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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 23, 2013


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

10:00 AM Worship Service

Memorial Day Weekend

 Call to Worship No. 798 …………………………. “Honor and Thanksgiving”

*Opening Hymn of Praise No. 799 ……………...… “America the Beautiful” 

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moment of Sharing: God Has Blessed us in America with _________.

*Pledge of Allegiance

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

 Graduation Celebration


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering – ONE SUNDAY Offering

 Signing the Fellowship Register


*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 7:24-29 (Page 939)


 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word 

*Closing Hymn No. 526 …………………………..…………….. “The Solid Rock”


*Song of Departure No 419 …………….………………..… “The Family of God”

*Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma


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 today! 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 celebrate with Wesley Borkowski, son of Anna Borkowski,

 who graduates from Caledonia High School. Wesley spent many of

 his young years here at Grace and was baptized in November of

 2000. Wesley has many accomplishments including recently

 becoming an Eagle Scout. Wesley will be presented with a Grace

 Scholarship this morning. (Wesley’s address: 7108 Glencreek Dr.,

 Caledonia, MI 49316)

Congratulations Wesley, and may God bless you richly in the

years to come as you grow and continue to serve Him!


DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet this morning. Children are invited

 to sit with their families in the sanctuary.


OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for

 the “One Sunday Pentecost Offering”. This is a RCA offering

 for new churches in our Classis. Our offering will be designated for

 CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received this morning.



 meeting in the summer months! Class will resume in September.


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and Connections.


6:00 PM YOU ARE INVITED to attend a combined Memorial Day

 service at Beverly Reformed Church (2141 Porter, Wyoming). 

 Rev. Dr. George Kroeze will lead the service which will include a song

 service. Nursery is provided.



Club 3:16 has concluded for the season!


TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 

  10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION

 6:30 PM CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEERS end of the year wrap-up

 meeting at Russ’ in Wyoming.





THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

 6:00 PM Connections FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.




HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,

 see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.


IN APPRECIATION – I’m very appreciative and thankful for my 

 church family. A special thanks for Pastor Rick’s many visits and

 prayers at the hospital, the special meals and goodies from

 wonderful friends, and the many visits and cards I received. I am

 so thankful and I feel so blessed. ~Joan Emaus


 UPDATE FROM ROWIN MULDER: Thank you for your prayers. 

 Currently my brother is in jail where he is spending 22 hours a day

 indoors with only a Bible to read. They will try to keep him in jail

 until July and the authorities and social workers are trying to

 submit him to a clinic once he has finished his jail time so he doesn't

 go back on the streets. My brother mentioned that he is "done" with

 living on the streets and that he would like to find a job with his

 hands. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to do His work in his heart

 and to give my brother a clear and healthy mind so he can make the

 right decisions for his life. Thank you so much for your prayers.

 They do make a difference and we will testify of God's work in his





10:00 AM Pastor Rick will lead our service and share the message.

 The Discovery Kidz will share with us and we will also celebrate with

 the kids that will Graduate from the program. 




SUMMER CAMP is just around the corner for 13 Grace youth! Would

 you be willing to send a card or note to one? Please see Heather.


COOKIE DONATIONS NEEDED! Once again we will have coffee

 and cookies on the patio following the morning service 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!




RETIREMENT CELEBRATION – June 9! Join us as we celebrate

 with Shari Dood her 22 ½ years of service here at Grace! Lunch in

 her honor will be served following the morning worship service!




 FOOD/MATERIAL Donations are listed in the narthex. Please

 sign up if you are able to donate and how many. All donations MUST

 be brought to the kitchen by June 1st! THANK YOU.

 EMPTY PAPER TOWEL tubes are needed for VBS! Please drop

 off at youth desk or kitchen. 100 are needed!!


GALAXY – The next Galaxy will soon be published. Please have

 articles to Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek by Wednesday, May 29. You

 may also place your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in

 the main office.


RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS – On June 11-14 there will be a

 recycle trailer for electronics in the parking lot of the Michigan

 Regional Center of the RCA, 4500 60th Street, Grand Rapids. A list of

 the items that are accepted is on the narthex table. The RCA will

 receive .02 per pound (electronics are heavy!) and you will be

 keeping it out of the landfill!





Today Upper Doors: Ron Lankheet; Wes & Linda Lowing

 Lower Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner

June 2 Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke; Elaine Martin

 Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall



Today Elaine Martin, Pat Ter Beek

June 2 Robin Zondervan, Lynda Ver Merris



Prayers & Praise Line

May 26, 2013


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We thank God for the freedom we enjoy in this country and the men and women who fought for those freedoms.
  • We thank and praise God for the many VBS volunteers who have committed to help! We pray for Heather as she takes care of the many last minute details.
  • Please keep Mary Boes and her family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of Curt on Saturday, May 18, at the age of 63. Services were held for him on Wednesday at Faith Reformed Church.
  • Keep Joan Emaus and Phyllis Vander Sloot in your prayers as they continue with rehab following surgery.
  • Please continue to keep Rowin Mulder’s brother and family in your prayers. See the update today under Prayers & Praise in your bulletin.

  • Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
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