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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 9, 2008
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Opening Song of Praise ………………………………………“Days of Elijah”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing Tarah Fron
Moments in Prayer
Ministry of Music Christina Kleymeer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 14:1-21 (Page 1045)
Message: SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF DISCIPLES:
“GOING MY WAY?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Song ……………………………………………………………….…..“Use Me”
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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
* Worship Sequence Nos. 19, 20, 21 ……………….………. “Sing His Praise”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 648 ……………………….…..”Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Living Word: II John (Page 1187)
Message: LOVING TRUTH: THE ELDER AND THE LADY
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 370 ……………………..….. “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING Tarah Fron will share with us a little about her work in
Zambia. OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC will be presented by Christina
Kleymeer. Thank you both for sharing in a special way with us today!
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Hennie Rosema & Danielle Vining. Children K –
2nd Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Sandy Farris & Amy Grimm.
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 Sunday School Class will meet at the
Crossing with Pastor Rick.
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way – Topic: “Plan Your Spending”
Meet in the Chapel.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
7:00 PM PRAYER WALK in area 3 & 5.
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008
9:00 AM PRAYER WALK in area 9.
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Join us for Chili, Baked Potato Bar,
Salads, Dessert and a time for fellowship before the evening
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Meet at the Crossing
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRAYER WALK in area 7.
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! Meet in the nursery.
THE BELHAR CONFESSION – Meet in the Consistory
Room. Pastor Rick will lead this class.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing! Invite your
friends to come along!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008
10:00 AM PRAYER WALKS in areas 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10
1:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDS & FAMILIES OUTING!
Meet at church then we will head to Marne to ride the Pumpkin
Train. The ride starts at 3 PM. Cost is $14.50/adults,
$11.50/kids and 2 and under free. Church members will be ½
off!! All are welcome…Sunday School, GEMS, Cadets, C & W,
and even nursery! See Darrell if you have any questions.
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will begin the second part of the series
GROWING IN DISCIPLESHIP. The next five weeks we will take a look
at SPIRITUAL PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES. The first message is on
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer
concerns & praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Our thanks to all our Grace family for the cards,
prayers, and expressions of encouragement and sympathy the last
ten months of Linda’s illness and going to Glory. A special thanks
to Pastor Rick, Karen, Terri, and all the kitchen helpers who made
the memorial service one to remember. ~Bill & Ruth Tacoma
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH SHOPPING TRIP
sponsored by the Fellowship Team. We will leave church at 8:00 am
and have dinner at Zehnders. Cost is $$15.00 per person which
includes van ride, donuts, and coffee. Sign up in the narthex!
CADET SUB AND CROISSANT SALE – All Cadets will be selling
subs/croissants from October 3 – 19. Many varieties are available at
a cost of $3.00 each! An order sheet is available on the narthex table
or see a Cadet! Subs will be delivered on Wednesday, November 5th.
Thank you for your support!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for
ACCESS (All County churches Emergency Support System). This
offering will be received October 26.
COOKBOOKS for sale! Proceeds to go towards enhancements for our
church kitchen. Cost is $6.50 each. These cookbooks make great
gifts! Order sheets are available on the narthex table.
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: If you would like to provide a “needy” family
with food for Thanksgiving or Christmas please sign up in the
narthex and Shari will connect you with a family name from UCOM
(ACCESS). Please respond by Nov. 1 so that we can get you a name.
FURNITURE NEEDED – If you have any household furniture that you can
give to a family (Club 3:16) who is in need? Contact the office.
THE FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING along with CALVIN CHRISTIAN
SCHOOL invites 30 people to participate in a Computer
Fundamentals Class. Classes will be held at Calvin Christian
Elementary School, 601 – 36th Street in Wyoming from 7:00 –
8:30 pm on Thursday evenings, November 13, 20, December 4 & 11.
This class is intended for persons with little or no computer
experience but have a real interest in learning more about computer
fundamentals. The four sessions will include Word Processing,
Internet, Email, and Digital Pictures and other topics of interest to
the participants. For more detailed information and registration,
contact Glen Walstra at 808-9113. Fee for the four classes is only
$20.00 total per person. The deadline for registration is Monday,
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers; Kari Fron
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Oct. 19 Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Al & Louise Grimm
Lower Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Phyllis Vander Sloot,
Emily & Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Oct. 19 AM Service: Lyndsey Boeve, Laura Marshall, Cindy Wylie
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
October 12, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The music ministry of Christy Kleymeer
• The work done in Zambia by Tarah and the team from IICD
• The many volunteers who helped at the County Wide Food Drive
• Willie Hiemstra as she learns more about the difficulties with her
eyesight and awaits her appointment later in the month
• Wilma Osterink whose cancer has returned ~ Wilma’s new address is:
2105 Raybrook SE, Suite 4043, Grand Rapids, 49546
• Brandon Stuk who will leave on a Mission Trip to Guatemala Friday
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Rose Borkowski who injured her fingers & knuckles in an accident
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Brian Benthin,
Lucille Bosma, Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and
include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please
keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports!
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