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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jun 30, 2016

SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016

10:00 AM Worship Service


 Musical Introit  Don Mc Dougall

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

“How Great is Our God”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Music Ministry Don Mc Dougall


 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: Acts 25:1-12 (Page 1084)

 Message:  “TRUE INDEPENDENCE” Rev. George Grevenstuk

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 56 …………………………..........  “To God Be the Glory”


 *Song of Departure No. 56 (Chorus Only)……..….“To God Be the Glory” 


 Keyboard, Janet Dekkinga

 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.




TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. George Grevenstuk to our pulpit.  We

 also welcome the members of Connections who will be leading our

 Praise Team today.  We thank you for being with us this Lord’s day!


DISCOVERY KIDZ will be taking a short break this summer.  Class

 will resume on July 24 with a special summer theme!  Children’s

 bulletins are available at the sound board or narthex table.


OUR MUSIC MINISTRY is presented by Don Mc Dougall.  Don is a

 former leader of our choir and member of Grace.  We thank you for

 being with us once again today and sharing your testimony in song!

 We also thank Janet Dekkinga for playing the piano/keyboard for our

 service today and next week as well.  


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.


6:00 PM JOINT EVENING WORSHIP – We will be meeting at

 FAITH Reformed Church (618 32nd St SW, Wyoming)

 tonight for worship!



NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor George Grevenstuk will lead our service and

 share the message.  For our evening service we will meet at Faith

 Reformed Church for a combined service. 




PRAISE TEAM – next practice is Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm. 


NEEDED!  Are you interested in learning how to run the sound for our

 services?  How about the projection screen?  Help is needed in both

 of these areas.  Training will be provided!  Middle School and High

 School students are encouraged to sign up!  A sign up sheet is on the

 narthex table.  Questions?  See Ms. Heather, Brian Gort, or call the

 office at 538-3100.


PASTOR RICK AND DONNA will be on vacation through July 13.  If

 a need arises, please call your Caring Shepherd, Elder Representative

 or call the office and we will contact them for you. 


BACKPACK DRIVE – We will be combining with Beverly Reformed

 Church for the 2016 Operation Backpack!  Backpacks will be

 distributed to those who visit the food truck at Beverly on August 11. 

 Start shopping now for sales on backpacks and supplies. Please have

 your donations to Grace by July 27th. 





Today:  Upper Doors:  Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot, Bill & Ruth Tacoma 

 Lower Doors:  Jerry & Sue Vander Wal

July 10: Upper Doors:  Ken & Cindy Wylie, Don & Lillian Vander Veen

 Lower Doors:  Les & Tinna VanWyk



Today: Diane Maitner, Abby Kubiak

July 10:  Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent



Today:  Hennie Rosema, Joan Emaus

July 10:  Inez Schutter, Marge Veldheer



Prayers & Praise Line

July 3, 2016


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We are so thankful today for the freedom we have in this country and those who fought for our independence.
  • Dear God we pray that the light of Your love will shine on this land. May peace reign in our nation.  We pray for wisdom for our leaders. 
  • We thank God today for the beauty of nature.  For warm summer days and times of rest and relaxation.
  • We lift up Pastor Rick and Donna as they take some time for vacation.  We pray for relaxation and refreshment.  We thank and praise God for their ministry here at Grace.
  • 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.  We pray for Ms. Heather as she prepares for their summer session and fall events.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week. We pray for Connections as they reach out to the neighborhood through summer block parties. 
  • Please keep McLain Grimm in your prayers as she heals after falling from a trampoline.
  • Please continue to keep Sandy Workman in your prayers.  We pray for continued healing and a complete return to health and strength. 
  • We pray today for Bob Tofferi.  We thank and praise God for successful surgery and that he is back at his home recovering.
  • We lift up Keith Baker in prayer today.  We pray that their trip will go well and Keith will remain healthy.
  • Remember Ethan, 11 year old grandson of Ed & Kathy De Ruiter, in your prayers.  He was hospitalized this past week for an emergency shunt replacement surgery. 
  • Continue to lift up Josh Sawyer in prayer as he is at the Great Lakes Naval Station for A School. 
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Shirley De Bruin as she undergoes chemotherapy.
  • We pray for Sally Herrema as she continues therapy on her leg.
  • We continue to keep Tymie Boeve in our prayers.  We pray for understanding, encouragement, continued healing and strength. 
  • Continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • We ask for prayers for Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet as she has had a setback due to recent surgery. 
  • Please keep Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul, in your prayers.  Prayers for a complete return to health and wellness.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Betty Figueroa, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.






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