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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 11, 2008
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Things Are Different Now”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship (On Screen)
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Jesus Forgives _________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Directions for Living
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Blessed Assurance”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 5:1-11, 18-21 (Page 1093)
Message: SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF DISCIPLES:
“BACK ON TRACK” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Senior Choir “Life’s a Railway to Heaven” Soloist, Shari Dood
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
* Worship Sequence Nos. 346, 347, 348, 349 ………………. “This is Love”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 311 …………………………….………. “Hallelujah, What a Savior”
Living Word: I John 2 (Page 1183)
Message: LOVING TRUTH: DEAR CHILDREN
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 526 ……………………………………….. “The Solid Rock”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Lyndsey Boeve. Children K –
2nd Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Lynda Ver Merris and Allie Mc Elroy.
11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS! There are classes
available for all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is
available for those children under the age of three. Teachers and
classroom assignments are listed on the insert in your bulletin today.
HIGH SCHOOL AND POST HIGH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS – Meet at the
Crossing with Pastor Rick.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way
– This class will run through
December 14 with Robin Zondervan leading. Meet in the chapel.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Tonight Pastor Rick will continue the study of
I, II, & III John. A time of discussion will follow the message.
Meet in the Chapel.
7:00 – 9:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the Crossing.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
9:00 AM PRAYER WALK in area 9.
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
You may get the study book Growing in Prayer from Gladys
Kessel. Tuesday we will discuss the introduction. All ladies
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
7:00 PM MISSION OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Join us for a delicious spaghetti
dinner, salad, bread, dessert and a time for fellowship before
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR 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 Fellowship Hall.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! This class is for young
children not yet able to attend GEMS/Cadets. Meet in the
PRAYER WALK in area 7.
POLITICS AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH – Meet in the Consistory
Room. See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing! We will meet on
the 3rd Friday of the month from 7 – 10 pm to scrapbook!
Invite your friends to come along!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
10:00 AM PRAYER WALKS in areas 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the series GROWING IN
DISCIPLESHIP with the message: “FOLLOWING THE LEADER” from
Romans 5:1-11, 18-21. We will also celebrate the sacrament of
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Jim Friar will undergo surgery at the University
of Michigan Hospital on September 18. Ron Vander Werp
continues to undergo testing on a mass in his lungs. Hank Hoezee
is now under Hospice care at Crystal Springs. Please keep
these families in your prayers. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all
other prayer concerns & praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Ron & I wish to thank you so very much for your
prayers, cards, meals, and concern these past months as we went
through a long, trying, period of chemo and tests. Your kindness
has been truly appreciated. Now we ask you to continue with
prayers as I go through another major cancer surgery on
September 22. At the end of October I will again begin a long period
of chemo and really need your support. Our sincere thanks.
Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and to the congregation for
all the prayers & cards following Jack’s stroke. They are very much
appreciated. ~Jack & Joan Formsma
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7:00 PM – CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin during the
Sunday School Hour. Sign up in the narthex or call Shari Dood (538-
3100 or 538-7498) if you have any questions.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 10:00 AM WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY –
This will be a special joint service with the Wyoming RCA Churches to
be held at Wyoming Park High School Auditorium. SUNDAY SCHOOL
TEACHERS NOTE: NO Sunday School classes will be held this day.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 – WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT – All those who reserved
their ticket will see the play “Church Basement Ladies”.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for ELEMENTARY CLUB on Thursdays this fall
from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Sign up in the narthex or see Kia!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
HOPE COLLEGE. This special offering will be received on Sunday,
COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 – Grace is the
collection site for the SW area. You can help by buying food now,
when you see sales, and bring the food to Grace. This food will be
collected & added to the drive on Oct. 11. You can also sign up to be a
DRIVER or RUNNER, SORTER, OR PREPARE AND SERVE THE LUNCH for
the volunteers. The day will begin with a rally in our sanctuary at
9 AM. Sign up today in the narthex if you would like to help. You
can also sign up to bring HOMEMADE COOKIES for the workers!
FALL EDUCATION GUIDE – Extra copies of the Fall Education Guide are
on the narthex table if you did not get one last week.
LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF YARD TOOLS for Club 3:16 service projects.
Needed are rakes, gloves, masks, push brooms, dust pans, jumbo
outdoor garbage bags. See Kia if you have any questions. Sign up
on the narthex table if you have something to donate.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: We are in need of a few more
leaders and helpers! Even if you can only help a couple times a
month, feel free to join us! Some of our leaders have decided to take
the year off, so that opens up a spot or two for you! Questions?
SCHOOL BAG PROJECT – The deadline to turn in your sewn school bags
is September 28. See Shari if you have any questions.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING EVENT - Thursday, September 25, 6:00 - 9:30 pm.
Volunteers in Service is putting on a workshop for anyone who
wishes to improve their leadership abilities. TODAY IS THE DEADLINE
to sign up. Your registration fee will be covered. See Shari if you
have any questions.
PRAYER WALKS in the neighborhood of Grace are taking place on
Monday evenings, Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening, and
Saturday morning once a month (on the week prior to and including
the 3rd Saturday). More walkers are welcome. Sign up on the form in
DRIVERS NEEDED to drop off Club 3:16 youth in the Wyoming area on
Wednesday & Thursday late afternoons. No special driver’s license
needed. Training will be provided. See Darrell or Kia if interested.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL NEED that our Club 3:16 kids can help you with.
We are doing service projects and would like to help you with raking,
shoveling, or any miscellaneous work you may be in need of. We
have set September 20 as our first service date. Contact Kia with
your need (538-3100 or 452-1136) or sign up in the narthex.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROVIDE A LIGHT SNACK OR DONUTS for the kids
before they head out on their service project? See Kia.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Darrell & Kia Delaney
Lower Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee
Sept. 21 Upper Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra; Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Joan Emaus
Sept. 28 Upper Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today AM Service: Judy Beadle, Amy Grimm, Pat Ter Beek,
Samantha Johnson PM Service: Sue Stuk
Sept. 21 AM Service: Sue VanderWal, Linda Emelander, Robin
Zondervan, Tishana Delaney PM Service: Mary Bush
Sept. 28 AM Service: Erika Wigent, Danielle Vining, Diane Maitner,
Chelsea Boeve PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
September 14, 2008
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
• Our prayer walkers!
• Our teachers & volunteers
• Our fall activities and programs
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Ron VanderWerp who will have another CAT scan this week ~ pray
that they can get to the bottom of his health concerns
• The Roberts family following Roger’s death this past week. Services
were held at Grace on Thursday, Sept. 11th. Karen’s address is
699 Francis Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684
• Carole Lankheet, Jan Higley, Carolyn Baker, Karen Ver Hulst,
Jack Formsma, Sheryl Steensma, as they undergo treatments or heal
following surgery or hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Gavin Vander Wal,
Nancy Lipscomb, Linda Tacoma, Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong,
Lucinda De Jong, Brian Benthin, Jonathan Stouten, Lucille Bosma
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank & Ann Hoezee,
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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