Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 8, 2011
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
“When God Shows Up”
“We shall be like him, for we shall
see him as he is.” I John 3:2b
Choral Introit “Things are Different Now”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Christian Education Dedication
Moments of Sharing: Today on September 11 we remember _______.
Litany of Remembrance (See Insert)
Senior Choir “Great Is the Lord”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Hymn No. 151 ……………………………..…… “A Might Fortress Is Our God”
Living Word: Acts 9:1-19 (Page 1065)
Message: “WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…EVEN TERRORISTS BELIEVE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 343 ……….………………………………. “Amazing Grace”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
TODAY AT GRACE
FALL KICK OFF SUNDAY!
We are so blessed that you are here today as we kick off our fall programs!
Take note of the Education Guide in your bulletin today that outlines our fall education programs.
Following the service this morning, a BBQ Lunch with delicious salads and dessert will be served.
Coffee will be available downstairs instead of on the patio today!
Everyone is invited to stay!
The Tumble Bus will be here for the kids to enjoy
and there will be games for both adults and children!
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.
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.
THIS EVENING we will meet at the Crossing at 6:00 pm to view
the film “State of the Nation 2”. This film is hosted by Ken
Ham, the Director of the Creation Museum. Come out and hear this
challenge to put God back in the picture in America.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes. On the menu..
lasagna, salad, bread sticks, dessert.
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice!
New voices are welcome!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. – (Soldiers of the Next Generation)
This class is for Preschool Children – 5th Grade. Meet with
Mrs. Heather in the Fellowship Hall.
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. This year class will begin
reading the book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the
American Dream by David Platt. This book is currently being
discussed in Christian circles and was a New York Times
bestseller. The author challenges Christians with an open
heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural
preferences. Pastor Scott Crane will lead this class. There is
a sign up sheet in the narthex for those planning on attending.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games
and fellowship with our neighbors.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “When God
Shows Up…The Church is Built” from Acts 2:42-47.
The Adult Sunday School class will begin in the Consistory Room
following the morning service.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – GRACE GARAGE &
BAKE SALE with profits for the Chiapas Mexico trip! Many items
are left from our last Flea Market and we hear that many of you have
more things to clean out of your homes and sell! So, just bring them
to church by September 18 if possible, or contact us if you need
them picked up from your home! Since we are also including a
BAKE SALE ...if you are able to bake something and donate it, sign
up in the narthex. Also there is a sign up sheet for workers to mark
prices and work at the sale itself.
Sunday, September 25 - NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2012
Consistory. See the special insert in your bulletin today.
Sunday, October 2, 10:00 am WORLD WIDE COMMUNION
SUNDAY. We will once again join with other Wyoming area
churches for a service at Wyoming Park High School Auditorium.
Saturday, October 8 - COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE! See the Galaxy
for ways you can help.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS – A new members class will start either
Sept. 25 or 28. This six week class can be held on Sundays after the
morning worship service or on Wednesday evenings, whichever
works best with those interested. This class is for those who would
like to learn more about having a relationship with Jesus Christ and
His church. This class will enable you to make Profession of Faith,
but will not obligate you. Sign up on the sheet on the narthex table.
If you have any questions, call Shari Dood at 538-3100.
CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED! Once again the Grace Discovery
Kidz will be participating in the Wyoming Pumpkin Path. Well over
2000 pieces of candy and information was given out last year. Please
drop off candy on the youth check in desk. Thank you!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for ACCESS (All County Churches Emergency Support System). For
29 years ACCESS has been committed to helping those in need in
our community. ACCESS maintains a network of 100 Food Pantries
and also work with congregations to provide Thanksgiving and
Christmas Baskets, and coordinate with the larger community in
responding to local disasters. This offering with be received on
Sunday morning, September 25.
NEEDED ASAP! DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEER!
One Shepherd is still needed! Please see Heather TODAY if you can
help! Rotation started today!
ALSO NEEDED are volunteers for the nursery on the 2nd and
4th Wednesday evenings! See Heather if you can help.
VICTORS (Cadets) are looking for one or two guys to help out this
year. Your role will be to assist the kids in their projects that they do
throughout the year as well as to chaperone outings. Victors meet on
the 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 6:45 – 8:00 pm through December.
Beginning in January - March they will meet each week. If you are
interested, please see Brian Gort, Eric Postema, or Heather Dood.
Local Opportunity for helping on a Habitat for
Humanity BUILD! Churches and Habitat are partnering in the
‘Faith United Build’ on the southeast side of GR. We are looking at
getting a Work Group together from Grace to work on these homes
on Saturday, October 22. Sign up in the narthex if interested
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee
Sept. 18 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Ron & Barb Engels
Today Diane Maitner, Tymie Boeve, Erika Wigent
Sept. 18 Sue Stuk, Robin Zondervan, Emily Mc Elroy
USHER/COLLECTION Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
September Norden Nordlund Zondervan Tibbets
Prayers & Praise Line
September 11, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that the South Grand Rapids Classis
Church Multiplication Team gives final approval
of our new Congregation Plan and our grant request.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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