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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude  Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno

 Choral Introit “Wonderful Peace” 

 Call to Worship

 God’s Greeting

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Song of Praise

“Indescribable”

“Revelation Song”

 *Prayer of Confession Ray Zondervan

 *Words of Assurance Sandy Farris

“How He Loves”

 Prayers of the People – Responsively on Screen  Shari Dood 

 Senior Choir “No Turning Back”

 Offertory 

 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 & Illumination 

 Living Word:  Job 38:4-7 (Page 522)

 Message:  “THOUGH ANGELS SEEM TO  BE A STEP AHEAD” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 90…………………….  “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure  ………………  “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

 

 Postlude  

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

 Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

*All who are able, please stand.

WELCOME

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 for kids ages 3 years – 5th

 grade meets downstairs by the youth desk. 

 

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.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the

 Consistory Room after the morning service. They cover various

 matters using the Sunday School Guide.  You are welcome to join in!

 

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 with our sister churches

 tonight at Faith Reformed.  Pastor Rick will share the message:

 “Will Jesus Come Back This Week or Next?” I, II Thessalonians

 

6:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE Meet at the Crossing!  Also we have been

 invited to a special youth service on October 22. Meet at the Crossing

 at 4:30 pm and we will ride together. Students maybe picked up at

 8:30 pm. Dinner is included. Heather will need final student count by

 youth group tonight. This is such a great opportunity to meet many

 other area youth groups.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

  6:30 PM ELDERS MEET

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

 7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

  1:00 PM  THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory

 room to discuss Lesson 7, Amos 1 & 2, in our study book.  All

 women welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

 3:15 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in

 Grades 3 - 6.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – PIZZA is on the menu.

 Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to

 classes.

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 6:45 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th.  Meet in the Choir Room.

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 ADULT CLASS Update…this class will begin November 1

 and will be led by Wes Dekker.  Stay tuned for more

 information!

 

NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 22, 2017

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Though this

 World with Devils Filled” from Matthew 17:14-20.  For the 6:00 pm

 Evening service we will be meeting back at Faith Reformed Church. 

 Pastor Rick will continue the series “The New Covenant: A New

 Testament Survey”.  The message:  “Passing the Torch” I & II

 Timothy and Titus.

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:  Bill Ver Hulst is at the Spectrum Rehab

 Center, 4118 Kalamazoo Ave. SE., Grand Rapids 49509 for a short

 time of intense rehab.  He will probably be there another week or so. 

 Amie Pierce underwent back surgery on Friday at Butterworth. 

 Please keep her in your prayers as she begins the healing and rehab

 process. For all other praise reports and prayer concerns, see the

 prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATION: Thank you for the prayers and encouragement.

 Connections has secured a van in great shape for a great price. 

 Thank you to everyone who contacted us about our request.  God is

 good! ~Pastor George Grevenstuk

 

 We would like to thank Pastor Rick and the congregation for their

 expressions of concern and the many prayers for our daughter,

 Amee, during her recent cancer treatments. Her last test results

 show no new cancer spots and the original spots are now being

 suppressed.  She will need to continue with ongoing maintenance

 treatments. Also, thank you for prayers and cards of

 encouragement received following the passing of my brother,

 Henry Bultsma. It is very much appreciated. ~Dick & Ruth Locke

 

 Thank you! What a great day we had for our Fall Festival. We were

 able to once again provide a fun Saturday afternoon for our

 community. Thank you to the volunteers that came out to help make

 the event a success I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

 ~Heather Dood

 

 Thank you Grace Church family for the many calls, cards, prayers,

 visits and the planter I received following my acquisition of a

 “brand-new” right knee.  The incision is healing nicely and I’ll

 continue receiving physical therapy for the next few weeks.  Again

 thank you and thank God for another successful surgery and

 healing. ~Lucille Sytsema

 

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Ernst & Char Otto who

 celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 17.  Today

 they have provided cake in celebration! 

May you enjoy many more years of happiness together!

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 – 7:30 pm TRUNK OR TREAT! 

 Indoor and outdoor spaces will once again be available.  Dinner will

 be served.  Please sign up in the narthex if you would be willing to

 decorate a trunk (or table) or be a kitchen helper.  If raining

 everything will be indoors.  This will take the place of all Wednesday

 night events.  Last year we welcomed over 2000 guests through our

 doors so many people are needed for this event.  ALSO CANDY

 DONATIONS are needed and greatly appreciated!  Please drop off

 at the youth desk  downstairs.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OUR GEMS are having a fundraiser!  They are selling awesome kitchen

 pans with lids that can be personalized!  Also miscellaneous items

 such as cutting boards, mugs, and other gift items.  These would

 make great Christmas presents!  A brochure is on the narthex table as

 well as order forms.  You can also look online at

 thatsmypan.biz/staceylocey.  Once on the website select our church

 to order from.  Checks can be made payable to Grace Reformed

 Church.  This sale will run through November 1.

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated

 for ACCESS.  This offering will be received on October 29.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS 

Today Upper Doors:  Gerald & Elaine Pylman

 Lower Doors:  Rick Postema

October 22 Upper Doors:  John & Della Sawyer

 Lower Doors:  Julia Grant

 

NURSERY  

Today Erika Wigent, Abby Kubiak

October 22 Cindy Wylie, Bella Licari

 

Prayers & Praise Line

October 15, 2017

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We pray as we work through the process of electing Elders and Deacons to serve on the Consistory.
  • We pray for our staff here at Grace.  We pray for Pastor Rick, Heather Dood, Paul Kerkstra, Lorinda Vander Werp, Sue Stuk, and Fred Mc Gary.
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna and all of us go through these days of transition. 
  • We pray for Heather as she prepares for her final exams and becomes a Commissioned Pastor.
  • Please pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand. We remember them in prayer as they have begun meeting for a Sunday worship service in the Chapel at Grace.
  • We thank the Transition Team for their work.  Please pray for the Search Team as they take over.  May the Holy Spirit guide their paths. 
  • Please pray for Amie Pierce following surgery on Friday.
  • Keep Rev. Al Schreuder in your prayers as he was recently diagnosed with ALS. 
  • Continuing prayers for Lucille Sytsema, Bill Ver Hulst, Jerry Hendrickson. 
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Esther Hoag; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie; Amee, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke; Matthew Marshall, brother of Rick Marshall; Mel & Virgil Vander Sloot, brothers of Roger Vander Sloot; Jonathan and Robbie Stouten, nephews  of Pastor Rick; and Tom Cook and his family.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

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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