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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 22, 2015


10:00 AM Worship Service

   International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church


 Choral Introit “Channels Only”

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Song of Praise 

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Prayers for the Persecuted Church

 Senior Choir “Give Me Oil in My Lamp”


 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering - ACCESS

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.


 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Mark 12:1-12; 14:10-11, 27-31 (Page 982)

 Message: “THE NOOSE TIGHTENS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 390 ……...  “Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart”


 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ……...  “The Solid Rock”


 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 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.




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All children ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 


Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for

 ACCESS.  This offering will be received this morning. 



 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are welcome!


A 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.


5:00 PM You are invited to a HYMN SING at Beverly Reformed

 Church (2141 Porter St SW, Wyoming).  We will all join together for a

 fun night of singing and praising God! Note the 5:00 pm start time! 





 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.



 3:45 – 5:45 THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.

 6:00 – 7:30 PM TRUNK OR TREAT.  See the insert in the

 bulletin today!!





NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “To Be and Not to

 Be” from the Read the Bible in a Year study book. 


5:00 PM We will join together with our sister churches at Beverly

 Reformed Church for a REFORMATION DAY SERVICE. 




Monday, November 9, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MTG.


Thursday, November 26, 9:45 am THANKSGIVING DAY

 WORSHIP SERVICE at Grace.  This will be a combined service

 with Faith – Please note the special start time!  Our Special Offering

 for Thanksgiving day is designated for Family Network of Wyoming.


Sunday, November 29 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be

 held following the morning worship service.  A slate with Elder and

 Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval.  The budget for

 2016 will be presented and other church business will be discussed. 




 of November we will be collecting “special diet” foods for Family

 Network of Wyoming.  Many people that come to the pantry are on

 special diets such as gluten free, or are diabetic.  These items cost

 more and are not usually available to be purchased inexpensively at

 places such as Feeding America.  If you wish to help, please follow the

 guidelines below:

  • Cans of Fruit – Must be in natural or no sugar juice.
  • Cans of Vegetables.  Must be low sodium or natural.
  • Stewed Tomatoes, Spaghetti Sauce & Diced Tomatoes.  Must be low sodium (less than 120 mg), no sodium, or natural.
  • Bars – must be low sodium (less than 120 mg).
  • Cereal – Must be low in sugar and sodium (10 mg or less in sugar and 100 mg or less in sodium)  Gluten Free Cereal would be great.


 Family Network is also in need of the following:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Plastic grocery bags.
  • Egg cartons - the one dozen size.


 And the following volunteers are needed:

  • Volunteers to work at the pantry on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10 am – 5 pm (and or all of that time frame)
  • Truck Drivers to make local pick-ups for the pantry with their truck.
  • Volunteers to look over and clean donated medical equipment
  • Volunteers to translate Spanish to English.

If you can help in any of these ways, please call the pantry at 885-9919.




HEALTH CONCERNS – Marge Veldheer was able to return to her

 home after being hospitalized in Traverse City last week.  She is doing

 better but needs to regain her strength. For all praise reports and

 prayer requests, see the insert in today’s bulletin.


IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick, Bill & Ruth Tacoma,

 and John & Della Sawyer for their visits and to the congregation for

 their prayers, calls, and cards.  Thank you to Joan, Shari, and

 Tymie for bringing in meals.  I am so thankful to be remembered by

 so many! ~Phyllis Vander Sloot





Today: Upper Doors:  Rev. George & Juel Grevenstuk, Louise Grimm

 Lower Doors:  Ken & Janet Groenhout

Nov. 1 Upper Doors:  Jim & Sally Herrema, Fred & Willie Hiemstra

 Lower Doors:  Jan Higley

Nov. 8 Upper Doors:  Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate, Ron Harmsen

 Lower Doors:  Jerry & Karen Hendrickson



Today:  Diane Maitner, Abby Kubiak

Nov. 1:  Sue Vander Wal, Pat Ter Beek

Nov. 8: Eric Wigent, Mary Kubiak


Prayers & Praise Line

October 25, 2015

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We pray today for the persecuted church around the world. 
  • We thank God for his faithfulness through all life’s circumstances. 
  • We thank and praise God today for our friends and family members that mean so much to us.
  • We pray for the process of electing new Elders and Deacons.
  • We thank God today for volunteers who show God’s love in practical ways each week.
  • We pray today for Heather Dood as she leads the Discovery Kidz downstairs, and the other youth activities that take place during the week.  We pray for The Crossing after school program and the families that participate.
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week. 
  • Please remember Marge Veldheer, Shari Dood, and Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers and they recover and regain their strength.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  She has had her ups and downs this week.  Please pray for patience and energy for her family and peace and comfort for Lola.  It will take an average of one year before the new bone marrow is completely engrafted. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Pastor Richard Alcumbrack and Southlawn Church of God.  Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.

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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