Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 15, 2016
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude "If My People Will Pray" arr. Dino Kartsonakis
Choral Introit “Reflection of Your Love”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
“Better is One Day”
“Jesus Paid it All (O Praise the One)”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Dedication of our Ministry Leaders
Prayer of Blessing
Music Ministry “I’m Praying for You”
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: II Chronicles 7:11-16 (Page 428)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT SEEKS: A PRAYING PEOPLE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Song …………………..….. “If My People’s Hearts are Humbled”
*Song of Departure No. 418……………….……………………...“Make Us One”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
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)
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!
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.
6:45 – 8:00 PM KICK OFF PARTY for Y-LIFE. Meet at the
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Continue to be in prayer for Joan Formsma,
John Sawyer, and Sandy Sorenson recovering from knee surgery.
Also, remember Paul Kerkstra as he recovers from hand surgery.
See the Prayers & Praise Line for all other prayer requests and praise
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will discuss Lesson 21 in the study book. All women
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
7:00 PM MISSION OUTREACH TEAM MTG.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – TACO NIGHT! Sponsored
by the PRAISE TEAM! 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. It’s a SPLASH PARTY! Bring a beach towel
and a friend!! Meet in the Choir Room.
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT US - Lorinda
VanderWerp will be leading this Bible study utilizing Lewis
Smedes’ book “The Art of Forgiving – When You Need to
Forgive and Don’t Know How.” Everyone is invited to attend.
Meets in the Consistory room.
NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series of
messages “The Contagious Community” with the message “Building
a Community that Restores: A Forgiving People”.
CARETAKER – We are looking to fill the position of caretaker here at
Grace. Tymie Boeve is no longer able to fill this position due to her
health concerns. If you are interested or know of someone who might
be, please call the church office (538-3100) for more information.
FALL FAMILY FUN EVENT – Saturday, October 1! See the insert in
your bulletin for the details!
DISCOVERY KIDZ – Volunteer sign-up sheets are on the narthex
table through December! Find a place where you can help!
CHECK YOUR MAILBOX today for a letter from Pastor Rick & the
Consistory concerning the upcoming election of Elders and Deacons.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is
designated for CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received on
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!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Louise Grimm, Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Katie Green
Sept. 25 Upper Doors: Ron Harmsen, Jerry & Karen Hendrickson
Lower Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema
Today Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent
Sept. 25 Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
September 18, 2016
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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