Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, May 4, 2017
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “My Sins are Gone”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz
“Your Grace is Enough”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Today is the Day”
Discovery Kidz Sharing Time
Dedication of Transition Team
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Everybody Need a King Jesus”
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
Living Word: Genesis 2:8-15, 3:21-24 (Page 2)
Message: “THE GARDEN OF EDEN” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 635 ……………………………….………… “In the Garden”
*Song of Departure No. 358 (Verse 1 and Chorus)….“Because He Lives”
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.
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 them to our service. They will lead our praise singing and
share about what they have been doing during this last rotation.
TODAY THE TRANSITION TEAM will hold their first meeting in
the Chapel after the service. We would like to hold them up before
God so we will pray over them today. Will you please commit to
keeping them in your personal prayers in the upcoming days? Thank
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS meets in the Consistory room
following the worship service. They cover scriptural lessons from
both the old and new testament. Everyone 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 – Beginning TONIGHT our evening service will be
held at Faith Reformed Church. Rev. Harvey Hertz will continue to
lead the service and share the messages.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE!
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
3:30 – 5:30 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
6:00 PM THE THURSDAY EVENING SMALL GROUP will
meet at Arnie’s on Clyde Park and 54th Street for dinner.
NEXT WEEK, MAY 14, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “The Tree of Life”.
See the insert for the May People’s Choice series of messages.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Please be in prayer for Dan Derogee. Dan
underwent triple bi-pass surgery in Tampa this past week. This has
delayed their return to Michigan. For all other praise reports and
prayer concerns, see the insert in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS to Bob and Lynda Ver Merris upon their
upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary! YOU ARE INVITED to an
Open House in their honor on Saturday, May 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at
THE CONSISTORY & CONNECTIONS has entered into an
agreement for Connections to begin holding Sunday afternoon
services in the Chapel beginning in August. Copies of this agreement
are on the back table if you are interested in seeing it. Continue to
keep Pastor George and Connections in your prayers as they move
forward in this exciting time of growth and reaching out with the
Good News of Christ. Pastor George will give us an update soon.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of May is designated for
CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received on May 28.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Lexie Wagoner
Lower Doors: Natalie Ayers
May 14 Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
Today: Kerri Baker, Kaedra Adam
May 14: Judy Beadle, Eva Hendges
Prayers & Praise Line
May 7, 2017
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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