Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Aug 11, 2017
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “Highland Cathedral”
Michael & Elizabeth Maitner
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*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
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”
*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.
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.
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
Today Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Deb & Larry Kleymeer
Aug. 20 Upper Doors: Judy Klein
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
Today Judy Beadle, Kaedra Adam
Aug. 20 Lyndsey Boeve, Eva Hendges
Prayers & Praise Line
August 13, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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