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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 4, 2008
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “My God is a Rock”
Time of Praise
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I will follow Jesus to ____________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Dedication of Teachers and Leaders
Senior Choir “Leaning on the Rock of Ages”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Western Seminary – Tuition Assistance
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed
Living Word: Matthew 7:24-29 (Page 939)
Message: SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF DISCIPLES:
“CONSTRUCTING A LIFE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 401 …………….……. “The Church’s One Foundation”
* 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.
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!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 90 ……..…………… “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 414 ………………….………………… “O Word of God Incarnate”
Living Word: I John 1 (Page 1183)
Message: “LOVING TRUTH: TOUCHED BY LIFE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 571 ………………………………………. “Trust and Obey”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages. See
the insert today for all the details. JOIN US for the FALL KICK OFF
FAMILY PICNIC following the morning service. BBQ, salads, dessert
will be on the menu! Fellowship, fun & games too!
CHILDREN & WORSHIP will not meet this week. Children & Worship will
kick off the fall season next Sunday.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
WESTERN SEMINARY, to apply directly to tuition assistance for Darrell
Delaney’s schooling. This offering will be received this morning.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Tonight Pastor Rick will begin a study of
I, II, & III John. A time of discussion will follow the message.
Meet in the Chapel
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
6:30 PM SPECIAL ELDERS MEETING.
7:30 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEEETING.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
4:00 – 9:00 PM YOUTH FUNDRAISER at STEAK & SHAKE, 5477 Clyde
Park, Wyoming. Steak & Shake will donate 20% of what we
spend on this day. All you have to do is bring in the voucher
show it to your server, and everything on your bill will be
counted toward the 20%. Extra copies of the vouchers are
available on the narthex table.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
9:00 AM – 1st meeting of the Wednesday morning Bible Study
Group. Meet in the Consistory Room.
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE! Now is the time to join the
choir! Start the fall season out on a great .
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.
6:45 PM ALL PRESENT AND FUTURE C & W VOLUNTEERS - Children &
Worship Appreciation evening! Please join me on this evening
as I say “thank you” for all you’ve done and go over the new
schedule for fall. Desserts will be served - save room!
SIGN UP TODAY IN THE NARTHEX!
NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will continue the series GROWING IN
DISCIPLESHIP with the message: “BACK ON TRACK” from Romans
5:1-11, 18-21. All youth and adult Sunday School classes will begin!
7:00 – 9:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Sheryl Steensma was able to return to her home
following knee surgery. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all
prayer concerns & praise reports.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Matthew Vander Heide upon the
birth of a daughter, Jaylyn Reese, on August 28th! We thank God
for this precious gift of life and pray for His blessing on this child!
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES WILL BEGIN with
a Fellowship Dinner from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. GEMS & CADETS will
begin as well as the Adult Class “Politics and the Christian Faith”.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7 – 10 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing!
We will meet on the 3rd Friday of the month from 7 – 10 pm to
scrapbook! Invite your friends to come along!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin during the
Sunday School Hour. Sign up in the narthex or call Shari Dood (538-
3100 or 538-7498) if you have any questions.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 – WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT – All those who reserved
their ticket will see the play “Church Basement Ladies”.
PRAYER PARTNERS – New Prayer Partner Lists for the next 6 months are
in your boxes. Thank you for your willingness to be a Prayer
Covenant Partner at Grace!
CHILDREN & WORSHIP – Looking for individuals willing to worship with
our children. We need your help this fall to keep our children
worshipping God in their own setting. Looking for those willing to
teach the Bible stories and helpers to monitor the children. If you
were involved in C & W last year, there is no need to sign up unless
something has changed as you will be put on the schedule
automatically. Also, needed is someone who is creative to
help set up the crafts. Please contact Heather Dood (534-1794)
if you have any questions.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for ELEMENTARY CLUB on Thursdays this fall
from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Sign up in the narthex or see Kia!
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: We are in need of a few more
leaders and helpers! Even if you can only help a couple times a
month, feel free to join us! Some of our leaders have decided to take
the year off, so that opens up a spot or two for you! Questions?
SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Concerning the RCWS SCHOOL BAG PROJECT, Grace
sewed the most school bags (over 200!) and by doing so won the
Deacon Center award, so Shari Dood and Phyllis VanderSloot will be
able to go, free of charge, on the mission trip to Baltimore MD in
November (see announcement below).
MISSION BUS TRIP OPPORTUNITY: If anyone is interested in doing a
short mission bus trip from Nov. 10-14, 2008, please contact Shari or
pick up a flyer on the narthex table. It is called the “Learn and Serve
Bus Trip”, a work trip of Church World Service, and it goes to
Baltimore. Monday & Friday are travel days and Tuesday – Thursday
will be volunteer days at the Service Center in New Windsor,
Maryland. Special things are planned for the evenings. The cost is
$430.00 and that includes the lodging & food while there…not the
Monday & Friday travel days.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING EVENT - Thursday, September 25, 6:00 - 9:30 pm.
Volunteers in Service is putting on a workshop for anyone who
wishes to improve their leadership abilities. If you are interested,
please pick up a brochure from the table in the narthex and turn it in
to Shari before Sept. 14. Your registration fee will be covered.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong; Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Linda De Vries
Sept. 14 Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker; Darrell & Kia Delaney
Lower Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee
Today AM Service: Sandy Farris, Heather Dood, Sue Stuk, Kendra
Veldheer PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Sept. 14 AM Service: Judy Beadle, Amy Grimm, Pat Ter Beek,
Samantha Johnson PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
September 7, 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…
• A new season of promise and possibilities
• Our teachers and volunteers
• The Club 3:16 program that will begin today
• Our fall activities and programs
• The Prayer Walks taking place in our community
• Those who have recently lost loved ones
• Sheryl Steensma following knee surgery this past week
• Carole Lankheet, Jan Higley, Carolyn Baker, Karen Ver Hulst,
Jack Formsma, Sheryl Steensma, as they undergo treatments or heal
following surgery or hospitalizations
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Rose Borkowski whose hand was injured
• 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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