Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 10, 2015
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “New Life”
Call to Worship – “I Believe” Discovery Kidz
*The Apostles’ Creed
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayers for our Ministry Leaders and Children
Senior Choir “Press On”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ezekiel 36 (Page 839)
Message: “JUSTICE AND MERCY” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 650 ………………... “O for a Heart to Praise My God”
*Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..…. “The Solid Rock”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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
FALL KICK OFF SUNDAY!
Thank you for being with us today as we kick off our fall season
of activities! Take note of the Education Guide in your bulletin
that outlines our fall education programs. Following the service this morning you are invited to head out to John Ball Park for the
Discovery Kidz are hosting this all-church Potluck! Hamburgers, hotdogs, lemonade will be provided. The Hilltop Pavilion (enter off Butterworth) is reserved so this is a rain or shine event. Discounted tickets will be available for those who wish to go into the zoo.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All children ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. The new fall
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide. You are welcome to
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.
NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace this week. Beginning
next Sunday, we will meet together with Faith Reformed for our
evening worship. For the remainder of September, we will meet at
Faith. In October we will meet here at Grace then we will go every
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Ed De Ruiter will undergo surgery on
Tuesday, September 15. Larry Kleymeer will undergo hand surgery
on Wednesday, September 16. Alex Hill (young daughter of Terry
and Aimee Morris) underwent back surgery last week. She continues
to be hospitalized, but is progressing as expected. For all other praise
reports and prayer requests, see the insert in today’s bulletin.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
room. We will discuss Lesson 14 of the study book. All women
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – It’s a picnic theme: Grilled
hamburgers, hotdogs, salads and dessert! 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, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Weighed in the
Balances” from our devotional book “Read the Bible in a Year”.
Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth will meet at the Crossing.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 21, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY
DESSERTS – Do you love your desserts?? Then sign up to bring one
on Wednesday nights! This helps keep costs down. A sign up sheet
will be on the narthex table. Thank you!
DISCOVERY KIDZ volunteers needed for the Fall rotations! Is there
a place where you can help? A sign-up sheet is now in the narthex if
you can help.
HOST A CALVIN CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
for the 2015-2016 school year. Do you have a heart for
hospitality and enjoy learning about other cultures? Have you ever
thought about hosting an international high school student? We are
still looking for caring, Christian host families for two 10th grade boys,
from Thailand and China for the 2015/2016 school year. We welcome
families who have kids of all ages, no kids, or are empty nesters. Our
host families receive training and ongoing support as well as a
monthly stipend of $600. Bring the world to your home and you will
have a lasting impact in a student’s life! For more information please
see Rachel Mulder or email her at email@example.com.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Sept. 20 Upper Doors: Linda Kraft, John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Sept. 27 Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker, Dan & Martha Derogee
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today: Sandy Farris, Kerri Baker
Sept. 20: Sue Stuk, Cindy Wylie
Sept. 27: Lyndsey Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
Prayers & Praise Line
September 13, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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