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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Music Ministry “Better is One Day” Praise Team
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Music Ministry Christina Kleymeer
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering - Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - The Other Way/Westown Jubilee Housing
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Revelation 2:1-7 (Page 1192)
Message: “RETURNING TO OUR FIRST LOVE”
Dr. Marvin Vander Vliet
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn (on Screen)………………………..…………. “Living for Jesus”
* 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 SANCTUARY
Worship Sequence No. 7, *8, *9, *10……… “Praise the Almighty King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 143 …………………………….……. “This Is My Father’s World”
Living Word: Colossians 1:9-17 (Page 1142)
Message: “GOD IS IN CONTROL” Dr. Marvin Vander Vliet
* Closing Hymn No. 686 ………..……….. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME Dr. Marvin Vander Vliet who will lead our services
and share the message. Dr. Vander Vliet is the Youth Guidance
Director for Youth for Christ; Grand Rapids. He is also very
involved in the Cadet program and the SAILS program out of the
Holland/Douglas area. We are so thankful to have you with us and
pray for God’s blessing on your ministry.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Christina
Kleymeer of our congregation. Thank you Christy, for sharing your
musical talents with us today. Thanks also to our Praise Team for
their special number!
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 SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for THE
OTHER WAY/WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING. This special offering will
be received during our 2nd collection today.
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 – Meet at the Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Join us tonight in the SANCTUARY where Pastor
Marv will share the evening message.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Curt Boes is back at the Meijer Heart Center.
Please keep Curt & Mary in your prayers. Mary Haagsman has
moved to Sunset Manor, 725 Baldwin, Room 2042, Jenison, 49428.
See the Prayers & Praise Line today for all the Prayer Requests and
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
5:00 PM HARVEST BLAST TUESDAY! Looking for an alternative to
Halloween with a Christian atmosphere? 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 here and head over to Grand Rapids First
in our church vans. Helpers and chaperones are welcome
(needed even) to help keep our kids together. Dinner will be
available for approximately $2.00 each. Contact Darrell for
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2006
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY – Part 2. Meet in the
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2006 KOINONIA
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.
BIBLICAL ROLE MODELS: ABRAHAM. Join Brad Class in the
Consistory Room for this 6 week class.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: The gifts of the Spirit is a common
topic in the church. Of course believers seek to know and
apply their spiritual gift. What about the Fruit of the Spirit?
Join Pastor Vern Hettinga in a study of the Spirit Fruit as
found in Galatians 5:22-23. This 6 week series of Bible
Studies will meet in the Choir Room.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2006
7:00 AM MEN’S BREAKFAST at Russ’ Wyoming. All men are invited!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2006
9AM – 5PM WOMEN’S THRIVE! SIMULCAST at Brightside Community
Church. Cost is $25.00 per person which includes morning
refreshments and lunch. Sign up TODAY in the narthex.
NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 5, 2006
9:00 AM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING!
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the series Core Values for
Church and Life with the message “The Standard of Stewardship ~ I
am Rich in Generosity.” SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share th
message “Swallowed Up by Nineveh” from the series Where Sin and
Sacred Meet. Discussion will follow the message.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, November 12, 10:00 am YOUTH SERVICE AT GRACE!
Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Friday, November 17, 7:00 – 11:00 pm SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT!
Monday, November 20 LIFELINE SCREENING at Grace.
Monday, November 20, 7:00 PM CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION
Thursday, November 23, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Grace.
Sunday, November 26 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING following the
morning service. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the
proposed budget will be presented and other church business will be
discussed. There will not be Sunday School on this day, however,
activities will be held for the children during this time. Sunday
School teachers can plan on attending the Congregational meeting.
Tuesday, December 5th WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS. Save the
date. Sandy Bennett will be our guest speaker.
GRACE GIFTED! We at Grace want to allow our young people to display
their gifts. If you like to sing, dance, play an instrument, write poetry
or have other talents, we invite you to Grace Gifted! This is an
opportunity to share your gifts and for us to celebrate each other.
This exciting event is on November 12 from 6-8 pm at the Crossing.
There will be fun and giveaways. If you have questions, see Darrell.
ALASKA CHALLENGE – More persons are welcome to join the group going
to Alaska July 21-31, 2007 for the Spiritual & Leadership
Development trip. Everyone who is even remotely considering
going, please put your name on the list TODAY. Contact
Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan if you have any questions.
THE GEMS service project this year is OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
Boxes will be filled on Wednesday. If you have any items to donate
please do so by Wednesday. You may also make monetary donations
to help cover the cost of shipping the boxes. Thank you for your
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are making a
couple opportunities available for you to help those in need!
Provide a Holiday Basket for a family at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Sign up in the narthex if you are interested. Please respond by early November
for a Thanksgiving basket and early December for a Christmas basket.
Participate by buying gifts for the 2nd Annual Wyoming Christmas Store. We will
be working with the Family Network of Wyoming and other area churches to have
a store which will be located here at Grace for those who are not able to buy gifts
for their children. All the details will be in your mailboxes next week.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Sandy Workman; Ken & Cindy Wylie
Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
Nov. 5 Upper Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan; Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Curt & Judy Beadle
Today AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Mark Roach, Sandy Farris,
Taylor Duimstra PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Nov. 5 AM Service: Sue Veldheer, Brittany Emaus
PM Service: Ruth Postema
October Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Elkowitz Frontjes Norden Dood
Week of 10-22-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$5,714.00 $7,848.27 - $2,134.27
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$331,554.06 $337,475.61 - $5,921.55
Prayers & Praise Line
October 29, 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…
· The work of Youth for Christ
· The ministry of Dr. Marvin Vander Vliet
· Our Church Family
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Curt Boes back at Meijer Heart Center
· Dan Stuk who injured his back and is in quite a bit of pain
· The job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· The upcoming process of Electing Elders & Deacons to serve on the
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk,
David Hoezee, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman, Irene Polderman
· 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), Lori, sister of Nikki Probst
· 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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