Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 29, 2013
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No. 104 ………………..... “O Worship the King”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Responsive Reading: Taken from Hebrews 11 & 12 (On Screen)
Hymn No. 767 (Verses 1, 2, 3) ……………….…………. “For All the Saints”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
* Hymn of Dedication No. 596 (Verses 1, 3, 4) …….……“I Surrender All”
God’s Living Word: Genesis 22:1-14 (Pg. 19), James 2:14-26 (Pg. 1173)
Message: “WHEN FAITH WORKS BEST” Rev. Harvey Heneveld
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 668 ….……….… “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………..….. “The Family of God”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Rev. Harvey Heneveld to our service! We thank
you for being with us and sharing the message on this Lord’s Day.
DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today. Children are invited to
worship with their parents in the sanctuary today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
5:00 PM A COMBINED WORSHIP service will be held at Unity
Reformed Church, 4450 Poinsettia SE, Kentwood. Pastor Mark will
be continuing the series “The Gospel of John”. Please note the early
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin.
IN APPRECIATION – We wish to thank you for your cards,
concerns, and for uplifting us in your prayers.
~Mac & Mary Mc Alary
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Christy Oppenhuizen and Jon
Cooper who were united in marriage yesterday in our sanctuary.
May you be blessed with many years of happiness together!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
9:00 AM Connections - SENIOR COFFEE CONNECTION
10:00 AM Connections - KIDS CONNECTION
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE BEGINS. Now is a
great time to join the choir! New members are welcome!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
6:00 PM Connections FAMILY will gather at the Crossing.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages “Body &
Soul”, a series reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism. Further study
will take place during the evening worship service. See the insert in
your bulletin today for all the details.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, September 15 FALL KICK OFF! Plan to join us as we kick off
the fall season with an all dinner following the morning service. We
will have great food and lots of fun and games for the kids!
Sunday, September 15 Y-LIFE Kick Off! More info soon!
Monday, September 16, 7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH MTG.
Wednesday, September 18 – Opening night for WEDNESDAY
NIGHT LIVE. Dinner will be served each week beginning at
6:00 pm. Kids will start off the year with GEMS & Victors.
LOOKING for someone to SEW curtains for the theater room. See
Heather if you can help.
SIGN-UP SHEETS for Fall DISCOVERY KIDZ rotations are now
on the Narthex table.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Please have your
announcements in to Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort by Wednesday,
September 4. You may also place your announcements in the bin
attached to the file cabinet in the office.
PRAYER MARATHON – We will hold a 24 hour Prayer Marathon on
Monday, September 9 for Shawn Keener, UCOM Program Director,
who has been diagnosed with cancer. Sign up for a time slot and
commit to pray for Shawn right where you are. A signup sheet is on
the narthex table for all those who would like to participate.
TOILET PAPER COLLECTION FOR FNOW – We will continue to
collect for the next couple of weeks. We brought one load over when
we learned they were completely out! Thank you all so much for your
GRIEF-SHARE – “Your Journey from Mourning to Joy”. This 11 week
video series is being held at Unity Reformed Church beginning on
Saturday, September 7 at 10:00 am and will include lunch. Each
session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend all. You will
find encouragement and help. Contact the church office at Unity if
you are interested 538-2340.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Kerri Baker, Tim & Lyndsey Boeve
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Sept. 8 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: Lisa Braendle
Sept. 15 Upper Doors: John & Fay De Jong, Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Today Chelsea Dornbos, Elaine Martin
Sept. 8 Sue Stuk, Judy Beadle
Sept. 15 Donna Oppenhuizen, Lyndsey Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
September 1, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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