Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 4, 2012
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 7, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Glory to His Name”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Jesus Christ truly is _________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Remember”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
God’s Living Word: Mark 8:27-38 (Page 977)
Message: “THE STORY: JESUS, THE SON OF GOD”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
*Closing Song ………………………….… “How Marvelous (I Stand Amazed)”
*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”
*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
*Worship Sequence No. 127-129 …………… “The Lord on High is Mighty!”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 635 ………………………………..……………………. “In The Garden”
Living Word: Genesis 19:1-29
Message: “HOLY PLACES: THE DEAD SEA” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 602 ……….………… “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER. We invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church
and have found forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in the
supper. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle & High School meets at
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Nate Zondervan will undergo surgery at
De Vos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday. Please keep the Zondervans
in your prayers. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see
the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Neal & Judy Klein
and family upon the death of Judy’s mother, Lucille Bosma, on
Monday, October 1 at the age of 96. Services were held on Saturday.
IN APPRECIATION - Your thoughtfulness in expressing sympathy to
us, with cards and prayers, in the recent "ongoing" of Mac's
sister, Marian, is appreciated. A special thank you to Shirley
De Bruin, for her extended kindness. -Mac and Mary Mc Alary
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Come out and enjoy dinner
and a time of fellowship prior to classes. Pork BBQ, salads
potato, and dessert!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation)
Children preschool through 5th Grade will meet with Mrs.
Heather in the Fellowship Hall. The theme this year is “Travel
Guide to the Lord’s Prayer”.
ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. will connect the
Sunday sermon with additional study options. Pastor Rick
will lead this class.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of
Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – The
morning will begin with a Praise Rally in our sanctuary.
You can still sign up in the narthex to help drive or sort and
NOTE: Volunteers will be needed to pass out grocery bags to the neighborhood for them to fill.
This can be done anytime this week beginning today! See Shari in the narthex immediately
after the worship service if you are available to help today, or sign up for a time you would
be available this week and Shari will coordinate with you.
5:00 - 7:00 PM PUMPKIN PATH AT LAMAR PARK – Bring
your children or grandchildren out in costume for a fun and
safe trick or treating activity. Our Discovery Kidz will host a
booth to hand out candy and church info to the kids.
CANDY DONATIONS NEED to be in by October 10!
Please drop off candy on the youth check in desk. Thank you
to everyone who has already donated! It is much appreciated.
ALSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Children or adults
willing to dress up as ROCK STARS and hand out candy.
See Heather if you can help!
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 14, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message, “The Hour of
Darkness” from The Story. Please read Chapter 26 in preparation.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 15, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS
Sunday, October 21 - Following the morning worship service a
MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meeting will be held in the Chapel.
Sunday, October 21, 6:00 PM COMBINED REFORMATION
SERVICE to be held at Faith Reformed Church. This will replace
the service at Grace.
Monday, October 22, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Saturday, October 27, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm - HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY WORK DAY at the construction site which is still to
be determined. We are hoping for 10-15 of YOU to sign up to help
work on one of the Habitat projects. They have several projects going
but will not know exactly what stage of construction the homes will
be in since progress is dependent on all the volunteers before our
date. The minimum age for volunteers is 16 years, although it is 18
for the 'deconstruction' phase. Please sign up or contact Shari if you
are interested. If you cannot give a whole day, please consider 1/2 day.
Sunday, October 28 – PASTOR SCOTT CRANE WILL BE
INSTALLED as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of
Dimondale, MI in a special service at 2:00 pm. If you would like to
join with others to go there and support Pastor Scott, a van will
depart following the morning service. We will stop for lunch on the
way down. Sign up on the narthex table or see Tymie Boeve. We will
not have an evening service at Grace that evening.
Saturday, November 3 - GRACE VAN TRIP to Birch Run,
Frankenmuth, and Bronners! We will be leaving church at 7:30 am
and will stop on the way for a quick breakfast. We can all meet
together for dinner if you would like. Cost is $10.00 per person plus
your cost for meals. Sign up in the narthex!
DISCOVERY KIDZ needs your help! PLEASE, PLEASE sign
up in the narthex if you would be willing! It is only a one week
commitment! See Heather if you have any questions.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated
for Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva. This offering will be received
on October 28.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to prepare the parsonage for Pastor George
and Juel to move in. This will include cleaning, painting, and repairs.
Sign up on the sheet in the narthex and we will contact you.
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - The beginning date for
the 'Belonging' New Member Class is being postponed until October
28.This will allow more time for people to pray about being part of
this class. Whether the class is held on Sunday following the worship
service or Wednesday evening after dinner will be decided by those
attending. The class usually has 6 sessions. Questions? Call Shari at
POVERTY SIMULATION WORKSHOP – The Poverty Simulation
is a 2 ½ hour workshop designed to provide insight into what living
in poverty is like. You will experience what low income families go
through and some of the barriers they face. It will also encourage
involvement in poverty reduction activities. It will be held Tuesday,
Oct. 23 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Ivanrest CRC, 3777 Ivanrest Ave,
Grandville. See Shari if you are interested in attending.
EMERGENCY REQUEST – Family Network of Wyoming is in
urgent need of Toilet Paper for their clients. If you are able to help,
please bring your donations to the kitchen downstairs.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Joan Formsma; Brian & Sandy Gort
Lower Doors: Katie Green
Oct. 14 Upper Doors: Louise Grimm; Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Nancy Ver Strate
Today Pat Ter Beek, Lyndsey Boeve
Oct. 14 Phyllis Vander Sloot, Linda Emelander
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Today Mrs. Heather & Tymie Boeve
Discovery Kidz needs teachers and shepherds!! PLEASE see
Heather or sign up on the narthex table TODAY!
Prayers & Praise Line
October 7, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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