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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jul 6, 2017


JULY 9, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service



 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

“Come, Lord Jesus”

“When Love is Found”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

  “O Perfect Love”

 Exhortation to Self-Examination

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance


 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: Ephesians 5:25-32 (Page 1136)

 Message:  “WHAT’S YOUR STATUS?” 

 Heather Dood 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 Closing Hymn No. 401 ………………….  “The Church’s One Foundation”


 *Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………………….….“Family of God”


 Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 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 Heather Dood, Commissioned Pastor

 Candidate, who will lead our service and share the message.  Heather

 has finished all of her classes and just has her Credo to write and final

 Exams in the Fall.  Please keep her in your prayers as she finishes up

 the last of her requirements and becomes officially Commissioned.


DISCOVERY KIDZ will be taking a summer break.  Children are

 welcome to sit with their parents in the sanctuary for worship. 

 Children’s bulletins are available at the sound board or on the

 narthex table.  Discovery Kidz will resume NEXT Sunday with a fun

 summer theme “Be a Hero for God”


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.



 following the service today for permission trip notarizing.  If unable

 you must contact Heather to make arrangements prior to July 14.


SUNDAYS AT SIX – Meeting at Faith Reformed Church.  Rev. Bruce

 Osbeck will share the message. 




HEALTH CONCERNS:  Jerry Hendrickson has returned to his home.

 Please continue to keep Jerry & Karen in your prayers.  For all other

 praise reports and prayer concerns, see the prayers and praise line in

 your bulletin today.


YOU ARE INVITED to a Birthday Open House in honor of Mary

 Huizen on Saturday, July 15 from 2-4 pm.  Mary turned 90 years old

 on July 1st.  It will be held at Gun Lake Community Church,

 12200 W M179 Highway.  Wayland, MI.  (Call our church office if

 you would like directions - 538-3100.)


KIDS AT CAMP – This upcoming week the following Grace kids will

 be at Cran Hill Ranch:  Garrett Zondervan, Addison Boeve, Lilly

 Dood, Riley Dood.  Please keep them in your prayers!  You can send

 them a note at:  Name of Camper, Cran Hill Ranch, 14444 - 17 Mile

 Rd, Rodney, MI 49342.


NEXT WEEK, JULY 16, 2017



5:45 AM MISSION TRIP SEND OFF!  Our youth will be leaving

 from the church parking lot for their mission trip to Gatlinburg, TN.

 You are invited to join them and pray over them before they leave!



 LORD’S SUPPER during the morning worship service.  Pastor

 Rick will share the message:  “He Descended into Hell…But Don’t Go



SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will be leading the combined

 evening services beginning next week.  We will be meeting at Faith

 Reformed Church July – August and at Beverly from September –

 November.  See the insert in your bulletin today with the new series

 details that will begin July 16! 




Monday, July 10, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.


Monday, July 17, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.


Saturday, August 19 from 4:00 – 7:30 pm SAVE THE DATE! for the

 GRACE CHURCH PICNIC!  More details to follow!




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

 If a need arises during this time, please contact your Caring

 Shepherd, Elder, or call the church office and we will contact them.


OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of July is designated for

 CRAN HILL RANCH.  This offering will be received on July 30.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PSALM?  See Lorinda Vander Werp,

 jot it down and place in collection plate, or leave on the desk in the

 office.  Thank you!





  Today Upper Doors:  Julia Grant 

 Lower Doors:  Katie Green

  July 16 Upper Doors:  George & Juel Grevenstuk

 Lower Doors:  Ken & Janet Groenhout


 Today Sue Vander Wal, Abby Kubiak 

 July 16 Erika Wigent, Bella Licari

 July 23 Donna Oppenhuizen, Mary Kubiak


Prayers & Praise Line


July 9, 2017

 “Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

I Thessalonians 5:17-18

Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • 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.
  • Keep our Y-Life group and leaders in your prayers as they prepare to leave next Sunday for their mission trip to Gatlinburg, TN.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections. We pray for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand.  We pray for their block parties that will begin soon.
  • Please pray for the Transition team as they continue their work.
  • Keep Jerry Hendrickson in your prayers as he continues testing and the doctors deceide on the best course of treatment. 
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Esther Hoag; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.


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 praises.



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