Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 14, 2007
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “A Reason for Singing”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Jesus is the center of my ____________.
Affirmation of Faith – The Nicene Creed
Senior Choir “Jesus, Hold My Hand”
Moments of Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Colossians 1:15-23 (Page 1142)
Message: “CONNECTED TO YOUR GOD: ALL RECONCILED”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 327 …………………………….. “The Old Rugged Cross”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verses 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* 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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 97 …….... “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 578 …………………..………………………………. “Trusting Jesus”
Living Word: Job 2:1 – 3:7 (Page 494)
Message “SUFFERING AND PERMISSION” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 680 …………… “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leader Heather Dood and Greeter Pat Ter Beek.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Lynda Ver Merris & Greeter Chelsea Boeve.
11:20 AM–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.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
“Jesus in the Movies” – The life of Jesus in three major Hollywood
Films. Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel. See the insert in
the bulletin today!
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” – This Contiguous
Connections Bible Study Group meets each week during the Sunday
School hour in the main room at The Crossing.
BELONGING – This six week class is for all High School students and
anyone else who would like to know what it means to really
BELONG! This class will be a refresher course for those who have
already made their profession of faith and will enable anyone else to
prepare for membership. Pastor Rick will lead this class at the Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. A time of discussion will follow the message.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Ade Peterson continues at Blodgett Hospital.
Casey Ver Merris is now under Hospice care at Spectrum Care
Center, 4118 Kalamazoo Ave, Room 203, Grand Rapids, 49508.
Gen Kroon is now at the Laurels of Hudsonville, 3650 Van Buren,
Room 218 – 2, Hudsonville, 49426. See the Prayers & Praise Line
in your bulletin today for all the other prayer concerns and praise
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room to discuss the first lesson in the new book “JOY”. See
Gladys Kessel for your copy.
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5.
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
3:00 - 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in K – Grade 8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall
CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. Meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL “GOD LOVES ME – Stories from the Old
Testament” – Meet in the Nursery.
“JUST WALK ACROSS THE ROOM” led by Pastor Rick.
Tonight “The Single Greatest Gift”. Meet in Nikki’s office.
BIBLE STUDY WITH REV. CECIL MARTENS – Join Pastor
Martens in the Consistory Room for a 5 week session.
Come hear all the details!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT at the Crossing.
Everyone is invited! Mark you calendar – the 3rd Friday of
each month will be designated for scrapbooking!
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 23, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series Connected
in Colossians with the message: CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER:
FULL RICHES from Colossians 1:24-2:5.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 24, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm “BELOVED DISCIPLE – THE LIFE AND
MINISTRY OF JOHN”. This Beth Moore Bible Study for Women will
meet each week beginning on the 25th.
Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 pm FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Everyone is
invited to come out for dinner and fellowship prior to Wednesday
Saturday, October 13 COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE. Save the date!
PRAYER PARTNERS NEEDED! Please check out the Library area and
commit to being a prayer partner for one of our missionaries this
year. We have 11 persons who need our specific prayers. The goal is
to have 10 persons for each missionary. (This will replace the
existing prayer partners from the Ministry Fair 2 years ago, so please
sign up again.) The reason to sign up is so that you can receive in
your mailbox any correspondence that comes into the office! It is
really interesting to hear what is happening in these various
countries, and the missionaries are so grateful for your prayers.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
Western Theological Seminary. This offering will take the place of
the designated amount that has been in our yearly budget in the past.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY – If you are a volunteer for Nursery, Bible
School, or any other children or youth activity and have not yet been
to a Child Protection Meeting, please see Nikki or Darrell ASAP.
Those who have filled out their applications, please remember to
turn in the report you received from the Department of Human
Services. Thank You!
NURSERY WORKERS NEEDED during the Sunday School hour! If you can
help out, see or call Linda Emelander at 534-6612.
NEEDED: TELEVISION FOR THE CROSSING – A new or used TV with an
AV outlet is needed to play video games on at the Crossing. If you
have one to donate, please see Nikki or Darrell. Donations are tax
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING 1st ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT will be
held September 30 at 7:30 pm. The concert will take place at Grace
Bible College, 1011 Aldon SW, GR. The concert will feature
The Singing Hims and Tommee Profitt.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Steve & Angie Hendrickson
Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Lower Doors: Kevin & Becky Herrema
Sept. 23 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga; Pam Hoezee
Lower Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
Today AM Service: Diane Maitner, Sandy Farris, Judy Beadle,
Tishana Delaney PM Service: Sue Stuk
Sept. 23 AM Service: Cindy Wylie, Sue Dunkle, Laura Marshall,
Jerrod Dunkle PM Service: Ruth Postema
Sept. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Boeve Norden Postema Gort
Prayers & Praise Line
September 16, 2007
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 Teachers and Leaders
• Our church family
• Our fall programs
• Ade Peterson at Blodgett Hospital
• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they begin the process of adopting a child
• Boldness for each of us to share Jesus with those we meet
• Nancy Lipsomb, mother of Jenny Rosema, (Jenny’s Husband is Chad
and parents-in-law George & Hennie Rosema) Nancy underwent
extensive surgery on Aug. 21st after being diagnosed with ovarian
cancer. She continues on a ventilator in ICU.
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson,
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide,
Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson)
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, 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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