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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 20, 2012

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Down From His Glory”

 Time of Praise

 * Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise 

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moment of Sharing: Jesus is teaching me ____________.

* Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “His Name is Jesus”

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25 (Page 935)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 “THE STORY: NO ORDINARY MAN”

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 591 ……………….……… “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)… “I Love to Tell the Story”

* Postlude 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.

 

 

SUNDAY’S AT SIX

Meet in the Chapel

 Prelude

* Opening Worship Sequence No. 703-705 ... “God’s Love and Strength”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 693 ……………………….……. “A Shelter in the Time of Storm”

 Living Word: Esther 4:1-3, I Kings 8:27-30,

 II Chronicles 20:5-9, John 2:18-22 

 Message: “HOLY PLACES: THE WAILING WALL” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 762 ……………..…………… “What a Day That Will Be”

* Benediction

* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra

*All who are able, please stand.

 

 

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 the new church start.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in

 the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Jen Koster is at the Mayo Clinic to undergo

 testing. Please keep Phil & Jen and the children in your prayers. 

 Lucille Sytsema continues rehab at Brookcrest for a time of

 rehabilitation. Please keep her in your prayers. For all other prayer 

 requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your

 bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for the many expressions of

 sympathy, the cards and prayers with the death of our mother. 

 We celebrate her 94 years of life and know that she is now in

 Heaven. ~Larry & Bernice Palma

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

 3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6. 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

 3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.

 

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER - Come out and enjoy dinner

 and a time of fellowship prior to classes. On the menu is

 Chicken Pot Pies (Hot Dogs for the kids), salad, dessert!

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation)

 Children preschool through 5th Grade will meet with Mrs.

 Heather in the Fellowship Hall. The theme this year is “Travel

 Guide to the Lord’s Prayer”. 

 ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”. 

 The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. (Disciples of The

 Story)” will connect the Sunday sermon with additional

 study options. Pastor Rick will lead the class.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

 6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of

 Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner. Please see Pastor

 George’s special requests and prayer concerns on the Prayer

 & Praise Line today.

 

NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

PREPARATORY SUNDAY

 

NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Harvey Heneveld, Visitation Pastor at

 FairHaven Ministries, will be with us at both our morning and

 evening worship services and will share the message. 

 

NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2013 Consistory. See the

 insert in your bulletin. Also an informative letter concerning the

 process was in your mailbox last week.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Sunday, October 7, 2012 WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY. 

 We will celebrate Communion here at Grace and join with Christians

 around the world doing the same. Pastor Rick will share the

 message, “Jesus, the Son of God” from The Story, Chapter 25.

 

Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:00 am – 2:00 pm COUNTY FOOD

 DRIVE - Will you consider giving a few hours to help? 

  1. You can be a driver that drives a route in the neighborhood to pick

 up bags on the porches of the homes. 

  1. You can stay here at Grace and sort and box the food so it is ready

 for the pantries to pick up.

  1. You can help Tymie at The Crossing with the lunch that will be

 served from 11AM till 1PM. 

 

Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or call Shari with any questions. 

NOTE: Between October 3 & 8 volunteers will be needed to pre-flyer and pre-bag a

few streets in our neighborhood. Details to follow.

 

Saturday, October 13 – PUMPKIN PATH – We will be participating in

 the Pumpkin Path activity once again this year at Lamar Park. 

 Volunteers are needed to help pass out candy. Please let Heather

 know if you can help. ALSO CANDY is needed! We see about

 3000 kids at this event!! You can bring your candy donations to the

 youth desk downstairs! Thank You!

 

 

Saturday, October 27, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm - HABITAT FOR

 HUMANITY WORK DAY at the construction site which is still to

 be determined. We are hoping for 10-15 of YOU to sign up to help

 work on one of the Habitat projects. They have several projects going

 but will not know exactly what stage of construction the homes will

 be in since progress is dependent on all the volunteers before our

 date. The minimum age for volunteers is 16 years, although it is 18

 for the 'deconstruction' phase. Please sign up or contact Shari if you

 are interested. If you cannot give a whole day, please consider 1/2

 day.

 

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 

 Sunday morning, September 30. 

 

'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS -  The beginning date for

 the 'Belonging' New Member Class is being postponed until October

 28.This will allow more time for people to pray about being part of

 this class. Whether the class is held on Sunday following the worship

 service or Wednesday evening after dinner will be decided by those

 attending. The class usually has 6 sessions. You can be part of this

 class even if you do not want to become a member at this time....the

 class will enable you to become a member but it will not obligate you

 to do so. Questions? Call Shari at 538-3100.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to prepare the parsonage for Pastor George

 and Juel to move in. This will include cleaning, painting, and repairs.

 Sign up on the sheet in the narthex and we will contact you. Thank

 you!

 

NEEDED - One DISCOVERY KIDZ SHEPHERD for next week.

 Please see Heather today, or sign on in the narthex! 

 

GALAXY – The next issue of the Galaxy will be published on Sept. 30.

 If you have any articles you would like included, please drop them off

 in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the main office, or contact

 Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort by Wednesday, September 26.

 

GRACE FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS DRIVE – Please

 bring in food items and personal care items from now until Oct. 7! 

 These will be added to the items collected on October 13 at the

 County Food Drive. All items collected will be given to the local food

 pantries. 

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

 

Today Upper Doors: Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos; Joan Emaus

 Lower Doors: Jim & Linda Emelander

Sept. 30 Upper Doors: Ron & Barb Engels; Sandy Farris

 Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers

Oct. 7 Upper Doors: Joan Formsma; Brian & Sandy Gort

 Lower Doors: Katie Green

 

 

NURSERY

 

Today Jayme Dood, Sue Stuk

Sept. 30 Lynda Ver Merris, Donna Oppenhuizen

Oct. 7 Pat Ter Beek, Lyndsey Boeve

 

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS

 

Today 3 & 4 (T) Mrs. Heather 

 (S)

 K-2 (T) Elaine Martin 

 (S) Reece Wigent

 3-5 (T) Donna Oppenhuizen 

 (S) Louise Grimm

 

September 30

 3 & 4 (T) Pat Ter Beek 

 (S) OPEN

 K-2 (T) Abbey Licari 

 (S) Bella Licari

 3-5 (T) Brian Licari 

 (S) Louise Grimm

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 23, 2012

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We thank and praise God today that he is always available, that we can have constant communication with Him in prayer.
  • Please be in prayer for the mother of Cindy Wylie & Larry Kleymeer who has just undergone breast cancer surgery.
  • Keith Benthin’s younger brother Brian sustained a head injury and is hospitalized after a bicycle accident a few weeks ago. He continues to be unresponsive other than opening his eyes a little and has little movement in his arms and lets. Recovery will be a very long road for him. Also Cindy’s mother just had surgery for numerous cancerous tumors and will have to make decisions regarding treatment. Please keep Keith and Cindy and their family in your prayers.
  • We pray today for Lucille Sytsema as she undergoes rehab at Brookcrest. 
  • Remember Willie Hiemstra in your prayers as she continues rehab. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries.
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons, Justin Roelofs. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.

 

 

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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