Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 14, 2017
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno
Introit “I Love Him/We Worship and Adore You”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“From the Inside Out”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“Jesus Loves Me”
Moments of Sharing: Today I have joy in my heart because ______
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Just As I Am, Lord”
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: I Peter 1:1-16 (Page 1178)
Message: “FIRST LOVE CREATES RENEWED REJOICING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn ……………………………………………. “Joy in Serving Jesus”
*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.
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:
“CLEAN UP YOUR ACT: I, II CORINTHIANS”.
6:30 - 8:00 PM Y-LIFE MEETS.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Lucille Sytsema is home following knee
replacement surgery. 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
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
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, 2017
3:15 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 - 6.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – PIZZA NIGHT!
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!
THE ADULT CLASS will begin in October!
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will share the message “First Love
Completes a Rich Relationship”. We will meet at Faith Reformed
Church for our 6:00 pm evening service.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for the GIDEONS. This offering will be received next Sunday.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, October 1 - WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY.
Join us as we celebrate Communion with Christians around the
Tuesday, October 3 - FALL DINNER TRIP TO CRAN HILL
RANCH for all who signed up. See Tinna VanWyk if you have any
Saturday, October 7, 11:00 – 2:00 pm 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! SIGN UP TODAY if you can volunteer to
A SPECIAL OFFERING for HURRICANE RELIEF will be
received on Sunday, October 1 which is World Wide Communion
Sunday. Our offerings will be designated for RCA GLOBAL
MISSION who is teaming up with World Renew Disaster Response
Services to provide recovery and rebuilding services for people most
affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. If you would like to donate,
and will not be here on October 1st, you may designated it on your
regular offering envelope. This offering will be in addition to our
scheduled monthly special offerings.
VOLUNTEER desperately needed for the Crossing afterschool
program on Wednesdays from 2:45 – 3:45 pm. Also a VAN
DRIVER needed for November and December. See Heather
TODAY or sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
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.
CONNECTIONS is looking to buy a good USED Caravan. Pastor
George's Jeep has been a great blessing for moving block party
trailers and transporting youth for activities and making weekly
supply trips to Feeding America. We continue to be grateful for
occasional use of the Grace passenger vans. Please talk with Pastor
George if you have a lead on a good used vehicle that would work for
passengers, towing and supply transport. Our provisions for families
and Connections meals are dependent on stocking up when supplies
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund
Sept. 24 Upper Doors: Larry & Bernice Palma
Lower Doors: Deb Pierce
Today Elaine Martin, Sophie Licari
Sept. 24 Pat Ter Beek, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
September 17, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
May the light of God surround you.
May the Love of God enfold you.
May the power of God protect you.
May God place his healing hands upon you
and heal you quickly.
May the presence of God watch over you…
wherever you are God is.
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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