Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 29, 2016
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 2, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude “One Bread, One Body” arr. Mark Hayes
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“All the People Said Amen”
“Oh, How Good It Is”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“They’ll Know We are Christians By Our Love”
Moment of Sharing: Today we pray that our world might _______.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ephesians 3:1-21 (Page 1134)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT IMPACTS: A BOUNDLESS PEOPLE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
*Closing Hymn No. 428 ……......... “In Christ There is No East or West”
*Song of Departure No. 418……………….……………………...“Make Us One”
Postlude Keyboard, 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
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.
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2017 Consistory at the close of
the morning service today. Deacons will be at the exits to collect your
slips as you leave the sanctuary. If needed, additional nomination
slips are available on the sound board.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. Our theme for
October is “Use words to build people up, not tear people down”.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning worship service. They cover
various subject matter using the Sunday School Guide. You are
welcome to join them!
Y-LIFE PARENTS – There will be a brief meeting in the Fellowship
Hall following the worship service this morning. We will go over the
Silver Ring event details and what our plans are for the year.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet. “How Does Your Story Fit into
6:00 PM JOINT EVENING WORSHIP – For the month of
October we will be meeting at FAITH Reformed Church
(618 32nd St SW, Wyoming) for our evening service. Rev. Harvey
Hertz will share the message.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER –Home Cooked hot dishes
are on the menu made by our own Choir! Come out and
enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:30 – 7:45 PM VICTORS CAR WASH!
Please join us for the Victors ONLY fundraiser this year.
We are asking this year that you do not just hand keys to the leaders
or kids (we may have misplaced some last time).
The car wash will be donation based.
**VICTORS PARENTS the boys will participating in the car
wash and most likely will be getting wet! Please bring extra clothes
for them if you do not want then wet in your cars. Please let
Grandparents and family know so they can come
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. This week: “A Rainy,
Rainy Day – The Story of Noah” Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT US - Lorinda
VanderWerp will be leading this Bible study utilizing Lewis
Smedes’ book “The Art of Forgiving – When You Need to
Forgive and Don’t Know How.” Everyone is invited to attend.
Meets in the Consistory room.
8:00 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP
They will meet once a month in the Consistory Room and will
study the Book of Proverbs. We have room for newcomers.
Interested? Talk to Pastor Rick.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
“The Contagious Community” with the message “Building a
Community that Multiplies: A Discipling People”.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer
requests and praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for all the prayers, visits, cards,
and phone calls on my behalf during the last couple of weeks. Your
prayers and our Almighty's touch of healing was evident. I am truly
blessed with so many friends. Thank you again. ~John Sawyer
Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and call after knee surgery
and to the congregation for the visits, calls, and cards. All were
very much appreciated. ~ Joan Formsma
THE WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM meets monthly to discuss ways to
creatively add to the worship of our Lord and Savior at Grace. If you
have any suggestions or concerns, we would invite you to let the team
know! Members of the team are Shari Dood, Ray Zondervan, Robin
Zondervan, Paul Kerkstra, Lorinda VanderWerp, Sandy Farris, Erika
Wigent, Jerry Hendrickson, Brian Licari, George Grevenstuk, Pat
Ter Beek, Elaine Martin and Pastor Rick. Also, if you are interested
in serving on the team we would love to have you join us!
DESSERTS are needed for our Wednesday night dinners. A sign-up
sheet is in the narthex if you would be willing to take a turn. Please
remember that Grace is a peanut free facility. Thank you so much!
DISCOVERY KIDZ – Volunteer sign-up sheets are on the narthex
table through December! Find a place where you can help!
CARETAKER – We are looking to fill the position of caretaker here at
Grace. Tymie Boeve is no longer able to fill this position due to her
health concerns. This new position will include maintenance duties.
If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please call
the church office (538-3100) for more information.
Our SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated for
ACCESS. This offering will be received on October 30.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING is in need of the following:
Toilet Paper, Toothpaste , Toothbrushes, Hand Soap, Lotion,
Shampoo, Hair Care (Hair Spray/Conditioner), Deodorant (also
Men’s Shampoo and Deodorant). A box will be put by the entry
doors for your donations. Thank you so much!
THE OTHER WAY MINISTRY turns 50 next fall and they are going
to celebrate this milestone all year long. They will be kicking off this
celebration with an open house gathering to unite all supporters and
neighbors. Join them on Tuesday, October 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at
704 Fulton West, GR. Enjoy food from local establishments, sharing
of experiences, and plans for the future. RSVP online at
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra, Mary Huizinga
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
Oct. 9 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Lower Doors: Ron & Linda Kraft
Today Eric Wigent, Elaine Martin
Oct. 9 Sue Vander Wal, Sophie Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
October 2, 2016
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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