Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 24, 2015
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Christ Returneth”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Moment of Sharing: So we confess our __________.
Prayers of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Ready for the Lord”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Western Seminary
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Amos (Page 886)
Message: “PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 804 (Verses 1, 3, 5)..“Battle Hymn of the Republic”
*Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..…. “The Solid Rock”
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 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 children ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of September is designated
for Western Seminary. This special offering will be received today.
CONSISTORY MEMBERS – There will be a brief meeting in the
Chapel following the service this morning.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.
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 6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE will be held at Faith Reformed
Church, 618 32nd St SW, Wyoming. You are invited to join with our
sister church for a combined service. In October we will be meeting
here at Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Phyllis Vander Sloot who will undergo knee
replacement surgery on Tuesday, September 29 at Metropolitan
Hospital. Also on Tuesday, Sandra Sorenson will have knee
replacement surgery at Butterworth. Mary Huizen is staying at her
daughter Joy’s house for a time following her recent hospitalization.
For all other praise reports and prayer requests, see the insert in
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to our Grace family for the cards,
and prayers. Also, thank you to Pastor Rick and Heather for the
visits after Alex’s surgery and hospitalization. She is doing well and
recovering at home. We appreciate it all so much!
~Terry& Aimee Morris and Alex
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in
Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – A Taco Bar is on the
menu! Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship
prior to classes.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – KIDS PRESCHOOL – 5th GRADE meet with Mrs. Heather.
7:30 PM – Exciting Lantern Launch with our Children. We need
as many adults as we can get to help light and launch our
lanterns. This will be an awesome visual for the kids. Please
sign up in the narthex or see Heather if you can help
light a lantern.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
will resume. We will be meeting in the Consistory Room.
NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 4, 2015
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Christians
around the world. Pastor Rick will share the message “Lord, Why?”
from our devotional book “Read the Bible in a Year”.
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2016 Consistory at the close of
the service next week. See the insert in your bulletin today.
6:00 PM EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE will be held here at Grace
in the Chapel.
6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-life for middle and high school youth will meet at
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, October 17 – FAMILY FEST. This will be a big event for our
church family and the neighborhood families. It will be followed up
with an invitation to come back for a celebration on Sunday, October
18 for our worship service and pig roast. Plan now to attend and
invite a friend!
Monday, October 19, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Wednesday, October 28 – TRUNK OR TREAT. Looking for
volunteers to decorate your trucks (you don’t have to decorate for
“Halloween”, it can be any type of decoration or bible story, etc) and
hand out candy to the neighborhood children.
DISCOVERY KIDZ needs the following volunteers for the October
rotation: 1 Leader for Theater and 3 Shepherds. Can you help?
Sign up in the narthex.
GEMS will be selling various items as a fund raiser. There are order
sheets on the narthex table, or see one of the girls for a catalogue.
Orders must be placed by September 30!
HELP!! This week Wednesday we had a FULL house in our children's
class. Ms. Heather cannot manage that many kids on her own (what
a great problem we have!) Would you be willing to help out an hour
after dinner on a Wednesday? Please sign up in the narthex or see
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wes & Arlene Dekker, Dan & Martha Derogee
Lower Doors: Keri Desmarais
Oct. 4 Upper Doors: Dale & Shari Dood, Joan Emaus
Lower Doors: Ryan & Chelsea Dornbos
Today: Lyndsey Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
Oct. 4: Donna Oppenhuizen, Jayme Dood
Prayers & Praise Line
September 27, 2015
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 praise reports.
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