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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 12, 2006
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Live for the Lord”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing – “In this sanctuary, I see the gift of _______.”
Music Ministry “As Long As I Have Breath”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 12:1-8 (Page 1100);
I Corinthians 12:1-11, 27 – 31 (Page 1126); Ephesians 4:11-13 (Page 1135)
Message: “THE STANDARD OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 399 ………………………………. “We Are God’s People”
* Song of Departure …………………………….............................. “Sanctuary”
* Postlude 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.
We rejoice in having each of you here for worship today. Your presence lifts
our spirits. Remembering the love which God has for us, we extend our
hand in love to one another. Please sign your name and address on the
Fellowship Register as it is passed so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 19, 20, 21 ………………..……… “Sing His Praise”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 593 ……………………..…………………… “Where He Leads Me”
Living Word: Genesis 11:1-9 (Page 10), Psalm 137 (Page 608),
Jeremiah 24:4-7 (Page 759)
Message: “BABEL-ON” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 667 ……………………………….... “Lord, Speak To Me”
Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leaders Gracia Class & Erika
Wigent. Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room
with Worship Leaders Karen Ver Hulst & Darrell Delaney.
You will be dismissed during the offering time.
THE BELONGING (New Members Class) will meet in Pastor Rick’s office
during the Sunday School hour.
11:20 AM–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
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Spiritual Warfare in the Old Testament – Brad Class will lead this
group in the Chapel.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Taken from the 40 Days of
Purpose materials, this Dood/Zondervan Bible Study Group will
meet in the main room at The Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. A time of discussion will follow the message.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE WILL MEET. We are using the study
book “Sermon on the Mount”. Come & join us!
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice. New members welcome!
GEMS for girls in grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
CADETS for boys in grades 1-8. Meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – FOLLOWING JESUS EVERYDAY!
Meet in Room 7 in the Discovery Kids Hallway downstairs.
A nursery is available for younger children.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM CLASS led by Rev. Cecil
Martens will meet in the Consistory Room.
HOLY LAND DISCUSSIONS –“David’s Royal Cities…From
Jerusalem to Bethlehem to today”. Meet in Pastor Rick’s
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006
2:15 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILY OUTING! Sunday School kids and
their families are invited to a FUN day at KLACKLE ORCHARDS.
Meet at church so we can go together. See Jennifer Moody if
you have any questions!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Curt Boes was expected to return to his home this
weekend following heart bi-pass surgery. Jan VanWyk was able to
return to her home on Wednesday. See the Prayers & Praise Line
today for all the Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 22, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Shawn Gerbers will be with us and will share the message.
Shawn is a Hope College graduate and is in his second year at
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share the message “Whatever
Became of the Assyrians?” from the series Where Sin and Sacred Meet.
Discussion will follow the message.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 23, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Saturday, October 28, 4:00 pm FELLOWSHIP HAYRIDE Meet at church!
Cost is $5.00 per person. We will come back to the Crossing for
dinner. Bring a dish to pass-BBQ and drinks provided. Sign up
TODAY in the narthex. See or call Tymie Boeve (531-5700) if you
have any questions.
Tuesday, December 5th WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS. Save the
date. Sandy Bennett will be our guest speaker.
WOMEN OF GRACE – You are invited to attend the THRIVE! Simulcast to
be held Saturday, November 4 from 9 – 5 at Brightside Community
Church in Caledonia. Set aside one day for this unforgettable
women’s conference and learn how to be intentional in your
relationships. By making time for the connections that refill and
refresh you, you’ll be equipped to thrive in all your
relationships! We will meet at church and all go together. Cost is
$25.00 per person which includes morning refreshments and lunch.
Flyers and sign up sheet in the narthex.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for THE
OTHER WAY/WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING. This special offering will
be received on Sunday, October 29th.
ALASKA CHALLENGE – More persons are welcome to join the group going
to Alaska July 21-31, 2007 for the Spiritual & Leadership
Development trip. Contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan for
CLUB 3:16 WISH LIST – A wish list of items for Club 3:16 is posted on
the bulletin boards and also on a flyer in the narthex. If you can
donate any of these items, or if you have any questions, see Nikki or
THE GEMS service project this year is OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
We are in need of shoe boxes in good condition. Please put them in
the kitchen downstairs. Items needed to supply needy children a gift
box for Christmas are: small toys (such as match box cars, hand held
toys, etc.) small stuffed animals, color books, hard candy, toiletries
(such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, wash cloths,
kleenex, etc). You may also make monetary donations to help cover
the cost of shipping these boxes. Boxes will be placed in the narthex
and downstairs for your donations.
THE GEMS are selling TASTE OF HOME COOKBOOKS and COOKING
MAGAZINES. Samples are on the table in the narthex.
LIFE LINE SCREENING will be at Grace on Monday, November 20. Life
Line is a leading provider of quality health screenings at an
affordable price. Pre-registration is required. See the flyer in your
mailbox. If you have any questions, see Nikki.
BEAUTY FOR ASHES HOME TOUR – Come take a peek inside 8 inner city
homes, restored or newly built by RCA affiliated ministry WESTOWN
JUBILEE HOUSING on Saturday, October 21 from 2-6 pm. Enjoy live
music and local art, some by the homeowners themselves! Call
Westown Jubilee Housing at 458-4841 for tickets ($10.00 per
person, children 12 & under free) or purchase them on Saturday Oct.
21, 2-6 pm at 724 West Fulton Street, near the downtown GVSU
PARENTS! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SAFE AND FUN
ENVIRONMENT FOR KIDS ON OCTOBER 31ST?
Looking for an alternative to Halloween with a Christian atmosphere? Well, Harvest
Blast Tuesday is your chance to have both in one place! We are inviting our kids to
go to this event that keeps our kids off of the unpredictable streets. This is an event
for kids Preschool – 6th grade. We will meet at Grace at 5:00 pm and head over to
Grand Rapids First in our church vans. Helpers and chaperones are welcome
(needed even) to help keep our kids together.
HARVEST BLAST TUESDAY
Place: Grand Rapids First
2100 – 44th Street SW
Lower Level School (entry G in south parking lot)
Date: October 31st
Time: 5:30 pm - Dinner approx. $2.00 each
(Meet at Grace at 5:00 pm to go together in the vans)
6:00 – 8:30 pm Games
Info: Contact Darrell
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal; Brent & Kristin Veldheer
Lower Doors: Ron & Tami Veldheer
Oct. 22 Upper Doors: Bill & Karen Ver Hulst; Bob & Lynda Ver Merris
Lower Doors: Danielle Vining
Today AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Phyllis Vander Sloot,
Allie Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk
Oct. 22 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Jayme & Heather Dood, Samantha
Johnson PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
October Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Elkowitz Frontjes Norden Dood
Week of 10-8-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$7,471.00 $7,848.27 - $377.27
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$319,724.31 $321,779.07 - $2,074.76
Prayers & Praise Line
October 15, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· His presence in our daily lives
· Our families
· Our schools and teachers
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Irene Polderman undergoing testing on a tumor in her lung
· Curt Boes following surgery
· Jan VanWyk hospitalized this past week
· Lori, 27 year old sister of Nikki Probst, who has cancer
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk,
David Hoezee, Marjean Tibbets, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Sarah Zimmerman (Roelofs)
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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