Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 13, 2011
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
“When God Shows Up”
“We shall be like him, for we shall
see him as he is.” I John 3:2b
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Song of Praise ……………………………… “Shout to the Lord”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Today I believe that God will ___________.
Sacrament of Baptism
Ministry of Music “Masterpiece” Jessica Bakhuyzen
Moments of Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 19:1-22 (Page 1077)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…CHRISTIANITY IS CONFIRMED”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 491 …………………………………………… “Jesus, I Come”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*All who are able, please stand.
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 492 ……………………………….……………. “At Calvary”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 491 ……………………………………..………………. “Jesus, I Come”
Living Word: I Samuel 2:12-26, 3:1-21 (Page 262)
Message: “DESPERATE NEED FOR LEADERSHIP”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 676 ………………………… “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we celebrate the sacrament of infant baptism as Gabriella
Renee Dood, daughter of Jayme & Heather Dood is baptized. The
flowers on the piano are in honor of her baptism.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade can be a part of the Grace Discovery Kidz! The past
4 weeks our Discovery Kidz have been looking first hand at how God
kept his promise to Joshua as we studied the Fall of Jericho. The kids
built walls in Games and watched them come tumbling down, made
walls out of food items and marched around the tables till the wall
came down in Cooking. We created covers for our trumpets in Art,
looked into Rahab's life and how she committed her life to God in a
science experiment and we round it all out buy watching a Veggie
Tale "Josh and the Big Wall". A special thank you to our
volunteers this past rotation: Louise Grimm, Kerri Baker, John
Sawyer, Jacob Wohlgemuth, Robin Zondervan, Sandy Workman, Sue
Stuk, and Keri Desmarais. ~Heather Dood
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC THIS MORNING is presented by
Jessica Bakhuyzen, friend of Jayme & Heather Dood and a member
of Richmond Reformed Church. Thank you, Jessica, for your special
part in our service this morning.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or prayer
needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as it is
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will NOT MEET today. Class will
resume next Sunday with Lesson 1 & 2.
5:45 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle and High School will meet at the
Crossing and go to the movie “Dolphin Tales”. See Mrs. Heather if
you have any questions.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. Study guides are in your mailboxes.
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes. On the menu:
Taco Bar and Root Beer Floats.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members will meet for practice.
6:45 PM – 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
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
the class in discussion of the book Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games
and fellowship with our neighbors.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011
7:30 AM LOCAL Habitat for Humanity BUILD!
Meet at church. You can still sign up TODAY. It is important
to know in advance because Habitat will give us an
assignment that fits our skill level.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Scott Crane will lead our services and share
the message. Pastor Rick will be on study leave from Oct. 19 – 26.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Ann Hoezee. Ann
fell and fractured her pelvis in two places and was hospitalized for a
few days this past week. Pat Ter Beek will undergo surgery on
Friday, October 21 and is expected to stay overnight. Ron Lankheet’s
shoulder surgery has been delayed until after he undergoes a heart
cauterization, expected to happen next week. Ruth Ver Merris is a
patient at Brookcrest while undergoing therapy. For all other
prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Autum Beadle and Matthew
Tanguay who were united in marriage in our sanctuary yesterday.
During their wedding ceremony their daughter, Hailey Marie, was
baptized. Pastor Rick officiated the ceremony.
May God bless you with many years of happiness together.
AT A RECENT MEETING of the Elders, the membership of Jane
Wierenga, and baptized son Marcus, was transferred to the Ann
Arbor 1st Church of the Nazarene.
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER – From October 17 to November 2
Juel and I will be a part of a team building the relationship with the
protestant folks that are clearly the persecuted minority in a country
that bases it's religious faith almost exclusively with the Roman
Catholic church. Our work at Ecumene in Velletri, Italy strengthens
our commitment to servant hood through volunteering our hands
and hearts to prepare their property to do ministry within the Italian
protestant community. Please pray that through our experience God
will deepen our compassion for those with less acceptance of their
faith and sharpen our skills needed to respond to inequities that
exist in our own community and churches.
~Pastor George Grevenstuk
THANK YOU to everyone who helped and contributed with food and
baked goods to the County Food Drive last weekend! A special thank
you to Tymie who once again took charge of the snacks and meal for
the volunteers. About 7.5 Ton of food was collected in Wyoming
(including the stores) and the total collected county wide was 52 Ton.
Volunteers and amounts of food collected were down from other
years but it still was a great success! Since the volunteers from the
other churches was less, we really appreciated the help given by the
Grace Family….you came through once again and I really appreciate
that! It’s great to be part of such a compassionate church family!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, October 29, 7:30 am GRACE VAN TRIP to Birch Run,
Frankenmuth, and Bronners! We will stop on the way for a quick
breakfast. Dinner is planned for 6:00 pm at Zenders in
Frankenmuth. Cost is $15.00 per person plus your cost for meals.
Sunday, October 30, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – SPAGHETTI DINNER
in our Fellowship Hall. This will be a Mission Trip Fundraiser. Everyone is invited.
It will be a “come & go” type dinner, serving until 2:30 pm. Invite your family, friends,
church family to come out and support the Chipais Mission Trip. Menu: Spaghetti,
Garlic Bread, Salads and Desserts. A sign up sheet is in the narthex for items that can be donated for this dinner.
DISCOVERY KIDZ will begin practicing for their Christmas Program
on October 30. They will do so on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the
month, and also for a bit during their Sunday morning worship time.
They will present their program Sunday morning, December 11.
VICTORS FUNDRAISER – The boys are selling “Snack Favorites”
now through October 19th. Lots of good snacks (candies, chocolates
and cheeses) are available for only $5.00 per package. All money
raised will go toward the boy’s shirts and any “extras” throughout the
year. See a Victor or there is an order sheet on the narthex table.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is “Great
Hour of Sharing” which is a program of Reformed Church World
Service, which brings new life and hope to God’s children across the
globe. This special offering will be received on October 30.
CURESEARCH HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - A CRAFT &
VENDOR EXPO Thursday October 20th 5:30-8:30pm at Hagar
Park: De Vries Room, Jenison, MI. On February 14, 2011 Tara
Angus’ (Foster) five year old niece Lola De Young was diagnosed with
Leukemia. That same day her battle began. Tara firmly believes that
it is because of CureSearch that her niece has a 80% cure rate from
childhood cancer. Please join her in the effort to raise money to cure
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Louise Grimm, Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Pastor George & Juel Grevenstuk
Oct. 23 Upper Doors: Ron Harmsen; Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Nancy Hall Ver Strate
Today Chelsea Boeve, Laura Marshall, Judy Beadle
Oct. 23 Amy Grimm, Cindy Wylie, Linda Emelander
Prayers & Praise Line
October 16, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that persons will come forward to help support the
Crossing Community by volunteering to share a gift,
talent or a skill with the people of the Crossing Community.
Please see Pastor George if you may be able to help.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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
No messages have been posted.
You must first create an account to post.