Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 28, 2015
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Time of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: “I know Jesus loves me because _______”
Music Ministry “Jesus Loves Me” Ray Zondervan
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – “One Sunday – Connections”
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Selections from Esther (Page 485)
Message: “GOD’S PEOPLE ARE SAVED” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 602 ……………….. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
*Song of Departure No. 634 (Verse 1) ..………….…. “More Love to Thee”
Postlude Organist, Janet Dekkinga
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 AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All Children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
MUSIC MINISTRY – Thank you to Ray Zondervan for his special
number this morning. We also thank Janet Dekkinga for playing for
us today. She will be filling in on occasion this summer when Paul or
Karen are not available.
WORLD MISSION BANKS – If you still have a bank to turn in, you
may do so today! Bring them forward during offering time and place
on the table in the front of the sanctuary. Thank you so much to all
who participated in this project. We should have a total number of
solar powered audio bibles that were able to be purchased with our
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 designated for CONNECTIONS. This offering will
be received this morning.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This will be
our last week for the summer months. Class will resume in the fall.
Y-LIFE youth will leave for Mrs. Heather’s cottage following the service
this morning and return around 8:00 pm. Be sure to have a swim
suit and towel, sack lunch, and sweatshirt for evening. Dinner will be
5:00 PM - A combined Pentecost service will be held at Unity
Reformed Church (4450 Poinsettia SE, Kentwood). Note the
5:00 pm start time! This will take the place of our service at Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Carolyn Baker was a patient at Blodgett
hospital this past week with Colitis. Please keep her in your prayers.
For all other Prayer Requests and Praise Reports, see the Prayer Line
in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Rev. Rodger and Phyllis
Dalman who recently celebrated their 69th Wedding Anniversary.
They surprised us as they were visiting their old churches to reminisce
about the time spent there (Rev. Dalman was our pastor from 1959-
1965). They are both doing well! If you would like to send them a
card, their address is: 500 Lakeside Dr., Apt. 142, Zeeland, MI
AT THE LAST MEETING OF THE CONSISTORY, the Elders and
Deacons met with Heather Dood concerning the Commissioned
Pastor Program of the RCA. A motion was made to enter, back as
needed, and support Heather in the Commissioned Pastor Program.
Also, with a portion of the overages from the 2014 budget, the
Mission and Outreach Committee disbursed additional funds to:
Talking Bibles $500 Keith and Mary Beavon $500
Murray & Carol Moerman $500 Jackson County Ministries $500
Start up of Jeff & Chelsea Lampen $2000
Al & Sue Schreuder $1000
NEXT WEEK, JUNE 7, 2015
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the “Read the Bible in
a Year” study. We will celebrate with our 2015 Graduates.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
EVERYWHERE FUN FAIR
“WHERE GOD’S WORLD COMES TOGETHER”
Registration forms are on the narthex table and also at the youth
desk. It is really helpful to pre-register!
STILL LOOKING FOR A GAMES HELPER.
All non food donations need to be turned in before next Sunday.
Please bring all food items the morning of June 7th. All donations
can be dropped off at the youth desk downstairs or in the kitchen.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari, Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
June 7: Upper Doors: Elaine Martin, Ernst & Char Otto
Lower Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
June 14: Upper Doors: Lorie Norden, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Jim & Sheila Mc Elroy
Today: Keri Desmarais, Robin Zondervan
June 7: Judy Beadle, Sophie Licari
June 14: Eric Wigent, Janell Nordlund
DISCOVERY KIDS – May
Art: Sue Stuk
Theater: Della Sawyer
Science: John Sawyer
Games: Abbey Licari
Shepherds: Brielle Wigent, Abby Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
May 31, 2015
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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