Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 16, 2010
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
START Becoming a Good Samaritan
Love your neighbor, change the world…
It starts with you. It starts today!
START: Caring For the Sick of the World
Matthew 10:1-10 (Page 942)
Matt & Lindsey De Young
Grace Senior Choir
“Let Your Heart Be Broken”
“Here I Am Lord”
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 703 ………………….… “God’s Love and Strength”
704 ……………..………… “God Will Make a Way”
705 …………………..… “It is Well With My Soul”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn (See handout) ………..……….. “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”
Living Word: Ruth 1 (Page 257)
Message: “SWEET AND BITTER PROVIDENCE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 718 …………………………………………….. “Day by Day”
Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
We are so blessed to have you worship with us today! On Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings we
will be studying what it means to be a Good Samaritan in today’s world. Participant guides are available on
the narthex table. Cost for this guide is $5.00. If you are able, you can pay for your book by putting your
donation in the offering plate in an envelope marked “START”,
or you can pay in the office.
TODAY WE WELCOME Matt & Lindsey (Foster) De Young to our
worship service. Lindsey grew up at Grace and has decided, along
with her husband, to go to Tanzania for 2 years. Lindsey will be
serving the orphans and at-risk children of the area and Matt will be
helping to develop a Christian business training that will teach local
business people how to run a more successful and profitable
business. Our Special Offering for the month of September is
designated for the De Young’s mission. This offering will be received
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages
3 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
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.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will begin following the
morning service. Meet in the Consistory Room
ALSO, IN THE CHAPEL, a 30 minute DVD that corresponds with
the morning message will be shown!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the
Consistory Room. All Women are welcome!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM KICK OFF DINNER – On the menu…Hot Dogs, Chili
Dogs, French Fries, Salad, and Dessert! Join us for a time of
fellowship prior to Wednesday classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR will give a concert at the new facility of
Allen Springs Lodge in Jenison. The performance starts at
7 PM and choir members are asked to be there by 6:30 pm.
Coffee & goodies to follow.
6:45 – 8:00 PM S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for
preschool children through the 5th Grade. Meet in the
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory
Room. START Becoming a Good Samaritan ~ The DVD that
goes along with our Sunday Sermon Series will be shown,
followed by discussion. Ron Engels will lead this class.
NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
Join us next Sunday as we look at “Caring for the Sick at Home”. Pastor
Rick will share the message! Our special offering for the month of
September designated for Matt & Lindsey De Young will be received.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lucille Sytsema continues at Butterworth
Hospital. Jim Herrema will undergo hip replacement surgery
tomorrow at St. Mary’s Hospital. See the Prayer and Praise Line for
all the prayer requests and praise reports.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH
Sunday, October 3, 10:00 am WORLD WIDE COMMUNION
SUNDAY. This will be a combined service with other area
churches and will be held at Wyoming Park High School Auditorium.
This will be in place of our morning service at Grace.
Monday, October 4, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING.
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING.
HELP WANTED – SNOW SHOVELERS for our church grounds for
the winter months. Pay will be $12.50 per hour. Contact Stan
De Witt (455-2009) or Dan Stuk (532-7729) for more information.
NEEDED – DRIVERS to transport Esther Hoag on Sunday morning
and Wednesday evenings. If you can help, please call Shari.
WEDNESDAY DINNERS – If anyone would like to donate a dessert,
or help in any way with the dinners on Wednesday nights, please
contact Tymie Boeve at 531-5700.
PUMPKIN PATH – Candy donations for the Pumpkin Path activity
which will be held at Lamar Park on Saturday, October 9 are needed!
Our Discovery Kidz will be hosting a booth, handing out candy and
church info to the approximately 3000 kids that participate.
VOLUNTEERS (Youth and Adults) are also needed to hand out the
candy. Candy donations can be brought to the youth desk downstairs.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation (Oct. 10 – Nov. 7) is in need of 3
Shepherds! Can you help? Sign up in the narthex or see Heather
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE helpers needed on the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday! Help needed in the nursery, devotions, and crafts. See
Heather ASAP! Thanks.
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin on Wednesday, September
29th from 7 – 8 pm. 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.
FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION: September 12 – October 3 we will
collect food (non-perishable) items, personal care products, cleaning
supplies, and paper products for the County Wide Food Drive which
will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Bring items to the narthex
or by the bench at the downstairs doors.
COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE is coming up on October 9. Once
again we will host the SW Food Collection! Volunteers are needed to
collect food from the neighboring streets (drivers & persons to walk
to the homes to pick up the food). Volunteers are also needed to help
sort and box the food so it can be picked up by the pantries. Finally,
a few volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the food for the
volunteers! The action begins at 9 AM with a short Praise Rally.
Please check your calendars and come help for a few hours…you can
pick your own hours from 9 AM till 2 PM. Check the Galaxy for more
information and sign up in the narthex!
COOKIES are also needed the day of the County Wide Food Drive. If
you would like to make cookies for the volunteers, sign up in the
narthex! You can bring your cookies on or before October 9th.
COME JOIN THE METROPOLITAN CHOIR OF PRAISE! If you
are interested in joining, we will have auditions following our
September 16th and 23rd rehearsals. Come use your musical gifts for
the Lord in song! Rehearsals are every Thurs. from 7:15 - 9:00 pm.
For contact and other info check our website at: www.metropolitanchoir.org
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jane Duthler; Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Ron & Barb Engels
Sept. 26 Upper Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander; Ron Engels
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today Chelsea Boeve, Donna Oppenhuizen, Sandy Farris
Sept. 26 Linda Emelander, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Prayers & Praise Line
September 19, 2010
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 that God will lead us to clarity.
Pray for discernment for the Mission/Outreach Team.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We praise God today for the commitment made by Matt & Lindsey De Young to travel to Tanzania to help those in need.
We pray for safety, energy, and open doors for their family and ministry.
Pray this week for Fay De Jong and Deb Pierce following surgery.
We pray today for Lucille Sytsema.
Remember John De Jong as he continues his chemotherapy treatments.
Lift up Jim Herrema in your prayers as he undergoes surgery tomorrow.
Praise God for His precious gift of His Son and through Him, life eternal.
Pray for all those who have recently lost loved ones.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
We thank God for HIS awesome presence in our lives!
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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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