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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 23, 2008
OCTOBER 26, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Greeting “The Lord Be With You” Children & Worship
Call to Worship
Discovery Kids – Power Lab
*Middle School Youth Group Praise Team
Moments in Prayer
Children’s Sermon “Christians are like Pumpkins”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Special Offering for ACCESS
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
“Be Still and Know” Children & Worship
Living Word: Various Passages
Message: “REDEEMING HALLOWEEN” Darrell Delaney
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Prayer for Children
* Song of Departure No. 429 ……….… “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
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 joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymns - No. 43 …….…… “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
* No. 648 ……….… “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
* Invocation & Salutation
Responsive Reading - “The Ten Commandments”
Sharing Joys and Concerns
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 338 ………………………….……….. “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
Living Word: II Kings 5:1-17 (Page 359)
Message: “GOD’S UNPREDICTABLE GRACE” Rev. Harvey Heneveld
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 343 ………………………………..…….. “Amazing Grace”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING we thank our Youth and our Youth Director, Darrell
Delaney, for their part in our worship today.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP will not meet today.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for
ACCESS (All County churches Emergency Support System). This
offering will be received next Sunday.
11:20 – 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
Post High and High School Sunday School Class will not meet today.
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way – Topic: “Giving as an Act of
Worship”. Meet in the Chapel.
6:00 PM - Rev. Harvey Heneveld, Visitation Pastor at FairHaven
Ministries, will lead our service and share the message. Thank you,
Pastor Harvey, for being with us tonight.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING. Our special guest will
be Ben Ingerbretson. Please make every effort to be there.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:00 PM GEMS AND CADETS will meet together at the Crossing. We
will have dinner, devotional, sing and play a game or two!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THE BELHAR CONFESSION – Meet with Pastor Rick in the
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT WEEK – NOVEMBER 2, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the series SPIRITUAL
PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES with the message “BIBLE STUDY”.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Willie Hiemstra was expected to undergo surgery
at the U of M Hospital to remove a growth that is pressing on her
optical nerve. Wilma Osterink’s surgery went very well with
results far better than expected! Please keep Esther Hoag in your
prayers as she currently has many health concerns. See the Prayers
& Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
JOYFUL ANTICIPATION! Rick and Laura Marshall report that they have
moved up to the number one place on the list of families waiting for
infant boys! From Rick & Laura: This is wonderful news…the news
will be even better the day we get our call. The next infant boy that
is available and passes his medical will be referred to us! Praise
God! Please pray for us…for patience and understanding…and for
IN APPRECIATION – Many thanks to the Grace family for the prayers,
cards and all other expressions of condolence extended upon the
recent homegoing of my brother, Gordon Ver Merris.
~Shirley De Bruin
I would like to thank my Grace friends who called me to see how I
was doing, for meals, and also I want to thank those who prayed for
me when I had surgery. I also want to thank Pastor Rick for his
visit. I appreciate all who helped me. ~Anna Borkowski
Thank you to Pastor Rick and the Grace Reformed family for the
prayers and support during Gordon’s long illness. Also for helping
with his memorial service. A big thank you to Bob for all his help on
the sound system and Lynda and her staff for the great lunch. We
really appreciate it. ~Ruth Ver Merris and Family
BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE – The Grace congregation is invited to a
celebration in honor of ANN HOEZEE’S 90th Birthday. The open house
will be held from 2-4 pm on Sunday, November 2 at Life Source,
Crystal Springs, 1175 – 68th Street, GR. If you can’t attend the
celebration and would like to send a card, Ann’s address is:
Crystal Springs, Room D-111, 1175 – 68th Street SE, 49508.
DATES TO REMEMBER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7:30 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8 AM – 10 PM ALL DAY SCRAPBOOKING at
the Crossing! Mark your calendars!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held
following the morning service. Election of Elder & Deacons will be
held, the proposed budget will be presented and other church
business will be discussed.
NEEDED: The Facilities Committee is looking for someone interested in
a SNOW SHOVELING JOB here at church this winter. You would be
responsible for keeping the walkways clear on Sunday’s and other
meeting days during the winter season. See or call Neal Klein if
COOKBOOKS – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR BOOKS!
Proceeds to go towards enhancements for our church kitchen. Cost
is $6.50 each. These cookbooks make great gifts! Order sheets are
available on the narthex table.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. If you have an article to share,
something special you want to mention about your group or other
activity, please have them submitted by Wednesday, October 29. You
can place your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: If you would like to provide a “needy” family
with food for Thanksgiving or Christmas please sign up in the
narthex and Shari will connect you with a family name from UCOM
(ACCESS). Please respond by Nov. 1 so that we can get you a name.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today All Doors: Youth
Nov. 2 Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson, Ellsworth &
Jeanette Johnson Lower Doors: Deb & Larry Kleymeer
Today AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Pat Ter Beek
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Nov. 2 AM Service: Sandy Farris, Sue & Kendra Veldheer,
Sue Vander Wal PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
October 26, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Very successful surgery for Wilma Osterink
• The many answered prayers!
• Our Youth and their teachers and leaders
• The upcoming elections in this country
• All those who are sick with colds and flu this season
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• Ralph Bolt recovering at home following a stroke
• Willie Hiemstra at the U of M Hospital following surgery
• Esther Hoag and her health concerns
• The Ethiopian baby boy awaiting new parents
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they wait for their child
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Lucille Bosma,
Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret
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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