Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 8, 2016
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit Bob Moreno
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Great is the Lord”
“In Christ Alone”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Make Us One”
Prayer of Confession
Demonstration of our Brokenness
Words of Assurance
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry Bob Moreno
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: Ephesians 2:11-22 (Page 1134)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT LASTS: A TRUSTING PEOPLE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 401 …………….….. “The Church’s One Foundation”
*Song of Departure No. 418……………….……………………...“Make Us One”
Postlude Keyboard, 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 will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. Our theme for
September is “God Wants Us to Love Everyone”. (Luke 14:1-17)
TODAY we will begin a new series of messages “The Contagious
Community”. See the insert in your bulletin with all the details.
OUR MUSIC MINISTRY today is presented by Bob Moreno of our
congregation. Thank you for sharing with us this Lord’s day!
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning worship service. They cover
various subject matter using the Sunday School Guide. You are
welcome to join them!
VICTORS MEETING – All men involved in the Victors program are
asked to meet in the Chapel following our morning service.
CROSSING VOLUNTEERS will also meet to talk about the 2016-
2017 session. If you would like more information about becoming a
volunteer, please attend this meeting in the Chapel.
6:00 PM JOINT EVENING WORSHIP – For the month of
September we will be meeting at BEVERLY Reformed Church
(2141 Porter St SW, Wyoming) for our evening service. Rev. Harvey
Hertz will share the message.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Continue to be in prayer for Joan Formsma,
John Sawyer, and Sandy Sorenson who underwent knee surgery this
past week. Also, remember Paul Kerkstra as he recovers from hand
surgery. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all other prayer requests
and praise reports.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Chad & Natalie Ayers (nee
Gerbers) upon the birth of a daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, on
Wednesday, September 7. We thank God for this precious gift of life!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
6:30 PM CHOIR PRACTICE.
NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series of
messages “The Contagious Community” with the message “Building
a Community that Seeks: A Praying People”
KICK OFF PARTY for Y-LIFE.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will
meet in the Consistory Room. We will discuss Lesson 21 in the study
book. All women welcome.
Tuesday, September 20 & Wednesday, September 21 – THE
CROSSING AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM will begin!
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm MISSION OUTREACH TEAM
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE will
begin. Dinner will be served!
Saturday, October 1 FALL FAMILY FUN EVENT - Cran Hill Ranch
will be here with all their fun activities! It will also include a pig
DISCOVERY KIDZ – Volunteer sign-up sheets are on the narthex
table through December! Find a place where you can help!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is
designated for CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received on
FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT US - Lorinda VanderWerp will
be leading this Bible study following the Wednesday Night Live
Dinners (from 7-8 pm) beginning September 21. In this study we will
primarily be utilizing Lewis Smedes’ book “The Art of Forgiving –
When You Need to Forgive and Don’t Know How.” Please let
Lorinda or Sue Stuk know if you are interested in attending the class,
so that we can order enough books. Thank you.
FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING is in need of the following:
Toilet Paper, Toothpaste , Toothbrushes, Hand Soap, Lotion,
Shampoo, Hair Care (Hair Spray/Conditioner), Deodorant (also
Men’s Shampoo and Deodorant). A box will be put by the entry
doors for your donations. Thank you so much!
GRACE WOMEN – The women of First Reformed Church of
Grandville invite you to a Bible Study on the Festivals of the Bible.
They will meet for orientation/registration, September 14 anytime
between 9:30 – 11:00 in their church gathering room. Study will
begin September 21 at 9:20 – 11:00 for 10 weeks. Each Wednesday
they will begin the morning with coffee and fellowship followed by
the study. Questions – call Kathy Thompson at 534-5923.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: George & Juel Grevenstuk, Sue Stuk
Lower Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers
Sept. 18 Upper Doors: Louise Grimm, Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Katie Green
Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Abby Kubiak
Sept. 18 Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
September 11, 2016
Congregational Prayers and Praise
“May all of us remember with love and compassion this day.
May we grieve with those who still mourn,
And share memories with those who cannot forget.
May we draw strength from those who bravely responded,
And gave their lives to save others.
May we stand with strangers who became neighbors that day,
And remember their generosity and hospitality.
Above all God may we remember your faithfulness
And learn to trust in your unfailing love.”
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