Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 18, 2014
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I love worship because __________.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Remember Now Thy Creator”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Revelation 19:1-9 (Page 1204)
Message: “THRIVE: SOLID IN WORSHIP” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 225 ..………………… “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
* Song of Departure No. 434 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ...……... “Revive Us Again”
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.
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
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
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.
5:00 PM COMBINED HYMN SING at UNITY Reformed
Church (4450 Poinsettia Ave SE, Kentwood). This will take the
place of our service at Grace. NOTE the 5:00 start time!
5:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School students will
meet at The Crossing. We will start the night off with Pizza and then
off for an adventure! Questions?? See Ms. Heather.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – We give thanks that Linda Emelander was
able to return to her home on Thursday! She still has a road ahead of
rehabilitation, but is really making good progress. Mary Huizinga
was able to return to her home on Tuesday after having a heart
defibrillator put in and adjustments made to her pacemaker.
For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers &
Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – We want to thank those who came to our car
wash on Wednesday night! We made $294.00! What a great start
to our year. We thank you for your support!!
~Grace Victors and Leaders
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Matt & Autum (Beadle)
Tanguay upon the birth of a daughter, Molly Ann, on Monday,
September 15. We thank God and pray for his blessing on your
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY PRAYER MEETING.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) begins for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu: Homemade
Chicken Pot Pies. Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of
fellowship prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. for boys and girls preschool – 5th grade.
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.
“BELONGING” New Members Class will begin. Interested
in knowing more about the Reformed Church in America,
Grace Reformed Church, and how one might consider
becoming a member? Then join Pastor Rick for this 6 week
class from 7 – 8 pm. Meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the “Thrive” series
with the message “Soaked in Prayer”.
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2015 Consistory at the close of
the morning service next week. See the insert in your bulletin today.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 29 & Monday, October 13, 7:00 pm PRAISE
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM
Monday, October 20, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING.
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 will be received next Sunday.
DISCOVERY KIDZ volunteer sign-up sheets are in the narthex for
rotations in the months of October and November. Please sign up to
THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) is looking for a few more hands and
hearts to hang out on Tuesday’s with our 5th & 6th Graders. Please see
Heather if you are able to help.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE – Needed are an additional pair of
hands to help Heather on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday from September –
December only. See her if you can help!
GRACE MISSION TRIP to JACKSON COUNTY MINISTRIES
is scheduled for the week of April 19-25, 2015. You will be working
on home rehabilitation, additions, and new home construction. You
may also be asked to perform maintenance on their campus. The
cost is $225.00 per person for meals, housing, and materials for their
campus. Watch for more information in late December or January.
Contact Larry Kleymeer if you are interested or would like more
CPR TRAINING – Would you be interested in a one day class that will
certify you in Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED and Basic First Aid?
This certification is good for two years. The class will be held Oct. 11
from 8 am – 4 pm at Unity Reformed Church. Pizza lunch is
provided. Cost is $27.00. Class size is small, so if you are interested
see Heather or call the office at Grace (538-3100).
CARE KITS – In order to complete all the Care Kits that were put
together during VBS we still need hand towels (not washcloths)
and 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!
TOILET PAPER is once again being collected for Family Network of
Wyoming. Boxes are at the entrance doors for your donations.
ONE WYOMING 1 on 1 – The next community event will be held on
Tuesday, September 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Wyoming
Library. Have you been thinking about mentoring a student (only 1
hour per week with a 1 year commitment)? Come to the meeting to
find out more. See their website www.onewyoming1on1.org for more
information. You may apply on the website as well. If you have any
questions, see Pastor George.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Lisa Braendle
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Sept. 28 Upper Doors: Shirley De Bruin, John & Fay De Jong
Lower Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter
Oct. 5 Upper Doors: Linda De Vries, Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Lower Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker
Today: Kerri Baker, Keri Desmarais
Sept. 28 Elaine Martin, Sue Stuk
Oct. 5 Diane Maitner, Chelsea Dornbos
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 21, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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