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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 21, 2015


SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

Pentecost Sunday/Memorial Day Weekend

10:00 AM Worship Service



 World Mission Bank Gathering Larry Kleymeer

 Call to Worship 

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Time of Praise

 In Honor of Those Who Have Served

 Hymn No. 799 …………….……………………….  “America the Beautiful”

 In Prayer for those who are Serving

Hymn No. 808 …………….………….  “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

 In Thanksgiving for our Country

 Hymn No. 807 …………….…………………….  “My Country Tis of Thee” 

 *Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Sharing Time

 Moments in Prayer

 Hymn of No. 404 …..……………………………………  “Faith of Our Fathers”

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.


 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Daniel 3:1-18  (Page 857)

 Message:  “AN OLD TESTAMENT CLASSIC” Rev. Don Van Slyke 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 539……………..………..  “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”


 *Song of Departure No. 634 (Verse 1) ..………….….  “More Love to Thee”

 Postlude  Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 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 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.



TODAY we welcome Rev. Don Van Slyke to our worship service. 

 Pastor Don is serving as Pastor of Congregation Care and

 Community Outreach at Hudsonville Reformed Church.  Prior to this

 roll he served as Senior Pastor for 18 years.  Thank you, Pastor Don,

 for being with us this Lord’s Day!


DISCOVERY KIDZ will NOT meet today.  Children are invited to sit

 with their parents in the sanctuary! 


WORLD MISSION BANKS will be collected today.  Our donations

 will be used to send the gospel to those who have never heard

 through the use of “The Treasure”.  Thank you to all those who

 have been putting their spare change in these banks over the past few

 weeks!  (We will still take banks in next Sunday.)


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.



 Consistory Room following the morning service today.  This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 


5:00 PM - A combined Holiday weekend service will be held at Beverly 

 Reformed Church (2141 Porter, Wyoming).  Note the 5:00 pm start

 time!  This will take the place of our service at Grace.



HEALTH CONCERNS - Wilma Kamphuis was transferred to Tender

 Care for rehab following hip surgery.  She is doing well.  For all other

 Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line in your  

 bulletin today.


IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for all the

 prayers, visits, cards, and kind words.  Wonderful!  I really

 appreciate it! ~Joan Patterson


CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Harvey and Sheryl Steensma

 who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary May 21, 2015.

May God continue to bless you with many

more years of happiness together.


Bible in a Year

Readings this Week:

 Day 144  Sunday, May 24 Nehemiah 1-4

 Day 145  Monday, May 25 Nehemiah 5-7

 Day 146  Tuesday, May 26 Nehemiah 8-9

 Day 147  Wednesday, May 27 Nehemiah 10-11

 Day 148  Thursday, May 28 Nehemiah 12-13

 Day 149  Friday, May 29 Esther 1-2

 Day 150  Saturday, May 30 Esther 3-6


NEXT WEEK, MAY 31, 2015


NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the “Read the Bible in

 a Year” study.  OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May

 is designated for “ONE SUNDAY OFFERING 2015”.  The One Sunday

 offerings are used to support local church planting efforts.  Our

 particular offerings will be designed for CONNECTIONS.  This

 offering will be received next Sunday. 


Y-LIFE – The last meeting until fall will be next Sunday right after the

 service.  You will be heading over to Ms. Heathers (pending the



5:00 PM – We will join together at Unity Reformed Church for a special

 Pentecost Service.






Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM





 If you can help, please sign up in the narthex!


Donations for VBS! There are still a few donation slips on the bulletin board in the narthex!  We still need a lot of Pringle cans…so eat your chips!  All donations can be dropped off at the youth desk downstairs. 




Today: Upper Doors:  Larry & Deb Kleymeer, Ron Lankheet

 Lower Doors:  Beth Kubiak

May 31: Upper Doors:  Brian & Abbey Licari, Marc & Diane Maitner

 Lower Doors:  Rick & Laura Marshall



Today: Elaine Martin, Chelsea Boeve

May 31:  Keri Desmarais, Robin Zondervan




  Art: Sue Stuk 

  Theater:  Della Sawyer 

  Science:  John Sawyer 

  Games:  Abbey Licari 

  Shepherds:  Brielle Wigent, Abby Kubiak


Prayers & Praise Line

May 24, 2015

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We thank and praise God today for the freedom we enjoy in this country and the men and women who fought for that freedom.
  • We praise God for the beauty of the season.  For new life and warm sunshine.
  • We pray today for World Mission.  We think and pray for the people that will receive the Treasure, a solar powered Bible.  We thank those who have given their change for this great ministry.
  • We pray for our youth as they finish up another year of school.  We thank God for teachers and places to learn. 
  • We pray for safety for those who are traveling this weekend. 
  • Remember Heather Dood in your prayers as she prepares for a very active week of VBS this summer.  We pray for those who are considering volunteering and also the neighborhood children that will receive an invitation.
  • We pray today for Pastor George and his work at Connections.  We pray for those who worship together at the Crossing.
  • Please keep Wilma Kamphuis in your prayers following hip surgery. 
  • We remember Mac & Mary Mc Alary in our prayers this week.  We pray that Mary’s pain will subside and she will continue to grow stronger. 
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. She will soon begin radiation.  Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey, in your prayers. 
  • We pray today for Jeff and Chelsea Lampen as they prepare to serve in Romania. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.


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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