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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 28, 2014



10:00 AM Worship Service


 Call to Worship

*  Greeting Time

*  Opening Hymn of Praise No. 139 …….……..  “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

*  Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Time of Sharing:  I praise God for his great work in __________.

*  Hymn No. 143 …………………………………..…  “This is My Father’s World”

 Moments in Prayer


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received

1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering – Western Seminary

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*  Doxology

*  Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Joshua 14:6-15 (Page 220)

 Message:  “CALEB”  Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*  Closing Hymn No. 692 ………………………..  “God Will Take Care of You”

*  Benediction

*  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.




DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today!  Children can sit with their

 parents in the Sanctuary.  Children’s bulletins are available at the

 sound board or on the narthex table.


OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for

 Western Seminary.  This offering will be received this morning.


A BRIEF SPECIAL CONSISTORY meeting will be held in the

 Consistory room following the morning service.


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.


5:00 PM  A COMBINED SERVICE will be held at Unity Reformed

 Church (4450 Poinsettia Ave SE, Kentwood). Everyone is invited to

 join! Note the 5:00 start time!  This will take the place of our service

 here at Grace.





 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE!  Have you been

 thinking about joining the choir?  Now is the time! New

 members welcome. 




NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Harvey Heneveld will lead our worship

 services and share the message.


CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING next Sunday following the

 morning worship service.  All volunteers and anyone who may be

 interested in volunteering for Club this fall, please plan to meet at the





HEALTH CONCERNS –  Please be in prayer for Linda Emelander

 as she heals and regains her strength after being diagnosed with

 Guillain Barre Syndrome.  For all other prayer requests and praise

 reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today. 




Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM



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!


Wednesday, September 17 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE will begin. 

 Dinner followed by classes for adults and children. (Choir practice

 begins Sept. 3!) 




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. 




Today  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: Lynda Ver Merris, Janell Nordlund

Sept. 7: Judy Beadle, Cindy Wylie


Prayers & Praise Line

August 31, 2014


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We are thankful today for our jobs, for means to support our families.  For plenty to eat, warm homes, and freedom to worship.
  • We thank and praise God for times of rest and refreshment, time to enjoy the beauty of His creation. 
  • We are thankful today for family, both near and far.  We are thankful that Rowin Mulder’s parents and his aunt and uncle can be here to visit from the Netherlands.  We pray that they have a good time and safe travels.  We especially pray and think of the family as they are traveling to Canada to spend time with a family member that is very ill. 
  • As school begins, we pray for the students in our congregation.  We ask God to be with them as they face the challenges of each day.
  • Please keep Linda Emelander in your prayers.  Pray for healing, strength, and a relief of pain associated with Guillain Barre Syndrome.
  • Please be in prayer as fall plans are being made.  Pray for willing volunteers and an eagerness to dig in!
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Paul Hoekstra, Vice President of Operations at Talking Bibles, as he recovers following a car accident in Hungary on July 18.  We praise God his life was spared. 
  • We continue to lift up Earl & Clare Reifel and the people they serve in West Africa as they battle the effects of the Ebola crisis there.
  • There are many friends and family of our church members that need your prayers this week.  Please continue to pray for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy; Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer; Caitlin, friend of Abbey Licari, diagnosed with Leukemia; and Mary De Vries, mother of Lisa Braendle, following surgery to remove a cancerous mass.
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.  In particular we pray for Amie Pierce serving in Kuwait.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, 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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