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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 11, 2016


10:00 AM Worship Service


 Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno 

 Introit “All Because of God’s Amazing Grace” Jenni Vanderson  

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

“Compassion Hymn”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“The Stand”

 Prayers of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Music Ministry “It Is Well With My Soul” Jenni Vanderson  


 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: Luke 23:39-43 (Page 1024), II Peter 3:9 (Page 1182)

 Message:  “JUST-IN-TIME DELIVERY” Rev. Dale Matthews

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 486  ………..….  “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”


 *Song of Departure No. 436 (Verse 1 and Chorus)……….“Freely, Freely” 

 Postlude  Pianist,  Paul Kerkstra 

 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 we welcome Rev. Dale Matthews who will lead our service

 and share the message.  Thank you for being with us this Lord’s Day.



9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All kids ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.  Our Theme

 verse for this session of “Cooking With Jesus” is “For we are God’s

 handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God

 prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:10.  Today we will

 learn that it is our job to share Jesus with others!


MUSIC MINISTRY – Today we welcome Jenni Vanderson who will

 present our special music. Jenni is a member of Calvary

 Undenominational Church. Thank you for your contributions to our

 worship service today!


A 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.



 Pastor Harvey Hertz will share the message.




HEALTH CONCERNS –  See the Prayers & Praise Line for all  

 prayer requests and praise reports.


OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Bill Ver Hulst and

 family upon Karen’s death on Wednesday at the age of 74.  Karen has

 been a member at Grace for over 50 years.  She has been our

 organist, pianist, tended our beautiful flower garden and has taken

 on many other rolls during that time.  We thank and praise God for

 her eternal life in Heaven. The funeral service will be held here at

 Grace on Tuesday, August 16 at 11:00 am.  Visitation will be held at

 Matthysse Funeral home in Grandville on Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8. 


IN APPRECIATION – We would like to thank Pastor Rick and Donna

 for the love and support when our son Rob De Vries passed away. 

 Also thanks to everyone for the prayers and cards that were sent. 

 ~Linda & Ron Kraft




NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series “You

 Better Believe It” with the message “I Believe in Hope”.  Our joint

 evening service will be held at Grace with Rev. Harvey Hertz sharing

 the message.




PRAISE TEAM – will practice TOMORROW, August 15, 7:00 pm. 


Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for

 Camp Geneva.  It will be received on August 28.


FALL PLANNING – Stay tuned for more news on our fall theme and

 classes.  We will kick off on Sunday, September 11.  Wednesday

 classes will begin on September 21.  A fun and big Fall Event

 for the whole church family and neighborhood will take place on

 October 1. 





Today:  Upper Doors:  Stan & Cheryl De Witt, John & Fay De Jong

 Lower Doors:  Ed & Kathy De Ruiter

Aug. 21 Upper Doors:  Wes & Arlene Dekker, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos

 Lower Doors:  Keri Desmarais



Today: Sue Vander Wal, Janell Nordlund

Aug. 21:  Kerri Baker, Lyndsey Boeve



Prayers & Praise Line

August 14, 2016

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We are so thankful today for Christian Camps such as Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva and the counselors that spend the summer with the kids.  We are thankful that our Grace kids have the opportunity to spend a week at camp.  We pray that many lives may be touched through the time spent there.
  • 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 Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week. We pray for Connections as they reach out to the neighborhood through summer block parties and other activities through the week. 
  • We pray for those who have recently lost loved ones.  In particular we pray for Bill Ver Hulst and his family.  We thank and praise God for Karen’s life and eternal life in heaven.
  • Please continue to keep Sandy Workman, Bob Tofferi, and Sally Herrema in your prayers.  We pray for continued healing and a complete return to health and strength. 
  • Shirley De Bruin continues to undergo Chemo treatments (they indicated being somewhat affective, which is an answer to prayers).  She request that you continue to remember her in prayer.  God is faithful.
  • We continue to keep Tymie Boeve in our prayers.  We pray for understanding, encouragement, continued healing and strength. Also, please remember Tymie’s mom in your prayers.  She has just recently been diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer.
  • We ask for prayers for Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet as she has had a setback due to recent surgery. 
  • Please keep Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul, in your prayers.  Prayers for a complete return to health and wellness.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey. 
  • Continue to lift up Josh Sawyer in prayer as he is moving to the Naval base in Battle Creek. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Betty Figueroa, 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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