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World Wide Communion Sunday
October 2, 2005
10:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
“Planned for God’s Pleasure: WORSHIP”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Scripture: Mark 12:28-34 (Page 983)
Participants in Worship Today:
The Praise Team
Paul Kerkstra, Organist
Ruth Tacoma, Pianist
Drama: Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen, Keith Benthin, Shari Dood,
Lisa Pierce, Janna Emelander
You Were Planned for God’s Pleasure!
The moment you were born into the world, God was there as an unseen witness, smiling at your birth. He wanted you alive, and your arrival gave him great pleasure. God did not need to create you, but he chose to create you for his own enjoyment, and his delight.
Bringing enjoyment to God, living for his pleasure, is the first purpose of your life. When you fully understand this truth, you will never again have a problem with feeling insignificant. It proves your worth. You are a child of God, and you bring pleasure to God like nothing else he has ever created. The Bible says, “Because of his love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children-this was his pleasure and purpose.” We often forget that God has emotions, too. He feels things very deeply. The Bible tells us that God grieves, gets jealous and angry, and feels compassion, pity, and sympathy as well as happiness, gladness, and satisfaction.
Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. Like a diamond, worship is multifaceted. Worship is not a part of your life – it is your life. We are told to “worship him continually and to praise him from sunrise to sunset.” Praise should be the first activity when you open your eyes in the morning and the last activity when you close them at night. David said, “I will thank the Lord at all times. My mouth will always praise him.”
Sunday’s at Six
Meet in the Chapel
* Call to Worship
* Hymn No. 508 ………………………………………………………….. “Love Lifted Me”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Mark 3 (Page 970)
Message: “THE CALL OF COMPASSION” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 551 …………………………………..………. “O to Be like Thee!”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
* All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
DEACONS will receive your suggested nominees for Elder & Deacon this
morning as you leave the sanctuary at the conclusion of the morning
service. Nomination slips are provided in today’s bulletin (extra’s are
available on the sound desk).
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.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 4 – 2nd grade meet in the Fellowship
Hall today for Children & Worship with Worship
Leader Sandy Farris.
HURRICANE RELIEF FUND – Today we will be taking a special offering for
Hurricane relief. Originally this offering was designated to give to
Reformed Church World Service. However, due to recent information
received from Jennifer Moody we are changing this offering to have 75%
go to RCWS and 25% go to help Jennifer’s mom rebuild their home
destroyed in Hurricane Katrina . Also, we are giving you the opportunity
to specify where you want your donation to be placed…in other words,
you can request that all of your money go to RCWS or all given to the
Moody Family, or any combination. Envelopes are available in the pew
racks, but remember to put your number on the envelope as well as
11:30 – 12:10 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.
Grace and the Millennium – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
Today – “Understanding the Symbolic Language of Revelation”.
The Sunday Prayer Group will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. You are
invited to become a part of this group that prays for the needs of this
church and each other.
7:00 – 9:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH will continue “WELCOME
TO THE PLANET!” - materials for the 40 Days of Purpose. Meet at The
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2005
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2005
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
2:45 PM – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
“WELCOME TO THE PLANET!” - Meet at the Crossing!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Everyone is
invited to join them in this special time of prayer.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2005
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM COUNTRY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – Grace will once again
be the collection site. The day will start with a prayer rally at Grace
for all area churches. A lot of workers are needed to sort and collect
food and serve lunch. This is your opportunity to give of yourself to
help the hungry in our neighborhood. Sign up TODAY to help!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Dorothy Church has returned to her home. Keep Jan
VanWyk in your prayers as she continues to have many health concerns.
See the Prayers & Praise insert for the other prayer concerns or praise
reports of our Grace family.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Nancy Hall and Wayne Ver Strate who
will be united in marriage on Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 pm at Wyoming
Park Methodist Church.
May you be blessed with many years of happiness together!
AT A RECENT ELDERS MEETING the membership of Randall & Kathy
Shassberger along with communicant daughters Lisa and Amy and
baptized daughter Erin was transferred to Woodhaven Reformed Church
of Byron Center.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2005
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages to correspond
with the 40 Days of Purpose Campaign. The message next week:
“Fellowship: You Were Formed for God’s Family”. A FELLOWSHIP
DINNER (BBQ) is planned following Sunday School! Join us at 6:00 pm
for the evening service. Pastor Rick will share the message “Parables and
Power: Stories of the Savior” from Mark 4. Discussion will follow the
FOOD & OTHER ITEMS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF – All items should be brought
to the church kitchen TODAY. If you did not bring them along today, but
would still like to donate, please call the office tomorrow morning.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH TEAM – You will meet on October 17 @ 7:00 pm.
ATTENTION!! THOSE NOT IN A PURPOSE GROUP – The Purpose Driven Life
book is available on the narthex table. You will benefit from following
along in the book and being a part of the worship services during this
WOMEN’S CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS! December 6th… Save the date!
A special evening is being planned for you, your family, and friends! The
program this year will be a ton of laughs … “Smile Awhile: An Evening
With Wilma”. 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 holiday event! Start thinking about being a hostess! Sign up’s
will begin soon.
FIFTY AND FORWARD CELEBRATION – Our congregation will be joining in the
celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Synod of the Great Lakes on
October 30, 6:00 pm at Fairhaven Ministries in Hudsonville. You are
invited to be a part of the mass choir. If you are interested, contact Shari
Dood prior to October 17. There will be one rehearsal at Fairhaven from
3:30 – 5:00 the evening of the event.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt; Dan & Martha Derogee
Lower Doors: Craig & Geri Dekker
Oct. 9 Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Jayme & Heather Dood
Lower Doors: Frank & Carrie Drudy
USHERS/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
October Elkowitz Boeve Norden Ron Veldheer
Today AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Jennifer Elkowitz, Tami
Veldheer, Stephanie Postema PM Service: Cindy Benthin
Oct. 9 AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Keith Benthin, Jennifer
Moody, Rachel Pence PM Service: Elaine Martin
Week of 9-25-05
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$6,082.20 $7,927.15 - 1,844.95
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$303,252.33 $ 309,158.85 - 5,906.52
Special Offering for Degage Ministries: $686.50
Prayers & Praise Line
October 2, 2005
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· A great start of our “40 Days” groups!
· Our church family
· Answered Prayers
· His Love that endures FOREVER!
· Each persons life to be enriched through the small group experiences
· Grace’s NCD Health Team
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Al Grimm as he recovers from back surgery
· Carole Lankheet as she undergoes Chemotherapy
· Baby Ethan Veldheer and his health concerns
· The victims of the recent hurricanes
· Dan Martin, son of Elaine, who is studying in Osaka, Japan through May
· Tarah Fron studying in London this semester
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Jerry Peterson, Ashley Kielezewski, Lara Class, Frenchetta
Powell, Serena Kroon, Samantha Allan, Lucille Bosma, Harold Dykstra,
Donna De Bres
· Sean Van Essen, Nate Petter, Mark DeBri and Ben Smith in the military
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Doris Cook, Mr Irwin Huizen, Mrs Gert
Kerkstra, Mrs Myrtle Kooi, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr Harold
Nollis, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam
Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Neil Van Dam,
Mr Casey Ver Merris, Mrs Virginia Workman
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 about your prayer needs and praise reports.
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