Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 24, 2014
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Musical Introit “The Longer I Serve Him” Sue Kurtz
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry “God on the Mountain” Sue Kurtz
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Camp Geneva and Cran Hill Ranch
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Esther 4 (Page 488)
Message: “A PROVIDENTIAL STORY” Rev. Daniel Jung
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 399………….…………………….. “We Are God’s People”
* Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus) ……………….. “The 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 today! 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 338 …………..……………. “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 345 ……………….…………………….. “What a Wonderful Savior”
Living Word: Romans 4:1-12 (Page 1093)
Message: “THE CREDIT OF GRACE” Rev. Daniel Jung
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 344 ……………….………. “Grace Greater than Our Sin”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Daniel Jung to our worship services.
Daniel is a recent graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and our
former Club 3:16 director. Thank you, Daniel, for being with us this
OUR MUSIC MINISTRY today is presented by Sue Kurtz. Sue works
with Paul Kerkstra at the Veterans Facility. Thank you for sharing
your testimony in song with us today!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for
our RCA Camps Cran Hill Ranch and Camp Geneva. This
special offering will be received this morning.
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.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014
CHOIR PICNIC at Paul’s cottage. Come any time after 1:00 pm.
Bring a dish to pass. Dinner will be at 5:00 pm. See Paul today if
you have any questions.
NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY morning Rev. Bruce Kuiper will lead our service and
share the message: “The Glue or the Goo of the Gospel” from Titus 2.
Pastor Rick and Donna will be on vacation through August 7. If a
need arises during this time, please contact your Caring Shepherd or
Pastor George Grevenstuk (616-299-9528).
5:00 PM HYMN SING AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Unity
Reformed Church (4450 Poinsettia SE, Kentwood). You are invited
to join them for this fun evening! No evening service will be held at
PRAYERS & PRAISE
PRAYER REQUEST – Paul Hoekstra, Vice President of Operations at
Talking Bibles, was involved in a serious automobile accident in
Hungary on Friday, July 18. Praise God, Paul is doing OK, but he
broke several bones and needs surgery. He was hospitalized for four
days in Hungary. He, his wife, and the children plan to fly home to
the USA as soon as possible so Paul can have the needed surgery.
Please keep Paul and his family in prayer. (For up-to-date
information you can visit the Talking Bibles website
CANDY LAND GAMES – Do you have a Candy Land game that
Discovery Kidz can borrow? They are doing a Candy Land themed
session this summer… “How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103 Drop them off at
the Youth desk. Thanks! **ALSO: EGG CARTONS are needed
for August 3 week! Please bring them to the youth desk.**
SUMMER DISCOVERY KIDZ ROTATION - Sign-ups are on the
narthex table! For the summer months only 2 shepherds are needed
each week to help out. The sign-ups are week to week.
NEEDED FOR DISCOVERY KIDZ FALL ACTIVITIES – Once
again we are thinking of supplies that will be needed for crafts and
activities for the kids come fall. If you would like to help by
purchasing when you see the back to school specials, here is a list of
items needed: washable markers, watercolor paints, paint brushes,
glue sticks, glue bottles. You can drop off donations at the youth desk.
LOOKING FOR A MALE VOLUNTEER to help with VICTORS
this upcoming fall. Please see Heather if you are willing to help out
MISSION OPPORTUNITY – Unity Reformed Church is in the
process of forming “mission” teams to assist members of their
congregation and those in the neighborhood with clean up and
restoration help following the recent tornado in their neighborhood.
Teams will be established to go out from Unity to affected
Homeowners. If you are interested in joining this effort, please email
the Laningas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office here at Grace
and we forward your information to them.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gerri Ruis, Gladys Kessel
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Aug. 3 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets, Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Today: Elaine Martin, Kerri Baker
Aug. 3: Sandy Farris, Chelsea Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
July 27, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.
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 praise reports.
Connections Prayer Focus
Please pray that folks in our neighborhood who have no church home will find one at Connections as we continue to show love, care and hospitality through our block party this week: Thursday the last three Block Parties:
July 31 Block Party – WEST (Plas, Hubal and Kentfield)
Please pray with us that our presence will continue to connect them with God, each other and the community.
In Christ’s Love,
All are invited to join in on any of the Connections Activities.
SUNDAY SUNDAES – 1st Sunday of June, July, and August @ Pastor
George and Juel’s home from 6-8 pm. Ice Cream, Desserts and Smores!
9:00 AM SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
10:00 AM KIDS CONNECTION
5:00 PM MUSIC CONNECTION
6:00 PM FAMILY CONNECTION gathers at the Crossing for
dinner and devotions.
EVERY OTHER SATURDAY (Next date is Aug. 9)
6:30 AM MENS BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP at the Crossing.
1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
8:00 PM COUPLES CONNECTION @ Pastor George’s home.
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