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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jun 28, 2012

 

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Music Ministry Don Mc Dougall

 Time of Praise

 Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Hymn of Praise No. 147 ………..….. “How Great Thou Art”

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Music Ministry Don Mc Dougall

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 24:1-14 (Page 959)

 Message: “O LORD, HOW LONG?” Rev. Cecil Martens

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 753 ………………………………. “Jesus is Coming Again”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“Now I Belong to Jesus”

* Postlude 

 Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 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.

 

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

TODAY we welcome Rev. Cecil Martens who will lead our service and

 share the message. We thank you for being here and ministering to

 us this Lord’s Day.

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ WILL NOT MEET TODAY or next week,

 July 8. Children …you can attend church with your parents in the

sanctuary! 

 

OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC today is presented by Don Mc Dougall. 

 Don is a former member of our congregation. We welcome you back

 today and thank you for sharing with us in such a special way!

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.

 

NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2011

 6:00 PM CONNECTIONS COMMUNITY DINNER.

 

NEXT WEEK, JULY 8, 2012

 

NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Marv Vander Vliet will lead our service

 and share the message. Pastor Marv ministers with West Michigan

 Youth for Christ and the Juvenile Justice Ministry. There will be no 

 evening service next week. Pastor Rick and Donna will be on

 vacation through July 10. If a need arises, please contact your Elder,

 Caring Shepherd, or call the church office and we will contact them.

 

CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING following the service next

 Sunday. Please check your mailbox today for information.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Ron Engels is hospitalized at Spectrum

 Butterworth following back surgery on Friday, June 29. Deb Pierce

 will undergo surgery to amputate her foot on Friday, July 6 at

 Blodgett Hospital. Joan Patterson continues to be hospitalized,

 but is doing a bit better For all other prayer requests and praise

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GR SYMPHONY PICNIC POPS – A Tribute to John Denver! 

 A group from Grace is planning on attending this fun evening at

 Cannonsburg Ski Park, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, Belmont, on

 Thursday, July 26. We will tailgate before the concert. Pack your

 own picnic and bring along a treat to share. Lawn seating, so bring

 chairs or a blanket. Ticket prices vary depending on age and number

 of people going! If interested sign up on the narthex table or contact

 Tymie Boeve. More info on car pooling/vans and pricing to come!

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ are looking towards the fall and will be in need of

 glue sticks, crayons, scissors, and construction paper. When you

 start to see “Back to School” sales, please keep the Discovery Kidz in

 mind! Thanks so much for your continued support!

 

 DISCOVERY KIDZ can still use Volunteers to teach or be a shepherd

 for the last two weeks of July and the month of August. All lesson

 plans and supplies are furnished for you! It is just a one week

 commitment. Sign up in the narthex or see Heather Dood.

 

THE MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet on Tuesday, July 10 at

 7:00 pm.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer, Harvey & Sheryl Steensma

 Lower Doors: Lucille Sytsema

July 8 Upper Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma; Pat Ter Beek

 Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran

 

NURSERY

Today Elaine Martin, Beka Kubiak

July 8 Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan

 

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

July 1, 2012

 

Church Plant Prayer Focus

 Please pray for Connections families and those whose lives they will

 touch as we reach out to the surrounding community this summer in 

 our “Block Parties”. Our first Block Party was Thursday for the

 families on Plas, Parkland, and Charles Russell Court, directly south of

 church. The next Block Party is scheduled for July 26 for the families

 on Royal Oak and 32nd Street just north of church. 

  • Pray that we will build relationships of trust with the families.
  • Pray that we share freely the change God has made in our lives.
  • Pray that entire families will be touched with the good news.
  • Pray that as a result new families join in God’s plan for Connections.

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

  • We pray today for healing and strength for Ellsworth Johnson following heart surgery.
  • We pray today for Joan Patterson. Pray for comfort and peace for Joan and acceptance and guidance for the family.
  • Please keep Deb Pierce in your prayers as she undergoes surgery this week.
  • We thank God for the freedom we have in this country. We praise God for the men and women who fought for that freedom!
  • We give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His love and mercy endure forever!
  • Remember Ron Engels in your prayers following surgery. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries, and Doris Ver Merris, Samantha Johnson, Carl Kleymeer
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons, Justin Roelofs. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris, Mrs. Janet Yonkers.

 

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