Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 22, 2011
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
“When God Shows Up”
“We shall be like him, for we shall
see him as he is.” I John 3:2b
Choral Introit “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
A Belhar Litany
Moments of Sharing: God calls us to love people who are ________.
Prayer for the Diversity of Races and Cultures
Senior Choir “No Other Name But Jesus”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - ACCESS
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 10 (Page 1066)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…WALLS ARE TORN DOWN”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn 604 ……………………………….…………… “I Then Shall Live”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*All who are able, please stand.
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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. 810 ………………..……….. “Love the Lord Your God”
* Opening Hymn No. 809 ………………..……………… “God of Our Fathers”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 443 ……………………………………….…………….. “O Zion, Haste”
Living Word: Judges 21:25 (Page 256), Matthew 5:13-16 (Page 936)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“IS CHRISTIANITY COUNTERCULTURAL?”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 448 ……... “I’ll Tell the World That I’m a Christian”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own worship service.
Note: No Discovery Kidz next week!
NOMINATION BALLOTS will be received for the 2012 Consistory at
the close of the morning service. Extra slips are available on the
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. This offering with be received this morning.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MTG.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members will meet for practice.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. – (Soldiers of the Next Generation)
This class is for Preschool Children – 5th Grade. Meet with
Mrs. Heather in the Fellowship Hall.
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
this class. We will be reading Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt. The author
challenges Christians with an open heart how we have
manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games
and fellowship with our neighbors.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to John & Fay
de Jong upon the death of their sister-in-law, Hanna de Jong, age 80,
in the Netherlands this past week.
IN APPRECIATION – I wish to give my sincere thanks for all the
prayers, cards, and calls from my Grace Church family. My biggest
“Thank You”, though, is to God for supplying the answer to my
needs by having a surgeon in the ER who was able to determine my
problem and do emergency surgery to correct it. It’s great to be able
to do some of the things God has called me to do.
My sincerest thanks, Lucille Sytsema
We would like to thank Pastor Rick and our Grace Church family for
their many prayers and expressions of concern these past months.
It has been a long year; but, we know God has walked daily with
Amee and her family through each phase of her treatment. Amee is
now finished with all her surgeries and treatments. She will
undergo one final surgery in six months or so. It is just amazing
how God answers prayers! ~Dick & Ruth Locke
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
10:00 AM We will participate in a combined communion service with
Newhall, Beverly, and Faith Reformed Churches! We will meet at
the Wyoming Park High School Auditorium (2125 Wren-
wood SW). All Pastors will participate and Rev. Dr. Randy Weener
will share the message. The choirs will combine for the music
ministry. Offerings will be collected with each church receiving their
own budget envelopes. All loose offerings will go toward covering
expenses and the mission of the classis. This will replace the
morning service here at Grace.
6:30 pm Y-LIFE for youth in Middle and High School will be held. We
will have dinner first! Meet at the Crossing.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation will run from October 16 –
November 13. We need leaders for games and theater and 2
shepherds. Sign up in the narthex if you can help!
COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE - Saturday, October 8. Sign up in the
narthex if you can help by being a driver, sort and box the donations,
or prepare and serve lunch! Also donations of home baked cookies
are needed for the volunteers that work that day. The drive begins
with a Praise Rally at 9:00 am and goes until 2:00 pm. Choose your
own hours to help!
GRACE FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE DRIVE for the County
Wide Food Drive. We can help by collecting food and personal care
items in advance! Boxes will be provided by the doors for your
VICTORS (Cadets) are looking for a leader to “sub” when needed.
Also if you want to help with just a short term project that would be
great too (such as the derby cars or a woodworking project). If you
are available, please see Brian Gort, Eric Postema, or Heather Dood.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS has been postponed until the week of
October 9. You can still sign up on the sheet in the narthex if
interested. Questions…see or call Shari Dood (538-3100 or
CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED! Once again the Grace Discovery
Kidz will be participating in the Wyoming Pumpkin Path. Well
over 2000 pieces of candy and information was given out last year.
Please drop off candy on the youth check in desk by October 5.
ALSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Children or adults willing to
dress up as Bible Characters and hand out candy October 8 from
5 – 7 PM.
LOCAL Habitat for Humanity BUILD! Churches and
Habitat are partnering in the ‘Faith United Build’ on the southeast
side of GR. We are putting together a work group from Grace to
work on these homes on Saturday, October 22. Some jobs include
demolition, framing carpentry, trim carpentry, and landscaping
opportunities. Sign up in the narthex if interested
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Sandy Farris, Betty Figueroa
Lower Doors: Joan Formsma
Oct. 3 Service at Wyoming Park HS Auditorium
Today Jayme Dood, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Oct. 9 Sue Vander Wal, Sandy Farris, Allie Mc Elroy
Prayers & Praise Line
September 25, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that persons will come forward to help support the
Crossing Community by volunteering to share a gift,
talent or a skill with the people of the Crossing Community.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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