Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 24, 2017
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit Ruth & Judy Estell
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Whom Shall I Fear”
“One Thing Remains”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“No Longer Slaves”
Sharing Time: I See God’s Hand in ________
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry Ruth & Judy Estell
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Camp Geneva
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: II Kings 11:1-21 (Page 367)
Message: “ATHALIAH: HOW SELFISH CAN YOU GET?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 151 ………………….. “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
*Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………………….….“Family of God”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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 – Today we welcome Ruth & Judy Estell to our
service. We thank you for sharing your talents with us today!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for
Camp Geneva. This offering will be received this morning.
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.
FOLLOWING THE SERVICE today, please check in with Heather
who will be set up on the patio with a list of volunteer positions
available for our fall activities. Please check it out and see where you
can fit in!
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:
“God Acts Up: ACTS Part I & II”.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Bill Ver Hulst was admitted back into
Blodgett Hospital on Wednesday. Please continue to keep him in
your prayers. For all other praise reports and prayer concerns,
see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION - I would like to thank my church family for the
many prayers and cards received while I was in the Hospital and at
home. I would also like to thank Pastor Rick for his visit. I'm still
having some issues, however I hope to see you all soon. ~Ken Wylie
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Harvey Hertz will lead our service and share
the message. There will not be a combined evening service next
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 pm FIRST SENIOR CHOIR
PRACTICE! Now is a good time to join the choir! Everyone is
Sunday, September 10 – SUNDAY FALL KICK OFF! Pastor Rick
will begin a new series of messages based on the theme: “First Love”.
Y-Life will kick off with a special meeting. The Adult Sunday School
Guide class will meet following the morning worship service.
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
BEGINS! Also this will be the first day for our afterschool program
at the Crossing.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY – Looking for a leader/organizer for a new
Women’s Ministry group at Grace for women post high and beyond.
This group would meet once a month. If you would be interested in
being a leader/organizer, please see Heather.
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.
LADIES…FAITH REFORMED CHURCH is inviting you to join
them for a morning coffee break Bible Study. This will begin on
September 7 at 9:30 am. If interested, please contact Mindy at
THE OTHER WAY MINISTRIES is celebrating 50 years of ministry
on the Westside of Grand Rapids! You are invited to join them at
their 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration on Tuesday, September
12 at 7:00 pm at Central Reformed Church. Please RSVP at
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ron & Linda Kraft
Lower Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari
September 3 Upper Doors: Ron Lankheet
Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
September 10 Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Today Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak
September 3 Sandy Farris, Bella Licari
September 10 Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
August 27, 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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