Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 20, 2012
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
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”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* 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”
* 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
* 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”
* 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
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
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?
up bags on the porches of the homes.
for the pantries to pick up.
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
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
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
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
K-2 (T) Elaine Martin
(S) Reece Wigent
3-5 (T) Donna Oppenhuizen
(S) Louise Grimm
3 & 4 (T) Pat Ter Beek
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
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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