Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 2, 2014
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
OCTOBER 5, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise Discovery Kidz
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Discovery Kidz Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Hymn No. 401 …………………………..…. “The Church’s One Foundation”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-37 (Page 1057)
Message: “THRIVE: CONNECTING IN COMMUNITY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Closing Hymn No. 399 …………..…………………… “We are God’s People”
* Song of Departure No. 434 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ...……... “Revive Us Again”
Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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 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 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.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ 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 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.
5:00 PM – Once again we will join with other churches at Unity
Reformed Church for a music program by the ROYALHEIRS.
The Royalheirs hail from Flint and organized in the fall of 1995 for
the purpose of praising the Lord through the singing of Southern
Gospel Music. This will take the place of our service at Grace. Note
the 5:00 pm start time.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School students will
meet at The Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please be in prayer for Linda Emelander who
is home now, but had been hospitalized earlier in the week. For all
prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in
your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits, and to
my Grace friends that prayed for me, brought dinner or sent a card
following my recent hospitalization. ~Mary Huizinga
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu: Chicken
Dinner! Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship
prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:15 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. for boys and girls preschool – 5th grade.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – “Christian – It’s Not What You Think”.
This class is led by Keith Van Zoeren. Meet in the Consistory
“BELONGING” New Members Class. Interested
in knowing more about the Reformed Church in America,
Grace Reformed Church, and how one might consider
becoming a member? Then join Pastor Rick in his office for
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the “Thrive” series
with the message “Growing in Discipleship”.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 13, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING.
Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 pm GEMS CHILI COOK-OFF! Do you
have what it takes to win?? See Sandy Gort for details. All proceeds
go to the GEMS program this year.
Monday, October 20, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING.
Wednesday, October 29 – 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. We did this first last
year and it was a great success and outreach to our community!
Since it is a 5th Wednesday in our rotation, it will free up some of
you to participate! ALSO NEEDED: Candy to pass out! If you
care to donate, bring your candy to the youth desk. Sign up in the
narthex! Questions? See Heather.
DISCOVERY KIDZ still needs the following volunteers for the
October rotation: a Teacher for Games, and 3 Shepherds.
Sign up on the sheet in the narthex or see Heather today. November
rotation spots are also listed!
THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) is looking for a few more hands and
hearts to hang out on Tuesday’s with our 5th & 6th Graders. Please see
Heather if you are able to help. NEEDED THIS WEEK ONLY - 2
SUBS!! See Heather if you can help!
GRACE CHURCH COOKBOOKS – Discovery Kidz fundraiser!
Needed…lots of delicious recipes from our Grace family! All types of
recipes and family favorites are wanted! A form is inserted in your
bulletin today. Please find at least one recipe from your collection to
share in this book! More forms are available on the narthex table.
We would like to complete this as soon as possible so they can be
ready for Christmas gifts! See Heather if you have any questions.
OUR GEMS are in need of small mouth canning jar RINGS for a
project! If you have any, please bring them to the youth desk or the
desk in the office! Thanks!
GRACE MISSION TRIP to JACKSON COUNTY MINISTRIES
is scheduled for the week of April 19-25, 2015. You will be working
on home rehabilitation, additions, and new home construction. You
may also be asked to perform maintenance on their campus. The
cost is $225.00 per person for meals, housing, and materials for their
campus. Contact Larry Kleymeer if you are interested or would like
GORDON FOOD SERVICE COUPONS are needed! We use them
each week for our Wednesday night dinners. If you have them, or see
one in the paper, please bring them to the church office or give them
to Tymie Boeve. Thanks!
ACCESS COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – Because Hunger
Hasn’t Gone Away! Please plan to join the 2014 County Wide
Food Drive effort. All donations will be collected at local grocery
stores and from churches who participate. Volunteers are needed
this year to:
1. Fill a CWFD paper bag with food and personal care items,
and bring it back to Grace sometime this week! Bags are
available on the narthex table.
2. Help with food collection and sorting on Saturday, Oct. 11
Sign up in the narthex! For more information,
contact Sandy Farris at 534-8670.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REFORMED BUILD VOLUNTEER
WORK PROJECT – Grace is putting together a work crew to work
on the house at 1015 Kensington SW on Saturday, November 15.
Some of the work scheduled includes trim carpentry. Sign up on the
narthex table. Call (538-6311) Bill Ver Hulst if you have any questions.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Linda De Vries, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
Oct. 12 Upper Doors: Dan & Martha Derogee, Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today: Diane Maitner, Elaine Martin
Oct. 12: Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak
DISCOVERY KIDS – October
Art: Rachel Mulder
Cooking: Sue Stuk
Theater: Heather Dood
Shepherds: Sophie Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
October 5, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey. Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy; Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer; Caitlin, friend of Abbey Licari, diagnosed with Leukemia; Mary De Vries, mother of Lisa Braendle, following surgery to remove a cancerous mass, Rachel Mulder’s father who recently had a stroke, and Austin Wilson, great grandson of Ken Wylie with heart concerns.
Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
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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