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WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 1, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “We’re a Fellowship of Believers”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “A Communion Meditation”
Moment of Sharing: “Today we pray for Christians in ________”
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: Genesis 12:1-5 (Page 11), Psalm 66:13-16 (Page 563),
James 2:14-26 (Page 1173)
Message: “THE STANDARD OF SERVICE”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 590 ………….………………………… “I’ll Live for Him”
* 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.
Today is the gateway to another week. Let us welcome the opportunity to worship.
Let us prepare ourselves to be God’s people and spread His word to all who may
cross our path in the days and weeks ahead. 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
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 353 …………………………………….. “Victory in Jesus”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 682 …………………….… “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
Living Word: Exodus 13:17-14:4 (Page 67)
Message: “THE WILDERNESS EXILE”
* Closing Hymn No. 690 ………….………………………….. “He Leadeth Me”
Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we will celebrate communion with Christians around the
world on World Wide Communion Sunday We invite all those who
are members of Christ’s Church and have found forgiveness of sins in
Him, to participate in this supper. If you are aware of someone who
is not here today, but would like to receive this sacrament, please
contact the church office.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leader Heather Dood.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris and Amy Grimm.
You will be dismissed during the offering time.
DEACONS WILL RECEIVE YOUR NOMINATIONS for Elders & Deacons this
morning as you leave the sanctuary at the conclusion of the morning
service. Nomination slips are provided in today’s bulletin (extras are
available on the sound desk).
THE BELONGING (New Members Class) will not meet this week. We will
have class two on October 8 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 each week.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. A time of discussion will follow the message.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Marge Veldheer was hospitalized for a couple
days and is awaiting test results, but feeling better. Curt Boes is
scheduled for heart bi-pass surgery on Tuesday, October 3rd. Barb
Engels underwent surgery last Monday and is now at home
recuperating. See the Prayers & Praise Line today for all the Prayer
Requests and Praise Reports.
IN APPRECIATION –Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and my Grace
family for all the calls, prayers, and other acts of kindness following
my recent surgery. It is wonderful being a part of the Grace family.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006
6:00 – 9:00 PM WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR at Wesley Park Church.
Ladies…if you are interested in attending this health fair that
will include seminars on women’s health and safety issues,
meet at church at 5:45 and we will ride together.
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2006
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY – Part 2
Meet in the Consistory Room. Contact Bob or Lynda
Ver Merris for more information.
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
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 –“Kings and Princes…From
Assyria to Syria and points North”. Meet in Nikki’s Office.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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.
7:30 PM THESSALONIANS SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY-Part 1
“A Spiritual Roadmap in a Mixed Up World”. You are invited
to join this study that will meet at The Crossing. Contact
Pastor Rick if interested.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2006
11:00 AM COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY! BATTERY
GIVEAWAY. Meet here at church and we will canvas the
neighborhood giving away 9 volt batteries for smoke detectors
and information about our church. Sign up in the narthex or
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 8, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the series Core Values for
Church and Life with the message “The Standard of Structure” ~
I am Guided by the Law of Love.
ALASKA CHALLENGE MEETING – More persons are welcome to join the
group going to Alaska July 21-31, 2007 for the Spiritual &
Leadership Development trip. The second informational meeting
will be held next Sunday. Contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin
Zondervan for more information.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share the message “The Promise of
the Canaan Land” from the series Where Sin and Sacred Meet.
Discussion will follow the message.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 9, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Friday, October 13, 7-11 pm SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT AT THE CROSSING!
Ladies come for a night away! Bring your own supplies…come and
go as you wish. Bring along a snack to share!
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – Volunteers
are still needed for the County Wide Food Drive. More adults and
youth are needed to be part of a carload to pick up food donations in
our neighborhood…both drivers and runners (or walkers). A sign up
is in the narthex. If you have any questions, call Shari. Remember
the fun begins with a Praise Rally in the sanctuary at 9:00 am.
Following the Rally, cars go out to get the food. Then volunteers sort
& box the food for the pantries. Usually most of the work is done by
1:00 pm, but feel free to pick your own hours to work.
YOUTH…we need your help too! Please sign up in the narthex if you
can help. See Darrell if you have any questions.
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meeting.
Tuesday, December 5th WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS. Save the
date. Sandy Bennett will be our guest speaker. A special evening is
being planned for your family & friends! Dessert will be served in the
Fellowship Hall. Once again tables will be festively decorated by the
hostesses. You won’t want to miss this annual holiday event. Start
thinking about being a hostess!
URGENT FOOD COLLECTION! The Food Pantries are either out or have
a very low supply. In the past Grace has really come through to
help so PLEASE bring all food donations to church anytime from
now until the County Wide Food Drive on October 14th. Thank you!
MEN – If anyone is interested in playing in a BASKETBALL LEAGUE at
Beverly Reformed Church on Tuesday nights, see Darrell or email
October 17 and run for 10 weeks. A second session will begin in Jan.
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. See Nikki if you have
BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY – Have you checked out the church library
lately?? There are many new books! Older youth…check out the
library upstairs for books by Laura Ingalls Wilder; the Mandie
Mystery Series, the Cedar River Daydreams Series, the Cooper Kids
Adventure Series for Kids by Frank Peretti, and also the Left Behind
Series for Kids. Adults…new books by Lynn Austin, Francine Rivers,
Lori Wick and more! The Children’s library is located in the
Discovery Kids Hallway. Video’s as well as books are available there!
THE GEMS are doing OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD this year as a service
project. 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.
A LIST OF SNACK ITEMS needed for the children’s Sunday School is on
the narthex table. Any donations appreciated.
TOOLS NEEDED FOR THE CADETS! If you have any hand or power tools
that you would like to donate to the Cadets, contact Jayme Dood at
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUILD A HOME in St. Charles Louisiana for
hurricane victims? The RCA is partnering with Habitat again and
they are in need of volunteers November 6-10. If you are at all
considering this trip, please contact Shari TODAY, OR BY WEDNESDAY
AT THE LATEST. In the spring we will also be looking at a work
project, either with Habitat in LA or doing home repair/cleanup in
the McComb Mississippi area.
D & W FUND RAISING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! D & W will donate 5% of
our group’s total sales back to our Youth Groups. All you need is our
code 95688. Local participating D & W’s are the Grandville, Breton
Village, Caledonia, Rockford & Cascade stores. The dates for this
promotion are OCTOBER 1-7 and NOVEMBER 12-18. Just jot down
our code and shop!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Oct. 8 Upper Doors: Khoun & Hon Tran; Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Lower Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Today AM Service: Brian & Sandy Gort, Sue & Jerrod Dunkle
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen SS Nursery: Jennifer Elkowitz
Oct. 8 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Jennifer Moody, Sue Vander Wal
Sarah Dunkle PM Service: Ruth Postema
October Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Elkowitz Frontjes Norden Dood
Week of 9-24-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$4,022.75 $7,848.27 - $3,825.52
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$299,514.74 $306,082.53 - $6,567.79
September Special Offering for ACCESS: $443.91
Prayers & Praise Line
October 1, 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…
· Freedom to worship
· Christian brothers & sisters around the world
· Good reports for Jim Hunter (boss of Marge Moody) who has undergone
Chemo and it is working and his prognosis is very good!
· God’s Love that endures FOREVER!
· 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 who will have surgery Tuesday
· Marge Veldheer as she awaits results of tests
· Barb Engels following surgery
· Millie Nevins who has some health concerns
· Lori, 27 year old sister of Nikki Probst, who has cancer
· The Delaney family who are in need of a car ~ Darrell was in an accident
(thankfully no one was hurt) and his car was totaled
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· The family involved in the traffic accident on M-37 earlier this week. The
mother was killed and her children very badly injured
· 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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