Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 28, 2007
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Tis Marvelous and Wonderful”
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 “I Will Pilot Thee/Stand By Me”
Moments of Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Western Seminary
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Colossians 2:6-23 (Page 1143)
Message: “CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER: FIRMLY ROOTED”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 517 ………………………. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verses 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* 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.
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 Leader Heather Dood and Greeter Pat Ter Beek.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Lynda Ver Merris & Greeter Chelsea Boeve.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated for
Western Theological Seminary. This offering will take the place of
the designated amount that has been in our yearly budget in the past.
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.
“Jesus in the Movies” – The life of Jesus in three major Hollywood
Films. Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” – This Contiguous
Connections Bible Study Group meets each week during the Sunday
School hour in the main room at The Crossing.
6:00 PM – Join us for a light supper here at Grace then leave at 7:00 pm
to go to the FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING 1st ANNUAL BENEFIT
CONCERT which begins at 7:30 pm. The concert will take place at
Grace Bible College, 1011 Aldon SW. The concert will feature The
Singing Hims and Tommee Profitt.
Join us for this evening of praise
and thankful worship!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5.
7:00 PM “BELOVED DISCIPLE – THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF
JOHN”. This Beth Moore Bible Study for Women will
meet each week.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
9:00 AM THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets in the
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in K – Grade 8. Meet at the Crossing
CADETS for boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL “GOD LOVES ME – Stories from the Old
Testament” – Meet in the Nursery.
“JUST WALK ACROSS THE ROOM” led by Pastor Rick.
Tonight “Living in 3D: Develop Friendships”. Meet in
BIBLE STUDY WITH REV. CECIL MARTENS – Join Pastor
Martens in the Consistory Room.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
7:30 PM THESSALONIANS I BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets at the
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2007
6:00 PM Cadets in Grades 4-8 Chuckwagon Campout Weekend at
the Allegan Cadet Campground. Meet at church. We will
return around 3:00 pm Saturday.
NEXT WEEK – OCTOBER 7, 2007
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate communion with Christians around the
World on World Wide Communion Sunday.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Ruth Postema was hospitalized earlier this week
to undergo testing. Ade Peterson was able to return to his home on
Thursday. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all the other praise
reports and prayer concerns.
IN APPRECIATION –
NIKKI PROBST will be leaving Grace to take a position at a church in
Spring Arbor, MI. As many of you know, Nikki is getting married on
November 10. Her future husband, Adam, lives and works in
Jackson, MI. Her last day with us at Grace is October 7. Please keep
Nikki and Adam in your prayers as they prepare for their wedding,
new home, and as Nikki takes on a new job.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 8, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Saturday, October 13 COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE.
How can you help??
Be a part of a carload to pick up food from the neighborhood. Drivers and walkers needed.
Help sort food here at Grace.
Help prepare and serve lunch for the volunteers.
Bring your food donations to church any time from now until the drive!
Pick your own hours to work at the food drive! Sign up in the
narthex or see Shari!
FELLOWSHIP TEAM SHOPPING TRIP to BIRCH RUN/FRANKENMUTH
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 AM. We will take the church vans. Cost
is $5.00 which will cover doughnuts on the way and gas. Sign up in
COMMUNITY DAYS at Younkers, Saturday, November 10 beginning at
6:00 am! Our youth are selling coupon books for $5.00. These
booklets contain a $10.00 coupon off an item selling for $10.00 or
more and 8 coupons worth 20% off sale or regular priced items. The
$5.00 cost of these coupon books goes entirely to our youth
group. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for our fall
activities! See Darrell or one of our youth. Thank you for your
Jr. Cadets in Grades 1-3 Cookout Night at Counselor Rick Veldheer’s
house on Wednesday, October 10. Jr. Cadets will enjoy hot dogs and
snacks. Meet at church at 5:45 pm and we will ride together.
LIGHT BULB SALE – The Cadets are selling light bulbs. Many sizes and
types are available. See a Cadet or Counselor, or there are order
sheets on the narthex table.
A SERIES OF HYMNSINGS will be held at Eighth Reformed Church, 841
Burton in Wyoming at 3:00 in the afternoon on the following
Sundays: TODAY, October 28, Nov. 25, and Dec. 9. All are welcome.
HOLIDAY BASKETS – Beginning October 1st through November 30,
ACCESS expects over 7,000 households to register for a Holiday
Basket to help stretch the family budget. Many families are
struggling with the loss of jobs, high gas prices and can’t make ends
meet. You can help! Please contact ACCESS soon if you can provide
a Thanksgiving or Christmas basket - or both. For more information
or to sign up, go to the ACCESS web site at
or call the office at 774-2175. If you have any questions, see Shari.
NEEDED FOR THE DISCOVERY CAFÉ – Donations are being accepted for
the children’s snack during Sunday School. Donations of juice boxes,
cookies, animal crackers, etc. (no chocolate please). You can label
your donations and bring them to the church kitchen. Thank You!!
PRAYER PARTNERS NEEDED! Please check out the Library area and
commit to being a prayer partner for one of our missionaries this
year. We have 11 persons who need our specific prayers. The goal is
to have 10 persons for each missionary. You will receive in
your mailbox any correspondence that comes into the office! It is
really interesting to hear what is happening in these various
countries, and the missionaries are so grateful for your prayers.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson; Erma Johnson
Lower Doors: Les & Magdalena Kiss
Oct. 7 Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein; Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Today AM Service: Sue Vander Wal, Luke & Janell Nordlund,
Oct. 7 AM Service: Beth Kubiak, Willie Hiemstra, Erika Wigent,
Rebekah Kubiak PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
September 30, 2007
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 beautiful colors of fall
• His healing touch
• Metro Health as they move all their patients to the new facility today
• Ruth Postema as she undergoes testing
• Al Robrahan, brother in law of Al & Louise Grimm, who is very ill
• Christina Kleymeer for health and strength for the Breast Cancer
60 mile walk this weekend in Detroit. Christy has a blogspot with
pictures and notes to help everyone understand the event and how their
support has helped her ~ http://christinakleymeer.blogspot.com/
• Our children as they are back in classes ~ Please pray for comfort and confidence as they are away from home
• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Boldness for each of us to share Jesus with those we meet
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson,
Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb
• Friends and family serving in the military: Matthew Vander Heide,
Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson)
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gen Kroon,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
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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