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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 24, 2015

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Christ Returneth”

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *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”

 Offertory

 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.

 *Doxology

 *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”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) …..….  “The Solid Rock”

 Postlude  

 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.

 

 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 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

 today’s bulletin.

 

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

 the Crossing.

 

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. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 Heather. 
 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

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

NURSERY

Today: Lyndsey Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris 

Oct. 4:  Donna Oppenhuizen, Jayme Dood

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 27, 2015

 

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.
  • We thank and praise God today for the many people who have volunteered to help in some way or another here at Grace.
  • We pray for all those of our congregation who are recovering after surgeries. 
  • We remember Phyllis Vander Sloot and Sandra Sorenson who will both have knee replacement surgeries this week.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Their family is now staying in Ann Arbor as Lola has begun the process of a bone marrow transplant at the U of M Children’s Hospital.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Rev. Larry Mayberry and the Pennelwood Church of God.  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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