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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 17, 2017


 SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service


 Prelude  Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno

 Introit  “Jesus Got Ahold of My Life” 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

“Hosanna (Praise is Rising)”

“You Never Let Go”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“It is Well”

 Sharing Time:  Today it is well because __________

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir  “His Eye is on the Sparrow” 


 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

 Ministry of Music “Psalm 23”  Ray Zondervan

 Living Word:  Psalm 23 (Page 539)

 Message:  “A PSALM FOR ALL SEASONS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 139 ………………..……….  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”


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

 Postlude  Organist, 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.





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 Ray Zondervan and our Senior

 Choir for providing the special music 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 Light Comes on: JOHN”. 




HEALTH CONCERNS: For all praise reports and prayer concerns,

 see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.


IN APPRECIATION – Thank you so much for the visits to the

 hospital, phone calls, cards, and prayers offered in the last couple

 weeks.  I am so thankful and grateful.  I am home now and doing

 well. ~Bill Ver Hulst













NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message: “Athaliah: How

 Selfish Can You Get?”” from II Kings 11:1-21.  For our evening service

 we will be meeting with our sister churches at Faith Reformed at

 6:00 pm.




LAST CALL:  “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” messages will be ending

 Soon!  If there is still a message you would like to hear, jot down

 the message and scripture and put it in the offering plate or on

 Sue’s desk.


A SEARCH COMMITTEE assigned to look for a new Pastor for Grace

 is being formed.  Please see or call (534-0528) John Sawyer if you

 would be interested in being a part of this committee.



 on September 10 following the morning worship service.


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. 





Today Upper Doors:  Judy Klein

 Lower Doors:  Beth Kubiak

August 27  Upper Doors:  Linda Kraft

 Lower Doors:  Brian & Abbey Licari



Today Lyndsey Boeve, Eva Hendges

August 27 Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak


Prayers & Praise Line

August 20, 2017


Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • As school is about to begin for many of our kids, we ask that God be with them and help them to meet the challenges of each day.  We pray for their teachers, assistant teachers, bus drivers and all those who they will come in contact with each day. 
  • 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.
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna go through these days of transition. 
  • 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.
  • We are thankful to God that Ken Wylie and Bill Ver Hulst are both 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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