Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 25, 2014
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “Just a Little Talk With Jesus”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: When we pray, God _____________.
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “In the Beauty of Your Presence”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - ACCESS
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 4:23-31 (Page 1059)
Message: “THRIVE: SOAKED IN PRAYER” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 395 …………………………….. “Descend, O Holy Spirit”
* Song of Departure No. 434 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ...……... “Revive Us Again”
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.
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
*Opening Worship Sequence No. 85-88 …… “Name Above Every Name”
Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 591 ……………………………..……. “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
Living Word: Psalm 119:65-88 (Page 600)
Message: “DELIGHTFUL WORD: SEEKING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 655 ……………….………………………………… “Sanctuary”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
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 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 today.
NOMINATIONS will be received for the 2015 Consistory at the close of
the morning service today. Deacons will be at the exits to collect your
slips as you leave the sanctuary. If needed, additional nomination
slips are available on the sound board.
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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 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: Taco Bar.
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – “Christian – It’s Not What You Think”.
This class is led by Keith Van Zoeren. Meet in the Consistory
“BELONGING” New Members Class. 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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
7:00 PM THE THURSDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP will
resume. We will meet in the Consistory Room. Please read
James 1:1-18. If you are interested in being part of a small
group, please let Pastor Rick know.
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Christians
around the world. Pastor Rick will continue the “Thrive” series
with the message “Connecting in Community”.
5:00 PM – Once again we will join with other churches at Unity
Reformed Church for a music program by the ROYALHEIRS.
The Royalheirs hail from Flint and organized in the fall of 1995 for
the purpose of praising the Lord through the singing of Southern
Gospel Music. This will take the place of our service at Grace. Note
the 5:00 pm start time.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School students will
meet at The Crossing.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, October 8, 7:15 pm WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
Monday, October 13, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING.
Monday, October 20, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING.
Wednesday, October 29 – TRUNK OR TREAT. Looking for
volunteers to decorate your trunks (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. We did this first last
year and it was a great success and outreach to our community!
Since it is a 5th Wednesday in our rotation, it will free up some of
you to participate! Sign up in the narthex! Questions? See Heather.
DISCOVERY KIDZ still needs the following volunteers for the
October rotation: Teachers for Games and Theater, and 3 Shepherds.
Sign up on the sheet in the narthex or see Heather today. November
rotation spots are also listed!
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!
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.
GRACE CHURCH COOKBOOKS – Discovery Kidz fundraiser!
Needed…lots of delicious recipes from our Grace family! All types of
recipes and family favorites are wanted! Start digging through your
recipe books and boxes and set aside your favorites. More
information next week!
OUR GEMS are in need of small mouth canning jar RINGS for a
project! If you have any, please bring them to the youth desk or the
desk in the office! Thanks!
CARE KITS – Donations are due today to complete the kits. Needed
still were hand towels and clippers. Thank you all very much for your
donations during VBS and throughout the summer.
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
ACCESS COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – Because Hunger
Hasn’t Gone Away! Please plan to join the 2014 County Wide
Food Drive effort. All donations will be collected at local grocery
stores and from churches who participate. Volunteers are needed
this year to:
1. Fill a CWFD paper bag with food and personal care items,
and bring it back to Grace or drop it off at a participating
grocery store. We will provide you with a bag as soon as they
2. Help with food collection and sorting on Saturday, Oct. 11
Sign up in the narthex! For more information,
contact Sandy Farris at 534-8670.
4. Contribute to our Special Offering for ACCESS Today.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REFORMED BUILD VOLUNTEER
WORK PROJECT – Grace is putting together a work crew to work
on the house at 1015 Kensington SW on Saturday, November 15.
Some of the work scheduled includes trim carpentry. Sign up on the
narthex table. See or call (538-6311) Bill Ver Hulst if you have any
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: 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: 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 28, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
September 28: St. John Vianney Catholic Church
October 5:St. Joseph the Worker Parish
October 12::Sunset Park Church of God
October 19:The Pier Church
October 26:The Voyage 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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