Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 19, 2013
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Things are Different Now”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: Christianity means that I _______.
* Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Senior Choir “My Sins are Blotted Out, I Know”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 3:13-17 (Page 935)
Message: “BODY AND SOUL: WASHED THROUGH AND THROUGH”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn………………………………………………… “The Family of God”
* 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
*Worship Sequence No. 538 – 540 …………………… “My Faith, My Hope”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 512 …………………………………… “Jesus Is All the World to Me”
Living Word: Hebrews 9:11-28 (Pg. 1166)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE HEIDELBERG: IT’S CHRISTOLOGY”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 753 ………………………………. “Jesus is Coming Again”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
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.
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 23, 2013
6:00 PM FRIENDS AND FELLOWSHIPBIBLE STUDY for
younger adults will have their first meeting of the fall season.
Childcare will be provided!
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu: Pizza!
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for kids ages
Preschool – 5th Grade will meet. The theme this year
“The Armor of God”
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Two classes are offered:
The Old Testament Tabernacle – This class meets in the
Consistory Room. This 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. Meet in Pastor
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
NEXT WEEK Daniel Jung will lead us and share the message at both
our morning and evening worship services. Daniel is a recent
graduate of Western Seminary and was our Club 3:16 Director last
year. At the close of the morning service will receive nominations
for the election of Elders and Deacons for the 2014 Consistory.
Please refer to the insert in your bulletin today.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for ACCESS. 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
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Tymie Boeve had surgery Tuesday on the
wrist/arm that she broke. The surgery went well and her recovery
time is expected to be shorter than if it were cast. Please remember
her in your prayers. For all prayer requests and praise reports, see
the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – Dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank
you so much for continuously asking me about my brother. Thank
you for your prayers. It has been so encouraging for me to hear that
you are praying with us! I want to share this update with you so
you know how to pray and we can thank the Lord together for what
He is doing. My brother seems to slowly be crawling out of the deep
dark valley that has been his life for the last three years. After years
of being emotionally not approachable he is now showing signs of
change in his emotional behavior. He stated that he has enough of
life living as a drug and alcohol addict. After imprisonment and a
thorough intervention by a network of mental health providers,
lawyers and judges it has been agreed upon that he, instead of
imprisonment, is now voluntarily and willingly submitted to
another health clinic that is specialized in his health problems. We
are now able to get through to him which is a huge change. Please
continue to pray. He is now at the point where he actually says that
he wants to see a change in his life. He is very depressed and feels
that God can't forgive his sinful life because it was so bad. Please
pray for wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit so we know
when to be quiet and when to speak. We believe that Jesus is
touching his life and I'm thrilled of this tremendous breakthrough.
I believe that we still have a long way to go but Jesus is our
navigator. He makes a way where there seems to be no way.
Pressing on with Jesus! Thank you dear Grace family!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 30, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING
SESSION. Please meet in the Chapel.
Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
will resume! We will continue our study of Max Lucado’s book
Grace. Please read Chapter 8. We will meet in the Consistory room.
Interested in joining a small group? See Pastor Rick.
Sunday, October 6 - WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY. Join
us as we celebrate Communion with other Christians around the world.
A large chart with the CHRONOLOGY OF ANCIENT, MODERN,
AND BIBLICAL HISTORY is posted on the wall in the Fellowship
Hall. This map of history is from the Creation Museum. You can
discover the first navigators, what type of alphabets were used in the
ancient world, how much was a Bible worth in 1440 AD! Study the
time line of detailed Biblical history, inventions, discoveries, and
events…so much to see and learn. If you have any questions about
the map or the Creation Museum, see John De Jong!
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!
VOLUNTEERS are still needed for the October rotation for
DISCOVERY KIDZ. SIGN-UP SHEETS are on the Narthex
table. Find a place where you can help today!
Y – LIFE – Your next meetings are scheduled for Oct. 6 & 20 from
6:45 – 8:00 pm!
TRUNK OR TREAT – Wednesday, October 30 from 6 – 8 pm
Looking for volunteers to decorate your trunks (you don’t have to
decorate for “Halloween”, it can be any type of decoration or Bible
story, etc.) and hand out candy to the neighborhood children. Since
this is a fifth Wednesday in our rotation, it will free some of you up to
participate! Please sign up in the narthex or see Heather if you have
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 next week.
2. Volunteer October 11 & 12 to be stationed at local grocers to
help collect food. This is a fun activity for small groups and
families! Sign up in the narthex!
3. Help with food collection and sorting on Saturday, Oct. 12
Sign up in the narthex!
4. Contribute to our Special Offering on September 29 for
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today 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 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
Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
September Norden Nordlund Gort Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
September 22, 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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