Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 12, 2013
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Learning to Lean”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Dedication of Christian Education Leaders
Senior Choir “No One Understands Like Jesus”
Alpha Report Rachel Mulder
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Living Word: Genesis 3:1-24 (Pg. 3), Romans 1:18-25 (Pg. 1090)
Message: “BODY AND SOUL: SUCH MISERY, SUCH A SAVIOR”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 495 ……………….……………… “Jesus Loves Even Me”
* Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “Now I Belong to Jesus”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Whatever
led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place.
Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Consistory Room
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 648 ….…………… “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 184 ………………………………….…………………………. “Thy Word”
Living Word: Exodus 20:1-26 (Pg. 73), Psalm 14 (Pg. 532)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM LAYS DOWN THE LAW”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 410 ……………………….…. “Standing on the Promises”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
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 that outlines our fall education programs.
Following the service this morning we will have a PIG ROAST with delicious salads and desserts.
KIDS…The Noah’s Ark Bounce House will be here to enjoy
and there will be games for both adults and children!
Everyone is invited to stay!
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
4:00 PM Y-LIFE Kick Off! Meet at Grace to head to Cranes
Orchard. Bring $7.00 for corn maze. Questions? See Ms. Heather.
SUNDAYS AT 6:00 PM – Join Pastor Rick as he continues the
discussion on the Heidelberg Catechism. Meet in the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY PRAYER MEETING.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will discuss the introduction to The Book of Isaiah
and the first lesson in the study book. All women are welcome.
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 Begins for Grades 5 & 6.
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 Begins for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Come out and enjoy dinner
and a time of fellowship prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Two classes are offered:
The Old Testament Tabernacle – This class meets in the
Consistory Room. This will be a 4 week class that will study
the symbolism, typology, prophecies, and imagery of the
tabernacle. Wes Dekker will lead this class.
Understanding Your Bible – This is an 11 week overview
study of the Bible led by Pastor Rick. You will learn themes,
people of the Bible, connections throughout Biblical history,
and how God has formed and fashioned his people from Adam
& Eve through the life of the church today.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to the Grace congregation for
committing to pray for Shawn Keener of UCOM. Whether you
prayed at a certain time, or added her to your daily prayer list,
your efforts are greatly appreciated.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will continue the new series of messages
“Body & Soul”, with the message “Washed Through and Through”.
Further study will take place during the evening worship service.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 23, 6:00 pm FRIENDS AND FELLOWSHIP
BIBLE STUDY for younger adults will have their first meeting of
the fall season. Childcare will be provided!
Monday, September 23, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, October 6 - WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY.
Join us at Grace as we celebrate Communion with other Christians
around the world.
ALL GRACE CHILDREN & YOUTH are invited to an evening out to
see VEGGIE TALES LIVE on Friday, November 8, 6:30 pm at
Sunshine Community Church! Please sign up by September 29 to
reserve your child’s spot. Also, a few parents will be needed to help
transport and chaperone. If you can help, see Heather. Thanks to a
very generous donor, there is no cost for our children!
STILL LOOKING for someone to SEW curtains for the theater room.
See Heather if you can help.
SIGN-UP SHEETS for Fall DISCOVERY KIDZ rotations are now
on the Narthex table. Find a place where you can help today!
2014 CONSISTORY – On September 29 we will receive nominations
for the election of Elders and Deacons for the 2014 Consistory.
Please refer to the insert in your bulletin today.
ACCESS COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – Because Hunger
Hasn’t Gone Away! Please plan to join the 2013 County Wide
Food Drive effort. There are a few changes this year! There will not
be a gathering here at Grace with neighborhood pick up. Beginning
this year all donations will be collected at local grocery stores and
from churches who participate. Volunteers are needed this year to:
1. Fill a CWFD paper bag with food and personal care items,
and bring it back to Grace. We will be donating our collected
items to Family Network Of Wyoming. We will provide you
with a bag.
2. Volunteer October 11 & 12 to be stationed at local grocers to
help collect food. This is a fun activity for small groups and
3. Help with food collection and sorting on Saturday, Oct. 12
4. Contribute to our Special Offering on September 29 for
ACCESS. (See Below)
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for ACCESS (All County Churches Emergency Support System). For
30 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
Sunday morning, September 29.
REV. BRUCE KUIPER invites men to the Grace Legacy Builders
Men’s Bible Study. This fall they will study the beautiful implications
of Ephesians 6:4. The study is guided by the book “The Legacy: Ten
Core Values Every Father Must Leave His Child” by Dr. Steve
Lawson. The study meets either on Tuesday morning 6:00 – 7:00 am
or evening 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Sept. 17 – Nov. 19) at the Ministry
Center, 501-507 Broadway NW, Grand Rapids. To reserve a spot call
616-706-2198 or email email@example.com
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Sept. 22 Upper Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt, Wes & Arlene Dekker
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Sept. 29 Upper Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee, Chelsea & Ryan Dornbos
Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander
Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Lyndsey Boeve
Sept. 22 Tymie Boeve, Sandy Farris
Sept. 29 Pat Ter Beek, Lynda Ver Merris
Art: Della Sawyer
Science: Jayme Dood
Games: Chelsea Dornbos
Shepherds: Ron Lankheet, Dan Stuk, Ryan Dornbos
Prayers & Praise Line
September 15, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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