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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 22, 2009


 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009
 10:00 am Worship Service


 Prelude
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No. 431 …………….… “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Discovery Kidz Presentation – Creation
 Introduction – Heather Dood
 Praise Songs: “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
 “God Made Me”
 “Praise Ye the Lord”
 7 Days of Creation Memory Verses
 Moments in Prayer
 Hymn No. 548 ………………………………………………………… “As the Deer”
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
 2nd Offering - ACCESS
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Scripture Readings: Romans 1:1-8; Acts 9:5 -6, 18:9-11
 Text: Romans 1:1
 Message: Rev. Bruce Kuiper
 “LET ME SHARE WITH YOU ONE THING ABOUT PAUL”
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 357 ………………………………..…………. “Christ Arose”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 669 …………………….…….. “Make Me a Servant”
* Postlude 
 Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

 SUNDAY’S AT SIX
 Meet in the Chapel
 Prelude
 Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 184 ………………………………………………. “Thy Word”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments of Sharing
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 43 ………………………… “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
 Scripture Readings: Romans 1:1-8; Luke 4:4, 8, 21; I John 5:13
 Text: Romans 1:2-6
 Message: Rev. Bruce Kuiper 
 “THE BIBLE ALWAYS POINTS TO JESUS
 & JESUS ALWAYS POINTS TO THE BIBLE”
 Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 83 ……..…. “There’s Something About That Name”
* Benediction
* Postlude

*All those who are able, please stand

 TODAY AT GRACE

WE WELCOME Rev. Bruce Kuiper to our service today. We thank you for
being with us and leading our services this Lord’s day.

THE DISCOVERY KIDZ was share in our service this morning. During
their first rotation they learned about creation. They will share their
songs, verses, and pictures with us.

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for
ACCESS (All County Churches Emergency Support Services). This
offering will be received today during the morning service.

ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.

11:30 – 12:30 PM - S. A. C. (Sundays After Church) All Discovery Kidz
families and volunteers are invited to join us for dinner! Meet in the
Fellowship Hall.

11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.

5:45 PM YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING. All those on the Youth
Committee plan to attend this very important meeting at the
Crossing. If you can’t be there, please contact John De Jong
241-1795 or call the office 538-3100.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.

6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Spaghetti Dinner!
Join us for a time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes.

6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meets for practice.

7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for Children Ages 3
through 5th Grade. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room to study the
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009
6:00 – 8:00 PM TRUNK OR TREAT AT GRACE!
We would love to have lots of families participate in our first
Trunk or Treat! What is Trunk or Treat you ask??? Come
with your family and pass out goodies (from your trunk) to
neighborhood children. You can decorate your trunk and
dress up if you wish. The Crossing will be opened with coffee,
cider, donuts for the neighbors. This is a good alternative to
traditional trick or treating in the neighborhood. A safe place
for children to come…and also get to know more about Grace
Reformed Church! See Thom McGuire if you have any
questions.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Gladys Kessel underwent knee replacement
surgery on Tuesday, October 20. She will be spending some time at
the home of her son during her rehabilitation. Phyllis Vander Sloot
is home following foot surgery on Wednesday, October 21. Please
keep Gladys and Phyllis in your prayers as they begin the recovery
process. See the Prayers and Praise Line for more praise reports
and prayer requests.

IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick for his many visits and
support following Jack’s stroke and death and to the congregation
for your cards, visits, and especially for your prayers.
With a thankful heart to our Heavenly Father
and to each of you. ~Joan Formsma

AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ELDERS the membership of Danielle
Vining and children Skyler, Ashton, and Elise was transferred to
FairHaven Ministries of Hudsonville.

 NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2009

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “In His Footsteps”
with the message: “Followers of God Desire the Boldness of Peter”.

6:00 PM REFORMATION SERVICE - Our congregation with join with the
congregation of Faith Reformed Church (618 – 32nd Street,
Wyoming) in celebration of John Calvin’s 500th Birthday!

 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Sunday, November 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm S .O. S (Service on Sunday)
For November we will be traveling to FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING,
1029 – 44th Street SW…just West of Clyde Park. We will take a tour
and hear stories. Children are welcome to attend with you! 

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CADET SUB SALE – TODAY is the last day to order subs. See Heather
Dood or a Cadet Leader if you still would like to order. Pick up date
is Wednesday, Nov. 4 & 7:30 pm.

PARENTS OF 4TH – 6TH GRADERS – Looking for something for your child to
do during Christmas break? How about Geneva Winter Camp Dec.
29 – 30? If you child is interested in going, please see Heather by
Nov. 1.

CAMP GENEVA YOUTH RETREAT for 6th – 8th GRADES January 30-31.
See Heather before November 15 if you are interested in going!

THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due by November
4. You can place your articles in the box attached to the file cabinet
in the main office, or submit them to Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort.

HOLIDAY BASKETS – Would you like to provide a family with a holiday
basket at Thanksgiving or Christmas? Sign up in the narthex before
November 1st for Thanksgiving and before Nov. 30 for Christmas.

THE GRACE BUILDING FUND DRIVE fund drive will continue. You can put
your gift envelope in the offering plate or designate it on your budget
envelope at any time!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – THE GEMS will fill shoe boxes once
again this year to send to children in need. They are collecting small
gifts to enclose in the boxes. Suggested items are: school supplies,
coloring and picture books, small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals,
small toys, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, hard candy and
lollipops, t-shirts, socks, hair clips. Some things not to include are
liquids, lotions, war-related items such as toy guns, breakable items,
aerosol cans. You can label your gifts for Operation Christmas Child
and bring them to the kitchen.

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Nov. 1 Upper Doors: Les & Magdalena Kiss; Neal & Judy Klein
 Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Sandy Farris, Diane Maitner, Cindy Wylie
 PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Nov. 1 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Pat Ter Beek


 Prayers & Praise Line

 October 25, 2009

We Pray and Trust God

Thank God for the gift of Memory.
Thank Him for your happy memories and ask His help in
living a life that will be happily remembered.


Church Plant Prayer Focus

Pray for God’s clear leading in this process!


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

 We pray for the health of our congregation. May they be protected from
the many viruses that are so prevalent this fall.
 We thank and praise God for the beautiful fall colors displayed in nature,
for the changing seasons we can enjoy in Michigan.
 Please keep Lacey Thorner (Wylie) and her baby son in your prayers.
Lacey is due to give birth in November. We praise God for the good
news of the baby’s health.
 We pray today for those who grieve. In particular we pray for Jane Duthler
and Joan Formsma and their families.
 We are thankful that Christy Kleymeer was able to return to work!
We pray that she may very soon return to complete health and strength.
 We pray today for all care-givers. Give them strength, courage,
and let them feel your presence as they care for those they love.
 We pray today for all doctors, nurses and health care workers.
Guide their hands and hearts.
 We thank God for our children. May they feel God’s presence in
their lives. May they know that God will never let go of their hand,
no matter what circumstances they find themselves in today.
 Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
 Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.


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