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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jun 2, 2016


SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016

10:00 AM Worship Service


 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz


“I am Free”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 “This is Amazing Grace”

 Graduation Celebration

 Moments in Prayer


 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: Psalm 31:15 (Page 543), Jonah 2:1-10 (Page 897)

 Ephesians 5:15-17 (Page 1136)


 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 686 ……….…………..  “O God Our Help in Ages Past”


 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 and Chorus)……..“The Solid Rock” 



 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp


 *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.




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All children ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.  Discovery

 Kidz will be taking a short break this summer.  No

 Discovery Kidz from June 12 – July 17.  Class will resume

 on July 24 with a special summer theme!


TODAY the Discovery Kidz will lead our praise time and share with us. 

 We celebrate with Brendan Marshall as he graduates from Discovery


 We also celebrate with the Sawyer family as Josh Sawyer graduated

 from the Great Lakes Naval Station on May 20. 


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.


COINS FOR KIDS Grand Rapids Right to Life – If you were not here

 last week and have a bottle with coins to turn in, you can bring them

 to the office.  Thank you so much to all who donated! 


6:00 PM JOINT EVENING WORSHIP – We will be meeting at

 Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter) tonight for worship

 with our sister churches! 




HEALTH CONCERNS – Keith Baker was a patient at Zeeland

 Hospital this past week with pancreatitis.  Sandy Workman continues

 at Clark Home on Franklin Street SE after falling and breaking her

 collar bone.  Bob Tofferi is now at home.  We pray for continued

 healing and strength.  See the Prayers & Praise Line for all other

 prayer requests and praise reports.


THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the clean-up day this past

 Wednesday.  We had a great group of youth and adults alike!  We

 appreciate your hard work and time so much!! ~Heather Dood



NEXT WEEK, JUNE 12, 2016


NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “You Better

 Believe It” with the message: “I Believe in Giving My Resources”.  We

 will meet at Beverly Reformed Church for our evening service.




PRAISE TEAM – Practice Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm.


THE NEXT CONSISTORY meeting will be held on June 27 at

 7:30 pm.  Elders will meet at 6:30 pm.


GRACE LEGACY BUILDERS invites men, women, and families to

 their Father’s Day Eve Event, Saturday, June 18, 7:00-8:00 pm at

 507 Broadway Ave NW, Grand Rapids.  Guest Speaker, Judson

 Marvel.  Also meet, greet & book signing with GR West Side author,

 Anthony Torrone.  Ice cream fellowship to follow.  RSVP to  RSVP helpful but not necessary. 




Today: Upper Doors:  Bob & Donna Moreno, Karen Roberts

 Lower Doors:  Don & Inez Schutter

June 12: Upper Doors:  John & Della Sawyer, Donna Oppenhuizen

 Lower Doors:  Ernst & Char Otto

June 19: Upper Doors:  Sharon Sawyer, Sandy Sorenson

 Lower Doors:  Scott Thornton



Today: Elaine Martin, Eric Wigent

June 12: Sue Stuk, Bella Licari

June 19:  Kerri Baker, Lyndsey Boeve


Prayers & Praise Line

June 5, 2016


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We are thankful today for our Discovery Kidz.  We pray for them as they finish up the last days of school.
  • We thank and praise God today for Brendan Marshall.  May God guide, bless, and protect him as he grows and continues to learn.
  • We thank God today for the many Christian teachers and volunteers in our lives.  We thank and praise God for their love and devotion.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week. We pray for Connections as they gear up for the work of summer block parties. 
  • Remember Sandy Workman in your prayers.  Pray for freedom from the pain she is experiencing and rapid healing. 
  • We pray today for Bob Tofferi.  We pray that he may experience continued  strengthening.
  • We lift up Keith Baker in prayer today.  We pray that he is feeling better and able to leave for the trip that they had planned.
  • Continue to lift up Josh Sawyer in prayer as he is at the Great Lakes Naval Station for A School. 
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Shirley De Bruin as she undergoes chemotherapy.
  • We pray for Sally Herrema as she continues therapy on her leg.
  • We continue to keep Tymie Boeve in our prayers.  We pray for understanding, encouragement, continued healing and strength.
  • Continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • We ask for lots of prayers for Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet.  She has had a setback due to recent surgery.  She is at Holland Hospital. 
  • Please keep Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul, in your prayers.  Prayers for a complete return to health and wellness.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Betty Figueroa, 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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