Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 15, 2014
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Thy Loving Kindness”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
The Law of God
Time of Testimony Laura Marshall
Senior Choir “Walking in Sunlight”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 39:7-13 (Page 549)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“I WANT TO TESTIFY: THE TESTIMONY OF DAVID”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Worship Sequence No. 652-654 ... “Create in Me a Pure Heart”
* Song of Departure No. 179 …………..……………………….. “Awesome God”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 407 …………….. “God Has Spoken By His Prophets”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 414 ………………………………………. “O Word of God Incarnate”
Living Word: Hebrews 3:7-15 (Page 1162)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE:
EIGHT GREAT SUBJECTS IN THE BIBLE”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 406 ………..…………………. “Wonderful Words of Life”
Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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.
A VBS INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held in the Fellowship
Hall after the service.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-LIFE will meet.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Esther Hoag will undergo hand surgery
tomorrow following a fall. Anna Borkowski was admitted
overnight to Metro Hospital for testing on Wednesday night. For all
other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise
Line in your bulletin today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.
NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Next Sunday Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages “I WANT
TO TESTIFY” with the message: “The Testimony of Isaiah”.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated
for a Grace Mission Trip to Jackson County Ministries tentatively
scheduled for September. This offering will be received May 25.
A JOINT EVENING service will be held next Sunday night at Beverly
Reformed Church at 5:00 pm. This will take the place of our evening
service at Grace.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 pm WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am GRADUATION SUNDAY - We will honor
our Discovery Kidz Graduates as well as those graduating from High
School and College.
Wednesday, June 4, 9:30 am KITCHEN INVENTORY and
CLEANING day. We will go out for lunch when the job is done!
See or call (531-5700) Tymie if you would like to help.
Sunday, June 8 – PENTECOST SUNDAY! Our special offering is
Designated for the “ONE SUNDAY PENTECOST OFFERING”
which is an RCA offering for new churches in our classis. Our
offering will be designated for CONNECTIONS. For our evening
service, we will join together for a Pentecost service with our sister
June 9-12, 6:00 – 8:15 pm VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The theme this year is “FUN FAIR – WHERE GOD’S WORLD
COMES TOGETHER!” Plan to attend the informational meeting
TODAY following the morning service. See the insert in your
bulletin for information on the volunteer positions available! Also,
check out the donation board located in the back of church.
NEEDED FOR VBS: T-SHIRTS! 100 used, clean (no stains or rips)
adult size small and up. Clean out your closets!! You can drop them
off in the kitchen or at the youth desk.
GRACE MISSION TRIP TO JACKSON COUNTY MINISTRIES.
Tentative plans are being made to go to Jackson County Ministries in
Annville, Kentucky in September. The date that is available is
September 12-19. If you are interested in hearing more about this, or
if this date is good and would work for you, see or call Larry
COOKIE DONATIONS NEEDED! Once again we will have cookies
and coffee on the patio during the summer months. If you would be
willing to bake cookies for this time, please sign up on the sheet in
the narthex. You will be called to schedule your time. If you have
any questions, please see Tymie Boeve. Reminder…our church is
PEANUT FREE. Thanks!
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE CARE KITS – We have an
opportunity once again to make up care kits for Church World
Service. This will also be designated as the MISSION PROJECT
for VBS this year. We would like to collect as much as possible
ahead of time, then the children will contribute and assemble the kits.
We will be collecting for the Hygiene Kits. Needed are: hand towels
(16 x 28), washcloth, wide tooth comb, nail clippers, bath size bar of
soap (in individual wrapper) toothbrush (in packaging), band-aids
(standard size), one gallon plastic zip lock bag. Boxes will be placed at
the entrances for your donations. Thank you!
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS) Learn and Serve Bus Trip
to New Windsor, MD and Gettysbury PA November 3 – 7.
This is a hands on, educational mission opportunity volunteering in
the warehouse where CWS kits and blankets are collected, packed,
and shipped to those in need. You will also learn about fair trade and
life changing work of SERRV as you volunteer in the international
gift shop. More information is available on the narthex.
VOLUNTEER at Food Truck Distribution Site – Teresa Dood has asked
for volunteers to help distribute food one day a month at Parkview
Elementary School. See the list on the narthex table and sign up to
volunteer if interested. Questions? See Bill Ver Hulst.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga, Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
May 25 Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein, Phil & Jen Koster
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
Today: Sue Stuk, Judy Beadle
May 25: Elaine Martin, Kerri Baker
DISCOVERY KIDZ - MAY
Art: Sue Stuk
Cooking: Heather Dood
Games: Pat Ter Beek
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Kerri Baker, Katie Green
DISCOVERY KIDZ – JUNE (Two weeks only - 1st & 8th)
Shepherds: Robin Zondervan, Elaine Martin, Joan Patterson
Prayers & Praise Line
May 18, 2014
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 praise reports.
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