Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 16, 2011
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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 “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Crossing Community Update
Senior Choir “Lift Me Up”
Hymn No. 401 ………………………………. “The Church’s One Foundation”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 2:42-47 (Page 1057)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…THE CHURCH IS BUILT”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn …………………….. “I Am the Church, You Are the Church”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*All who are able, please stand.
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 in the Chapel
Call to Worship No. 137 ……………………………………. “He is a Holy God”
* Opening Hymn No. 139 …….…………………. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 342 ………………………………………………………. “Rock of Ages”
Living Word: Joshua 4:1-9, 19-24 (Page 209)
Message: “REMIND ME AGAIN” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 568 ……….…… “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will begin in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will now be meeting in the CHAPEL.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to all those who helped recruit and
inform kids about Club 3:16 in the school this past week! We had 3
volunteers at Jackson Park, 6 at Gladiola, and 4 at Newhall. Your
help is very much appreciated! ~Pastor George
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. Study guides are in your mailbox! All ladies are
invited to attend!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 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...
Homemade casserole buffet along with salads and dessert!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members will give a concert at the
Allen Springs Lodge on Cottonwood Dr in Jenison. Choir
members please meet there at 6:30.
6:45 PM – 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 – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
this class. We will be reading Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt. The author
challenges Christians with an open heart how we have
manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – GRACE GARAGE & BAKE SALE with
profits for the Chiapas Mexico trip! Please be sure you bring
your items for the sale to church by September 18. Contact
us if you need them picked up from your home! 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.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “When God
Shows Up…WALLS ARE TORN DOWN” from Acts 10.
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2012 Consistory. See the
special insert in your bulletin today.
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 next
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MTG.
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.
There will not be a service at Grace that morning and no Discovery
Sunday, October 2, 6:30 pm Y-LIFE for youth in Middle and High
School will be held. We will have dinner first! Meet at the Crossing.
Saturday, October 8 - COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE! Sign up in the
narthex if you can help by being a driver, sort and box the donations,
or prepare and serve lunch! Also donations of home baked cookies
are needed for the volunteers that work that day. The drive begins
with a Praise Rally at 9:00 am and goes until 2:00 pm. Choose your
own hours to help!
GRACE FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE DRIVE for the County
Wide Food Drive. We can help by collecting food and personal care
items in advance! Boxes will be provided by the doors for your
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.
ALSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Children or adults willing to
dress up as Bible Characters and hand out candy from 5 – 7 PM.
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.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation will run from October 16 –
November 13. We need leaders for games and theater and 2
shepherds. Sign up in the narthex if you can help!
LOCAL Habitat for Humanity BUILD! Churches and
Habitat are partnering in the ‘Faith United Build’ on the southeast
side of GR. We are putting together a work group from Grace to
work on these homes on Saturday, October 22. Some jobs include
demolition, framing carpentry, trim carpentry, and landscaping
opportunities. Sign up in the narthex if interested
THE MICAH CENTER, a group of Christians seeking to promote
Biblical justice, will meet at Hope Reformed Church (Burton and
Kalamazoo) on Tuesday, September 20. A light meal will be served
at 5:30 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Ron & Barb Engels
Sept. 25 Upper Doors: Sandy Farris, Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Joan Formsma
Today Sue Stuk, Robin Zondervan, Emily Mc Elroy
Sept. 25 Jayme Dood, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Prayers & Praise Line
September 18, 2011
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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