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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Oct 2, 2009
WORLDWIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 4, 2009
Gathering Before God
Prelude Mr. Paul Kerkstra
Choral Introit “Come to the Water”
Call to Worship Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
“Victory in Jesus”
“The Power of Your Love”
“Be the Centre”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Summary of the Law Rev. El Zwart
* Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed
* Hymn No. 401 …………………………….... “The Church’s One Foundation”
Hearing God’s Word
Introduction of Speaker Rev. El Zwart
Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20
Sermon: “WE’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING NOW!” Dr. Tim Brown
Prayer for Blessing
Celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Choir Anthem “At the Table” Rick Gossett, Director
Words of Institution Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Hymn of Preparation No. 311 ………............“Hallelujah, What a Savior”
Communion Thanksgiving – Psalm 103 Rev. Bruce Osbeck
Responding to God
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Hymn No. 405 …………..…………. “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord”
* Prayer for Blessing
* Postlude Mr. Paul Kerkstra
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 251 …………….. “It Came upon the Midnight Clear”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 255 …………………….…….. “Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming”
Living Word: Malachi 4:1-6 (Page 930), Matthew 1:1-17(Page 933)
Message: “THE INTERTESTAMENTAL PERIOD:
WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 294 …………………………………………………. “One Day”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All those who are able, please stand
It is good that as brothers and sisters in Christ and fellow members of the Reformed
Church in America that we can gather together in this service to worship and to celebrate
the Lord’s Supper. Congregations participating in the service today include Beverly
Reformed Church, Faith Reformed Church, and Grace Reformed Church.
TODAY AT GRACE
DISCOVERY KIDZ for all Children ages 3 years – 5th Grade will be
meeting downstairs during the time that the worship service goes on
in the sanctuary. All children are invited to join with the Grace
children for their very own service. Follow the footprints downstairs
to the welcome counter. A nursery is provided on the lower level for
children under 3 years of age.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room
following the service this morning.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
9:00 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY. Meet in the
Consistory Room. Study Lesson 4 from Matthew 18.
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Taco Bar with Spanish rice, salads,
and, of course, dessert!
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: Brielle Wigent
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 8, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Group will meet at the
Crossing. Beginning in November this group will meet on the
1st Thursday of each month at the Crossing.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
6:45 PM – Y-LIFE for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH meets at the Crossing.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2009
9:00 AM COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – The fun begins with a praise
rally in the sanctuary. Volunteers still needed, especially
drivers! Also cookies are needed for the workers. Sign up in the
narthex if you can help! Most of the work is done by 1:00 pm.
See Shari if you have any questions.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jack Formsma is now home under hospice care.
Christy Kleymeer has begun her period of isolation. You can learn more about
Christy’s journey by reading her blogspot http://butterflylights.blogspot.com.
See the Prayers & Praise Line for all other prayer requests and praise
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to the Grace congregation for your
kindness and sympathy. Thank you to all those who visited our
mom, Henrietta Te Ronde, over the years. She really enjoyed the
visits so much. ~In God’s Love, Nancy Ver Mulm
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 11, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the sermon series, IN HIS
FOOTSTEPS, with the message “Followers of God Desire: The
Integrity of Joseph” Genesis 39:1-23.
6:00 PM for our first S.O.S. (Service on Sunday) Thom McGuire, our
Club 3:16 Coordinator, will share a presentation on
“HOMELESSNESS”. This is part of Thom’s testimony and story.
Come and hear and pray for those who are homeless.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
Friday, October 16, 7:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
Saturday, October 24 - BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH Shopping Trip! We
will leave at 8:00 am SHARP. 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. Questions…see Tymie Boeve
or call 531-5700.
GEMS are selling ENJOY THE CITY coupon books. The cost is $20.00 each
and make very nice Christmas, birthday gifts etc. Please see Sandy
Gort or Pat TerBeek for your copy. Order blank and sample book on
table in narthex.
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.
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!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Ken & Janet Groenhout
Oct. 11 Upper Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Today AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Lyndsey Boeve, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Oct. 11 AM Service: Sue Stuk, Emily Mc Elroy, Donna Oppenhuizen
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
October 4, 2009
We Pray and Trust God
This is the season for harvest.
Ask God to make you more aware of the spiritual
harvest that you may be a willing laborer.
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.
We pray today for our Christian brothers and sisters around the world celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
We thank God for the freedom we have in this country to worship our Great God.
We thank and praise God for our friends. May we be good friends to those in need as well.
We thank God for our families. Thank you for our children, for moms and dads, brothers and sisters,
grandparents, aunts and uncles.
We pray for those participating in the County Wide Food Drive coming up on Saturday.
We thank God for this community we live in. For the many kind and compassionate persons who give
of their time and talents to help those in need.
Please keep Lacey Thorner (Wylie) and her baby son in your prayers. We praise God for the good
news is the baby's cyst does not seem to be growing in size and are both are doing good at this time.
The baby is due in November.
Keep Jack Formsma in your prayers as he is now home under hospice care
following a very serious stroke.
We pray for Christy Kleymeer as she has begun her period of isolation.
We think today of Al Grimm. Pray for encouragement and strength.
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 Gretchen Stauffer, daughter of Jane Duthler, who is undergoing treatments for cancer.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
· 7 years, 10 months ago
Can you, please, fervently pray
For COMPLETE RECONCILIATION with my loved one NEBOJSA
That we MEET and TALK, THAT GOD FORM LINES OF GOOD COMMUNICATION BETWEEN US, KEEP US IN HIS CARE and HELP US TO WORK OUT ALL PROBLEM
That Nebojsa DOES NOT GET INVOLVED INTO ANY NEW RELATIONSHIP, but THAT WE START AGAIN, continue OUR WAY TOGETHER and officially get married!
God gives promises, and I know He is FAITHFUL!
I am sure when your prayers join mine will surely receive a miracle. I am praying with Faith and please help me in this.
Thank you very much. God bless you. I pray for you. Praise the Lord for He hear prayers and answer on it.
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