Lord’s Day Celebration – September 9, 2012 Prayer for Blessing on the Word and Prayers of Intercession Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost *Hymn: #45 “Crown Him with Many Crowns” vv.1,3,4 *Benediction Prelude *Closing: # 366 “I Live” Announcements *Postlude Fundraising Team Presentation *Congregation Please Stand if Able Call to Worship All songs and hymns reproduced by permission, CCLI License # 1348624 Hymns and Songs of Praise: Praise Team WELCOME “Mighty to Save” Welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship this morning! We rejoice to gather “How Great is our God” with long-term friends and to meet new ones. “How Great Thou Art” * “Make Me A Servant” *Opening Prayer and Greeting PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP *Moments for Fellowship Open our ears to your Word today, Jesus, as you opened the ears of the deaf man (Mark Ministry of Music: Allison Te Slaa 7:31-37). As you freed his tongue, empower us to tell others of your goodness. Children’s Message: Sindy Bonestroo Children Dismissed for Children in Worship OPPORTUNITIES TODAY Offering, Offertory Hymn: # 495 “Jesus Loves Even Me” *Doxology and Offertory Prayer WE WELCOME Rev. Harlan De Jong as he leads our worship services today. Prayer for Illumination GREETERS: Today – Hilmore and LaVonne Kroese, Mike and Barb Van Es, John and Scripture: John 3:16-21 page 1650 Norma Boogerd, Mike and Becky Harman. Sept.16 – Lloyd and Darlene Woelber, Tracy and Message: “The Love of God” Sandy Weidner, Bruce and Linda Ewoldt, Cal and Jan Klarenbeek. Prayer for Blessing on the Word CHILDREN IN WORSHIP: Leader: Tina Koerselman. Story: Introduction to Children in Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer Worship. Greeter: Darla Vanden Top. Little Lambs are dismissed after the Children’s *Hymn: # 157 “The Love of God” (Please remain seated while the Building Fund offering is Message to attend Children In Worship in the Choir Room. Little Lambs: 4 and 5 year old received.) not yet in TK or Kindergarten. Next Week: Sept. 16 – Leader: Tina Koerselman. Story: *Benediction Introduction to Children In Worship. Greeters: Nikki Zylstra and Kelley Crawford. *Closing: # 349 “O How He Loves You and Me” THE BUILDING FUND offering will be received today. *Postlude SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS: TODAY at 10:50 A.M. with a short singing time and a chance to meet your teachers. Children will be dismissed by 11:05 A.M. Cookies and lemonade will be served after the morning worship service to celebrate the start of another 7:00 P.M. Worship Service year of Christian Education. Prelude CATECHISM: 10:50 A.M. Grades 9-12 Call to Worship IMPACT KICK-OFF: at 6:30 P.M. tonight at Kid’s Kingdom. All 7th and 8th graders are Hymns: #368 “He Lives” invited along with their parents to join us for some fun mixer games and an informational * #358 “Because He Lives” meeting. Contact Dan Elgersma if you have any questions (439-1644). *Opening Prayer CONSISTORY GREETING: A.M. A-Arlyn De Wild, E-Tom Bonestroo, C-Rev. Harlan De *Hymn: #34 “He Is Lord” Jong, W-Jim Verdoorn, B-Jim Bynes. P.M. E-Bud Zoet, C-Rev. Harlan De Jong, Prayer for Illumination B-Darin De Wit. Scripture: I Corinthians 15:12-28 page 1789 Acts 1:9-11 page 1691 Message: “I Believe…He Arose and Ascended” OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK time of year there are still lots of back to school sales going on so please help out our MONDAY: 7:00 P.M. Elders’ meeting. programs by giving just a little. There will be a box in the narthex where you can deposit 7:00 P.M. Deacons’ meeting. your donations. Some specific items we are looking for include: Glue Sticks, Pencils, Colored 8:30 P.M. Consistory meeting. Pencils, Sharpeners, Crayons, Brads, Popsicle Sticks, Cotton Balls, Construction Paper, and WEDNESDAY: 5:45 A.M. Men’s Bible Study. Yarn. Thank you for helping us out. 5:00-7:30 P.M. ROCK’s Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch (see announcement SUNDAY SCHOOL MATERIAL: Sunday School and Catechism teachers can pick up their below) lesson materials from the classroom by Dan’s office. You will not need to prepare a lesson Family Night Activities: (Children should be dropped off at 6:50 P.M. and picked for kick off Sunday due to the shorter lesson time. up again at 8:15 P.M.) MEALS FOR THE SAS FAMILY: Please sign up to bring meals to Dwight and Marla Sas 7:00 – 7:30 P.M. – Sanctuary Choir (Choir Room) during this difficult time in their life. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex. You can choose to 7:00 – 8:15 P.M. – Adventure Club/Choir – (Grades 1-6 in Basement) bring a meal on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 6:30 P.M. Remember that Dwight is on a 7:30 - 8:15 P.M. – Catechism for Grades 7 and 8 (2nd Floor) low salt diet. 7:30 – 8:15 P.M. – Adult Bible Study. (Consistory Room – led by Ron Boote) HELP A HAITI CHILD attend school this year by giving $10.00 a month or $100.00 for the (Study books are in the Consistory Room) whole year. Your support pays for tuition, school supplies, and one meal a day. This THURSDAY: 9:30 A.M. – Ruth Circle meeting. program is a partnership between our church and United Christians International (UCI) in 7:30 P.M. – Esther Circle meeting. Haiti. For more information and to sign up, look in the September Highlights. Deadline is SATURDAY: 7:00 A.M. – Noon – In Town Scrap Metal Pickup at the Church Parking Lot. September 12. Building Project Fundraiser Opportunity! A dumpster will be on the church parking lot for CALLING ALL BELL PLAYERS! A new Bell Choir season is upon us. All past members residents to place any scrap metal they would like to donate. A pick-up service will be (regular and substitute members) should contact Deb Sandbulte regarding your plans for the available for anyone that needs assistance. Call Harlan Ten Haken (439-1868) or Linda upcoming year. If you have not played in the past, but would like to, please contact Deb at Landman (476-2142) to arrange a pick up time. Any metal items are accepted, except for 439-2432 or 712-441-4246. New members and substitutes are needed and always welcome. televisions, computers, and batteries. All proceeds go to the Building Project. GEMS will be starting on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 P.M. at Hope CRC. We ask NEXT SUNDAY: Rev. Steve Breen, pastor of the Middleburg Free Grade Reformed Church, parents/guardians to come and register their child. Dues are $20.00 per girl and the calendar will lead our worship services. “So What” Bible Study for 7th-12th Graders. for the upcoming year will be handed out. GEMS is also looking for a mom who would be willing to come once a month to check and correct the girls badge books and to keep track of OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE AND GROWTH the badges each girl has earned. Please contact Julie Horstman at 439-2987 if you would be NURSERY: Today – Marcia Bomgaars, Melissa Nielsen, Kelsey Smit, Alyska Klarenbeek. willing to help out. Sept. 16 – Terri Jansma, Nikki Zylstra, Kasey Olson, Mariah Nielsen. FUNDRAISER COMING SOON: Great gifts for Christmas or to replace your old stuff! MAKE COFFEE: Today – Barb Bynes Next Week – Brenda Westra Personalized cake pans, etc. Watch your mailbox for more details. HOSPITAL NOTES & PRAYER CONCERNS: Gerald and Gert Bonestroo are now both ROCK’S PIZZA RANCH TIP NIGHT: ROCK will be kicking off Family Night at our residing at Pleasant Acres while Gerald recuperates from surgery. Cornie De Vos is church with a Pizza Ranch Tip Night on Wednesday, September 12, from 5:00 P.M. to hospitalized at the Sioux Center following surgery last Sunday evening. 7:30 P.M. Take the night off from cooking! Come on out and enjoy some good food while CONGRATULATIONS: We rejoice with Dusty and Libby Bliek on the birth of their son, supporting our youth. Kolby Adrian Bliek, who was born on Saturday, September 1st at the Sioux Center Hospital. COFFEE BREAK, an interdenominational Bible study for women of all ages, will be starting THANK YOU: Thank you for all of the prayers and cards following Craig’s surgery. Craig is on Wednesday, September 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Hope CRC in Hull. Our study recovering well. Mark, Jessica, Zach, Craig and EllaJean Kooiker book is called “Discovering 2 Samuel”. A nursery and program for preschoolers are THANK YOU: Thank you for the prayers and cards when my brother Bob Burgers Passed available. For more information, contact Jeanne Visser. Note change of date. away. HEGG MEMORIAL AUXILLARY is holding a BEC Food fundraiser now through BACK to SUNDAY SCHOOL SALES: In order to curb some of the education expenses and September 17. They will be presenting scholarships again this year as well as updating teachers’ expenses, the Education Team is asking for donations of craft material for our equipment in the facility. Order forms can be found on a table in the narthex of the church church education programs. Anything in new or gently used condition will be accepted. This and should be returned and placed in the assigned bag by September 17th. The pick up date is October 3 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. in the Whispering Heights garage. Thank you for supporting our worthy cause! Auxillary Board Members HOPE HAVEN OPEN HOUSE: Everyone is cordially invited to Hope Haven’s Open house Celebration on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Tours of the newly renovated corporate building will be from 1:00-5:30 P.M., with dedication services set for 4:15 P.M. A free catered meal will be provided from 4:40-6:30 P.M. on the grounds. A free concert will conclude the Celebration with True Emotion of Sioux Center and The Allen Family from Branson, MO at the Rock Valley Football Field starting at 6:30 P.M. We look forward to celebrating God’s Faithfulness with you!” If a pastoral concern or need arises, it is the responsibility of the family to contact the church office or an elder. Heidelberg Catechism Q. & A. 45, 46 and 49 45 Q. How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us? A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he won for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already now resurrected to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection. 46 Q. What do you mean by saying, “He ascended to heaven”? A. That Christ, while his disciples watched, was lifted up from the earth to heaven and will be there for our good until he comes again to judge the living and the dead. 49 Q. How does Christ’s ascension to heaven benefit us? A. First, he pleads our cause in heaven in the presence of his Father. Second, we have our own flesh in heaven-a guarantee that Christ our head will take us, his members, to himself in heaven. Third, he sends his Spirit to us on earth as a further guarantee. By the Spirit’s power we make the goal of our lives, not earthly things, but the things above where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.
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