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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Oct 6, 2006
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Shari Dood & Nikki Probst
“Wonderful, Merciful Savior”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
* Affirmation of Faith - Nicene Creed
Music Ministry “What If?” Nikki Probst
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 20:1-17 (Page 73), Matthew 5:17-20 (Page 936),
Matthew 22:34-40 (Page 958)
Message: “THE STANDARD OF STRUCTURE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 324 ……….... “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
* Song of Departure …………………………….............................. “Sanctuary”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand
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.
Today is the gateway to another week. Let us welcome the opportunity to worship.
Let us prepare ourselves to be God’s people and spread His word to all who may
cross our path in the days and weeks ahead. Please sign your name and address
on the Fellowship Register as it is passed so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 127, 128, 129 … “The Lord on High Is Mighty”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 732 …………………..………. “The Battle Belongs to the Lord”
Living Word: Numbers 13:26-33 (Page 143)
Joshua 10:12-15 (Page 216)
Message: “THE PROMISE OF THE CANAAN LAND”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 704 …………………………….. “God Will Make a Way”
Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leader Heather Dood.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris and Amy Grimm.
You will be dismissed during the offering time.
THE BELONGING (New Members Class) will meet in Pastor Rick’s office
during the Sunday School hour.
11:20 AM–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
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Spiritual Warfare in the Old Testament – Brad Class will lead this
group in the Chapel.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Taken from the 40 Days of
Purpose materials, this Dood/Zondervan Bible Study Group will
meet in the main room at The Crossing.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC THIS MORNING is presented by Shari Dood and
Nikki Probst. We thank you for your testimony in song today!
ALASKA CHALLENGE MEETING – More persons are welcome to join the
group going to Alaska July 21-31, 2007 for the Spiritual &
Leadership Development trip. The second informational meeting
will be held today in Nikki’s office during the Sunday School hour.
Contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan for more information.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. A time of discussion will follow the message.
7:00 – 9:00 PM !INDEED! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the
Crossing. Let’s get FIRED UP! Included will be an Alaska Challenge
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Curt Boes underwent heart bi-pass surgery on
Tuesday. He continues at the Meijer Heart Center at Spectrum
Downtown. See the Prayers & Praise Line today for all the Prayer
Requests and Praise Reports.
IN APPRECIATION –It is amazing to me how much has transpired in the
last 2 years (from my knee surgery and other things). Thank you
Grace family for your love and support during this time of
transition. ~Sandy Farris
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice. CHOIR MEMBERS
NEEDED!! Come and join us!
6:45 – 8:15 PM
TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – 5th GRADE – FOLLOWING JESUS EVERYDAY!
Meet in the Fellowship Hall. Tonight we will visit a
Marketplace in Jerusalem and learn how we can live by faith.
A nursery is available for younger children.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel
THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM CLASS led by Rev. Cecil
Martens will meet in the Consistory Room.
HOLY LAND DISCUSSIONS –“A Prophet and a Queen…
From Nineveh to Persia to Iraq”. Meet in PASTOR
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2006
7:00 – 11:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT AT THE CROSSING!
Come for a fun night away! Bring your own supplies…come
and go as you wish. Bring along a snack to share!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2006
9:00 AM COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE –More 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). A
sign up is in the narthex. The fun begins with a Praise Rally
in the sanctuary at 9:00 am. Following the Rally, cars go out
to get the food. Then volunteers sort & box the food for the
pantries. Most of the work is done by 1:00 pm, but feel free to
pick your own hours to work.
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 15, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the series Core Values for
Church and Life with the message “The Standard of Spiritual Gifts” ~
I am Gifted for the Kingdom.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share the message “Babel-On” from
the series Where Sin and Sacred Meet. Discussion will follow the
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meeting.
Saturday, October 21, 2:15 pm SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILY OUTING! Sunday
School kids and their families are invited to a FUN day at KLACKLE
ORCHARDS. Meet at church so we can go together. See Jennifer
Moody if you have any questions!
Monday, October 23, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Saturday, October 28, 4:00 pm FELLOWSHIP HAYRIDE Meet at church!
Cost is $5.00 per person. We will come back to the Crossing for
dinner. Bring a dish to pass-BBQ and drinks provided. Sign up
today in the narthex. See or call Tymie Boeve (531-5700) if you have
Tuesday, December 5th WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS. Save the
date. Sandy Bennett will be our guest speaker.
WOMEN OF GRACE – You are invited to attend the THRIVE! Simulcast to
be held Saturday, November 4 from 9 – 5 at Brightside Community
Church in Caledonia. Set aside one day for this unforgettable
women’s conference and learn how to be intentional in your
relationships. By making time for the connections that refill and
refresh you, you’ll be equipped to thrive in all your
relationships! We will meet at church and all go together. Cost is
$25.00 per person which includes morning refreshments and lunch.
Flyers and sign up sheet in the narthex.
CLUB 3:16 WISH LIST – A wish list of items for Club 3:16 is posted on
the bulletin boards and also on a flyer in the narthex. If you can
donate any of these items, or if you have any questions, see Nikki or
THE GEMS are doing OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD this year as a service
project. We are in need of shoe boxes in good condition. Please put
them in the kitchen downstairs. Items needed to supply needy
children a gift box for Christmas are: small toys (such as match box
cars, hand held toys, etc.) small stuffed animals, color books, hard
candy, toiletries (such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes,
wash cloths, kleenex, etc). You may also make monetary donations to
help cover the cost of shipping these boxes. Boxes will be placed in
the narthex and downstairs for your donations.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Khoun & Hon Tran; Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Lower Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Oct. 15 Upper Doors: Les & Jan VanWyk; Brent & Kristin Veldheer
Lower Doors: Ron & Tami Veldheer
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Jennifer Moody, Sue Vander Wal
Sarah Dunkle PM Service: Ruth Postema
Oct. 15 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Phyllis Vander Sloot,
Allie Mc Elroy PM Service: Sue Stuk
October Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Elkowitz Frontjes Norden Dood
Week of 10-1-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$12,738.57 $7,848.27 + $4,890.30
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$312,253.31 $313,930.80 - $1,677.49
Prayers & Praise Line
October 8, 2006
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 beautiful fall weather
· The love and support of this church family
· The opportunities for outreach each week as many children come to the
Crossing for Club 3:16
· Our Grace Volunteers
· A good start of fall programs here at Grace
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Irene Polderman undergoing testing on a tumor in her lung
· Curt Boes following surgery
· Lori, 27 year old sister of Nikki Probst, who has cancer
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk
David Hoezee, Marjean Tibbets, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Sarah Zimmerman (Roelofs)
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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