Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Oct 5, 2017
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “2 Corinthians 3:18”
Call to Worship
*Opening Song of Praise
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Sharing Time: We pray today that the world may know _______
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Joy Down in My Heart”
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
Prayer of Illumination ………………….……………………… “Speak, O Lord”
Living Word: Genesis 6:1-8 (Page 5)
Message: “THOUGH EVIL SEEMS TO RULE THE DAY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 143 …………………….….. “This is My Father’s World”
*Song of Departure ………………………………..“This I Believe (The Creed)”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th
grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2018 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.
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 GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room after the morning service. They cover various
matters using the Sunday School Guide. You are welcome to join in!
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 we will gather at Calvary Christian Reformed Church (3500
Byron Center Ave., Wyoming) to hear about the “Feast of Booths”.
7:00 PM The BUILDING TASK FORCE will meet in the sanctuary.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Pastor George Grevenstuk was hospitalized
earlier this week with stomach concerns. Please keep him in your
prayers. For all other praise reports and prayer concerns, see
the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for the cards, words of sympathy,
and visit from Harvey & Sheryl Steensma after the passing of my
dear brother, Clare. It is all very much appreciated. ~Joan Emaus
THE SEARCH PROCESS has begun. We would like to thank the
Transition Team for their help in building the foundation. We would
like to ask all of our Grace family to keep this process in your prayers
each day. We pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us as a church.
~ John Sawyer, Chairman of the Search Committee
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
3:15 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 - 6.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Lasagna and salad 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 S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next
Generation) will meet. This is for ages 3 years – 8th Grade.
THE ADULT CLASS will be starting on October 18. Wes Dekker
will lead this class! Watch for details coming up!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
6:00 PM WOMEN’S MINISTRY KICK OFF DINNER!
We will enjoy dinner together in the Fellowship Hall and get
to know one another. TODAY is the last day to RSVP to
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 15, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Though Angels
Seem to be a Step Ahead” from Job 38:4-7. For the 6:00 pm evening
service we will be meeting back at Faith Reformed Church. Pastor
Rick will continue the series “The New Covenant: A New Testament
Survey”. The message: “Will Jesus Come Back this Week or Next?”
I & II Thessalonians.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 16, 6:30 pm ELDERS will meet. 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in
the Consistory room to discuss Lesson 7, Amos 1 & 2, in our study
book. All women welcome.
Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 – 7:30 pm TRUNK OR TREAT!
Start thinking about how you would like to decorate your “space”.
Indoor and outdoor spaces will once again be available. Dinner will
be served. Please sign up in the narthex if you would be willing to
decorate a trunk (or table) or be a kitchen helper. ALSO CANDY
DONATIONS are needed! Please drop off at the youth desk
OUR GEMS are having a fundraiser! They are selling awesome kitchen
pans with lids that can be personalized! Also miscellaneous items
such as cutting boards, mugs, and other gift items. These would
make great Christmas presents! A brochure is on the narthex table as
well as order forms. You can also look online at
thatsmypan.biz/staceylocey. Once on the website select our church
to order from. Checks can be made payable to Grace Reformed
Church. This sale will run through November 1.
WEDNESDAY CROSSING DRIVER needed beginning in January.
Will you please consider helping out in this way? See Heather!
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of October is designated
for ACCESS. This offering will be received on October 29.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
October 8 Upper Doors: Dick Postema
Lower Doors: George & Hennie Rosema
October 15 Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: Rick Postema
Today Sue Vander Wal, Eva Hendges
October 15 Erika Wigent, Abby Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
October 8, 2017
Make your ways known upon the earth, Lord God, your saving power among all people. Renew your Church in holiness and help us to serve you with joy. Guide the leaders of all nations that justice may prevail throughout the world. Let not the needy be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Make us instruments of your peace and let your glory be over all the earth.
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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