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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 20, 2011



10:00 am Worship Service


 Choral Introit “Oh the Glory of Your Presence”

 Time of Praise

 * Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise 

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Moments of Sharing: We can show God’s love through __________.

 Senior Choir “Here I Am Lord” 

 Moments of Prayer


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Matthew 22:34-46 (Page 958)

 Message: “SUMMARY OF THE LAW” Rev. Scott Crane

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 508 ………………………………………… “Love Lifted Me”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)

 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

* Postlude

*All who are able, please stand.


Organist, Paul Kerkstra

Pianist, Ruth Tacoma





Come and see the works of the Lord…the Lord Almighty

is with us! We rejoice that you are here today. Please

take a moment and sign your name and address

on the Fellowship Register as it is passed so

we can get to know you better.



Meet in the Chapel


 Worship Sequence No. 652 – 654 ………... “Create in Me a Pure Heart”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 635 ………………………………………………..……. “In the Garden”

 Living Word: Matthew 6:9-13 (Page 262)

 Message: “LOOKING AT PRAYER” Rev. Scott Crane

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 655 ……………………………………………..… “Sanctuary”

* Benediction

* Postlude 

Pianist, Paul Kerkstra




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade can be a part of the Grace Discovery Kidz! Meet

 downstairs by the youth desk. 


TODAY we welcome Rev. Scott Crane to our pulpit. Thank you, Pastor

 Scott, for leading our services and sharing the message this Lord’s



ELDERS INVITATION If you have questions, concerns, joys, or

 prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as

 it is passed today.



 Consistory Room following the morning service today.


THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet today in Pastor Rick’s

 office. We will begin with Lessons 1 & 2. 








 3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6



 3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4



 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a

 time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes. On the menu: 

 Hot Dogs, Mac & Cheese, Meatballs, Salads and Desserts.


 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members will be presenting a concert

 for the residents of Sheldon Meadows. Meet there (4482 Port

 Sheldon Rd.) at 6:30 pm. 

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 S.O.N.G. – (Soldiers of the Next Generation)

 This class is for Preschool Children – 5th Grade. Meet with

 Mrs. Heather in the Fellowship Hall.

 ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead

 the class in discussion of the book Radical: Taking Back Your

 Faith from the American Dream by David Platt. 





 Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games

 and fellowship with our neighbors.




NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series: “When

 God Shows Up”. For our evening service we will have a Joint

 Reformation Service. Our neighboring Reformed Churches will join

 us here at Grace. All pastors will have a part in this special service.


OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is “Great

 Hour of Sharing” which is a program of Reformed Church World

 Service, which brings new life and hope to God’s children across the

 globe. Please see the special insert in your bulletin today and plan

 for this offering which will be received next Sunday.


11:30 am – 2:30 pm – SPAGHETTI DINNER in our Fellowship

 Hall. This will be a Mission Trip Fundraiser. Everyone is invited. It

 will be a “come & go” type dinner, serving until 2:30 pm. See the

 insert in your bulletin today.




HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Ann Hoezee and

 Ruth Ver Merris who are patients at Brookcrest undergoing therapy. 

 Pat Ter Beek was expected to come home yesterday following surgery

 on Friday. Please keep Rick & Laura Marshall and their family in

 your prayers as Laura is scheduled to deliver their baby on Tuesday! 

 For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &

 Praise Line.


PRAISE! - My heart catherization on Tuesday, Oct. 18 showed that I

 have normal blood flow to all areas of my heart. I asked the heart

 Dr’s nurse how this was possible when all the EKG’s and the

 treadmill test showed that I had inadequate blood flow to one side of

 my heart. She said these were false positives which they see quite

 often. I am convinced that this was God’s answer to the laying on of

 hands and the many prayers that were offered for me on Sunday

 evening, October 9. God took away any blockage that was there. 

 Thanks be to God and all of you. ~ Ron Lankheet


AT A RECENT MEETING of the Elders, the membership of Kim &

 Marcy Wierenga was transferred to the Grace Church of Mount

 Pleasant, MI. 


PLEASE BE IN PRAYER – From October 17 to November 2

 Juel and I will be a part of a team building the relationship with the

 protestant folks that are clearly the persecuted minority in a country 

 that bases it's religious faith almost exclusively with the Roman

 Catholic church. Please pray that through our experience God

 will deepen our compassion for those with less acceptance of their

 faith and sharpen our skills needed to respond to inequities that

 exist in our own community and churches. ~Pastor George Grevenstuk




DISCOVERY KIDZ will begin practicing for their Christmas Program

 on October 30. They will do so on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the

 month, and also for a bit during their Sunday morning worship time. 

 They will present their program Sunday morning, December 11.


GALAXY - It's getting close to that time again.... The next edition of the

 Galaxy will be out on November 6th. If you have an article you wish

 to share, please have it in Sandy Gort’s mailbox, or in the Galaxy box

 in the office by Wednesday. Nov. 2nd.


THE MICAH CENTER will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 pm at

 Hope Reformed Church. Renell Weathers of the Michigan League

 for Human Services will speak on “The State of the State”.


MALE CHORUS CONCERT – The Amen Chorus and the Singing

 Hims will be in concert on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at

 Messiah CRC in Hudsonville. You are invited to attend.




Today Upper Doors: Ron Harmsen; Jerry & Karen Hendrickson

 Lower Doors: Nancy Hall Ver Strate

Oct. 30 Upper Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra, Jan Higley

 Lower Doors: Mary Huizinga


Today Amy Grimm, Cindy Wylie, Linda Emelander

Oct. 30 Lyndsey Boeve, Pat Ter Beek, Sue Stuk



Prayers & Praise Line

October 23, 2011


 Church Plant Prayer Focus

 Pray that persons will come forward to help support the

Crossing Community by volunteering to share a gift,

talent or a skill with the people of the Crossing Community. 

Please see Pastor George if you may be able to help.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.


  • We praise God today for the great reports given to Ron Lankheet.
  • Keep Pat Ter Beek in your prayers as she recovers following surgery.
  • Pray this week for Laura Marshall and a safe and healthy delivery of their son on Tuesday.
  • Pray for Ann Hoezee as she undergoes therapy at Brookcrest.
  • Remember Ruth Ver Merris in your prayers as she regains her strength at Brookcrest.
  • Also keep Stephen Baumer, a young man with heart concerns and a leg amputation, in your prayers.
  • We pray for the plans being made for the mission trip to Chiapas….may all the details work out and the fundraisers be successful. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Dan De Vries, brother of Lisa Braendle; Norm Ver Merris, brother of Shirley De Bruin and brother-in-law of Ruth Ver Merris. 
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Mitch Dekker, Frank Senko, Adam Simons, Dave Vander Berg. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers.


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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