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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Jul 2, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service



 Musical Introit Don Mc Dougall

 Call to Worship

*  Opening Hymn No. 799 ………..…………………...  “America the Beautiful”

*  Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Exhortation to Self-Examination

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

 Ministry of Music “The Lord’s Prayer” Don Mc Dougall


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*  Doxology

*  Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  I Chronicles 12:23-32, 38-40 (Page 403)

 Mark 1:9-15 (Page 968)

 Message:  “UNDERSTANDING OUR TIMES” Rev. Cecil Martens 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*  Closing Hymn ……………………………...……………..  “In Times Like These”

*  Benediction

*  Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus) ………………..  “The Family of God”


 Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 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.




TODAY we welcome Rev. Cecil Martens who will lead our service and

 share the message. 


DISCOVERY KIDZ AND PARENTS – No Discovery Kidz today! 

 Classes will resume next week with a fun summer theme!  You won’t

 want to miss it!! 


OUR SPECIAL MUSIC this morning is presented by Don

 Mc Dougall.  Don is a former member of Grace!  Welcome back and

 thank you for sharing with us today!


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 - FOR OUR EVENING SERVICE will with join together

 at Faith Reformed Church (618 32nd Street, Wyoming) for a

 combined holiday worship service. 





HEALTH CONCERNS –  For all prayer requests and praise reports,

 see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today. 


SUMMER CAMP - A few of our kids at Grace will be heading to Cran

 Hill Ranch July 6th-11th. We would love to show that they are being

 prayed for and thought of during this week away. Would you consider

 sending them a quick note during their stay? Here is the list of those

 that will be attending THIS WEEK: Abby Kubiak, Mary Kubiak,

 Brielle Wigent, Alex Hill, Lilly Dood, Sophie Licari, Bella Licari and

 Nachelle Miller.  Mail your notes to:  (Name of Camper), Cran Hill

 Ranch, 14444 17 Mile Rd., Rodney, MI 49342.  Thank you!






NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will celebrate the sacrament of the

 Lord’s Supper.  Pastor Rick will share the message.  For our evening

 service we will continue with the “Understanding Your Bible” series.




ELDERS & DEACONS – The next meetings are July 21!  Elders at

 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.



 narthex table! For the summer months only 2 shepherds are needed

 each week to help out. The sign ups are week to week.  One

 shepherd still needed for next Sunday!


FNOW 8TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC – July 18 with a 1:00 pm shot

 gun start.  It will be held at The Pines and includes golf, lunch, and

 door prizes.  Cost:  65 pp.  This is a fundraiser for Family Network to

 enable them to continue serving the greater Wyoming area. Email to register or for more info. 



 CHINESE STUDENTS.  Rachel & Rowin Mulder are bringing 26

 Chinese young people to Michigan for an English language and

 American culture experience while nurturing character development

 and leadership skills.  Students will arrive in Grand Rapids on Friday

 evening July 18, and will depart for South Haven on Monday

 morning July 21, so we are looking for host families in this area for

 just one weekend!  These students are excited to spend time with an

 American family and learn more about our way of life.  Host families

 can do simple, fun activities with their student(s) on Saturday and

 Sunday such as play board games, go for a nature walk, or go into

 town.  This is a great opportunity to share your values through your

 daily life!  You don’t need to have teenagers living at home in order to

 host!  For more information please contact Rachel and Rowin Mulder

 at 616-217-1735 or by email at




Today  Upper Doors:  Rick Postema, Gerald & Elaine Pylman

 Lower Doors:  George & Hennie Rosema

July 13 Upper Doors:  Karen Roberts; Dick Postema

 Lower Doors:  Don & Inez Schutter



Today: Cindy Wylie, Judy Beadle

July 13: Diane Maitner, Tymie Boeve


Prayers & Praise Line

July 6, 2014



Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We are so thankful today for the freedom we have in this country and those who fought to give us that freedom. 
  • We pray for our kids at Cran Hill this week.  May they have a fun and meaningful week!!  We thank and Praise God for Christian Camps and Counselors!
  • Please keep Esther Hoag in your prayers as she recovers following hospitalization and surgery.
  • We pray for Jim Friar as he recovers following heart surgery.
  • Remember Trena Battjes following cataract surgery.
  • Please pray for Carol Dykstra (Donna Oppenhuizen’s sister) who will have heart surgery July 9 at the Cleveland Clinic.
  • There are many friends and family of our church members that need your prayers this week.  Please continue to pray for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy; Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer; and Caitlin, friend of Abbey Licari, diagnosed with Leukemia.
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.  In particular we pray for Amie Pierce serving in Kuwait.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH MINISTRIES is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  Each month they will list a few churches that we all can pray for specifically.  For July the churches that are being prayed for are:

 Week of July 6:  Newhall Community Church

 July 13:  New Life in Christ Church

 July 20:  Open Hearts Community Church

 July 27:  Our Lady of La Vang Vietnamese Catholic Church

 Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift

 one another up in prayer. 

  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink,

Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.


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.

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