Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 23, 2014
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “O for a Thousand Tongues”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance: 1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us
our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Responsive Reading: Taken from 1 John 4:7-13
L: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
P: EVERYONE WHO LOVES HAS BEEN BORN OF GOD AND
L: Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
P: THIS IS HOW GOD SHOWED HIS LOVE AMONG US: HE SENT
HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE
MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.
L: This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent
his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
P: SINCE GOD SO LOVED US, WE ALSO OUGHT TO LOVE ONE
L: No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in
us and his love is made complete in us.
Senior Choir “Under His Wings”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Water Filtration Systems
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
God’s Living Word: Luke 15:1-10 (Page 1013)
Message: PRECIOUS IN GOD’S EYES Rev. Harvey Heneveld
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 648 ………..……. “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
*Song of Departure No. 349 (v.1) …….... “O How He Loves You and Me”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 38 …………………………..……... “Ye Servants of God”
*Invocation & Salutation
*Song of Praise No. 11 ………….… “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Responsive Reading: Taken from 1 Corinthians 1:18-21
L: The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are
P: BUT TO US WHO ARE BEING SAVED IT IS THE POWER OF
L: For is it written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the
intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
P: WHERE IS THE WISE MAN? WHERE IS THE SCHOLAR?
WHERE IS THE PHILOSOPHER OF THIS AGE?
L: Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For in the
wisdom of God the world - through its wisdom - did not know
P: GOD WAS PLEASED THROUGH THE FOOLISHNESS OF
WHAT WAS PREACHED TO SAVE THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
*Song of Faith No. 428 ………….… “In Christ There Is No East or West”
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 563 …………………………...… “Open My Eyes That I May See”
God’s Living Word: James 3:13-18 (Page 1174)
Message: “HEAVENLY WISDOM” Rev. Harvey Heneveld
Prayer for Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 568 …….……… “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! 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
TODAY we welcome Pastor Harvey Heneveld who will lead our services
this Lord’s day.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is for the
purchase of Water Filtration Systems for those in need in
developing nations, in particular Hatti. Clean water means more
than safe drinking water to women and children, it means time,
freedom, health, and incentive to change their communities. Clean
and safe water to drink is just a small step away for so many
people. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of
diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence,
including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies
aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other
illnesses. Clean and safe water is a priority! This special offering will
be received this morning.
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 CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Roger Vander Sloot
and Judy Klein who will both underwent knee replacement surgery
last week. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Eric & Erika Wigent upon the
birth of a baby girl, Sadie Grace, on Tuesday, October 21. We thank
God for this precious gift of life and pray for his blessings on the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4.
6:00 – 8:00 PM TRUNK OR TREAT. Bring your children and
grandchildren, invite your neighbors and friends! A hot dog
dinner will be served. Please have your vehicles in place and
decorated prior to the 6:00 pm start time! If you did not
previously sign up, there is still room for you! See Heather
or call the office if you need help!
"TRUNK OR TREAT is a great opportunity to display
to our community a great alternative to the dark side
of Halloween. Let's show them light. Please dress
appropriately as we represent Christ's love. Thank You!"
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
No other classes will meet.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
7:30 AM VAN TRIP TO BIRCH RUN, FRANKENMUTH,
BRONNERS! Come out and enjoy a fun day of shopping!
Approximate cost is $10.00. Sign up today in the narthex!
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the Thrive series with the
message: “Blowing in the Spirit”.
6:00 PM COMBINED REFORMATION SERVICE at Grace.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School students will
meet at The Crossing.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 10, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM
Monday, November 17, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING
Thursday, November 27, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY
WORSHIP SERVICE at Grace.
Sunday, November 30 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service.
Y-LIFE SERVICE PROJECT – Our Y-Life Youth are looking to be a
service to members at Grace. Do you have leaves that need raking,
flower beds cleaned out or miscellaneous yard clean up that we can
do during one of our meetings? Please see Heather or call the church
office to get your name on a list.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS – Still needed for the November
rotation are teachers for Science and Theater. The sign-up sheets are
on the narthex table.
GRACE CHURCH COOKBOOKS – Discovery Kidz fundraiser!
Needed…lots of delicious recipes from our Grace family! All types of
recipes and family favorites are wanted! Please find at least one
recipe from your collection to share in this book! Forms are available
on the narthex table. Oct. 31 is the deadline for your contributions.
GRACE MISSION TRIP to JACKSON COUNTY MINISTRIES
is scheduled for the week of April 19-25, 2015. Contact Larry
Kleymeer if you are interested or would like more information.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REFORMED BUILD VOLUNTEER
WORK PROJECT – Sign up today to be a part of this Mission
project! Work will be done at 1015 Kensington SW on Saturday,
November 15. LOOKING FOR HELP WITH MANY JOBS!
Included are Painting and clean up!! Call (538-6311) Bill
Ver Hulst if you have any questions.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Joan Formsma, Lon & Rose Gerbers
Lower Doors: Brian & Sandy Gort
Nov. 2 Upper Doors: George & Juel Grevenstuk, Louise Grimm
Lower Doors: Katie Green
Nov. 9 Upper Doors: Ken & Janet Groenhout, Ron Harmsen
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Today: Robin Zondervan, Phyllis Vander Sloot
Nov. 2: Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
Nov. 9: Judy Beadle, Brielle Wigent
DISCOVERY KIDS – October
Art: Rachel Mulder
Cooking: Sue Stuk
Theater: Heather Dood
Games: Elaine Martin
Shepherds: Sophie Licari, Kerri Baker, Katie Green
Prayers & Praise Line
October 26, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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