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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 22, 2016

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude  

 Choral Introit “Garment of Praise”

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

“You Are My King/Amazing Love”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“Worthy is the Lamb”

 Exhortation to Self-Examination

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance – We are Restored

 Senior Choir “Reflection of Your Love”

 Connections Video Update 

 Offertory 

 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

1st Offering - Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering - Connections

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  James 5:13-20  (Page 1175)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

“BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT RESTORES: A FORGIVING PEOPLE

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 90 (Verses 1-3)….. “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

 *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)

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is

 designated for CONNECTIONS.  This offering will be received this

 morning.

 

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.

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer

 requests and praise reports.

 

THANK YOU to the Praise Team for making food, serving and

 cleaning up after Wednesday’s dinner!  We love your help! 

 ~Shari Dood

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 7:00 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

 3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 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 –PIZZA NIGHT!  Come

 out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to classes.

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 6:30 – 7:45 PM VICTORS CAR WASH! 

Please join us for the Victors ONLY fundraiser this year.

We are asking this year that you do not just hand keys to the leaders or kids

(we may have misplaced some last time).  

The car wash will be donation based.

**VICTORS PARENTS the boys will participating in the car  

 wash and most likely will be getting wet!  Please bring extra clothes  

 for them if you do not want then wet in your cars. Please let  

Grandparents and family know so they can come support the boys.

 

 6:45 – 8:00 PM

 S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for all kids

 PreK – 8th Grade. (With the exception of Victors this week!)

 Meet with Mrs. Heather in the Discovery Kidz area.

 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.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM FALL FAMILY FUN FEST See the  

 insert in your bulletin for the details!  Extra copies are available

 on the narthex table.  Please take a few and hand them out to

 your neighbors, friends, and family!  HELP IS NEEDED!! 

 Please sign up in the narthex.  We have done a lot of advertising

 and have many great entertainment options for the entire family!

 

NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 2, 2016

WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY

 

NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Christians

 around the world.  Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages

 “The Contagious Community” with the message “Building a

 Community that Impacts:  A Boundless People”. 

 

NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2017 Consistory at the close of

 the service next week.  See the insert in your bulletin today.

 

Y-LIFE PARENTS – There will be a brief meeting following the

 service next Sunday. We will go over the Silver Ring event details

 and what our plans are for the year. 

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX – For the month of October we will meet at Faith.

 

6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE will meet. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM meets monthly to discuss ways to

 creatively add to the worship of our Lord and Savior at Grace.  If you

 have any suggestions or concerns, we would invite you to let the team

 know!  Members of the team are Shari Dood, Ray Zondervan, Robin

 Zondervan, Paul Kerkstra, Lorinda VanderWerp, Sandy Farris, Erika

 Wigent, Jerry Hendrickson, Brian Licari, George Grevenstuk, Pat

 Ter Beek, Elaine Martin and Pastor Rick.  Also, if you are interested

 in serving on the team we would love to have you join us!

 

THE THURSDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP will begin a new year on

 Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will meet once a month in the

 Consistory Room and will study the Book of Proverbs. We have room

 for newcomers. Interested? Talk to Pastor Rick.

 

DESSERTS are needed for our Wednesday night dinners.  A sign-up

 sheet is in the narthex if you would be willing to take a turn.  Please

 remember that Grace is a peanut free facility.  Thank you so much!

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ – Volunteer sign-up sheets are on the narthex

 table through December!  Find a place where you can help! 

 

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.  This new position will include maintenance duties.

 If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please call

 the church office (538-3100) for more information.

 

NEW WORDS OF HOPE DEVOTIONAL books for the months of

 October, November, and December are available on the sound board.

 

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!

 

THE OTHER WAY MINISTRY turns 50 next fall and they are going

 to celebrate this milestone all year long.  They will be kicking off this

 celebration with an open house gathering to unite all supporters and

 neighbors.  Join them on Tuesday, October 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at

 704 Fulton West, GR.  Enjoy food from local establishments, sharing

 of experiences, and plans for the future.  RSVP online at

 theotherway.org/50 or by calling (616) 454-4011 ext. 5221.

 

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS 

Today Upper Doors:  Ron Harmsen, Jerry & Karen Hendrickson

 Lower Doors:  Jim & Sally Herrema

Oct. 2 Upper Doors:  Fred & Willie Hiemstra, Mary Huizinga

 Lower Doors:  Jan Higley

 

NURSERY

Today Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak

Oct. 2 Eric Wigent, Elaine Martin

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 25, 2016

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • We thank and praise God for the changing seasons, for the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies!
  • We pray for God’s leading as we begin the process of electing persons to serve on the Consistory.
  • Please pray for our staff here at Grace.  Pray for Pastor Rick, Heather Dood, Paul Kerkstra, Lorinda Vander Werp and Sue Stuk.
  • 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 for his faithfulness to Shirley as she goes through treatments. 
  • We continue to keep Tymie Boeve and her mom in our prayers. 
  • Remember Jackie, daughter in law of Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot, in your prayers.  She began the radiation treatments this past week. 
  • Also, please pray for Mike Stuk, brother of Dan, who has been fighting cancer.  He has now entered into hospice care.
  • Keep Robbie Stouten, nephew of Pastor Rick and Donna, in your prayers.  He was able to return to his home this past week. 
  • 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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