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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Sep 16, 2009

 
 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
 10:00 am Worship Service


 Prelude
 Choral Introit
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
 * Greeting Time
 * Opening Songs of Praise
 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moment for Mission Keith & Mari Beavon
 Senior Choir
 Sacrament of Infant Baptism
 Hymn No. 185 ……………………………………………………. “Jesus Loves Me”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: II Samuel 6:1-12 (Page 298) 
 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 “FOLLOWERS OF GOD DESIRE: THE EXUBERANCE OF DAVID”
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 225 ……....………… “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 669 …………………….…….. “Make Me a Servant”
* Postlude 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
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 400………… “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments of Sharing
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 493 ………………..……………………………. “Glory to His Name”
 Living Word: Ezekiel 1 (Page 803)
 Message: “THE GLORY OF GOD: WHO GETS IT?” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 812 ……………………….…….. “Glory Be to the Father”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
 *All those who are able, please stand

 TODAY AT GRACE

THIS MORNING Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages entitled
“In His Footsteps”. See the insert in your bulletin with details.

Today we celebrate THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM as Kaleab Thomas
Marshall, son of Rick & Laura Marshall, is baptized. The flowers on
the piano are in honor of his baptism. YOU ARE INVITED to the
Crossing following the morning service to see more of the Marshall’s
experiences traveling to Ethiopia to get their son.

WE WELCOME Keith & Mari Beavon to our service this morning. The
Beavons have worked for many years for Wycliffe International
translating the scriptures. Over the more than 70 years of history,
Wycliffe personnel have been involved in the translation of 740
New Testaments and Bibles representing over 82 million people!

10:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ begin their classes today! All
children ages 3 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs. You will have
your very own worship service.

11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 BEGINS FOR GRADES 5 & 6.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 BEGINS FOR GRADES 3 & 4.

6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Lasagna, salad, bread sticks, dessert!
A nursery will be provided for children under
preschool age on Wednesdays.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meets for practice.

7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for Children Ages 3
through 5th Grade. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.

ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.
This class will study the SERMON ON THE MOUNT. What does it
mean to seek first the kingdom in our relationships, values,
ambitions, finances and commitment to God? Jesus’ answer
to these questions amazed those who first heard the Sermon
on the Mount. In this study you will be amazed and
challenged by the greatest sermon ever preached. Ron Engels
will lead this class.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 BEGINS FOR GRADES 7 & 8.


 NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages entitled
“In His Footsteps” with the message “Followers of God Desire: The
Wisdom of Solomon”. We will celebrate baptism with the Stadt
family.

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
LOVE, INC. Love, Inc provides many of the snacks that are served at
Club 3:16! This offering will be received next Sunday.


 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Al Grimm is now at the Grand Rapids Home
For Veterans, 3000 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, Mi 49550.
See the Prayers & Praise Line for all other prayer requests and
praise reports.

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to everyone who donated food items for
the Discovery Kidz! It is very much appreciated! ~Heather Dood


 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER


Monday, September 28, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.


Friday, October 9, 6:45 PM – Y-LIFE for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH meets
at the Crossing.


 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE “BELONGING” NEW MEMBERS CLASS is being offered this fall. If you
are interested please call Shari (538-3100) or sign up in the narthex.
The beginning date and time is still negotiable.

THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE fund drive will continue. You can put
your gift envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!

THE COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE is coming October 10. Grace will again
be the Collection Site for Wyoming. Sign up sheets are on the
narthex table if you would be willing to help.

FOOD DRIVE HERE AT GRACE! Because of the huge need in Wyoming for
food this year, we will be collecting food for the next month prior to
the Food Drive on October 10. Please watch for sales and buy food
and personal care items and bring them to church between
September 13 and October 4. Thank you in advance!

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Joan Emaus, Jane Duthler
 Lower Doors: Jim & Lori Duimstra
Sept. 27 Upper Doors: Ron & Barb Engels 
 Jim & Linda Emelander
 Lower Doors: Sandy Farris


NURSERY

Today AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Allie Mc Elroy
 PM Service: Mary Bush
Sept. 27 AM Service: Judy Beadle, Sue Vander Wal, Chelsea Boeve
 PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Oct. 4 AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Lyndsey Boeve, Amy Grimm
 PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen


 Prayers & Praise Line

 September 20, 2009

We Pray and Trust God

This week autumn begins. Praise God for the beauty of the changing seasons
and thank Him for the dependability of His creation.


Church Plant Prayer Focus

Pray for God’s clear leading in this process!


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

 We thank God for the work of Keith & Mari Beavon and the Wycliffe Bible Translators.
 We thank and praise God for Kaleab Marshall and his baptism today.
 We pray today for friends of Brad & Gracia Class’ son. Friends Brian & Shannon had their car hijacked
in California. Brian was beat up badly and Shannon was run over, left blinded in one eye with ribs
broken.
 Please keep Lacey Thorner (Wylie) and her baby son in your prayers. The baby is due in November.
 Pray for encouragement and strength for Al Grimm at the Veteran’s Facility.
 We praise God for good reports for Christy Kleymeer.
 We pray for strength and encouragement for all those who struggle with daily activities.
 Please be in prayer as we kick off our fall season of activities.
 Pray for Thom McGuire and all the volunteers as Club 3:16 begins this week.
 We thank God for the many people that have already volunteered to help at Grace. We pray that more
will be moved to do so.
 Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
 Pray for Gretchen Stauffer, daughter of Jane Duthler, who is undergoing treatments for cancer.
 Keep Luke Nordlund in your prayers as he recuperates following knee surgery
 Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.

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