Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jun 28, 2012
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
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
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* 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”
* Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“Now I Belong to Jesus”
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
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.
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
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.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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