Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 7, 2017
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “I Love You, Lord”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Victory in Jesus”
“Lord, I Need You”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Jesus Loves Me”
Ministry Updates Heather Dood
Rev. George Grevenstuk
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “I’d Rather Have Jesus”
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: Revelation 2:1-7 (Page 1192)
Message: “FIRST LOVE CALLS FOR REPENTANCE”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn …………………….……………………………….. “Knowing You”
*Song of Departure No. 419 …………………………………. “Family of God”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, 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
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th
grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.
TODAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages “First Love”.
See the insert in your bulletin for details.
THE TRANSITION TEAM will meet in the Chapel following the
service this morning.
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX – We will be meeting with our sister churches
tonight at Faith Reformed. Pastor Rick will share the message:
“GET IT RIGHT: ROMANS”.
6:00 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will kick off the year! Meet at the Crossing
and come hungry!
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Lucille Sytsema underwent knee
replacement surgery Thursday, September 7 at Metro Hospital.
Please keep her in your prayers as she begins the healing process and
therapy. For all other praise reports and prayer concerns, see the
prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 PM OPEN HOUSE for CROSSING STUDENTS!
A time for handing in permission forms and getting to know
each other. Regular sessions begin September 20.
6:30 PM CHOIR PRACTICE. Now is a good time to join the
choir! Everyone is invited!
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will share the message “First Love
Creates Renewed Rejoicing”. We will meet at Faith Reformed Church
for our 6:00 pm evening service.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, September 19, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will
meet in the Consistory room. We will study Lesson 6 (Joel) in our
study book. All women are welcome.
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
BEGINS! Also this will be the first day for our afterschool program
at the Crossing.
Saturday, October 7 FALL FAMILY EVENT! This is for our church
family and the neighborhood. Cran Hill will be here with the rock
wall, Critter Barn, balloon creations, pig roast! Lots of fun activities!
Mark the date on your calendar!
GRACE SENIORS - FALL DINNER AT CRAN HILL RANCH
Would you like to join together and take a day trip to Cran Hill Ranch
to enjoy beautiful fall colors, lunch, live entertainment, wagon rides,
games and excellent company?? This will take place on Tuesday
October 3. Cost is $15.00 per person. We can take the Grace van.
If you are interested, sign up on the narthex table TODAY.
Questions? See or call Tinna VanWyk or the church office for more
A SEARCH COMMITTEE assigned to look for a new Pastor for Grace
is being formed. Please see or call (915-2577) John Sawyer if you
would be interested in being a part of this committee.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for the GIDEONS. This offering will be received September 24.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY – Add your name and email address to the list
on the narthex table if you would like to be a part of this new and
exciting opportunity for Bible study, activities, and so much more!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Fall Activities! Below are some areas
you could be of help!
Thank you to all who have already volunteered their time
and talents.So very much appreciated!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Sept. 17 Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund
Sept. 24 Upper Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma
Lower Doors: Deb Pierce
Today Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak
Sept. 17 Elaine Martin, Sophie Licari
Sept. 24 Donna Oppenhuizen, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
September 10, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Thank You Lord for the beginning of a new season. Lord we pray that You would be with us.. leading and guiding us.. teaching and drawing us ever closer to each other and to Yourself. Thank You that Your steadfast love never ceases and that Your mercies are new every morning – great is Your faithfulness O Lord.
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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