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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Introit - Thrive DVD

 Call to Worship

*  Greeting Time

*  Opening Songs of Praise

*  Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting

 Prayers of Dedication for Teachers and Leaders

 Rooted in Christ

 Senior Choir “Joy Down in My Heart”

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*  Doxology

*  Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Psalm 1 (Page 527)

 Message:  “THRIVE: ROOTED IN LOVE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*  Closing Hymn No. 435 (Verses 1, 2, 4)…“God of Grace and God of Glory”

*  Benediction

*  Song of Departure No. 434 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ...……...  “Revive Us Again”

 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 today!  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.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

Meeting in the Consistory Room

  Prelude

  Call to Worship No. 94 …………………………..………..  “I Love You, O Lord”

*Opening Hymn No. 97 …………  “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”

  Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

  Moments of Sharing

  Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 210 ………….………………….  “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

  Living Word: Psalm 119:41-64 (Page 599)

  Message:  “DELIGHTFUL WORD: WORSHIPING” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

  Prayer of Blessing on the Word

*Closing Hymn No. 643 ………………………….…  “O Lord, You’re Beautiful”

*Benediction

 Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 *All who are able, please stand.  

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

FALL KICK OFF SUNDAY!

 

We are so blessed that you are here today as we kick off our fall programs!  Take note of the Education Guide in your bulletin that outlines our fall education programs.  Following the service this morning we will have a PIG ROAST with delicious salads and desserts. 

There will be games for both adults and children!

 Everyone is invited to stay!

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET.  All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. Our new fall

 theme…THRIVE KIDZ!

 

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.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS –  Please be in prayer for Linda Emelander

 who remains at Butterworth Hospital.  She is showing some

 improvement and next will be transferred to Blodgett Rehab Center. 

 For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &

 Praise Line in your bulletin today.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory

 Room.  We will discuss Isaiah 25, Chapter 8 in our study book.

 All women are welcome!

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu:  Lasagna,

 salad, macaroni & cheese, breadsticks, dessert.  Come out and

 enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to classes. 

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 

 6:30 – 8:00 PM CAR WASH by the VICTORS! 

 Plan to let the boys wash your car while you  

 are here Wednesday night! 

 Donations will be accepted!!

 

 7:45 – 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.  Car wash tonight!

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 ADULTS – “Christian – It’s Not What You Think”. 

 This class will run for 8 weeks and is led by Keith Van Zoeren.

 Meet in the Consistory Room.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the “Thrive” series

 with the message “Solid in Worship”. 

 

5:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School students will

 meet at The Crossing.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday, September 23 – Wednesday, September 24 CLUB 3:16 –

 THE CROSSING will begin!  Tuesday’s 5 & 6th graders meet

 from 3:15 – 5:15 pm.  On Wednesday grades 3 & 4 will meet

 beginning at 3:45.  Those students will have to option to stay through

 Wednesday Night Live. 

 

Sunday, September 28 – NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2015

 Consistory.  See the insert in your bulletin.  Also an informative

 letter concerning the process is in your mailbox today.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CARE KITS – In order to complete all the Care Kits that were put

 together during VBS we still need 45 hand towels (not washcloths)

 and 30 nail clippers.  If you can help, please drop off your donations

 at the youth desk or leave them in the office by Sept. 28.  Thank you!

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated 

 for ACCESS (All County Churches Emergency Support System).  For

 over 30 years ACCESS has been committed to helping those in need

 in our community.  This offering with be received September 28. 

 

TOILET PAPER is once again being collected for Family Network of

 Wyoming. Boxes are at the entrance doors for your donations.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today  Upper Doors:  Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve

 Lower Doors:  Tim & Lyndsey Boeve

Sept. 21  Upper Doors:  Denny & Mary Bush, Lisa Braendle

 Lower Doors:  Anna Borkowski

NURSERY  

Today: Sue Vander Wal, Lyndsey Boeve

Sept. 21:  Kerri Baker, Keri Desmarais

 

DISCOVERY KIDS – September

Art:  Diane Maitner

Science:  Jayme Dood

Cooking:  Della Sawyer

Shepherds:  Elaine Martin, Brielle Wigent, Kerri Baker, Rick Marshall

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 14, 2014

 

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 takes on new responsibilities and guides our youth.  We are thankful for her dedication and love for our kids. 
  • We thank and praise God for the many volunteers who are so willing to lead our children’s and adult programs.
  • Please keep Linda Emelander in your prayers.  Pray for healing, strength, and a relief of pain.
  • We continue to lift up Earl & Clare Reifel and the people they serve in West Africa as they battle the effects of the Ebola crisis there.
  • There are many friends and family of our church members that need your prayers this week.  Please continue to pray for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy; Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer; Caitlin, friend of Abbey Licari, diagnosed with Leukemia; Mary De Vries, mother of Lisa Braendle, following surgery to remove a cancerous mass and Rachel Mulder’s father who recently had a stroke.
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.  In particular we pray for Amie Pierce serving in Kuwait.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, 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.  Each month they will list a few churches that we all can pray for specifically.  For September the churches that are being prayed for are: 

September 14:  Spanish 7th Day Adventist
September 21:  St. Dominic's Catholic Church
September 28:  St. John Vianney Catholic Church

 Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift 

 one another up in prayer. 

 

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 praise reports.

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