Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 21, 2007
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 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
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Affirmation of Faith – The Belgic Confession, Article 1
Senior Choir “Getting Used to the Family of God”
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 1:24-2:5 (Page 1143)
Message: “CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER: FULL RICHES”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 605 ………………………………………. “Living for Jesus”
* 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
Worship Sequence 538, 539, 540 …………………… “My Faith, My Hope”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 653 ……………………………………………… “Whiter than Snow”
Living Word: Job 8:1-22 (Page 498)
Message “SUFFERING AND PUNISHMENT” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 344 ………………..…… “Grace Greater than Our Sin”
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 - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
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.
“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 class is for all High School students and anyone else
who would like to know what it means to really BELONG! 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.
5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meet at the Crossing to go to
Remembrance Ref. Church for the Silver Ring Thing. Cost $5.00
entry and $15.00 if you wish to purchase a ring.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Ade Peterson is now at Brookcrest in Grandville.
See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the other prayer concerns.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
Bob & Lynda Ver Merris and family upon the death of their father,
Casey Ver Merrris, on Tuesday, September 18 at the age of 93.
Services were held Friday with Pastor Rick officiating.
The family of Gertrude Kerkstra who passed away on Tuesday,
September 18 at the age of 92. Services were held on Saturday with
Pastor Rick officiating.
We praise God for their long lives, witness and
faithful membership at Grace for so many years.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5.
7:00 PM “BELOVED DISCIPLE – THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF
JOHN”. This Beth Moore Bible Study for Women will
meet each week. See Nikki if you have any questions.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Join us for a spaghetti dinner,
garlic bread, salad and dessert! Come for a time of
fellowship before the evening meetings!
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:15 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
will meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
BIBLE STUDY WITH REV. CECIL MARTENS – Join Pastor
Martens in the Consistory Room.
PRAYER GROUP – A time to meet together and pray
together. Meet with Pastor Rick in Nikki’s office.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:00 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS UPDATE MEETING.
See Darrell if you can’t be here. Thanks!
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series Connected
in Colossians with the message: CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER:
FIRMLY ROOTED from Colossians 2:6-23. At the close of the morning
service NOMINATIONS FOR ELDERS & DEACONS will be received.
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.
6:00 PM NEXT SUNDAY the plan is to join together for a light supper here
at Grace then leave at 7:00 pm to go to the FAMILY NETWORK
OF WYOMING 1st ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT which begins at 7:30 pm.
The concert will take place at Grace Bible College, 1011 Aldon SW.
The concert will feature The Singing Hims and Tommee Profitt. Join
us for this evening of praise and thankful worship!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 1, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Wednesday, October 3, 9:00 am THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY GROUP
meets in the Consistory room.
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm THESSALONIANS I BIBLE STUDY GROUP
meets at the Crossing.
Saturday, October 13 COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE.
How can you help??
Be a part of a carload to pick up food from the neighborhood. Drivers and walkers needed.
Help sort food here at Grace.
Help prepare and serve lunch for the volunteers.
Bring your food donations to church any time from now until the drive!
Pick your own hours to work at the food drive! Sign up in the
narthex or see Shari!
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 AM – FELLOWSHIP TEAM SHOPPING TRIP to
BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH. We will take the church vans. Cost is
$5.00 which will cover doughnuts on the way and gas. Sign up in the
COMMUNITY DAYS at Younkers, Saturday, November 10 beginning at
6:00 am! Our youth are selling coupon books for $5.00. These
booklets contain a $10.00 coupon off an item selling for $10.00 or
more and 8 coupons worth 20% off sale or regular priced items. The
$5.00 cost of these coupon books goes entirely to our youth
group. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for our fall
activities! See Darrell or one of our youth. Thank you for your
Cadets in Grades 4-8 Chuckwagon Campout Weekend at the Allegan
Cadet Campground on October 5 & 6. We will leave church at
6:00 pm on Friday and return around 3:00 pm Saturday.
Jr. Cadets in Grades 1-3 Cookout Night at Counselor Rick Veldheer’s
house on Wednesday, October 10. Jr. Cadets will enjoy hot dogs and
snacks. Meet at church at 5:45 pm and we will ride together.
LIGHT BULB SALE – The Cadets are selling light bulbs. Many sizes and
types are available. See a Cadet or Counselor, or there are order
sheets on the narthex table.
DISCOVERY CAFÉ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – One or two persons who would
be willing to make sure there are snacks and have them set out for
the children in Sunday School. See Darrell if you can help.
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.
NURSERY WORKERS NEEDED during the Sunday School hour! If you can
help out, see or call Linda Emelander at 534-6612.
D & W SHOPPING DAYS
D & W will donate 3% of our purchases back to our youth programs
when we shop D & W on September 23-29. It’s easy-all you have to
do is provide our code 95688 there are no sign ups or coupons
required! Other shopping days include October 21-27 and November
18 – 24.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga; Pam Hoezee
Lower Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson
Sept. 30 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson; Erma Johnson
Lower Doors: Les & Magdalena Kiss
Today AM Service: Cindy Wylie, Sue Dunkle, Laura Marshall,
Jerrod Dunkle PM Service: Ruth Postema
Sept. 30 AM Service: Sue Vander Wal, Luke & Janell Nordlund,
Taylor Duimstra PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Sept. Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Boeve Norden Postema Gort
Prayers & Praise Line
September 23, 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…
• The life and witness of Casey Ver Merris
• The life and witness of Gertrude Kerkstra
• The gift of eternal life
• Our fall programs
• Christina Kleymeer for health and strength for the Breast Cancer
60 mile walk over 3 days in Detroit on Sept. 28-30.
• Our children as they are back in classes ~ Please pray for comfort and confidence as they are away from home
• Ade Peterson at Brookcrest
• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Boldness for each of us to share Jesus with those we meet
• 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,
Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb
• 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 Gen Kroon,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
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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