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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 10, 2015

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “New Life”

 Call to Worship – “I Believe” Discovery Kidz

 *The Apostles’ Creed

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Prayers for our Ministry Leaders and Children

 Senior Choir “Press On”

 Offertory

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology

 *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”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..….  “The Solid Rock”

 Postlude  

 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.

 

 WELCOME

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

ZOO POTLUCK!

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

 theme…We Believe!

 

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

 join them!

 

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

 other month.

 

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

 are welcome.

 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

 MEETING.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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 rhmulder@grcs.org.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

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

 

NURSERY

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

 

  • We thank God today for a new season of opportunities at Grace.
  • We pray for Pastor Rick as he prepares the messages and leads our congregation.
  • We pray for Heather Dood as she once again begins a very busy fall season of Discovery Kidz, Y-Life, and the Crossing kids on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  We pray for her as she begins her work to become a Commissioned Pastor.
  • We thank and praise God today for the many people who have volunteered to help in some way or another here at Grace.
  • We thank God today for Paul Kerkstra and our Choir and Praise Team as they also begin a new season of leading us in praise.
  • We pray today for Pastor George and his work at Connections.  We pray for the many activities and groups at the Crossing.
  • We pray for Ed De Ruiter and Larry Kleymeer as they submit to surgery this upcoming week.
  • Please be in prayer for Alex Hill after back surgery. 
  • We pray today for Karen Ver Hulst.  We pray for returned strength and healing.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Their family is now staying in Ann Arbor as Lola will undergo a bone marrow transplant at the U of M Children’s Hospital.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Rev. Mark Milkamp and Open Hearts Community Church.  Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.

 

 

 

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