Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 1, 2011
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn No. 548 …………………………………….. “As the Deer”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: We can show others Christian love by _______.
Moments in Prayer
Offertory – “Forever” DVD
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Romans 13:8-14 (Page 1101)
Matthew 18:15-20 (Page 952)
Message: “OWE NOTHING EXCEPT TO LOVE” Rev. Scott Crane
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 424 …………………………………..…. “The Servant Song”
* Song of Departure No. 513 ………………………………… “Thank You, Lord”
*All who are able, please stand.
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today. Children… you are invited to
join your parents in the sanctuary today.
THERE WILL BE A MISSION TRIP MEETING immediately
following the service TODAY . Anyone interested in helping
support the Chiapas Mexico Mission trip meet in the chapel for a
brief time! We will look at the current financial totals and discuss
future fundraisers. Let Shari know if you cannot attend.
5:00 PM A JOINT COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE will be
held at Unity Reformed Church (4450 Poinsettia Ave. SE, Kentwood).
You are invited to attend. There will not be a service at Grace.
Note the 5:00pm start time!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lucille Sytsema was able to return to her
home on Wednesday. Continue to keep Lucille in your prayers as she
continues the recovery process. For all other prayer requests and
praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
THANK YOU to Lyndsey Boeve & Pat Ter Beek who finished up our
last summer rotation of the Ten Commandments. Your dedication
to our youth is much appreciated! ~Heather Dood
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER for Jane Wierenga and son Marcus. They
have made a move to Ann Arbor to be near her sister Mary’s family.
Their new address is 2740 Packard Rd., Unit A3, Ann Arbor, MI
48108. Marcus will begin his last year of school soon. Daughters
Kim & Marcy both live and teach school in the Mt. Pleasant area.
Please pray for Jane and Marcus as they make this transition to a
new home, school, and church family.
CLUB 3:16 will begin soon! Please be in prayer for Pastor George and
his volunteers as they visit the schools on September 13, 14, & 15 to
spread the news about Club 3:16. Club will “officially” begin on
Tuesday, September 20 with 5 & 6th Graders; Wednesday, September
21 with 3rd & 4th Graders and Thursday, September 22 with 7th & 8th
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice! Now is the time
to think about joining the choir. New voices are welcome!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early at 5 PM.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
FALL KICK OFF SUNDAY! Pastor Rick will share
the message “When God Shows Up Even Terrorist Believe”.
A BBQ Dinner with delicious salads and dessert will be served after
the morning worship service. The Tumble Bus will be here for the
kids to enjoy and there will be games for both adults and children!
Plan to attend this fun Kick Off of our fall programming!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 12, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEEETING
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING
Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT
activities begin with a dinner!
Saturday, September 24 - COMING.....ANOTHER GRACE FLEA
MARKET & BAKE SALE with profits for the Chiapas Mexico
trip! Many items are left from our last Flea Market and we hear that
many of you have more things to clean out of your homes and sell!
So, just bring them to church or contact us if you need them picked
up from your home! Since we are also including a BAKE SALE ...if
you are able to bake something and donate it, sign up in the narthex.
Also there is a sign up sheet for workers to mark prices and work at
the sale itself.
Saturday, October 8 - COMING....COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE!
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. Thank you!
NEEDED ASAP! DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS for the
following: Science, and 1 Shepherd. Please sign up in the
narthex TODAY or call Heather Dood. Rotation starts September 11!
VICTORS (Cadets) are looking for one or two guys to help out this
year. Your role will be to assist the kids in their projects that they do
throughout the year as well as to chaperone outings. Victors meet on
the 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 6:45 – 8:00 pm through December.
Beginning in January - March they will meet each week. If you are
interested, please see Brian Gort, Eric Postema, or Heather Dood.
GALAXY - The nights are getting somewhat cooler. A couple of leaves
are changing color on the trees in front yard -- yup it's that time
again!!! The next issue of the Galaxy (for September and October)
will be published soon. Normally we would have them out the first
Sunday in September, but because of the holiday weekend we will
push it back to September 11th. Please have items turned into
the Galaxy box (attached to the file cabinet in the main
office) by Wednesday 9/7/2011.
Local Opportunity for helping on a Habitat for
Humanity BUILD! Churches and Habitat are partnering in the
‘Faith United Build’ which will impact 50 families on the southeast
side of GR. We are looking at getting a Work Group together
from Grace to work on these homes on either Saturday,
October 22 or 29 (before the snow flies!). Check your
calendars & look for more details.
WORDS OF HOPE BANQUET – Words of Hope invites you to a
banquet at the Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Dr., Hudsonville on
Thursday, September 15 for dinner and a time of sharing information
about the ministry in conjunction with their annual board meeting.
Titus Baraka of Uganda and Haluk Bilgen of Turkey will bring
greetings. Keynote speaker will be Rev. David Bast, WOH President.
Call Words of Hope at 459-6181 for reservations by Sept. 6. Punch at
6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is $30.00 per person.
AVAILABLE ON THE NARTHEX TABLE - A few copies of
Peter Cook’s book “Sharing the Wealth” and Video Cassette
Tapes “The Profound Footprints of Peter C. Cook” are
available for anyone who would like a copy. Our thanks to the office
staff at Cook Holdings for sharing them with our congregation.
(Copies are also available to check out in our church library.)
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter; Linda De Vries
Lower Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Sept. 11 Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Jane Duthler
Lower Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee
Sept. 18 Upper Doors: Joan Emaus; Jim & Linda Emelander
Lower Doors: Ron & Barb Engels
Today Lyndsey Boeve, Cindy Wylie, Linda Emelander
Sept. 11 Diane Maitner, Tymie Boeve, Erika Wigent
Sept. 18 Sue Stuk, Robin Zondervan, Emily Mc Elroy
Prayers & Praise Line
September 4, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Prayers of Thanksgiving!
The New Congregation Plan was submitted last week.
With 100 + people praying, a call was received from Randy Weener
with the news that the New Church Plan was accepted,
The New Mission Grant was accepted and the Apostolic Council’s
response to the New Mission Grant was generous! In other words,
we received everything that was asked for! Thank the Lord in your prayers this week!
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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