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
*Opening Song of Praise
*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”
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”
*Song of Departure ……………… “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
Today Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: Rick Postema
October 22 Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer
Lower Doors: Julia Grant
Today Erika Wigent, Abby Kubiak
October 22 Cindy Wylie, Bella Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
October 15, 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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