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SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn of Praise No. 210 … “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Time of Testimony: Luke Nordlund
Music Ministry Ruth Tacoma with Janet, Mandy & Ellie Dekkinga
Moments in Prayer
Hymn No. 505 ………..………………………………………… “He Touched Me”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Leviticus 14:1-20 (Page 109)
Message: “THE LEPERS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 344 …………………….. “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus) ……………….. “The Family of God”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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 today! 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
*Opening Worship Sequence No. 632-634 ….……. “I Love You, My Lord”
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 563 …….…………………………. “Open My Eyes That I May See”
Living Word: Psalm 119:17-40 (Page 599)
Message: “DELIGHTFUL WORD: LEARNING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 560 ……….……………………………. “More About Jesus”
Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Ruth
Tacoma and her daughter Janet Dekkinga and granddaughters,
Mandy & Ellie. We are so thankful to your family for sharing your
talents with us!
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.
Join us after the morning worship service for cake and coffee to
CELEBRATE AND THANK KAREN VER HULST for the many
years she has devoted to taking care of “God’s Flower Garden” here
at Grace. Karen is retiring from her gardening duties! We thank and
appreciate the many hours she has spent taking care of the flowers
and making our gardens so beautiful!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
7:00 PM – Joint Meeting of the SPIRITUAL GROWTH and
MISSION OUTREACH TEAMS.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Linda Emelander
who is hospitalized at Spectrum Downtown with complications
following treatment for Guillain Barre Syndrome. Please pray for
healing and relief. For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION - Thank you to the Grace congregation and to
Pastor Rick for the prayers, cards, and other expressions of
sympathy following the death of our sister, Carol. We appreciate it
all so much. ~Sandy Workman and Family
NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will lead our worship services
and share the message.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
Western Seminary. This offering will be received next Sunday.
5:00 PM A COMBINED SERVICE will be held at Unity Reformed
Church. Everyone is invited to join! Note the 5:00 start time! This
will take the place of our service here at Grace.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 pm 1st CHOIR PRACTICE of the fall
Sunday, September 7 – CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING. All
volunteers and anyone who may be interested in volunteering for
Club this fall, please plan to meet at the Crossing following the
morning worship service.
Sunday, September 14 FALL KICK OFF! We will kick off our fall
season with a pig roast following morning worship. Come for dinner,
activities for the kids and fun fellowship.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS needed for the first fall rotation
which includes 3 weeks (Sept 14, 21, 28). A sign-up sheet is on the
narthex table. Needed are 3 shepherds and one teacher each for: Art,
Cooking, and Science.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ken & Cindy Wylie, Bob & Lynda Ver Merris
Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
Aug. 31 Upper Doors: Bill & Karen Ver Hulst, Sandy Workman
Lower Doors: Lexie Wagoner
Sept. 7 Upper Doors: Ray & Robin Zondervan, Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
Today: Brielle Wigent, Pat Ter Beek
Aug. 31: Lynda Ver Merris, Janell Nordlund
Sept. 7: Judy Beadle, Cindy Wylie
Prayers & Praise Line
August 24, 2014
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 praise reports.
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