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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

 *Greeting Time

 *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”

 Offertory 

 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”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 418……………….……………………...“Make Us One” 

 Postlude  

 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.

 

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

 

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

 Crossing.

 

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

 reports.

 

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

 welcome.

 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”. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 September 25.

 

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

 

GREETERS 

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

 

NURSERY

Today Robin Zondervan, Brielle Wigent

Sept. 25  Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 18, 2016

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We pray today for the start up of the Crossing after school program and Wednesday Night Live.  We are thankful for those who have volunteered their time and talents to make these programs successful.
  • We pray for Pastor Rick and Heather as they prepare for a new season of activities.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week.
  • Remember Joan Formsma, John Sawyer, Sandy Sorenson, and Paul Kerkstra in your prayers following surgery.  We pray for quick and complete healing.
  • Please keep Shirley De Bruin in your prayers as she continues chemo treatments.  We thank God that there has been some success, which is an answer to prayers.  We thank God for his faithfulness to Shirley as she goes through treatments. 
  • We continue to keep Tymie Boeve in our prayers.  We pray for continued healing and strength. Also, please remember Tymie’s mom in your prayers as she fights cancer. 
  • Remember Jackie, daughter in law of Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot, in your prayers.  She was recently diagnosed with stage 3 cancer.  She will begin with radiation treatments for 5 weeks followed by chemo.
  • Also, please pray for Mike Stuk, brother of Dan, who has been fighting cancer.  He has now entered into hospice care.
  • Keep Robbie Stouten in your prayers.  He continues to be hospitalized with colon disease. 
  • Please pray for Ethan, grandson of Ed & Kathy De Ruiter, as he fights infection.  We pray for healing and strength. 
  • Please continue to keep Sandy Sorenson’s niece, Rachel, in your prayers. 
  • We ask for prayers for Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet as she has had a setback due to recent surgery. 
  • Please keep Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul, in your prayers.  Prayers for a complete return to health and wellness.
  • Lift up Josh Sawyer in prayer as he is home and stationed in Battle Creek. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Betty Figueroa, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.

 

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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