Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 11, 2017
SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Holy Ground” Women’s Chorus
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“How Great is Our God”
“How Great Thou Art”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
A Tribute to All Mothers
Sharing Time: I’m so thankful that Mom _______.
Moments in Prayer
Women’s Chorus “I Will Glory in the Cross”
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: Genesis 2:15-17 (Pg. 2), Revelation 22:1-5 (Pg. 1207)
Message: “THE TREE OF LIFE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 104 (Verses 1-4) ….…………… “O Worship the King”
*Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 and Chorus)….“Because He Lives”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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 in the name of our Risen Lord!
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
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages 3
years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE CONSISTORY will meet immediately after the service in the
Chapel for a very brief meeting. Please be on time. Thanks!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the Consistory room
following the worship service. They cover scriptural lessons from
both the old and new testament. Everyone welcome!
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Our evening service will be held at Faith
Reformed Church. Rev. Harvey Hertz will continue to lead the
service and share the messages.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
This is the last week for the Crossing afterschool program.
They will resume in the fall!
MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE!
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
3:30 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
2:00- 4:00 PM YOU ARE INVITED to the Crossing for an
Open House in honor of the 50th Wedding anniversary of Bob and
Lynda Ver Merris.
Congratulations Bob & Lynda on this special Anniversary!
NEXT WEEK, MAY 21, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “The Genealogies
11:30 AM Y-LIFE YEAR END PARTY.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Continue to be in prayer for Dan Derogee.
He and Martha were expected to return to Michigan Saturday.
Ken Wylie will have stent surgery on Friday, May 19. Please keep
him in your prayers. For all other praise reports and prayer
concerns, see the insert in your bulletin today.
THE CONSISTORY & CONNECTIONS has entered into an
agreement for Connections to begin holding Sunday afternoon
services in the Chapel beginning in August. Copies of this agreement
are on the back table if you are interested in seeing it. Continue to
keep Pastor George and Connections in your prayers as they move
forward in this exciting time of growth and reaching out with the
Good News of Christ. Pastor George will give us an update soon.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for
CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received on May 28.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
May 21 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Today: Judy Beadle, Eva Hendges
May 21: Lyndsey Boeve, Abby Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
May 14, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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