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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 12, 2016



MAY 15, 2016

10:00 AM Worship Service



 Choral Introit  “I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing” 

 Call to Worship No. 397 …………………………………. “The Spirit of Truth”

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

“Holy Spirit”

“Oh, How Good It Is”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 “Bind Us Together, Lord”

 Moment of Sharing:  Pentecost is a time to _______.

 *Affirmation of Faith:  The Apostles’ Creed

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “Alone Yet Not Alone”


 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: Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-37 (Page 1057)


 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn ………………………………………………..  “Come, Holy Spirit”


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

 Postlude  Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

 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 kids ages 3

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



 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are 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.


6:00 PM MUSIC APPRECIATION SERVICE.  We will be joined

 by the congregations of Faith, Beverly, and Unity and the Vets from

 the GR Home for Veterans.  Coffee and cookies will be served

 following the service. Invite a friend to join you!


6:30 PM Y-LIFE meet at the Crossing to head over to Newhall. 



This is the last week for the Crossing after school program! 

They will resume in September.


MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

 The SYNOD WORKSHOP originally scheduled for tonight,

 has been rescheduled for May 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at




TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth grades 5 & 6.



 3:45 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING for youth grades 3 & 4. 

 Choir practice has concluded for the summer!


NEXT WEEK, MAY 22, 2016


NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “I Believe in

 Spiritual Gifts”.  We will meet at Faith Reformed Church for our

 evening service.




HEALTH CONCERNS – Bob Tofferi continues at the Meijer Heart

 Please keep Bob and Shirley in your prayers.  See the Prayers &

 Praise Line today for all other prayer requests and praise reports. 




GREATER CONSISTORY – Help is needed occasionally on Sunday

 mornings to usher and collect.  Would you be willing to take a month,

 or even just one Sunday?  If you would be willing to help out, or to be

 put on a call list, please see or call Dan Stuk (532-7729) or call the

 office (538-3100).  Thank you!



 May is designated for Coins for Kids, Grand Rapids Right to Life. 

 Extra baby bottles are available in the narthex for you to collect coins. 

 Profits benefit Grand Rapids Right to Life and local pregnancy

 agencies that provide material support to women and families facing

 unplanned pregnancies.  Small change can make a BIG difference!  In

 the month of May you can work to fill up your bottles.  We will collect

 them on May 29, or you can turn them into the office prior to that. 






Today: Upper Doors:  Larry & Bernice Palma, Joan Patterson

 Lower Doors:  Deb Pierce

May 22 Upper Doors:  Rick Postema, Gerry & Elaine Pylman

 Lower Doors:  George & Hennie Rosema



Today: Pat Ter Beek, Chelsea Dornbos

May 22: Robin Zondervan, Sophie Licari


Prayers & Praise Line

May 15, 2016


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We praise God today for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • 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 the kids at the Crossing as they conclude their season this week.  We pray that they will have a safe summer and continue to seek God in all they do.
  • 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.
  • We pray for the family of Bob Vande Zande (a former member of Grace).  Bob passed away on Saturday, May 7 at the age of 91.
  • We pray today for Bob Tofferi. May God’s peace and love surround them.
  • Please continue to pray for Pastor Rick’s mother.  She is now at Maple Creek Lodge for a time of rehab and healing. 
  • Please be in prayer for Joshua Sawyer who has joined the Navy and is now at the Great Lakes Naval Station.  He is doing well.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Shirley De Bruin as she undergoes chemotherapy.
  • We pray for Sally Herrema as her leg heals up and she undergoes therapy. 
  • 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. 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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