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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 8, 2006
SUNDAY, September 10, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “I Have Christ in My Heart”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Skit - Discovery Kids Presentation
Dedication of Teachers & Leaders
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “I’m Saved Medley”
Hymn No. 650 ……………………..…... “O For a Heart to Praise My God”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ephesians 2:1-10 (Page 1133)
Message: “THE STANDARD OF SALVATION”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 21 …..……..…. “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
* Song of Departure …………………………….............................. “Sanctuary”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
*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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. The Psalmist wrote
“O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.”
Let us be open today to the happiness and joy that
God offers each of us. We are pleased that each of
you has come today. 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
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 793 ………….…….….. “For the Beauty of the Earth”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 635 ……………………………………………..……. “In the Garden”
Living Word: Genesis 11:26-12:9 (Page 10)
Message “THE GARDEN IN THE MARSHES”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 143 …..…………………… “This is My Father’s World”
* Benediction & Postlude Evening Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages titled
“Core Values for Church and Life” ~ a series of sermons on our non-
negotibles. See the insert in your bulletin today for all the details.
Join us downstairs in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the
service this morning for the FALL EDUCATION FAIR. Information
will be presented on all the opportunities available for both youth
and adults this fall season.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. Pastor Rick will begin a fall series “Where Sin and Sacred
Meet ~ A Biblical Perspective on the Middle East”. A time of
discussion will follow the message.
ALASKA INFORMATIONAL MEETING - On July 21 – 31, 2007 a group from
Grace will be traveling to Alaska for a Spiritual & Leadership
Development trip. If you would like to hear more, please attend one
of the following mandatory informational meetings:
TODAY immediately following the morning service in Nikki’s Office
7:00 pm at The Crossing
(this time will coincide with the Indeed! meeting for youth
participants, although adults are also welcome to attend this meeting.)
See Shari Dood, Ray or Robin Zondervan for more information.
7:00 PM KICKOFF of the INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP! Meet at
the Crossing. Come to hear about the Alaska Trip!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING. Please note: There will
NOT be a Consistory meeting tonight.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2006
9:00 AM THE THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY GROUP will begin the fall
season with a Breakfast! New members are invited to join! See
Bob or Lynda Ver Merris if you have questions.
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE. New members are invited
to take this opportunity to join the choir!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Curt Boes returned home (and to work!)
following hospitalization last week. See the Prayers & Praise Line
today for all the Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for your recent special offering taken for
the Bible League. The $472.00 that was donated was used to
purchase 7,489 Bibles! God’s Word is like a powerful sword that
cuts through deception and brings light into darkness. Your
partnership is making a difference in lives throughout the world!
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 17, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY all classes for adults and youth will begin! Pastor Rick will
continue with the series “Core Values for Church and Life” with the
message “The Standard of Scriptural Standards”.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share the message “UR of the
Chaldeans Covenant”. Discussion will follow the message.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 18, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING.
Tuesday, September 19, 1:15 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet. We
will use the book “Sermon on the Mount” for study this year. Books
are available from Gladys Kessel.
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 pm MISSION & OUTREACH MEETING.
Wednesday, September 20 WEDNESDAY KOINONIA BEGINS with a
Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, September 27, 6:45 pm TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL
YOUTH GROUP begins.
Thursday, September 28, 7:00 PM BRIDAL SHOWER for Sheri
Oppenhuizen at the Crossing. All ladies and girls! See the flyer in
your mailbox. RSVP to Lynda at 878-3191 or Tymie 531-5700.
NURSERY WORKERS FOR WEDNESDAY EVENINGS. ADULTS and HIGH
SCHOOL YOUTH are needed. Please call Linda Emelander if you can
help, or sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
A PRESCHOOL TEACHER is still needed for the 1 & 3 Wednesdays of
the month from September – December. Please see Sue Stuk or call
the office (538-3100) if you can help.
PROMISE KEEPERS CONVENTION coming this weekend! See Ray
Zondervan for more info.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
ACCESS (All Area Churches Emergency Support System). This
special collection will be received September 24th.
BELONGING CLASS (New Member Class) – Explore what it means to
belong to Jesus Christ and His Church. If you want to learn more
about the Reformed Church, or, if you would like to make Profession
of Faith, you will want to become part of this 6 week class that will
begin this September 24.
CORRECTION – THE LADIES CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS date is TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 5! The date was incorrect in the last issue of the Galaxy.
CADETS – BOYS IN GRADES 1-8 – Cadets will kick off the season with a
special activity for boys (parents are invited as well)! Join us
Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We will meet at the
Crossing for Pizza then head off for a mystery activity. Following this
1st kick off week, we will meet at the regular time of 6:45 – 8:00 pm.
NEEDED FOR CHILDRENS SUNDAY SCHOOL – Please save empty soup
cans (washed and labels removed if possible) for a craft project on
October 1st. They can be brought to the church kitchen. ALSO
NEEDED ASAP are paper grocery bags.
A LIST OF SNACK ITEMS needed for the children’s Sunday School will be
available at the Education Fair today. Any donations would be
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman
George & Hennie Rosema
Lower Doors: Mark & Lisa Roach
Sept. 17 Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer; Jan Stephan
Lower Doors: Bob & Terri Stadt
September Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Veldheer Johnson Moody Gort
Today AM Service: Karen Kosters, Jennifer Elkowitz, Becky
Herrema, Chelsea Boeve
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Sept. 17 AM Service: Angie Hendrickson, Tami Veldheer, Danielle
Vining, Ashley Veldheer
PM Service: Ruth Postema
Week of 9-3-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$6,652.82 $7,848.27 - $1,195.45
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$269,145.42 $282,537.72 - $13,392.30
Prayers & Praise Line
September 10, 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…
· A new season of promise and possibilities
· The Club 3:16 program that will begin this week
· Those who are willing to teach our children and adults this upcoming season
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· The fall programs beginning
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· Nikki Probst as she travels to Kentucky this weekend for a wedding
· Lucille Sytsema and Dan & Martha Derogee upon the sudden death of their nephew, Charles Osenga, at the age of 51 in Bay City last week
· The mother of Holly (Nikki’s room mate) with health concerns
· 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, Jeff Gerwig, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg),
Jim Hunter, Sarah Zimmerman (Roelofs), Jonathan Stouten
· 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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