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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 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”

 Offertory

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received

1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

2nd Offering - ACCESS

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*  Doxology

*  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”

*  Benediction

*  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.

 

 WELCOME

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

  Prelude

*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”

*Benediction

 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

 classes. 

 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

 Room.

 “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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 information.

 

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

 are available.

 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

 questions.

 

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

 

GREETERS

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

 

NURSERY  

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

 

  • We thank and praise God for the changing seasons, for the beauty of the Earth, for the glory of the skies.  For the love which from our birth over and around us lies. 
  • We pray for God’s leading as we begin the process of electing persons to serve on our Consistory.
  • Continue to keep Linda Emelander in your prayers as she gains her strength and continues healing. 
  • Keep Mary Huizinga in your prayers after heart surgery.
  • Please pray for Austin Wilson, great grandson of Ken Wylie, who at age 13 is having heart concerns.
  • We continue to lift up Earl & Clare Reifel and the people they serve in West Africa as they battle the effects of the Ebola crisis there.
  • There are many friends and family of our church members that need your prayers this week.  Please continue to pray for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy; Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer; Caitlin, friend of Abbey Licari, diagnosed with Leukemia; Mary De Vries, mother of Lisa Braendle, following surgery to remove a cancerous mass and Rachel Mulder’s father who recently had a stroke.
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.  In particular we pray for Amie Pierce serving in Kuwait.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, 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.  Each month they will list a few churches that we all can pray for specifically.  For September the churches that are being prayed for are: 

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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