Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 1, 2010
SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit “God Bless the USA” Don Mc Dougall
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymns of Praise No. 799 ………… “America the Beautiful”
No. 807 …... “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Music Ministry “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” Don Mc Dougall
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Peter 2:13-17 (Page 1177)
Message: “INDEPENDENCE DAY” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 433 ………….…………….. “Rise Up, O Church of God”
* Closing Litany No. 579 ………………………………..………… “In God I Trust”
* Song of Departure No. 54 ………………………………………… “My Tribute”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. George Grevenstuk to our service. We thank
you for being here and ministering to us this Lord’s Day!
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC – this morning is presented by Don
Mc Dougall. Thank you for sharing with us in such a special way
NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight!
NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING Rev. Bruce Kuiper will lead our morning service
and share the message “A PORTRAIT OF GRACE – The Trinitarian
Mode and Our Model of Adoption” (Ephesians 1:5 & II Samuel 9).
For our evening service Pastor Bruce’s message is “GRACE LEGACY
BUILDERS: God’s Design, Our Desire, & Heavenly Delights”
(Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4).
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayer and Praise Line for all the prayer
requests and praise reports.
AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ELDERS the membership of Ron & Marcia
Berends was transferred to WoodHaven Reformed Church of Byron
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, July 21, 7:00 pm THE WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM will meet at
Monday, July 26, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Saturday, August 7 - CHOIR MEMBERS come out for the annual picnic
at Paul’s cottage. Come anytime after 1:00 pm. Supper is at 5:00 pm.
Bring a dish to pass. Sign up in the narthex!
PASTOR RICK & DONNA are on vacation through July 16. If a need arises,
please contact your Caring Shepherd, Elder, or call the church office
and we will contact them.
WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING – The Deacons’ Center is asking churches if
they would be willing to participate in the redoing of a Westown
Jubilee house at 113 Gold Ave., SW. Westown has secured a grant
but they are looking for volunteers to refurbish this house. On the
table in the narthex is a paper giving more details of the
opportunities available. If anyone is interested in any way, please
contact Shari and she will work out the details.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek; Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
July 11 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets; Khuon & Hon Tran
Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Today Sandy Gort, Amy Grimm, Sue Vander Wal
July 11 Sue Stuk, Lynda Ver Merris, Allie Mc Elroy
Prayers & Praise Line
July 4, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
His love and mercy endure forever!
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that God will lead us to clarity.
Pray for discernment for the Mission/Outreach Team.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We thank God for the freedom we enjoy in this country.
We praise God for the men and women who fought for that freedom!
Please keep Keri (Boeve) Desmarais in your prayers as she is to stay off her feet until the birth of her son, due in August.
Keep Ruth Tacoma in your prayers as she heals following surgery on her eye. Pray for good test results.
Pray today for Joan Patterson as she continues to regain her strength.
Remember Willie Hiemstra in your prayers as she continues to do rehab on her knee. Pray for strength and encouragement.
We pray today for Lucille Sytsema and John De Jong as they undergo chemo treatments.
We pray today for Judy Klein that she may soon feel better and get back to full health and strength.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
We thank God for his healing touch.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers
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