Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 30, 2012
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Worship Sequence No. 579 ………….…….. “In God I Trust”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 5:13-16 (Page 936)
Message: “WORKING FOR GOD” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 437 (Verses 1-3) …………………..…… “Send the Light”
* Song of Departure No. 437 (Verse 4) ……………………… “Send the Light”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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 Registe.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY Pastor George Grevenstuk, planting pastor at Connections, will
be with us and share the message.
NO DISCOVERY KIDZ TODAY! Children are invited to sit
with their parents in the Sanctuary. Children’s bulletins are
available on the sound board and on the narthex table.
5:00PM A COMMUNITY SERVICE will be held at Unity
Reformed Church (4450 Poinsettia SE, Kentwood) this evening.
Please note the time! We will not have a service at Grace.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
COMING NEXT SUNDAY – The rest of “The Story”. The New
Testament Version. Ten studies remain with the first being “The
Birth of a King”. Prepare by reading Chapter 22 in THE STORY.
CALL TO PRAYER – Following the morning services on Sept. 9, you
are encouraged to join us in the Sanctuary to pray for:
IN ADDITION, the Chapel will be open for you to come and pray on
Monday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for you to come
and pray. “If my people who are called by my name will pray…”
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR BEGINS PRACTICE.
7:30 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers for a time of Praise Singing,
Devotions, and Dinner.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Lucille Sytsema will undergo hip
replacement surgery on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Blodgett Hospital.
Willie Heimstra returned to her home on Wednesday after
undergoing knee replacement surgery last Sunday. For all other
prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in
your bulletin today.
NEW PRAYER PARTNER LISTS for the next six months are in the
boxes of all prayer covenant partners.
The FALL KICK-OFF of our programs will be held on Sunday,
September 16. Lunch will be served after church. There will be
games and fun for the kids! Wednesday programming will begin on
September 19. More information to come!
BELONGING NEW MEMBERS CLASS – For those who have
shown an interest in membership here at Grace, a class will be
offered in September. This class will explore what it means to belong
to Jesus Christ and His church. More information is available on the
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS desperately needed for the
month of September! If you can help, please sign up on the form on
the narthex table. We will be continuing with “The Story”. Only a
one week commitment! Thank you for your continued support!
VICTORS is looking for 2 men to help with the boys group (Ages K – 8)
on Wednesday nights. If you are willing to help, please see Brian
Gort or Heather Dood.
PUMPKIN PATH – We will be participating in the Pumpkin Path
activity once again this year at Lamar Park on October 13.
Volunteers are needed to help pass out candy. Please let Heather
know if you can help. ALSO CANDY is needed! We see about
3000 kids at this event!! You can bring your candy donations to the
youth desk downstairs! Thank You!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin
Lower Doors: John & Fay De Jong
Sept. 9 Upper Doors: Ed & Kathy De Ruiter, Linda De Vries
Lower Doors: Stan & Cheryl De Witt
Today Judy Beadle, Elaine Martin
Sept. 9 Sue Stuk, Diane Maitner
Sept. 16 Tymie Boeve, Amy Grimm
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Sept. 9 Sue Stuk, Tymie Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
September 2, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Thank you for your faithful prayers for our block parties.
More than 200 neighborhood homes within in blocks of this campus
received 3 mailings inviting them to Connections. Over 100
neighbors without a church home attended the block parties. In
follow-up visits, we personally spoke with more than half of those
homes. These neighbors will be our forward focus with letters, visits
and service projects.
Please pray for:
- Opportunities to invite neighbors and businesses to join
- New families joining in God’s plan for Connections.
- Connections families actively sharing their faith and building
relationships of trust.
- Fundraising success and local church supporters.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to share a prayer request!
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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