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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 25, 2016



10:00 AM Worship Service



 Introit “In the Garden” Ernst & Char Otto 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 “Days of Elijah”

 “Mighty to Save”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“Even So, Come”

 Moment of Sharing:  I Believe God is still going to _______.

 Moments in Prayer

* Affirmation of Faith:  The Apostles’ Creed

 Music Ministry “Til the Storm Passes By” Ernst & Char Otto


 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:  Proverbs 14:29 (Page 629), Psalm 86:15 (Page 578)

 II Corinthians 12:7-10 (Page 1126), II Peter 3:8-9 (Page 1182)

 Message:  “I BELIEVE IN PATIENCE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 681 …………………………………..………..  “In His Time”


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


 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.



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 the kids

 will learn God will always supply the things that they need.


OUR MUSIC MINISTRY today is presented by Ernst & Char Otto,

 of our congregation.  Thank you for sharing with us today!


THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for

 Camp Geneva.  It 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.


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.




NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Matthew Wright will lead our service

 and share the message.  Rev. Wright is the former pastor of

 Parkwood Presbyterian Church of Jenison.


5:00 PM – A SPECIAL HYMN SING will be held at Unity Reformed

 Church.  Please note the time!  Invite a friend to attend with you!




IN APPRECIATION – Dear Grace family, your outpouring of love

 and compassion for Karen and me during her illnesses and her

 “homegoing” has been uplifting for us.  The prayers, cards, flowers,

 food and other acts of kindness have been greatly appreciated. 

 Thanks be to God for life! ~Bill Ver Hulst









 9:00 AM - You are invited to the Crossing to join with Connections

 as Heidi Isakson, Deputy City Manager, will be giving an

 update on 28 West.  See Pastor George if you have any





VICTORS MEETING – All men involved in the Victors program are

 asked to meet Sunday, September 11 following our morning service to

 go over plans for fall.


CROSSING VOLUNTEERS will also have a meeting on Sunday,

 September 11 to talk about the 2016-2017 session.  If you would like

 more information about becoming a volunteer, please attend this



FALL PLANNING – Mark your calendars!

 1st Choir Practice – Wednesday, Sept. 7

 Kick Off Sunday – September 11

The Adult Sunday School Class will resume Sept. 11 as well!

 The Crossing After-School Program begins – September 20 & 21

 Wednesday Night Live – September 21

 Fall Family Fun Event – Saturday, October 1


FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING is in need of the following:

 Toilet Paper, Toothpaste , Toothbrushes, Hand Soap, Lotion,

 Shampoo, Hair Care (Hair Spray/Conditioner), Deodorant (also

 Men’s Shampoo and Deodorant).  A box will be put by the entry

 doors for your donations.  Thank you so much!


SOUND BOARD – Would you be willing to help run the sound

 system?  We can teach you the ropes, if you would be willing to give

 of your time.  See or call (218-5770) Tim Boeve if you would be

 willing to help. 




Today Upper Doors:  Dale & Shari Dood, Ron & Barb Engels

 Lower Doors:  Sandy Farris

Sept. 4 Upper Doors:  Joan Emaus, Brian & Sandy Gort

 Lower Doors:  Julia Grant-Najdowski

Sept. 11  Upper Doors: Joan Formsma, George & Juel Grevenstuk

 Lower Doors:  Lon & Rose Gerbers



Today Sandy Farris, Sue Stuk

Sept. 4 Jayme Dood, Pat Ter Beek

Sept. 11 Donna Oppenhuizen, Abby Kubiak


Prayers & Praise Line

August 28, 2016


Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We thank and praise God for protection from harm during the powerful storms that swept through the Wyoming area.  We are thankful for such a caring community that came along one another to help in the clean up.
  • 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 their time spent there.
  • We pray for guidance as fall plans are made.  We pray for Pastor Rick and Heather as they prepare for a new season of activities. We pray for volunteers to come forward to help with our programs and dinners. 
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week.
  • Please keep Shirley De Bruin in your prayers as she continues chemo treatments.  We thank God that there has been some success, which is an answer to prayers.  We thank God for his faithfulness to Shirley as she goes through treatments. 
  • We continue to keep Tymie Boeve in our prayers.  She was encouraged at her last Dr. appointment as she was given the go ahead to drive for short distances.  We pray for continued healing and strength. Also, please remember Tymie’s mom in your prayers as she fights cancer. 
  • Please be in prayer for Ethan, young grandson of Ed & Kathy De Ruiter.  Ethan had an emergency appendectomy on Thursday at the Children’s hospital.
  • 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 writethem 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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