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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service



 Introit “Leave it There”  Sue Kurtz

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

 Hymn No. 3 …………..  “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

 Hymn No. 69 ……………..………………………………..  “Holy, Holy”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moments of Sharing:  I see God’s holiness in ____________. 

 Moments of Prayer

 Music Ministry “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” Sue Kurtz 


 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: I Samuel 28:1-25 (Page 289)


 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 444 ……………..……………..  “I Love to Tell the Story”


 *Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………………….….“Family of God”


 Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

 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.



We joyously welcome you to Grace Reformed Church! 

Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in

this place.  Please take a moment and sign your name and

address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th

 grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.  Our fun summer theme is

 “Be a Hero for God”.  Today’s scripture comes from Exodus 4:10-15. 


MUSIC MINISTRY – Sue Kurtz will provide our special music

 this morning.  Thank you once again for being with us on this Lord’s



THE TRANSITION TEAM will meet in the Chapel following the



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.


SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will be leading the combined

 evening services at Faith Reformed.  Tonight’s message:  “Mark My

 Words:  This IS the Son of God: MARK”.




HEALTH CONCERNS:  Please continue to be in prayer for Paul

 Kerkstra’s son Brent .  Tuesday Brent was transferred to the

 Heartland Health Care Center on Leonard.  For all other praise

 reports and prayer concerns, see the prayers and praise line in your

 bulletin today.


IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to all who attended my 90th

 Birthday party and the many who sent wonderful cards.  It is very

 much appreciated.  ~Mary Huizen


OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the Licari family.

 The children’s mother, Rachel Monroe, passed away from cancer on

 Monday, July 17.  We pray for comfort and understanding as they go

 through this difficult time. 


NEXT WEEK, JULY 30, 2017


NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message:  “Jael:  Nailed

 Him”.  For our evening service we will be meeting with our sister

 churches at Faith Reformed at 6:00 pm. 


OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 CRAN HILL RANCH.  This offering will be received next Sunday.




DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS are needed July 30 through the

 end of August.  2 helpers are needed each week.  Please sign up on

 the sheet in the narthex.  Thank you!


PRAISE TEAM – No practices July 24, & 31.  You will resume

 practice in August. 


GRACE CHURCH PICNIC – See the insert in your bulletin today and

 sign up in the narthex to reserve your spot!


DISABILITY ADVOCATE – The RCA is looking for a volunteer to be

 the Disability Advocate for Grace.  This person would work towards

 bringing about the full participation of all people with disabilities in

 the life of the church and the full participation of the church in the

 lives of people with disabilities. You can read more about it on the

 RCA website 

 disability-advocate.  Call the Grace office (538-3100) if you would be

 interested in further details. 





Today Upper Doors:  Louise Grimm

 Lower Doors: Ron Harmsen

July 30 Upper Doors:  Fred & Willie Hiemstra

 Lower Doors: Jan Higley

Aug. 6 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga

 Lower Doors:  Gladys Kessel




 Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Mary Kubiak

 July 30 Robin Zondervan, Sophie Licari

 Aug. 6 Kerri Baker, Brielle Wigent


Prayers & Praise Line

July 23, 2017


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We are so thankful today for summer camps such as Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva.  We are thankful that our Grace kids; Garrett Zondervan, Lilly & Riley Dood, and Addison Boeve were able to spend time at Cran Hill Ranch.  We pray that all the kids that attend summer camp will grow to know Jesus better and have a closer walk with Him.
  • We remember in our prayers our Discovery Kidz as they go through the summer months.  We pray for fun times, discovery, and a closer relationship to Jesus. 
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna go through these days of transition. 
  • We pray for Heather as she prepares for Discovery Kidz summer session, fall events, and her final exams as she works toward becoming a Commissioned Pastor.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections. We pray for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand.  We pray for their block parties that are taking place in the neighborhoods.
  • Please pray for the Transition team as they continue their work.
  • Keep Jerry Hendrickson in your prayers as he has started chemo.  We pray for complete healing and strength.
  • We think of the Licari family today.  We pray for the children and ask for comfort and peace for their family. 
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Esther Hoag; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Jim Friar, Ruth Ver Merris.
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