Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 28, 2017
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 1, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise – Discovery Kidz
“The Father’s Love”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“We Love You, Lord”
Sharing Time – Discovery Kidz
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – RCA Global Missions
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 46 (Page 553)
Message: “THOUGH THE NATIONS RAGE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
*Closing Hymn ……………………..……………………….. “Hope of the World”
*Song of Departure No. 419 …………………………………. “Family of God”
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
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 for kids ages 3 years – 5th
grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER with Christians around the world! We invite all those
who are members of Christ’s Church and have found forgiveness of
sins in Him, to participate in the supper. A brief Communion
Service will be held in the Chapel following the service for
anyone who was not able to be present during the worship
service. If you are aware of someone who is not here today, but
would like to receive this sacrament, please contact the church office.
A SPECIAL OFFERING for HURRICANE RELIEF will be
received today. Our offerings will be designated for RCA GLOBAL
MISSION who is teaming up with World Renew Disaster Response
Services to provide recovery and rebuilding services for people most
affected by the recent hurricanes. This offering is in addition to our
scheduled monthly special offerings.
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:
“Countercultural Christians: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians &
6:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE MEETS.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
7:00 PM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE will meet in the
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
8:30 AM FALL DINNER TRIP TO CRAN HILL RANCH for
all who signed up. Meet here at church and we will take the
van. See Tinna VanWyk if you have any questions!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
3:15 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 - 6.
WEDNESDAY N IGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Subs are 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!
THE ADULT CLASS will be starting soon!
Watch for details coming up!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY EVENING SMALL GROUP
BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Consistory room.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
11:00 – 2:00 PM FALL FAMILY EVENT!
This is for our church family and the neighborhood. Cran Hill
will be here with the rock wall, Critter Barn, face painting,
balloon creations, pig roast! Lots of fun activities! Please
prayerfully consider volunteering for this
community event. SIGN UP TODAY!
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 8, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2018
Consistory at the close of the morning service. Pastor Rick will share
the message “Though Evil Seems to Rule the Day”. See the insert in
your bulletin today for the October preaching schedule.
5:00 PM we will gather at Calvary Christian Reformed Church to hear
about the “Feast of Booths”. Note the time!
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Betty Figueroa fell and broke bones in her
foot. She is doing pretty good with a boot and her walker. Betty just
recently celebrated her 90 birthday! If you would like to send Betty a
note, her address is 4047 – 56th Street, Wyoming, MI 49418. Bob
Ver Merris is now at Byron Meadows. Please no visitors prior to
October 2nd. Please be in prayer for Bob and Lynda during this time
of transition. For all other praise reports and prayer concerns, see
the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – We would like to thank the congregation for
their expressions of sympathy, prayers and cards of encouragement
that we received following the passing of my brother, Andrew Jack
VanderWal. It is very much appreciated. ~Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, October 14, 6:00 pm WOMEN’S MINISTRY KICK OFF!
We will enjoy dinner together in the Fellowship Hall and get to know
one another. This is a perfect time to bring a friend, neighbor, or
relative. Women’s Ministry is for women Post High or older.
Monday, October 16, 6:30 pm ELDERS will meet. 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 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 25, 6:00 – 7:30 pm TRUNK OR TREAT!
Start thinking about how you would like to decorate your “space”.
Indoor and outdoor spaces will once again be available. Dinner will
WEDNESDAY CROSSING DRIVER needed beginning in January.
Will you please consider helping out in this way? See Heather!
CONNECTIONS is looking to buy a good USED Caravan. Pastor
George's Jeep has been a great blessing for moving block party
trailers and transporting youth for activities and making weekly
supply trips to Feeding America. We continue to be grateful for
occasional use of the Grace passenger vans. Please talk with Pastor
George if you have a lead on a good used vehicle that would work for
passengers, towing and supply transport. Our provisions for families
and Connections meals are dependent on stocking up when supplies
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
October 1 Upper Doors: Lorie Norden
Lower Doors: Ernst & Char Otto
October 8 Upper Doors: Dick Postema
Lower Doors: George & Hennie Rosema
October 15 Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: Rick Postema
Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Kaedra Adam
October 8 Sue Vander Wal, Eva Hendges
October 15 Erika Wigent, Abby Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
October 1, 2017
O Redeemer God, as we gather in worship on this World Wide Communion Sunday, we ask that you send your Holy Spirit to fall afresh on us. We pray for your Spirit to awaken new hope in us. Grant us the vision to see the coming of your kingdom. Help us to celebrate the glimpses of grace that you have given to each of us. Knit our hearts together in worship and communion so that we know we do not struggle alone in working for your peace and justice. We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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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