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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 11, 2017

 

MOTHER’S DAY

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude 

 Choral Introit “Holy Ground” Women’s Chorus 

 Call to Worship  

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise  

 “How Great is Our God”

“How Great Thou Art”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“The Stand”

 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”

 Offertory 

 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”

 *Benediction

 *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.

 

WELCOME

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

 of Jesus”.

 

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.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 GREETERS 

  Today Upper Doors:  Keith & Carolyn Baker

 Lower Doors:  Judy Beadle

  May 21 Upper Doors:  Kerri Baker

 Lower Doors:  Anna Borkowski

 

  NURSERY

 Today: Judy Beadle, Eva Hendges

 May 21:  Lyndsey Boeve, Abby Kubiak

 

Prayers & Praise Line

May 14, 2017

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We thank and praise God today for our Mothers, Grandmothers, and other women who hold a special place in our hearts.
  • We think today of our families near and far.  We thank God for the many loving relationships that we have.
  • We thank God for a new season…for new growth and warm sunshine.  For God’s creation of the beauty that surrounds us.
  • We pray for our Discovery Kidz.  We are thankful today for all the teachers and volunteers here at Grace.  We are thankful for their time, energy and talents.  We pray for Heather as she leads them.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections. We pray for the youth and adults that attend each week. 
  • Please pray for the Transition team as they begin their work.
  • Keep Dan Derogee in your prayers after his stent surgery.  We are thankful that they are able to return home to Michigan.
  • We lift up Ken Wylie in our prayers as he prepares for surgery on Friday.
  • Remember Tom Cook in your prayers as he seeks the best treatment moving forward.  We pray for peace and understanding.
  • Continue to remember Brent Kerkstra in your prayers.  We pray for healing and a return to complete health and strength.
  • Please keep Jonathan Stouten, nephew of Pastor Rick, in your prayers as he deals with complications of Crohns Disease.
  • 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; 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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