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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Aug 7, 2013

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Musical Introit “The Healer” Sue Kurtz

 Call to Worship

 Greeting Time

*Opening Songs of Praise

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Ministry of Music “No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus” Sue Kurtz 

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory 

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Luke 9:46-48 (Page 1005)

 Message: “The Importance of Children” Rev. George Grevenstuk

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word 

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

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 447, verse 1 “Jesus Loves the Little Children”

*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 

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.

 

 

WELCOME

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

Meet at the Crossing

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

*A Worship Sequence No. 156 – 158 ……………………. “Our Father’s Love”

*Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 92 …………………………………………………. “O How I Love Jesus”

 Responsive Reading No.

 Scripture: Luke 12:13-21 (Page 1009)

 Message: “Loving God Back” Rev. George Grevenstuk

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 675………………………………..“I Gave My Life for Thee”

*Benediction

 Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp 

*All who are able, please stand.

 

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 today is presented by Sue Kurtz. 

 Thank you, Sue, for once again sharing a message in song with us!

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and Connections.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Please continue to be in prayer for Bill

 Ver Hulst. We praise the Lord that he is making tremendous

 progress!…he is off the ventilator, out of intensive care, and talking

 with visitors. Pray that his oxygen levels and kidneys continue to

 improve! Go to www.carepages.com and search WilliamVerHulst. 

 Mac McAlary is in Fulton Manor for rehab/therapy for a back injury

 which he sustained. For visitation please check with Mary.

 For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise

 Line in your bulletin.

 

THANK YOU “I would like to thank the Pastor and congregation for the many prayers and cards received during my surgery and recovery. 

A special thank you to Pastor Rick for the visit at the hospital and the Someone Cares book which meant a great deal to me.” ~Ken Wylie

 

PASTOR RICK and Donna will be on vacation through August 7. If a

 need arises, please contact your Elder Representative, Caring

 Shepherd or you may contact Pastor George. 

 

KIDS AT CAMP – The following kids will be attending Cran Hill

 Ranch this upcoming week: Brielle Wigent, Abby 

 Kubiak, Sophie Licari, Bella Licari, Kayleigh

 Wohlgemuth, Jacob Wohlgemuth, and Clara Koster.

 Please pray for these youth that they come to know

 Jesus even better through their camp experience. Here is the

 address if you would like to send them a card: (Camper Name), C/O

 Cran Hill Ranch, 14444 – 17 Mile Rd., Rodney, MI 49342. 

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013

 7:30 – 8:30 PM Connections MUSIC CONNECTION

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013

 9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION

 10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013

 6:00 PM Connections FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013

 CHOIR PICNIC – Come any time after 1:00 pm to Paul’s cottage.  

 Bring a dish to pass. Supper is at 5:00 pm. Main course, table

 service, and beverage provided! Sign up & maps in narthex.

 

NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 11, 2013

 

NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will continue to series “The Power Within

 You” with the message “Know Him, Really Know Him”.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

URGENT NEED Once again the FNOW Pantry is running low on  

 Toilet Paper. Throughout the rest of the summer we are asking you to

 consider helping with this need….just bring a pack to church & we will

 deliver it to the pantry! Thank YOU!

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of August is designated for

 Western Seminary. This offering will be received on August 25.

 

CAMP SPONSORSHIPS - Would you be interested in sponsoring a

 child going to camp this summer? Cost for one week of camp range

 from $365 - $445. You may donate any amount you wish. Designate

 your contribution on your offering envelope or you may use a pew

 envelope.

 

MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM-Next meeting is Tues., Aug. 13, 7 pm.

 

The Next ELDERS & CONSISTORY meetings will be Mon., Aug. 19.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

 

Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal; Marge Veldheer

Aug. 11 Upper Doors: Bob & Lynda Ver Merris; Lexie Wagoner

 Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent

 

 

NURSERY 

 

Today Sandy Farris, Cindy Wylie

Aug. 11 Sue Stuk, Sue Vander Wal

 

Prayers & Praise Line

August 4, 2013

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • Please continue to keep Joan Patterson in your prayers as she rebuilds her strength and heals.
  • Please continue to pray for Bill Ver Hulst.
  • Uplift Mac McAlary in your prayers as he undergoes therapy.
  • Please remember Pastor Rick and Donna’s brother in law, Art Radlicki, of Escanaba, in your prayers as he recovers from a car accident. 
  • Please be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey. Lola now has a carepage: www.carepages.com search: Lolafightscancer
  • We thank and praise you God for your healing powers, for your comfort and assurance of your love for us.
  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, 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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