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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 20, 2015



10:00 AM Worship Service



 Musical Introit “Day by Day” Sue Kurtz

 Call to Worship

 Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 The Ten Commandments

 Music Ministry “More Than Wonderful” Sue Kurtz

 Time of Prayer


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

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.


 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Jeremiah 26:1-9, 27:1-11, 28:1-17 (Page 761)

 Message:  “WEARING THE YOKE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 327 ……………..……..……….  “The Old Rugged Cross”


 *Song of Departure No. 505 (Verse 1) ..……….…….….  “He Touched Me”


 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 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.





It’s ZOO DAYS at DISCOVERY KIDZ! This week:  It’s all about

 the Butterfly.  Just as a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, Jesus wants

 to transform us from sinners into new creations in Christ.

Memory Verse this week: 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation

has come.  The old has gone, the new is here.” 

 II Corinthians 5:17


OUR SPECIAL MUSIC is presented by Sue Kurtz.  We thank

 you for being with us today and sharing your testimony in song!


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.



 considering volunteering will be held in the Chapel following the

 service this morning.  Volunteering can be a weekly, monthly or

 full year commitments.  See Heather if you have any questions or

 can't make the meeting but are planning on volunteering.


SUNDAYS AT 6:00 - We will be meeting with Faith Reformed

 Church, 618  32nd Street for the remainder of the summer!  Please

 come join us there!










NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the “Read Your Bible

 in a Year” series with the message “The Sin of Pride”. 


THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for

 WORDS OF HOPE.  Words of Hope proclaims Jesus Christ

 through broadcasting in the languages of the world's peoples. 

 Along with other partners in ministry they build the church by

 winning the uncommitted to faith in Christ and by encouraging

 Christians in the life of discipleship.  Also, we get the daily

 devotionals from Words of Hope free of charge! This special

 offering will be received next Sunday.




Tomorrow, August 24, 6:30 pm  HELP NEEDED for cleaning up the

 back yard of the Crossing in preparation for the gaga pit being

 installed. Questions?  See Heather.


Sunday, September 6, 5:00 pm JOINT LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 service at UNITY REFORMED CHURCH.  There will be a hymn

 sing (with some requests!), a few musical numbers, and will be

 followed by an ice cream social.


Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 pm SENIOR CHOIR – Your first

 practice of the season will take place. Thinking about joining the

 choir?  Now is your opportunity!


Sunday, September 13 ZOO POTLUCK  - Discovery Kidz are

 hosting an all-church potluck at the John Ball Zoo following the

 morning service.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend! 

 Discounted tickets will be available for those who wish to go into the

 zoo on that day.





Today  Upper Doors:  Sandy Workman, Ken & Cindy Wylie

 Lower Doors:  Eric & Erika Wigent

Aug. 30 Upper Doors:  Lexie Wagoner, Keith & Carolyn Baker

 Lower Doors:  Ray & Robin Zondervan



Today:  Elaine Martin, Eric Wigent

Aug. 30:  Judy Beadle, Bella Licari


Prayers & Praise Line

August 23, 2015


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We thank God today for the leaders of our church.  We are thankful for Pastor Rick for his dedication and love for preaching the Word of God.  We are thankful for our Consistory members who serve faithfully.  We thank God for providing such willing volunteers.  We are thankful today for Heather Dood for her love of our children and the desire to lead them to Christ.  We thank and praise God today for the music in our church.  We are thankful for the leadership of our music director Paul Kerkstra.  We thank God today for Pastor George and Juel Grevenstuk for their work at Connections and for their love and compassion for those in our community who are searching for the love of God.  We pray that God will give them all the strength and energy to continue to serve each and every day.
  • We pray today for Karen Ver Hulst.  We pray for returned strength and healing.
  • We remember in our prayers the family of Greg Hewitt who passed away this past week at the age of 66.  Some of our choir members may remember him from his time at Grace.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke this past week and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please say a prayer for Kaitlyn Mc Cloud, just 10 years old, who nearly drowned in Pickerel Lake last weekend.  She continues to be hospitalized.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  We pray that Lola’s match will be found. 
  • We pray today for Jeff and Chelsea Lampen as they prepare to serve in Romania. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.


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 praise reports.

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