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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Aug 11, 2017

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Introit  “Highland Cathedral” 

 Michael & Elizabeth Maitner 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

“Everlasting God”

“Cornerstone”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“Lord, I Need You”

 Sharing Time – GEMS Conference Sandy Gort

 Moments of Prayer

 Music Ministry  “Going Home/Amazing Grace” 

 Michael & Elizabeth Maitner 

 Offertory 

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Psalm 71:17-18 (Page 567)

 Message:  “LEAVING BEHIND YOUR STORY” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn ………………………… “We Will Extol You, God and King”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………………….….“Family of God”

 Postlude  Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 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, 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.

 

WELCOME

We joyously welcome you to Grace Reformed Church! 

Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in

this place.  Please take a moment and sign your name and

address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th

 grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.  Our fun summer theme is

 “Be a Hero for God”. 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY – Thank you to Michael & Elizabeth Maitner for

 their ministry of Music today.  Michael will be playing the bagpipes

 and Elizabeth the snare drum. They attend Church of the Open

 Door, and are members of the Grand Rapids District Pipe Band.

 

THE TRANSITION TEAM will meet in the Chapel following the

 service this morning.

 

PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at

 Grace Reformed Church.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting with our sister churches

 tonight at Faith Reformed.  Pastor Rick will share the message:

 “The Poor Gospel - The Pure Gospel:  Luke. 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

 4:00 – 7:00 PM GRACE CHURCH

 Our Picnic will be held in the Maples Picnic Shelter at Hager Park,

 8134 -28th Ave., Jenison (to the left after you pass meeting buildings). 

 Games for all beginning at 4:00 pm.  Dinner served at 5:30 pm. 

 Bingo for all following dinner. Please bring a dessert for salad to

 share.  Everything else will be provided.  THERE IS STILL TIME

 TO SIGN UP, but you must do so today so plans for food and

 games can be made.  If you have any questions, please see Pat

 TerBeek, Judy Beadle, or Sandy Gort. 

 

NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 20, 2017

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message: “A Psalm for All

 Seasons” from Psalm 23.  For our evening service we will be meeting

 with our sister churches at Faith Reformed at 6:00 pm.

 

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Monday, August 21, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEET

 7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS: Ken Wylie returned home on Tuesday

 following hip replacement surgery.  Please continue to be in prayer

 for Bill Ver Hulst.  He was readmitted to Blodgett after a fall at home. 

 He had been doing much better and was able to return to his home

 prior to the fall.  For all praise reports and prayer concerns, see the

 prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for

 Camp Geneva.  This offering will be received August 27. 

 

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - Have you always wanted

 to try leading the children's Christmas program? Well here is your

 opportunity. I am looking for someone who would like to walk beside

 me and work with the children and youth for this year’s Christmas

 Program. I do have a program selected so I would just need your

 creativity, enthusiasm and love for children. Please see Heather if you

 are interested or would like more details. 

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS 

Today Upper Doors:  Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson

 Lower Doors:  Deb & Larry Kleymeer

Aug. 20 Upper Doors:  Judy Klein

 Lower Doors:  Beth Kubiak

 

NURSERY  

 Today Judy Beadle, Kaedra Adam

Aug. 20 Lyndsey Boeve, Eva Hendges

 

Prayers & Praise Line

August 13, 2017

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna go through these days of transition. 
  • We are so thankful today for summer camps such as Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva.  We pray that all the kids that attend summer camp will grow to know Jesus better and have a closer walk with Him.
  • We remember in our prayers our Discovery Kidz as they go through the summer months.  We pray for fun times, discovery, and a closer relationship to Jesus. 
  • We pray for Heather as she prepares for Discovery Kidz sessions, fall events, and her final exams as she works toward becoming a Commissioned Pastor.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections. We pray for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand.  We pray for their block parties that are taking place in the neighborhoods.
  • Please pray for the Transition team as they continue their work.
  • Keep Jerry Hendrickson in your prayers.  We pray for complete healing and strength.
  • Continue to keep Bill Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • We are thankful to God that Ken Wylie is home from the hospital and doing well.
  • Please continue to keep Tom Cook and his family in your prayers.
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Esther Hoag; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

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 praises.

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