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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 22, 2006
SUNDAY, September 24, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “We’re a Fellowship of Believers”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “At Calvary”
Hymn No. 390 ……………..…. “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”
The Special Offering for ACCESS will be received
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 14:15-17, 16:5-15 (Page 1046-1047),
I Corinthians 2:9-16 (Page 1106)
Message: “THE STANDARD OF A SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn ………….…………………………… “Spirit of the Living God”
* Song of Departure …………………………….............................. “Sanctuary”
* 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
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship No. 42 …………………………… “Crown Him Lord of All”
* Opening Hymn No. 43 …………… “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 235 ………..…………….. “Take the Name of Jesus With You”
Presentation by Rev. Murray Moerman
* Closing Hymn No. 426 …….………………. “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Today is the gateway to another week. We join here to thank God for a new week and a new season of promise and possibilities. Let us welcome the opportunity to worship. Let us prepare ourselves to be God’s people and spread His word to all who may cross our path in the days and weeks ahead. Please sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed so we can get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leader Heather Dood.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Lynda Ver Merris and Amy Grimm.
You will be dismissed during the offering time.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
ACCESS (All Area Churches Emergency Support System). This
special collection will be received today.
BELONGING CLASS (New Member Class) – Explore what it means to
belong to Jesus Christ and His Church. If you want to learn more
about the Reformed Church, or, if you would like to make Profession
of Faith, you will want to become part of this 6 week class that starts
today during the Sunday School hour. Meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
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.
Spiritual Warfare in the Old Testament – Brad Class will lead this
group in the Chapel.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Taken from the 40 Days of
Purpose materials, this Dood/Zondervan Bible Study Group will
meet in the main room at The Crossing each week.
5:00–6:00 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS meeting in the Fellowship Hall.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Rev. Murray & Carol Moerman will be with us.
Murray will share about serving as the Europe Area Director to
oversee, resource and begin missionary teams throughout Western
and Eastern Europe, and east across the former USSR with their
parent mission OC International. Join us in the Chapel.
7:00 – 8:00 PM INDEED! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Peter Cook was a patient at Meijer Heart Center
where he had a pacemaker implanted. He was able to return home
on Tuesday. Joan Patterson was hospitalized earlier but was doing
well and expected to return to her home. See the Prayers & Praise
Line today for all the Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
IN APPRECIATION –I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to the
congregation, the Sunshine Committee and my Caring Shepherds
for all of the cards and well wishes I have received over the past few
months. All of your thoughts and prayers are so greatly
appreciated. Thank You. ~Deb Pierce
Week of 9-17-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$19,507.57 $7,848.27 + $11,659.30
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$295,491.99 $298,234.26 - $2,742.27
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
6:45 – 8:15 PM
TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – 5th GRADE – FOLLOWING JESUS EVERYDAY!
Meet in the Fellowship Hall. Tonight we will visit a Carpenter
Shop in Nazareth and see how we can honor God by doing a
good job at our daily tasks!
A nursery is available for younger children.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study.
THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM CLASS led by Rev. Cecil
Martens will meet in the Consistory Room.
HOLY LAND DISCUSSIONS –“From Nothing to Everything…
From Egypt to Canaan to Israel”. Meet in PASTOR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
7:00 PM BRIDAL SHOWER for Sheri Oppenhuizen at the Crossing.
PLEASE RSVP to Lynda Ver Merris or Tymie Boeve TODAY.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
7:00 AM MEN’S SMALL GROUP BREAKFAST at Russ’ in Wyoming.
All men are welcome!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
7:30 AM FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST! Meet at Mr. Burger on 44th
Street. Everyone is invited to join with others at Grace for a
time of Fellowship and good food.
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 1, 2006
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate communion with Christians around the
world on World Wide Communion Sunday. Pastor Rick will continue
with the series “Core Values for Church and Life” with the message
“The Standard of Service”.
NOMINATIONS will be received next Sunday for Elders & Deacons to serve
on the Consistory. Please prayerfully consider whom you will
nominate. See the insert in today’s bulletin.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 am THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY – Part 2
Meet in the Consistory Room. Contact Bob or Lynda Ver Merris for
Thursday, October 5, 7:30 pm – THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY-Part 1
“A Spiritual Roadmap in a Mixed Up World”. You are invited to join
this study that meets one Thursday night a month. The first meeting
will be held at THE CROSSING. Contact Pastor Rick if interested.
Saturday, October 7, 11:00 am COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY!
BATTERY GIVEAWAY. Meet here at church and we will canvas the
neighborhood giving away 9 volt batteries for smoke detectors and
information about our church. Sign up in the narthex or see Nikki.
Friday, October 13, 7-11 pm SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT AT THE CROSSING!
Ladies come for a night away! Bring your own supplies…come and
go as you wish. Bring along a snack to share!
Tuesday, December 5th WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS. Save the
date. Sandy Bennett will be our guest speaker. A special evening is
being planned for your family & friends! Dessert will be served in the
Fellowship Hall. Once again tables will be festively decorated by the
hostesses. You won’t want to miss this annual holiday event. Start
thinking about being a hostess!
URGENT FOOD COLLECTION! The Food Pantries are either out or have
a very low supply of canned vegetables, condensed soups, peanut
butter and macaroni & cheese. In the past Grace has really come
through to help so PLEASE bring food to church anytime from now
until the County Wide Food Drive on October 14th. Thank you!
TOOLS NEEDED FOR THE CADETS! If you have any hand or power tools
that you would like to donate to the Cadets, contact Jayme Dood at
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUILD A HOME in St. Charles Louisiana for
hurricane victims? The RCA is partnering with Habitat again and
they are in need of volunteers November 6-10. If you are interested,
please contact Shari for details. We realize this is a last minute
request but if there is enough interest we will take part in it. In the
spring we will also be looking at a work project, either with Habitat in
LA or doing home repair/cleanup in the McComb Mississippi area.
D & W FUND RAISING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! D & W will donate 5% of
our group’s total sales back to our Youth Groups. All you need is our
code 95688. Local participating D & W’s are the Grandville, Breton
Village, Caledonia, Rockford & Cascade stores. The dates for this
promotion are OCTOBER 1-7 and NOVEMBER 12-18. Just jot down
our code and shop! ALSO don’t forget to use your Meijer Community
Rewards card each time you shop at Meijers. If you don’t have a
community rewards card, applications are on the narthex table.
ALASKA CHALLENGE – More persons are welcome to join the group going
to Alaska July 21-31, 2007 for the Spiritual & Leadership
Development trip. The next informational meeting is October 8.
Contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan for more information.
EMPTY SOUP CANS are needed for a children’s craft project on October
1st. Please bring empty cans to the church kitchen.
A LIST OF SNACK ITEMS needed for the children’s Sunday School is on
the narthex table. Any donations appreciated.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer; Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
Lower Doors: Pat Ter Beek
Oct. 1 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Today AM Service: Jennifer Elkowitz, Diane Maitner, Beth Kubiak,
Brittany Emaus PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Sunday School Nursery: Lynda Ver Merris
Oct. 1 AM Service: Brian & Sandy Gort, Sue & Jerrod Dunkle
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
September 24, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· A good start on our fall programs
· The changing colors and cooler weather
· The ministry of Murray & Carol Moerman
· Our Teachers
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Irene Polderman undergoing testing on a tumor in her lung
· Curt Boes who is undergoing testing prior to heart surgery
· The Delaney family who are in need of a car ~ Darrell was in an accident this past week (thankfully no one was hurt) and his car is very badly damaged
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· The mother of Holly (Nikki’s room mate) with health concerns
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk, David Hoezee, Marjean Tibbets, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Jim Hunter, Sarah Zimmerman (Roelofs), Jonathan
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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