Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 4, 2018
JANUARY 7, 2018
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Blessed Be Your Name”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Shine on Us”
Installation of Newly Elected Elders and Deacons
Moments in Prayer
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: Psalm 8 (Page 530)
Message: “SHIFTING GEARS WITHOUT STALLING OUT”
Reverend Andrew Bossardet
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 121 ………………….…. “How Majestic Is Your Name”
*Song of Departure (Chorus) ………………………… “Knowing You Jesus”
Keyboard, 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
TODAY we welcome Rev. Andrew Bossardet, RCA Coordinator for
Equipping Thriving Congregations, to our pulpit. We thank you for
being with us this Lord’s day.
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION newly elected Consistory
members will be held today.
For the Office of Elder: Wes Dekker, Dale Dood, Rick Postema
For the Office of Deacon: Brian Licari, Lorie Norden
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP APPRECIATION for the faithful service
by the Consistory Members who this morning relinquish their
Shari Dood, Larry Kleymeer, Pat Ter Beek
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory
Room following the morning worship service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.
THE BUILDING TASKFORCE will meet following the service in the
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Bill Ver Hulst was able to return to his home
on Wednesday. Harvey Steensma will undergo back surgery on
Wednesday, January 10. Please keep Ron Vander Werp in your
prayers as he has been in emergency this past week with serious
breathing problems. For all other praise reports and prayer
concerns, see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and to
the Grace family for the cards and prayers following my knee
surgery. ~Linda Kraft
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
3:15 – 5:45 OR 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for grades 3-6.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Hot Dogs are on the menu!
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time
of fellowship prior to 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.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Howard Moths will lead our service. This will be
a special service honoring Pastor Rick for his service to the Lord and
his dedication to Grace! Following this service please join us for a
FAREWELL DINNER. Today is the last day to reserve your spot
for the dinner. There is a sheet in the narthex that you can add your
name to if you have not done so already.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, January 16, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
in the Consistory Room. We will discuss Amos 4, Lesson 9 in our
study books. All women are welcome.
Sunday, January 21 A TOWN HALL style meeting will be held after the
service with the BUILDING TASKFORCE.
Monday, January 22, 7:00 pm - A JOINT MEETING OF THE
SEARCH COMMITTEE AND THE CONSISTORY will be held.
There will not be a meeting on January 15!
Thursday, January 25, 7:00 pm - WOMEN'S MINISTRY NIGHT
It's craft night!! We will have 3 different items available. Details soon
of each item available. Cost for the night is $10 to cover the cost of
supplies. If interested, please sign up in the narthex.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
for THE OTHER WAY. This offering will be received on Jan. 28.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS needed for February – May.
Sign up sheets are in the narthex.
DRIVER AND VOLUNTEER still needed for the Crossing on
Wednesday. See Heather ASAP if you can help.
FREE BOOKS – Pastor Rick is clearing out his library. You will find a
number of books on the west side of the church library. Feel free to
take a look and take what you want.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Jan. 14 Upper Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Today Sue Stuk, Eva Hendges
Jan. 14 Cindy Wylie, Abby Kubiak
PRAYERS & PRAISE LINE
January 7, 2018
Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for all that you've allowed into our lives this past year, the good along with the hard things, which have reminded us how much we need you and rely on your presence filling us every single day. We pray for your Spirit to lead us each step of this New Year. We ask that you will guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you above all else.
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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