid June to meet their son Kaleab and bring him
• The music groups at Grace
• Our Minister of Music, Paul Kerkstra
• Our Veterans ~The freedoms we enjoy because of their sacrifice
• The Family Network of Wyoming Pantry as they move to 44th St CRC
• 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
• Al Grimm as he begins dialysis
• Geri Ruis as she recovers from heart surgery
• Those who have recently been hospitalized or who are in various stages
of recovery/healing: Geri Ruis, Joan Patterson, Willie Hiemstra, Bob
Ver Merris, Bob Stadt
• Jack TenBrink, uncle of Luke & Janell Nordlund, who was just diagnosed
with Lou Gerigs disease
• 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
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