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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 25, 2008
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Do You Know My Jesus”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship “The Lord is Near” Philippians 4:5
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Directives for Living
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “I’m Saved Medley”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Hope College
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ephesians 2:1-10, 4:1-4 (Page 1133)
Message: SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF DISCIPLES:
“WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 605 ………………..…………………….. “Living for Jesus”
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* 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
* Worship Sequence Nos. 77, 78, 79 ……….. “Worthy of Love and Praise”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 568 ………..…………….. “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
Living Word: I John 4 (Page 1185)
Message: LOVING TRUTH: TESTED SPIRITS
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 429 ……………… “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY as you leave the sanctuary at the close of the morning service
your NOMINATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER & DEACON will be
received. Nomination slips are provided in today’s bulletin.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Lyndsey Boeve. Children K –
2nd Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Lynda Ver Merris and Pat Ter Beek.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
HOPE COLLEGE. This special offering will be received this morning.
11:20 – 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.
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin during the Sunday School Hour.
Meet in Pastor Rick’s office. Questions? See Shari Dood.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
High School And Post High Sunday School Class
will meet at the
Crossing with Pastor Rick.
Sunday School Guide Class
will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way
– Topic: “Dedicate it all to God”
Meet in the Chapel.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Tonight Pastor Rick will continue the study from
I, II, & III John. A time of discussion will follow the message.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Meet at the Crossing
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! This class is for young
children not yet able to attend GEMS/Cadets. Meet in the
POLITICS AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH – Topic: What is
America’s church and state problem?
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will begin their fall
season with a meeting at the Crossing.
NEXT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 5, 2008
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY – This will be a special
joint service with the Wyoming RCA Churches to be held at Wyoming
Park High School Auditorium (2125 Wrenwood SW). Participating churches
include, Grace, Newhall, Beverly, and Faith. Dr. Bill Brownson, former
Pastor for Words of Hope, will speak. A nursery will be provided.
A collection will be received…everyone is to use their own church
envelopes for their regular tithes and offerings. All loose offerings
will go toward expenses and then designated for Words of Hope.
This will take the place of our usual morning worship service.
NOTE: A VAN WILL LEAVE GRACE AT 9:00 AM IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO MEET
AT GRACE AND RIDE TOGETHER.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Anna Borkowski will undergo outpatient surgery
tomorrow at Butterworth Hospital. Jim Friar is home following
surgery in Ann Arbor. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all other
prayer concerns & praise reports.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATIES are extended to Ron Lankheet and family
upon the death of his wife Carole on Wednesday, September 24 at the
age of 73. Visitation and service times will be announced this
morning. May our loving God wrap His arms around you and give
you His peace and comfort today.
IN APPRECIATION – A very special thank you to Karen Ver Hulst for
allowing Club 3:16 kids to serve her in God’s Garden (in front of the
church). It was a pleasure to serve you.
A special thank you to Dan Stuk for building cubbies and coat hooks
for Club 3:16. We really appreciate you taking the time out of your
schedule to be a blessing to all at Club 3:16!
~Sincerely, Kia Delaney and the Club 3:16 Kids
SISTERHOOD is a ministry extension of Club 3:16 that started in March
of this year. It’s a positive girls group that reads Christian literature
in order to grow their relationship with Jesus Christ. Also includes
field trips, overnighters, and community service projects. Starting
with seven girls attending the first meeting, Sisterhood quickly grew
to seventeen in the first six months. Sisterhood has had a major
growth spurt this fall with thirty nine girls attending. God is truly
blessing our youth! Please keep this group of on fire for God girls in
your prayers. If you are a middle school girl and want to be a part of
the Sisterhood, please call Kia Delaney at 616-204-2369.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING. 7:30 PM CONSISTORY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 – WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT – All those who reserved
their ticket will see the play “Church Basement Ladies”. We
received notice that there will be a special pre-performance
reception from 6:30 – 7:15 hosting “A Taste of Byron” featuring
several area restaurants who will be offering free samples of their
most favorite menu items! We will plan on taking advantage of this
reception …so come hungry! We will leave church at 6:15 pm or you
can meet us at the Van Singel Auditorium at 6:30 or so.
** PICK UP YOUR TICKET TODAY AFTER CHURCH IN THE NARTHEX!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 5 – 9 PM DISCOVERY KIDS MOVIE NIGHT.
All discovery kids, GEMS, Cadets, parents, teachers & Helpers…
Come to the Crossing for a fun night with pizza, pop, movies!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 - COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – Grace is the
collection site for the SW area. You can help by buying food now,
when you see sales, and bring the food to Grace. This food will be
collected & added to the drive on Oct. 11. You can also sign up to be a
DRIVER or RUNNER, SORTER, OR PREPARE AND SERVE THE LUNCH for
the volunteers. The day will begin with a rally in our sanctuary at
9 AM. Sign up today in the narthex if you would like to help. You
can also sign up to bring HOMEMADE COOKIES for the workers!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH SHOPPING TRIP
sponsored by the Fellowship Team. We will leave church at 8:00 am
and have dinner at Zehnders. Cost is $$15.00 per person which
includes van ride, donuts, and coffee. Sign up in the narthex!
COOKBOOKS for sale! Proceeds to go towards enhancements for our
church kitchen. Cost is $6.50 each. These cookbooks make great
gifts! Order sheets are available on the narthex table.
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: If you would like to provide a “needy” family
with food for Thanksgiving or Christmas please sign up in the
narthex and Shari will connect you with a family name from UCOM
(ACCESS). Please respond by Nov. 1 so that we can get you a name.
SCHOOL BAG PROJECT – TODAY is the deadline to turn in your sewn
school bags! See Shari if you have any questions.
PRAYER WALKS in the neighborhood of Grace are taking place on
Monday evenings, Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening, and
Saturday morning once a month (on the week prior to and including
the 3rd Saturday). More walkers are welcome. Sign up on the form in
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE at Faith Reformed Church on Thursday,
October 2 from 1:30 – 7:00 pm. Must present photo identification or
2 pieces of non photo identification. Walk – ins are welcome, or to
schedule an appointment contact Marj 261-4846, or Wenda
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jayme & Heather Dood; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Sandy Farris
Today AM Service: Erika Wigent, Danielle Vining, Diane Maitner,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Oct. 5 AM Service: No AM at Grace
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
September 28, 2008
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 Carole Lankheet and her eternal life in heaven
• The Sisterhood group of girls “on fire for God”
• Those who are willing to go on “Prayer Walk” in our community
• Our programs here at Grace as we begin a new season
• Anna Borkowski who will have surgery tomorrow
• Those who are mourning the loss of a loved one
• Those in our church family with health concerns, are healing following
surgeries, or have recently been hospitalized ~ those members include:
Jim Friar, Ron Vander Werp, Jan Higley, Carolyn Baker, Karen
Ver Hulst, Jack Formsma and Sheryl Steensma
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Gavin Vander Wal,
Nancy Lipscomb, Linda Tacoma, Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong,
Lucinda De Jong, Brian Benthin, Jonathan Stouten, Lucille Bosma,
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mr & Mrs Hank & Ann Hoezee,
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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