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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 11, 2009
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “II Corinthians 3:18”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I see God’s hand at work in __________!
Introduction of Thom McGuire
Senior Choir “Give Him the Glory”
Children’s Chat Heather Dood
Hymn No. 446 .……………………… “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 15:23-29 (Page 1103)
I Corinthians 16:1-4 (Page 1117), II Corinthians 8:1-15 (Page 1123)
Message “WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Church Plant Questions & Answers
* Closing Hymn No. 444 (Verses 1 & 3) ………. “I Love to Tell the Story”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus Only) ……….…….. “Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet at the Crossing
Worship Sequence No. 388, 389, 390 ……………..……. “By His Spirit”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 3 ………………………. “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
Living Word: Isaiah 6:1-13 (Page 668)
Message: “DIVINE AND HUMAN HOLINESS: WHO, ME?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 650 ………………. “O for a Heart to Praise My God”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All those who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING we are happy to introduce THOM MC GUIRE as our new
Club 3:16 Coordinator. Thom also works with A.C.T.I.O.N. (Assisting
Challenged Teens in our Neighborhood) and has had many
experiences working with youth. Welcome Thom!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Christy Kleymeer had great reports following
her surgery! Her right lobe and lymph node were all clear of cancer!
You can follow Christy’s progress at her blogspot
http://butterflylights.blogspot.com. Luke Nordlund will undergo
outpatient knee surgery on Thursday, September 17th at Metro
Hospital. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer requests and
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES to the family of Henrietta Te Ronde who
passed away on Thursday, September 3rd at the age of 91. Services
were held on Tuesday, September 8 with Pastor Rick officiating.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visit before
surgery and to the congregation for the cards and prayers as she is
recovering following surgery. ~Janell Nordlund
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
6:30 PM ELDERS will meet.
7:30 pm CONSISTORY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room. The
new Study Book on Acts will be handed out. All ladies are
invited to join us.
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH team will meet.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
9:00 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room. Lesson: Luke 10.
6:00 PM KICK OFF DINNER
- BBQ, salads, and desserts! Join Us!!
A nursery will be provided for children under
preschool age on Wednesdays.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meets for practice.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
CADETS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.
This class will begin with a study of the SERMON ON THE
MOUNT. What does it mean to seek first the kingdom in our
relationships, values, ambitions, finances and commitment to
God? Jesus’ answer to these questions amazed those who first
heard the Sermon on the Mount. In this study you will be
amazed and challenged by the greatest sermon ever preached.
Ron Engels will lead this class.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
7:00 PM TRAINING SESSION FOR ALL DISCOVERY KIDZ AND S.O.N.G.
VOLUNTEERS. If you are involved in the programs this is a
MUST! This evening you will experience first hand what the
program will look like and a walk thru of your area that you will
be leading. Also, we would encourage anyone who would like
to see what the program looks like to attend as well. If you have
any questions, contact Heather Dood at 534-1794.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing! Invite your
friends to come along.
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages entitled
“In His Footsteps”. We will celebrate baptism with the Marshall
family. You are invited to the Crossing following the morning service
to see more of the Marshall’s experiences traveling to Ethiopia to get
their son Kaleab.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 28, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday – Thursday, September 22 – 24 CLUB 3:16 BEGINS!
Friday, October 9, 6:45 PM – Y-LIFE for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH meets
at the Crossing.
THE PROCESS FOR ELECTING ELDERS & DEACONS has begun. Please see
the letter in your mailbox today explaining all the details as well as
the insert in the bulletin.
THE “BELONGING” NEW MEMBERS CLASS will be held this fall, beginning
the week of September 20. It may be held following the worship
service on Sundays or during the Wednesday night activities on
Wednesday…we would like input from the persons who are
interested. Please sign up in the narthex if you are interested in
learning more about this class and Shari will contact you.
GRACE CADETS - MEN ARE NEEDED to help out on occasion with some of
the projects. We would love to see some intergenerational
connection made with these boys. If you can’t be there all the time,
maybe this would be a way for you to use your gifts!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
LOVE, INC. Love, Inc provides many of the snacks that are served at
HELP with the YOUTH PROGRAMS is still needed on Sunday and
Wednesday. See Heather Dood … there is a spot especially suited
THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE fund drive will continue. You can put
your gift envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!
LEADERSHIP TRAINING EVENT – Volunteers in Service is sponsoring this
event Thursday, September 24 at Brookside CRC. TODAY is the
deadline for reservations! See Shari for more information.
THE COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE is coming October 10. Grace will again
be the Collection Site for Wyoming. Sign up sheets are on the
narthex table if you would be willing to help.
FOOD DRIVE HERE AT GRACE! Because of the huge need in Wyoming for
food this year, we will be collecting food for the next month prior to
the Food Drive on October 10. Please watch for sales and buy food
and personal care items and bring them to church between
September 13 and October 4. Thank you in advance!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt; Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee
Sept. 20 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus, Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra
Today AM Service: Tymie Boeve, Erika Wigent, Heather Dood
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Sept. 20 AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Mary Bush
Prayers & Praise Line
September 13, 2009
We Pray and Trust God
Thank God for the gift of laughter. Thank Him that smiles
and giggles and happiness can be a part of your life.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process!
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Please keep Lacey Thorner (Wylie) and her baby son in your prayers. The baby is due in November.
Pray for encouragement and strength for Al Grimm at Kent Community Hospital.
We praise God for good reports for Christy Kleymeer.
We pray for strength and encouragement for all those who struggle with daily activities.
Please be in prayer as we kick off our fall season of activities.
Pray for Heather Dood and Thom McGuire as they begin their work with the youth of Grace and our neighborhood.
We thank God for the many people that have already volunteered to help at Grace. We pray that more will be moved to do so.
We pray today for those who grieve, in particular the friends and family of Henrietta Te Ronde.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for Gretchen Stauffer, daughter of Jane Duthler, who is undergoing treatments for cancer.
Keep Janell Nordlund in your prayers as she recuperates following surgery and Luke Nordlund as he prepared for surgery on Thursday.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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