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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 5, 2012


SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service



 Music Ministry “My Tribute” Sue Kurtz

 Time of Praise

 Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Hymn of Praise No. 225 ..“Come Christians, Join to Sing”

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Music Ministry “The Love of God” Sue Kurtz


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 26:30-50 (Page 963)

 Message: “THE PATH OF LONELINESS” Rev. Marv Vander Vliet

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 602 …………..……. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 501 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)…..“Now I Belong to Jesus”

* 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.



TODAY we welcome Rev. Marv Vander Vliet who will lead our service

 and share the message. Pastor Marv ministers with West Michigan

 Youth for Christ and the Juvenile Justice Ministry. 



 can attend church with your parents in the sanctuary! 


OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC today is presented by Sue Kurtz. 

 Sue works with Paul Kerkstra at the Veterans Facility. We thank you

 for being with us and ministering to us through song!



 service this morning. Please meet in the Consistory room.


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.


NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.



HEALTH CONCERNS – Ron Engels returned home on Thursday. 

 Please keep Ron in your prayers as he begins the healing and rehab

 process. Deb Pierce underwent surgery to amputate her foot on

 Friday, July 6 at Blodgett Hospital. She will be hospitalized for

 awhile as she will undergo her rehab there as well. Joan Patterson

 continues to be hospitalized at Butterworth. She did have a

 procedure on Thursday to put in two more drains that will hopefully

 help with her pain. Today we ask for special prayers for all the

 caregivers to our members listed. We pray especially for Barb

 Engels, Brian & Sandy Gort, Louise Grimm and Lisa Pierce. We pray

 for strength and energy. May God’s love and presence be felt by all. 

 For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &

 Praise Line in your bulletin today.










NEXT WEEK, JULY 15, 2012


NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will lead our services and share the





GR SYMPHONY PICNIC POPS – A Tribute to John Denver! 

 A group from Grace is planning on attending this fun evening at

 Cannonsburg Ski Park, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, Belmont, on

 Thursday, July 26. We will tailgate before the concert. Pack your

 own picnic and bring along a treat to share. Lawn seating, so bring

 chairs or a blanket. Ticket prices vary depending on age and number

 of people going! If interested sign up on the narthex table or contact

 Tymie Boeve. More info on car pooling/vans and pricing to come!


DISCOVERY KIDZ are looking towards the fall and will be in need of

 glue sticks, crayons, scissors, and construction paper. When you

 start to see “Back to School” sales, please keep the Discovery Kidz in

 mind! Thanks so much for your continued support!


 DISCOVERY KIDZ can still use Volunteers to teach or be a shepherd

 for the last two weeks of July and the month of August. All lesson

 plans and supplies are furnished for you! It is just a one week

 commitment. Sign up in the narthex or see Heather Dood.


SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 WESTERN SEMINARY. This special offering will be received on 

 July 29.





Today Upper Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma; Pat Ter Beek

 Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran

July 15 Upper Doors: Don & Lillian Vander Veen, Bob & Shirley Tofferi

 Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets



Today Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan

July 15 Amy Grimm, Diane Maitner


Prayers & Praise Line

July 8, 2012


Church Plant Prayer Focus

 Please pray for Connections families and those whose lives they will

 touch as we reach out to the surrounding community this summer in 

 our “Block Parties”. The next Block Party is scheduled for July 26 for

 the families on Royal Oak and 32nd Street just north of church. 

  • Pray that we will build relationships of trust with the families.
  • Pray that we share freely the change God has made in our lives.
  • Pray that entire families will be touched with the good news.
  • Pray that as a result new families join in God’s plan for Connections.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

  • Keep Joan Patterson in your prayers. Joan remains at Butteworth Hospital.
  • We remember Deb Pierce in our prayers as she begins the healing process and starts therapy. 
  • We pray today for healing and strength for Ron Engels and Ellsworth Johnson following surgery.
  • Samantha Johnson also continues to improve! She has been able to get out and about a bit and the wound is healing nicely. Please continue to keep her in your prayers as she regains all her strength and the healing continues.
  • We thank and praise God for good reports on Doris Ver Merris who is doing well. 
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Brent Wenzel, Adam Simons, Justin Roelofs. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries, and Carl Kleymeer
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris, Mrs. Janet Yonkers.


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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