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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 2, 2008
WORLDWIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 5, 2008
We celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper today with our
neighbor churches, Faith, Beverly, and Newhall as well as Christians
around the world. We rejoice that you are here with us today!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
* Worship Sequence Nos. 579, 580, 581 ………………….. “In God I Trust”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 528 ……….…………… “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”
Living Word: I John 5 (Page 1186)
Message: LOVING TRUTH: THE FAITH CONNECTION
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 727 ……………….…………………. “Faith is the Victory”
Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATIES are extended to:
Bill & Ruth Tacoma and family
upon the death of their daughter,
Linda, on Thursday, October 2nd at the age of 40. Visitation will be
held on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraff
Funeral Home on Clyde Park. Services will be held at Grace
Monday, October 6 at 11 am with Pastor Rick officiating.
Ruth Ver Merris, Shirley De Bruin, and the extended Ver Merris
upon the death of Gordon Ver Merris on Tuesday, September
30. Visitation will be held at Matthysse Kuiper De Graff Funeral
Home in Grandville from 5 – 8 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 9 at 11:00 am
in the sanctuary at Grace.
IN APPRECIATION – Dear Grace Friends: Thank you to Pastor Rick for
his visit, for your prayers, cards, and other kindnesses extended to
me during my convalescence from knee surgery. It is appreciated
very much. ~Sheryl Steensma
I would like to thank my Grace family for all the prayers for Carole
as she fought the good fight for so long and as she went home
to be with the Lord. Thanks for all the prayers, cards, and other
acts of kindness shown to me. Thank you to Pastor Rick, Paul
Kerkstra, Terri Stadt, Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris and all those
who helped prepare the lunch or helped clean up following the
service. It is all greatly appreciated.
Thanks to all the Cadet counselors who went on the Chuckwagon
Campout this past weekend! Your service in the Lord does not go
unnoticed. Also a special thank you to all leaders and helpers of
Sunday School, Children & Worship, and Family Night for your time
and efforts to lead our children in the way of the Lord!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CHILDREN K – 5TH GRADE – Meet in the Fellowship Hall with
Mrs. Ver Hulst for a bible lesson and fun!
POLITICS AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH – Meet in the Consistory
Room. Topic: Can Politics Save America?
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
6:15 PM WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT – All those who reserved
their ticket will see the play “Church Basement Ladies”.
We will leave church at 6:15 pm or you can meet us at the
Van Singel Auditorium at 6:30 or so.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
5 – 9 PM DISCOVERY KIDS MOVIE NIGHT. Youth Director Darrell
will host a night of movies, pizza, popcorn, and FUN! Parents
are welcome…kids bring your friends!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2008
9:00 AM COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – 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), and
sorters. The fun begins with a praise rally in the sanctuary at
9 am. Following the rally, cars go out to get the food. Then
volunteers sort and box the food for the pantries. Most of the
work is done by 1:00 pm, but feel free to pick your own hours
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 12, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the series GROWING IN
DISCIPLESHIP with the message: “Going My Way?” from
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 7 – 10 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, DISCOVERY KIDS & FAMILIES OUTING!
Meet at church for fun then we will head to Marne to ride the
Pumpkin Train. The ride starts at 3 PM. Cost is $14.50/adults,
11:50/kids and 2 and under free. Church members will be ½ off!! All
are welcome…Sunday School, GEMS, Cadets, C & W, and even
nursery! See Darrell if you have any questions.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH SHOPPING TRIP
sponsored by the Fellowship Team. We will leave church at 8:00 am
and have dinner at Zehnders. Cost is $$15.00 per person which
includes van ride, donuts, and coffee. Sign up in the narthex!
CADET SUB AND CROISSANT SALE – All Cadets will be selling
subs/croissants from October 3 – 19. Many varieties are available at
a cost of $3.00 each! An order sheet is available on the narthex table
or see a Cadet! Subs will be delivered on Wednesday, November 5th.
Thank you for your support!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for
ACCESS (All County churches Emergency Support System). This
offering will be received October 26.
COOKBOOKS for sale! 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.
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
Oct. 12 Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers; Kari Fron
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Oct. 19 Upper Doors: Betty Figueroa; Al & Louise Grimm
Lower Doors: Ron & Bonnie Harmsen
Today PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Oct. 12 AM Service: Elaine Martin, Phyllis Vander Sloot,
Emily & Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Oct. 19 AM Service: Lyndsey Boeve, Laura Marshall, Cindy Wylie
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
October 5, 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…
• The freedom to worship our Great God
• Christian brothers and sisters around the world celebrating the Lord’s
• Our programs at Grace as we begin a new season
• Willie Hiemstra as she learns more about the difficulties with her
eyesight and awaits her appointment later in the month
• Jerry Peterson, son of Ade & Marge, recently diagnosed with cancer
• Wilma Osterink whose cancer has returned
• The Tacoma and Ver Merris families as they mourn the loss of their
• Those in our church family with health concerns, are healing following
surgeries, or have recently been hospitalized ~ those members include:
Jim Friar, Ron Vander Werp, Jan Higley, Carolyn Baker, Karen
Ver Hulst, Jack Formsma, Sheryl Steensma, Anna Borkowski
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• 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, Brian Benthin,
Lucille Bosma, Jack Tenbrink
• 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 & Ann Hoezee,
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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