Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 22, 2016
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Garment of Praise”
Call to Worship
*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
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”
*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)
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is
designated for CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received this
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!
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.
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
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
Today Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak
Oct. 2 Eric Wigent, Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
September 25, 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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