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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Jul 3, 2013

 

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Musical Introit Mr. Don Mc Dougall

 Call to Worship

*Opening Songs of Praise

 No. 217 ………………………………………………………….…… “Holy Ground”

 No. 807 ………………………………………………. “My Country Tis of Thee”

 No. 599 ……………………………………………..……….. “Jesus is Lord of All”

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Exhortation to Self-Examination

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Special Music Mr. Don Mc Dougall

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory 

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 (Page 356), Luke 9:51-62 (Page 1005)

 Message: “WHAT ABOUT ME?” Rev. George Grevenstuk

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word 

*Closing Hymn No. 686 (Verses 1-5) ….. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 686 (Verse 6)…. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” 

*Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

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.

 

WELCOME

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 AT GRACE

 

TODAY we welcome Rev. George Grevenstuk to our pulpit. Thank you,

 Pastor George, for leading us in worship this morning! 

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today, but will resume next week! 

 Children … please join your parents in the sanctuary. Children’s

 bulletins are available on the narthex table.

 

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

 is a former member of our congregation. Thank you for being with

 us and sharing your talents today!

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and Connections.

 

NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – Please keep Joan Patterson in your prayers

 as she has been hospitalized at Spectrum downtown this past week. 

 She was expected to have her gall bladder removed on Wednesday or

 Thursday. For all prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers

 & Praise Line in your bulletin.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

 7:30 – 8:30 PM Connections MUSIC CONNECTION

 

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

 9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION

  10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

 6:00 PM Connections FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.

 

NEXT WEEK, JULY 14, 2013

COMMUNION SUNDAY

 

10:00 AM Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages: “The Power

 Within You” with the message “I’m Learning”. We will celebrate the

 sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during our morning worship service. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THANK YOU to everyone that sent mail and offered prayers to our

 recent Cran Hill Campers. The girls were more than thrilled will all

 the mail they received. I was able to see and talk to them all at camp

 pick up and they ALL had HUGE smiles on their faces. Thank you

 all again for your continued support of our children/youth at Grace.
 Blessing~ Heather

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 TALKING BIBLES INTERNATIONAL. This offering will be

 received on July 28.

 

CAMP SPONSORSHIPS - Would you be interested in sponsoring a

 child going to camp this summer? Cost for one week of camp range

 from $365 - $445. You may donate any amount you wish. Designate

 your contribution on your offering envelope or you may use a pew

 envelope.

 

PICNIC POPS – The Fellowship Team is sponsoring an outing to the

 Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops featuring “Gotta Dance”. The

 orchestra will perform more than 20 of the greatest dance tunes ever

 written! Mark Thursday, July 25 on your calendar and join us for

 tailgating and a fun night. Reservations are necessary, so sign up on

 the narthex table if you are interested. Cost $15.00 pp or $13.00 for

 Seniors 62+. Questions? See Wes Dekker or Tymie Boeve.

 

CHOIR PICNIC – Saturday, August 10. Come any time after 1:00 pm.

 Bring a dish to pass. Supper is at 5:00 pm. Main course, table

 service, and beverage will be provided! Sign up on the narthex table!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Scott Thornton; Lucille Sytsema

 Lower Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma

July 14 Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek; John & Della Sawyer

 Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets

 

NURSERY 

Today Diane Maitner, Lyndsey Boeve

July 14 Elaine Martin, Tymie Boeve

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

July 7, 2013

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His love and mercy endure forever!
  • We are so thankful today for the freedom we have in this country and those who fought to give us that freedom.
  • Please pray continued healing for Joan Patterson.
  • Please pray for Lola De Young and Matt & Lindsey. Lola, who just celebrated being in remission, has relapsed. 
  • Lindsey asks that we pray for “the procedures, for Lola's anxiety, that her marrow is clean, that her pain goes away and that we can pick our hearts up off the floor and start moving forward.”
  • We thank and praise you God for your healing powers, for your comfort and assurance of your love for us.
  • We pray for those who are vacationing. We pray for a time of rest and relaxation.
  • Please pray for Deb Kleymeer’s father who has been hospitalized with complications following surgery.
  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
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