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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 1, 2015

 

WORLDWIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY

OCTOBER 4, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *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 _____. 

 Offertory

 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.

 *Doxology

 *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”

 *Benediction

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

 Postlude  

 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.

 

 WELCOME

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

  Prelude

  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”

*Benediction

 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

 the Crossing.

 

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!

 

IN APPRECIATION

 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. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 October 25. 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

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

 

NURSERY

Today: Donna Oppenhuizen, Jayme Dood Oct. 11:  Tymie Boeve, Robin Zondervan

 

Prayers & Praise Line

October 4, 2015

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We pray for God’s leading today as we submit names of persons we are nominating to serve on the Consistory. 
  • We thank and praise God today for the many people who have volunteered to help in some way or another here at Grace.
  • We pray for the ACCESS food drive as it takes place this week.
  • We pray for all those of our congregation who are recovering after surgeries. 
  • Continue to keep Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers as she works to regain her strength and energy. 
  • We thank God that knee surgery went well for both Phyllis Vander Sloot and Sandra Sorenson (3345 Flamingo, Wyo., 09).  We pray for them as they begin therapy.  Also, we continue to pray for John Sawyer as he too is recovering from knee surgery.
  • 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.  Lola’s bone marrow transplant took place last week.  She will continue to be hospitalized at the U of M Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Rev. Chris Shearer and Rivertree Community Church.  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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