Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 27, 2017
SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit Ruth Tacoma & Janet Dekkinga
Call to Worship
*Opening Worship Sequence
Reading No. 127 ………….………. “The Lord on High is Mighty”
Hymn No. 128 ……………….. “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
Hymn No. 129 ……………………………………. “Great and Mighty”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments for Mission - Talking Bibles
Dan Meek, Vice President of Development
Moments of Prayer
Music Ministry Ruth Tacoma & Janet Dekkinga
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Cran Hill Ranch
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Judges 4:1-24 (Page 235)
Message: “JAEL: NAILED HIM” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 732 ………….……… “The Battle Belongs to the Lord”
*Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………………….….“Family of God”
Keyboard, Janet Dekkinga
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
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”.
MUSIC MINISTRY – Our special music this morning is provided by
Ruth Tacoma and her daughter Janet Dekkinga. Janet is also our
keyboardist today. A special thank you to Ruth Tacoma who
faithfully plays the piano for us each week! We appreciate you both
and thank you for your time and many talents.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for
CRAN HILL RANCH. This offering will be received today.
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.
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: “THE
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: Matthew”.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Bill Ver Hulst was admitted to Blodgett
Hospital on Tuesday with possible pneumonia. Please keep Bill in
your prayers. For all praise reports and prayer concerns, see the
prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 6, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor George Grevenstuk will lead our service and
share the message: “Telling About an Unknown God”. For our
evening service we will be meeting with our sister churches at Faith
Reformed at 6:00 pm.
PASTOR RICK & DONNA will be on vacation July 31 - August 11.
If you have a need during this time, please contact Pastor George
(616-299-9528), your Elder Representative, or call the office.
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - Have you always wanted
to try leading the children's Christmas program? Well here is your
opportunity. I am looking for someone who would like to walk beside
me and work with the children and youth for this year’s Christmas
Program. I do have a program selected so I would just need your
creativity, enthusiasm and love for children. Please see Heather if you
are interested or would like more details.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS are needed through the
end of August. Two helpers are needed each week. Please sign up on
the sheet in the narthex. Thank you!
PRAISE TEAM – No practice tomorrow! You will resume practice
August 7 at 7:00 pm.
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
disability-advocate. Call the Grace office (538-3100) if you would be
interested in further details.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
Aug. 6 Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Gladys Kessel
Today Robin Zondervan, Sophie Licari
Aug. 6 Kerri Baker, Brielle Wigent
Mission Trip Recap
I am not sure the words "thank you" are even close to thank you for all your support financially, prep work, or prayerfully.
This week was a week that I have no doubt not only forever left a mark in my life but in many of our youth and adults that attended. We were blessed to work with a woman named "T". We spent the majority time of the week building a fence. We got to spend the day working side by side with our homeowner. This actually is pretty rare. The days were very hot but the group was amazing and worked so well as a team. We received a huge compliment from our leader Evan, "I have never had a group that showed inclusion like you all do."
Our last night was the most moving as we closed our time at Team Effort Gatlinburg. The staff performed a very touching skit...showing us what "things" we may need to leave at the cross. Following the skit, our leader led us outside where our group circled around a torch and he prayed with us and encouraged each student to take time to pray and, if they needed to talk, all of us leaders were there to listen. I was absolutely blown away as I watched our group lay down so much at the cross that night.
Soon we will update you more with picture and stories but I thought for now this would give you a glimpse at what a great week we had being the hands and feet of Jesus!
Prayers & Praise Line
July 30, 2017
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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