Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 27, 2012
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “You are the Light of the World”
Call to Worship
*Hymn No. 140 “Great Is the Lord”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
*Responsive Reading - Taken from Psalm 145 (On Screen)
*Song of Praise No. 128 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
Moments of Sharing
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Blessed Be the Name”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - ACCESS
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn of Dedication No.393 “Breathe on Me Breath of God”
God’s Living Word: 1 Timothy 4:1-16
Message: TRAIN YOURSELF TO BE GODLY
Rev. Harvey Heneveld
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Song of Departure No. 551 (Verses 1 & 2) “O to Be like Thee!”
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 21 (Verses 1,2,3,5) “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
*Invocation & Salutation
*Song of Praise No. 408 “How Firm a Foundation”
*Responsive Reading: Taken from Mathew 22
L: One of the Pharisees tested Jesus with this question: “Teacher,
which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
P: JESUS REPLIED: “LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH
ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND
WITH ALL YOUR MIND.”
L: And the second commandment, Jesus said, is like it: “Love your
Neighbor as yourself.”
P: ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS HANG ON THESE
*Song of Obedience No. 644 “The Greatest Thing”
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 561 (Verses 1,2,4) “I Would Be like Jesus”
God’s Living Word: Philippians 4:10-23
Message: “LEARNING TO LIVE IN CONTENTMENT”
Rev. Harvey Heneveld
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 712 “Be Still, My Soul”
*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.
TODAY WE WELCOME Pastor Harvey Heneveld, Visitation Pastor at
FairHaven Ministries, to our service. Thank you for being with us
this Lord’s day.
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 this
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2013 Consistory. Deacons will
be at the exits to collect your slips as you leave the sanctuary this
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 – Joan Patterson is back at home after being
hospitalized earlier this week. Ann Hoezee is a patient at Spectrum
Butterworth. Jacob Wohgemuth broke is wrist this past week.
Christy Kleymeer was in an accident this past week and suffered
some bumps and bruises. Lucille Sytsema moved to the Laurels of
Hudsonville to continue her rehab. For all other prayer requests and
praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Mac & Mary
Mc Alary upon the death of Mac’s sister, Marion Oppenhuizen, who
passed away at the age of 92. Funeral services were held on Monday,
Sept. 24 with Pastor Rick officiating.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 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. A Taco Bar is
on the menu.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
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, OCTOBER 4, 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, OCTOBER 7, 2012
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEXT 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. Please
read Chapter 25 in preparation.
7:00 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle & High School meets at the
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
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.
NOTE: Volunteers will be needed to pre-flyer and pre-bag a few streets in our neighborhood on Oct. 3, 7, & 10.
Sign up sheets for both of these are on the narthex table. See Shari with any questions.
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!
Monday, October 15, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEET
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETS
Sunday, October 21, 6:00 PM COMBINED REFORMATION
SERVICE to be held at Faith Reformed Church. This will replace
the service at Grace.
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
'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.
URGENT…WORK BEGINS THIS WEEK! Sign up on the sheet
in the narthex and we will contact you. Thank you!
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 will be given to the local food pantries.
EMERGENCY REQUEST – Family Network of Wyoming is in
urgent need of Toilet Paper for their clients. If you are able to help,
please bring your donations to the kitchen downstairs.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today 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 Lynda Ver Merris, Donna Oppenhuizen
Oct. 7 Pat Ter Beek, Lyndsey Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
September 30, 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.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Prayers of Praise for:
He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not
hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as
these.” We have an opportunity for adults to simply be available to
help with our new children’s program: “2 BY 2”. It’s a simple lesson
format that teaches children about God’s faithfulness based on the
story of Noah’s Ark. No studying or preparation ahead of time just be
there to support the teachers and help the kids come to Jesus. There is
a sign up sheet on the Narthex table.
Please pray for:
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