Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 1, 2015
WORLDWIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 4, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Song of Praise Discovery Kidz
“I Will Follow”
“The Word of God”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Presentation
Prayers of Confession
Words of Assurance
Moment of Sharing: We pray for our brothers and sisters in _____.
Hymn No. 446 ………………… “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Selections from Habakkuk (Page 909)
Message: “LORD, WHY?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
*Closing Hymn ………………….………….. “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”
*Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..…. “The Solid Rock”
Keyboard, Janet Tacoma
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Opening Worship Sequence No. 538-540 ……..…. “My Faith, My Hope”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 705 ………………………………….……… “It is Well With My Soul”
Living Word: Obadiah 1:1-21 (Page 895)
Message: “BULLY BROTHER” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 151 ……………………… “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
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 2016 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 children ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.
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.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-life for Middle and High school youth will meet at
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Phyllis Vander Sloot and Sandra Sorenson
both did well with knee replacement surgery and have returned to
their homes. Mary Huizen is now back at her condo in Grandville
and is doing better. For all other praise reports and prayer requests,
see the insert in today’s bulletin.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Louise Grimm who will
celebrate her 85 birthday this week! Her family has provided cake
today in honor of her special day!
Thank you to Pastor Rick for his calls and visit, and to the
congregation for their cards and calls following my surgery.
I appreciate it so much. ~Ed De Ruiter
Thank you for all the cards and prayers from everyone. The power
of prayer is evident through fast healing and a calm spirit. What a
great Lord we have. Special thanks to the visitors, Phyllis
Vander Sloot and Pastor Rick. ~John Sawyer
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Chicken Pot Pies are on the
menu! Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship
prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 11, 2015
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Bruce Kuiper will lead our morning service and
share the message. Pastor Rick will be on study leave from Oct. 8-15.
6:00 PM EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE will be held here at Grace
in the Chapel. Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 pm MISSION OUTREACH TEAM MTG.
Saturday, October 17 – FAMILY FEST. This will be a big event for our
church family and the neighborhood families. It will be followed up
with an invitation to come back for a celebration on Sunday, October
18 for our worship service and pig roast. Plan now to attend!
Monday, October 19, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Wednesday, October 28 – TRUNK OR TREAT. Looking for
volunteers to decorate your trunks (you don’t have to decorate for
“Halloween”, it can be any type of decoration or bible story, etc) and
hand out candy to the neighborhood children.
ACCESS COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – October 10,
Please plan to join the 2015 County Wide Food Drive effort. All
donations will be collected at local grocery stores and from churches
who participate. If you are bringing your donations here to church,
please do so by Thursday, October 8. Our SPECIAL OFFERING
for the month of October is designated for ACCESS. If you would
like to help by donating monetarily, this offering will be received on
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Oct. 11 Upper Doors: Ron & Barb Engels, Sandy Farris
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Today: Donna Oppenhuizen, Jayme Dood Oct. 11: Tymie Boeve, Robin Zondervan
Prayers & Praise Line
October 4, 2015
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 praise reports.
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