Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Apr 28, 2016
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz
“If You’re Happy and You Know It”
“I Will Follow”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Sharing Time
“Word of God”
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
*Hymn of Preparation No. 139…..…………… “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Living Word: Isaiah 59:1-15 (Page 722)
Message: “ELECTION YEAR OBLIGATIONS” Rev. Don Van Slyke
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 404 ……………..………………… “Faith of Our Fathers”
*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 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.
TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Don Van Slyke to our pulpit. Pastor
Don is serving as Pastor of Congregational Care and Community
Outreach at Hudsonville Reformed Church. Prior to this roll he
served as Senior Pastor there for 18 years. Thank you for being with
us and leading our service this Lord’s day.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting at Faith Reformed
Church tonight! Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message.
6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-LIFE will meet.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
3:45 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING for youth grades 3 & 4.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
6:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
will meet at Arnies on Clyde Park and 54th Street.
NEXT WEEK, MAY 8, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “I Believe in Total
Surrender”. There will be no evening service.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – We just want to say “Thank You” to our Grace
family for your thoughts, cards, prayers and visits during our
father and grandfather’s illness and passing to his eternal home in
Heaven. A very special thank you to Pastor Rick and Donna for
their special visit and prayers with my family. We truly are part of
a special Grace family.
~Larry & Deb Kleymeer & Brian, Katie and Colin Green
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 pm MISSION OUTREACH meeting.
Sunday, May 15, 6:00 pm MUSIC APPRECIATION evening. We will
be joined by the congregations of Faith, Beverly, and Unity and the
Vets from the GR Home for Veterans.
COINS FOR KIDS – Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of
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.
DISCOVERY KIDZ volunteers needed for MAY! See Heather, or sign
up on the narthex table.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 5, 12:00 Noon “Wake Up
America” (based on Isaiah 58:1) at Grace Bible College, 1101 Aldon
St. SW. This will be about a 1 hour service followed by lunch.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Jan Higley
Lower Doors: Lorie Norden
May 8 Upper Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Donna Oppenhuizen
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Today: Sandy Farris, Brielle Wigent May 8: Sue Vander Wal, Mary Kubiak
May: Dan Stuk, Pat Ter Beek, Jenny Hendges, Tim Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
May 1, 2016
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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