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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Sep 1, 2006
SUNDAY, September 3, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “Holy, Holy, Holy” Don Mc Dougall
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Song of Praise No. 128.. “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Moments of Sharing
Ministry of Music “Stand By Me” Don Mc Dougall
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Hymn No. 568 ……………………... “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
Living Word: II Kings 5:1-15 (Page 359)
Message: “GOD AND THE MUDDY JORDAN”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 653 ……………………..………..…. “Whiter Than Snow”
* Song of Departure No. 419 …………………………….... “The Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
*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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. The Psalmist wrote
“O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.” Let us be open today to the happiness and joy that
God offers each of us. We are pleased that each of
you has come today. 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
THIS MORNING WE WELCOME Reverend George Kroeze to our service.
Pastor Kroeze will lead our service and share the message.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Don Mc Dougall.
Don is a former member of our congregation. Thank you for being
with us and sharing your testimony in song this Lord’s day.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room.
WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EVENING SERVICE AT GRACE.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
7:00 PM VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER - Anyone interested in
learning about volunteering with Club 3:16 or as a Gladiola
Elementary school tutor is invited to join us. This is a time to
celebrate our volunteers from last year as well as to give you an
opportunity to find a place to get plugged in to the excitement
of this year!!! Please RSVP to Nikki today!
8:15 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2006
7:00 PM CHILDREN & WORSHIP VOLUNTEER TRAINING – Meet in the
Fellowship Hall. See Heather Dood if you have any questions.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2006
3:00 – 6:30 PM ALL HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
STUDENTS FALL KICK OFF “PASS THE BATON”. The fun
includes obstacle course, scavenger hunt, relay races, prizes,
food, fun, and fellowship! Contact Darrell if you have any
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Curt Boes is a patient at Butterworth Hospital
following a mild heart attack. Please keep Curt & Mary in your
prayers this week. See the Prayers & Praise Line inserted in your
bulletin today for all the Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
IN APPRECIATION – We thank all in our family at Grace for the visits,
cards and prayers these last few weeks. Bill requires no more
treatments and Ruth will have a radiation checkup on Sept. 19.
~Bill & Ruth Tacoma
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 10, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages titled
“Core Values for Church and Life” ~ a series of sermons on our non-
negotibles. See the insert in your bulletin today for all the details.
We will also dedicate our teachers and leaders for the fall season and
present all the opportunities that will be available to youth and adults
alike this fall.
6:00 PM Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship service. Pastor
Rick will begin a fall series “Where Sin and Sacred Meet ~ A Biblical
Perspective on the Middle East”. A time of discussion will follow the
ALASKA INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Imagine a setting where every view
looks like a postcard – an unspoiled landscape overflowing with
God’s beauty. This is Alaska, the site of Eaglecrest’s unique
leadership development experience for adults and high school &
college age students dedicated to deepening their faith. Please
prayerfully consider if this exciting challenge could be directed at
YOU. On July 21 – 31, 2007 a group from Grace will be traveling to
Alaska for this Spiritual & Leadership Development trip. If you
would like to hear more, please mark one of the following mandatory
informational meetings on your calendar:
NEXT Sunday, Sept. 10, immediately following the morning service
Sunday, September 10, 7:00 pm at The Crossing
(this time will coincide with the Indeed! meeting for youth
participants, although adults are also welcome to attend this meeting.)
See Shari Dood, Ray or Robin Zondervan for more information.
7:00 PM KICKOFF of the INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP! Meet at
the Crossing. Come to hear about the Alaska Trip!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 11, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING
Wednesday, September 13, 9:00 am THE THESSALONIANS BIBLE STUDY
GROUP will begin the fall season with a Breakfast! New members are
invited to join! See Bob or Lynda Ver Merris if you have questions.
Friday & Saturday, September 15 & 16 PROMISE KEEPERS CONVENTION.
See Ray Zondervan for more info.
Sunday, September 17 FIRST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES AND
CHILDREN & WORSHIP!
Monday, September 18, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING.
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 pm MISSION & OUTREACH MEETING.
Wednesday, September 20 WEDNESDAY KOINONIA BEGINS with a
Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, September 27, 6:45 pm TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL
YOUTH GROUP begins.
Thursday, September 28, 7:00 PM BRIDAL SHOWER for Sheri
Oppenhuizen at the Crossing. All ladies and girls! See the flyer in
your mailbox. RSVP to Lynda at 878-3191 or Tymie 531-5700.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATIONS – THANK YOU TO ALL who so generously
donated school supplies. Over 200 boxes of crayons, 133 notebooks,
768 pencils, and much…much more was donated! We filled the 5
boxes to overflowing!! Thank You!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the YOUTH KICK OFF ON SATURDAY
FROM 3:00 – 6:30 PM. See the Galaxy article this week for more
information on the Kick off and the YOUTH MINISTRY VISION 2006.
SIGN UP ON THE SHEET IN THE NARTHEX IF YOU CAN HELP! THANKS!
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 will
begin this September 24.
PEDER EIDE will be in concert TONIGHT at the Grand Haven Waterfront
Stadium at 7:30 pm. This singer and speaker has a heart for teens!
The song “Abba Father” that we sing during Praise Time is from his
CD. Check it out!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma
Jack & Sue Petter
Lower Doors: Rick Postema Family
Sept. 10 Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman
George & Hennie Rosema
Lower Doors: Mark & Lisa Roach
September Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Veldheer Johnson Moody Gort
Today AM Service: Pat Ter Beek, Laura Marshall, Janna
Sept. 10 AM Service: Karen Kosters, Jennifer Elkowitz, Becky
Herrema, Chelsea Boeve
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Week of 8-27-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$8,422.32 $7,848.27 + 574.05
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$262,492.60 $274,689.45 - $12,196.85
Prayers & Praise Line
September 3, 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…
· Lucille Bosma, mother of Jim Bosma and Judy Klein, who was able to return to her home this week. Please keep her in your prayers as she continues in her recovery.
· The ministry of Rev. George Kroeze
· The music ministry of Don Mc Dougall
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Plans for Fall programs
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· The new job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· Curt Boes at Butterworth
· 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, Jeff Gerwig, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg),
Jim Hunter, Sarah Zimmerman (Roelofs), Jonathan Stouten
· 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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