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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 10, 2013

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Let Us Praise the Lord”

 Call to Worship

* Greeting Time

* Opening Songs of Praise

* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moments of Sharing: I am so grateful to God for ___________.

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 The Law of God: The Ten Commandments

 Ministry of Music “With Joy, Thanksgiving and Praise”

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom 

 Signing the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Romans 6:8-23 (Page 1094)

 Message: “BODY & SOUL: LIVING OUT GRATITUDE” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

* Closing Song …………………………………….…………………………… “Use Me”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “Now I Belong to Jesus”

 Postlude

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

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.

 

WELCOME

We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Whatever

led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place. 

Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register

as it is passed today!

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

Meeting in the Consistory Room

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn No. 128 ………….…….. “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

*Invocation & Salutation

 Responsive Reading No. 608 …….………….. “Keep His Commandments”

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 33 …..…………………….. “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

 Living Word: Exodus 20:1-26 (Page 73)

 Message: “THE HEIDELBERG: LIBERALISM OR LEGALISM” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 648 ……..……..….. “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*Benediction

 Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 

 *All who are able, please stand.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in

 the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and Connections.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Marge Veldheer continues at Blodgett

 following knee replacement surgery on Thursday. Luke Dieffenbach,

 father of Juel Grevenstuk, is now at Mary Free Bed. For all other

 prayer requests and praise reports, See the Prayers & Praise Line in

 your bulletin.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013

 6:00 – 7:30 PM FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP 

 Bible Study Group for young adults will meet. Childcare is

 provided.

 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING

 7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013

 1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.

 We will discuss Lesson 2 in the study book Isaiah.

 3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6. 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

 3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.

 

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER SPONSORED BY OUR

 GEMS! There will be Chili, Soup, Salad, Baked Potatoes, and

 lots of yummy desserts. Come out and enjoy dinner and

 support our GEMS!! 

 

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the

 Fellowship Hall!

 BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!

 ADULTS

 The Old Testament Tabernacle – This class is studying 

 the symbolism, typology, prophecies, and imagery of the

 tabernacle. Wes Dekker leads this class in the Consistory room.

 Understanding Your Bible – Learn about themes,

 people of the Bible, connections throughout Biblical history,

 and how God has formed and fashioned his people from Adam

 & Eve through the life of the church today. Meet with Pastor

 Rick in his office.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

 1:00 PM FALL FAMILY FUN at Fruit Ridge Hayrides! The

 Fellowship Committee is sponsoring a fall event at Fruit Ridge

 Hayrides, 11966 Fruit Ridge Ave., Kent City, MI 49330. We

 would like everyone to arrive at 1 p.m. -- they have lots of

 activities: hay ride (which you can stop off at a pumpkin patch

 or apple orchard to pick your own), corn maze, and for the little

 kiddos - petting zoo, pony rides, tractor rides. The hayride costs

 $6 per person, 2 year-olds and under are free. There are two

 corn mazes this year $6 (two mazes for the price of one) –

 Pumpkins are $5; U-pick apples are priced per peck/bushel. 

 Sign up in the narthex! 

 

NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 20, 2013

 

NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will conclude the series “Body & Soul” with

 the message “Teach Us to Pray, Lord”. Further study will take place

 during the evening worship service. 

 

6:45 – 8 PM Y-Life will meet at the Crossing.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MTG.

 

Monday, October 28, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

 

Wednesday, October 30 from 6 – 8 pm TRUNK OR TREAT - Looking 

 for volunteers to decorate your trunks and hand out candy to the

 neighborhood children. Since this is a fifth Wednesday in our

 rotation, it will free some of you up to participate! Please sign up in

 the narthex or see Heather.

 

Friday, November 8, 6:30 pm VEGGIE TALES LIVE for all those

 with reservations! See Ms. Heather if you have any questions!

 

Sunday, November 24 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be

 held following the morning worship service.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - There will be a new

 members class beginning on Wednesday, November 6. The class

 usually has 6 sessions. You can be part of this class even if you do not

 want to become a member at this time....the class will enable you to

 become a member but it will not obligate you to do so. If you have

 any questions, call Shari Dood at 538-7498. 

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated

 for CLUB 3:16. This offering will be received on October 27.

 

COLLECTION OF WINTER WEAR – For the month of October we

 will be collecting winter gloves and hats for the children in need that

 attend Parkview Elementary School. Thank you to all who have

 already donated! **There is a special need for water proof gloves

 Please especially be on the lookout for these. 

 

ACCESS HOLIDAY GIVING NETWORK is once again asking for

 volunteers to provide a Christmas or Thanksgiving basket for a family

 in Kent County. You will be matched with a family in our area that is

 in need of holiday dinner food items. If interested, sign up at

 www.accessofwestmichigan.org. Questions or need more

 information? Call the office here at church 538-3100.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Joan Formsma

 Lower Doors: Sandy Farris

Oct. 20 Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers

 Lower Doors: Katie Green

NURSERY 

Today Phyllis Vander Sloot, Janell Nordlund

Oct. 20 Cindy Wylie, Robin Zondervan

DISCOVERY KIDZ

Art: Sue Stuk 

Cooking: Rebekah Kubiak 

Science: Heather Dood 

Games: Robin Zondervan

Shepherds: Kerri Baker, Tymie Boeve, Joan Patterson

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

October 13, 2013

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank God for this community we live in. For the many kind and compassionate persons who give of their time and talents to help those in need.
  • Please be in prayer for Chris Hall and his team as a new sister church begins this Sunday. Elevation Church is meeting at Wyoming Park Jr. High.
  • We pray for the plans that are being made to host an Alpha Class here at Grace. We pray for Rowin & Rachel Mulder as they lead this process. 
  • Keep Marge Veldheer in your prayers as she recovers from knee surgery and begins rehab.
  • Lift up Luke Dieffenbach in your prayers. We pray for patience and continued progress.
  • We pray today for Rose Borkowski, mother of Anna, who has struggled through so many health issues of late. We pray for her as she continues testing and the possibility of surgery.
  • Please be in prayer for Betty Holmes, friend of Jan Higley, who underwent knee surgery.
  • Please pray for Shawn Keener who is battling cancer. Shawn has begun her stem-cell transplant at Spectrum in is now in isolation. Thank you all for your continued prayers on her behalf.
  • Continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey. 
  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.

 

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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