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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude  

 Introit “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”

 Call to Worship 

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moments of Sharing: 

 I believe that when Christ comes into my heart I can _________.

 Song – The Apostles’ Creed to the tune of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “I’m Saved Medley”

 Offertory 

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  John 3:1-21 (Pg. 1029), Romans 10:5-13 (Pg. 1098)

 Message:  “I BELIEVE IN SALVATION”

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 508 (vss. 1 & 2)……………………..…. “Love Lifted Me”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 813 ………….…………….  “Glory Be to the Father”

 Postlude  

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp

 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.

 

 WELCOME

A warm welcome to our visitors and members alike.  We rejoice at

the joy Christ brought to the world so long ago.  May such joy live

within us as we worship the Lord.  Please take a moment and sign

your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All children ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the

 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are welcome!

 

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.

 

BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS will begin today.  This class

 will take place every other week for 6 weeks.  If you are interested in

 knowing more about the Reformed Church and Grace Church in

 particular, this class is for you!  This will enable you, but not obligate

 you, to become a member here at Grace. Meet in Pastor Rick’s office.

 

6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE – For the month of January we will be

 meeting with our friends at Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd

 Street SW, Wyoming.

 

6:30 PM Y-LIFE – Meet at the Crossing.  You will also be meeting on 

 January 31st time to be determined!

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS –  For all praise reports and prayer requests,  

 see the insert in today’s bulletin.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

 7:00 PM CONSISTORY ORIENTATION MEETING.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016

 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6. 

 

 1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory

 Room.  We will discuss Chapter 17 in our study book.  All

 women are welcome.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016

 THE CROSSING will not meet (no school)!

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Meatloaf is on the menu!

 Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the evening classes!

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 6:45 – 8:00 PM  GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)  

 for girls in grades K – 8th.  Meet in the Choir Room!

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.  We will be going

 Sledding so bring warm clothes!!

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!

 7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS 

 As a part of our continuing efforts to join forces with our sister

 churches through the Thrive initiative, you are invited to

 Newhall Reformed Church, 3746 Byron Center Rd., Wyoming

 to join with their congregation for a Bible study on the

 Book of Acts.  Rev. Daniel Kroeze will be leading this

 class.  Come to Grace for dinner, then take the short ride over

 to Newhall for this class.

 

NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 24, 2016

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages “You

 Better Believe It!”  with the message “I Believe in the Bible”. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated

 for HOPE COLLEGE. This offering will be received on January 31. 

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you can help just

 one week during January, please see Heather.  February and March

 rotation sign ups are also available.  Please sign up early! 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HELP NEEDED!  Still could use another

 male helper in Victors. We have 9 boys and we are growing! 

 Preschool class looking for a teacher to sub in for Heather a couple

 times a month. If you can help at all, even only once a month, please

 see Heather.

 

DESSERTS are once again needed for Wednesday nights.  If you can

 help out by making a dessert, please sign up on the sheet in the

 narthex.  Questions…see Tymie Boeve.

 

NURSERY – A new nursery schedule will soon be available.  If you

 would like to help, please sign up!  If you are already a volunteer…we

 appreciate you!!  No need to sign up again, we will schedule you. 

 Would you like to be in charge of the Nursery Program?  If

 interested, see Sue Stuk or call 538-3100 and we can fill you in on the

 details. 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS 

Today: Upper Doors:  Mike & Marjean Tibbets, Bob & Shirley Tofferi

 Lower Doors:  Khuon & Hon Tran

Jan. 24 Upper Doors:  Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot

 Don & Lillian Vander Veen

 Lower Doors:  Jerry & Sue Vander Wal

Jan. 31 Upper Doors:  Marge Veldheer, Bill Ver Hulst

 Lower Doors:  Sandy Workman

 

NURSERY

Today:  Sue Vander Wal, Keri Desmarais

Jan. 24:  Eric Wigent, Judy Beadle

Jan. 31: Elaine Martin, Mary Kubiak

 

Prayers & Praise Line

January 17, 2016

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We are thankful for this country we live in that allows us to worship freely.  We pray for the many Christians who are persecuted for their faith around the world.
  • We thank God for his unfailing love for us, and too for the love of our family and friends.
  • We praise God for the gift of music in our lives.  We ask God to put a song in our heart and on our lips so His name may be praised.
  • We give praise to God for our children.  We thank Heather Dood for all she does with the youth groups at Grace and the Crossing.  We pray for Heather as she continues her studies to become a Commissioned Pastor.
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week.  We thank God for the lives that are touched by this ministry.
  • Please keep Geri Ruis, Lucille Sytsema in your prayers as they continue to regain their health and strength.
  • Pray for Anna Borkowski as she recovers from surgery. 
  • Continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that she will develop, through the Holy Spirit, a positive attitude. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer. 
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  We thank and praise God that she could come home.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

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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