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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 15, 2009
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “God Can Do Anything But Fail”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: I praise God for the splendor of his ________!
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
The Law: Ten Commandments
Senior Choir “My God is Real”
Hymn No. 590 …………………………………..……………… “I’ll Live for Him”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Timothy 4:1-16 (Page 1157)
Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“FOLLOWERS OF GOD DESIRE: THE HUMILITY OF TIMOTHY”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 667 ……………………….…………. “Lord, Speak to Me”
* Song of Departure No. 669 …………………….…….. “Make Me a Servant”
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 127, 128, 129 …. “The Lord on High Is Mighty”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 104 …………………………….……………… “O Worship the King”
Living Word: Matthew 6:9-13 (Page 938)
Message: “THE KINGDOM OF GOD: SOONER OR LATER
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 405 ………………….….. “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All those who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs. You will have your very own service.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Jane Duthler upon the
death of her daughter Gretchen Stauffer on Thursday, October 15th.
Funeral details are incomplete at this time.
IN APPRECIATION – To God’s Family at Grace: This truly comes from
my heart when I say Thank You for all the cards and good wishes
that you have bestowed upon me. Also for the prayer Group and
Pastor Rick for the many, many words of encouragement. God
answers prayer! ~God Bless you all…Al Grimm
TONS OF THANKS to everyone who helped with the ACCESS Food
Drive…those who donated food, sorted and boxed, picked up food
from the neighborhood, and prepared and served food to the
volunteers. Over 85 tons of food was collected county wide,
approximately 11 ton of that was collected in Wyoming!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory room.
Study week 1 – Witnessing: God’s Plan.
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Casserole Buffet, salads, dessert!
Join us for a time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meets for practice.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
Snack: Megan M.
CADETS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room to study the
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009
8:00 AM SHARP! BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH Shopping Trip!
We will shop at the Birch Run Outlet Mall, Bronners in
Frankenmuth, and Downtown Frankenmuth. Dinner is at
Zehnders at 6:00 pm. We will return at approximately
11:00 pm. Cost is $10.00 per person which covers gas and
coffee and donuts enroute! Sign up in the narthex.
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS!
Questions…see Tymie Boeve or call 531-5700.
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 25, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Bruce Kuiper will lead our services and share the
message at both the morning and evening worship services. Our
Discovery Kidz will share in our morning service showing us what
they have been doing in during their worship time downstairs.
Pastor Rick will be on study leave October 21 – 28.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for
ACCESS (All County Churches Emergency Support Services). This
offering will be received next Sunday.
11:30 – 12:30 PM - S. A. C. (Sundays After Church) All Discovery Kidz
families and volunteers are invited to join us! Bring your favorite
“crazy” dish to pass. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, October 31, 6:00 – 8:00 PM TRUNK OR TREAT AT GRACE!
We would love to have lots of families participate in our first Trunk
or Treat! What is Trunk or Treat you ask??? Come with your family
and pass out goodies (from your trunk) to neighborhood children.
You can decorate your trunk and dress up if you wish. The Crossing
will be opened with coffee, cider, donuts for the neighbors. This is a
good alternative to traditional trick or treating in the neighborhood.
A safe place for children to come…and also get to know more about
Grace Reformed Church! See Thom McGuire if you have any
Sunday, November 1, 6:00 pm REFORMATION SERVICE
Our congregation with join with the congregation of Faith Reformed
Church (618 – 32nd Street, Wyoming) in celebration of John Calvin’s
Sunday, November 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm S .O. S (Service on Sunday)
For November we will be traveling to FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING,
1029 – 44th Street SW…just West of Clyde Park. We will take a tour
and hear stories. Children are welcome to attend with you!
THE NEW WORDS OF HOPE Devotional Booklets for October, November,
and December have arrived. Pick up your copy from the narthex
SUBMARINE SANDWICH SALE! Our Cadets are selling subs! Cost is $3.00
each. See a Cadet or there is a form on the narthex table! Sale ends
October 21st. ORDER TODAY .
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – THE GEMS will fill shoe boxes once
again this year to send to children in need. If you have any shoeboxes
available, please bring them to the church kitchen. Also they are
collecting small gifts to enclose in the boxes. Suggested items are:
school supplies, coloring and picture books, small cars, balls, dolls,
stuffed animals, small toys, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth,
hard candy and lollipops, t-shirts, socks, hair clips. Some things not
to include are liquids, lotions, war-related items such as toy guns,
breakable items, aerosol cans. You can label your gifts for Operation
Christmas Child and bring them to the kitchen.
HOLIDAY BASKETS – Would you like to provide a family with a holiday
basket at Thanksgiving or Christmas? Sign up in the narthex before
November 1st for Thanksgiving and before Nov. 30 for Christmas.
NEEDED - old board games boards for Discovery Kidz game room
decor...no matter what shape they are in we will take them...they will
not be returned. You can leave them in the office. Thanks!
CHICAGO BUS TRIP – Would you be interested in a bus trip to downtown
Chicago on December 4? Cost would be $35.00. Leave from Zion
Ref. Church at 7 am sharp and return approximately 11:30 pm. See
Sue Stuk or call the office 538-3100 if you would be interested.
THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE fund drive will continue. You can put
your gift envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS CLASS – Family Network of Wyoming along
with Calvin Christian School Association invites 30 people to
participate in a Computer Fundamentals Class held at Calvin
Christian Elementary School, 601 – 36th Street from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
on Thursday evenings, October 29, November 5, 12, and 19. This
class is intended for persons with little or no computer experience
but have a real desire to learn more. The sessions will include Word
Processing, Internet, Email, Digital Pictures, and other topics of
interest to participants. Registration free for the four classes is only
$20 per person total. There is room for 30 persons in this class. For
more information and to register contact Glen Walstra at 808-9113.
Deadline for registration is TOMORROW.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson; Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
Lower Doors: Mary Huizinga
Oct. 25 Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Gladys Kessel
Today AM Service: Sue & Kendra Veldheer, Linda Emelander
PM Service: Mary Bush
Oct. 25 AM Service: Sandy Farris, Diane Maitner, Cindy Wylie
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
October 18, 2009
We Pray and Trust God
Praise God that He is always available.
That you can have constant communication with Him in prayer.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process!
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Pray for safety and a great time of fellowship for the group traveling to
Birch Run/Frankenmuth on Saturday.
Pray for Pastor Rick as he spends time on study leave this upcoming week.
We pray for the health of our congregation. May they be protected from
the many viruses that are so prevalent this fall.
We thank and praise God for the beautiful fall colors displayed in nature,
for the changing seasons we can enjoy in Michigan.
Please keep Lacey Thorner (Wylie) and her baby son in your prayers.
Lacey is due to give birth in November. We praise God for the good news of the baby’s health.
Keep Jack & Joan Formsma in your prayers as Jack is home under Hospice care.
We pray today for those who grieve. In particular we pray for Jane Duthler
following the loss of her daughter Gretchen Stauffer.
Pray for Christy Kleymeer that she may very soon regain her strength.
We pray today for all care-givers. Give them strength, courage, and let
them feel your presence as they care for those they love.
We pray today for all doctors, nurses and health care workers.
Guide their hands and hearts.
We thank God for our children. May they feel God’s presence in their lives.
May they know that God will never let go of their hand, no matter what circumstances
they find themselves in today.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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