Posted by: Sue Stuk on Tue, Jan 26, 2016
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
*Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Sheltered in the Arms of God”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – HOPE College
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 24:1-14 (Page 959)
I Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Page 1148)
Message: “JESUS IS COMING AGAIN” Rev. Cecil Martens
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 753 ………….……………...…. “Jesus Is Coming Again”
*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.
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
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Cecil Martens who will lead our service
and share the message. We thank you for being with us this Lord’s
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All children ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
for HOPE COLLEGE. This offering will be received today.
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.
11:15 – 12:00 BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet.
Week 2: “Belonging to the Church”. This six week course will take
place every other week. 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. Shari Dood will lead the
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.
Y-LIFE will meet. See Mrs. Heather for all the details!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Continue to keep Sally Herrema in your
prayers as she is undergoing therapy following surgery. For all other
praise reports and prayer requests, see the insert in today’s bulletin.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in grades
3 & 4 will meet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Sponsored by the
VICTORS. It’s breakfast, but with a little twist!
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.
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.
7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
7:00 PM The Thursday Night BIBLE STUDY group will meet in
the Consistory room.
NEXT WEEK, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “You Better
Believe It!” with the message: “I Find My Identity in Christ”. The
Discovery Kidz will be with us in the service and share what they have
been doing during their recent rotation.
SUNDAYS AT SIX–We will be meeting back here at Grace next week.
6:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing for our annual Super Bowl
party. Be sure to bring your favorite all American snack to share…
and bring a friend or two!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, February 15, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEET.
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETS.
Sunday, February 14, 5:00 pm JOINT SERVICE with our Wyoming
Churches at Beverly Reformed Church to start off the Lenten season.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – February and March
rotation sign ups are available. Please sign up today!
NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES are in your mailbox. Thank you so
much to all who volunteered to care for our children. If there is
anyone who would like to take over as the chairperson of the nursery,
please contact the office.
DESSERTS are 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.
VACATIONS – This week the office will be short staffed as Sue Stuk is
on vacation. Please make use of the answering machine and leave a
message. It will be checked regularly. Also, you may call Pastor Rick
directly if you have a question or concern. Thank you.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Marge Veldheer, Bill Ver Hulst
Lower Doors: Sandy Workman
Feb. 7: Upper Doors: Les & Tinna VanWyk, Lexie Wagoner
Lower Doors: Eric & Erika Wigent
Today: Elaine Martin, Mary Kubiak
Feb. 7: Sue Vander Wal, Pat Ter Beek
Prayers & Praise Line
January 31, 2016
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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