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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Aug 31, 2017


10:00 AM Worship Service



 Introit  “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” Hermina Feikema

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Hymns No. 87 ………………………………….  “Fairest Lord Jesus”

 No. 157 ……………………………………  “The Love of God”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Sharing Time

 Moments in Prayer

 Music Ministry “Until Then” Hermina Feikema


 Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 *Hymn No. 762 ………………………..……………  “What a Day That Will Be”

 Living Word:  Luke 21:25-28 (Page 1021)

 Message:  “KEEP LOOKING UP” Rev. Harvey Hertz

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 753  ………………………..…..  “Jesus is Coming Again”


 *Song of Departure No. 419 ………………………………….….“Family of God”


 Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 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 we welcome Pastor Harvey Hertz who will lead our service and

 share the message.  Thank you, Pastor Harvey, for being with us this

 Lord’s Day!


DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today!  Children are invited to sit

 with their parents in the sanctuary.  Children’s bulletins are available

 on the narthex table.


OUR MUSIC MINISTRY is presented by Hermina Feikema. 

 Hermina is a member of Blythefield Christian Reformed Church. 

 We thank you so much for being with us today!


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.


NO SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE will be held at Faith tonight. 




HEALTH CONCERNS: Bill Ver Hulst was discharged from the

 hospital on Monday and is staying with his son Clark for a couple

 weeks. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.  For all other

 praise reports and prayer concerns, see the prayers and praise line in

 your bulletin today.


OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Jerry & Sue

 Vander Wal.  Jerry’s brother, Jack Vander Wal, passed away on

 August 26 at the age of 82.  Services were held Friday at New

 Community Church.




No Praise Team Practice Monday.  Next practice will be September 11.



 6:30 PM 1ST CHOIR PRACTICE.  Now is a good time to join the

 choir!  Everyone is invited!




NEXT SUNDAY - FALL KICK OFF!  Pastor Rick will begin a new

 series of messages based on the theme:  “First Love”.  See the insert

 in your bulletin today.  Y-LIFE will kick off with a special meeting. 


 following the morning worship service.



Tuesday, September 19, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will

 meet in the Consistory room.  We will study Lesson 6 (Joel) in our

 study book.  All women are welcome.


Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE

 BEGINS!  Also this will be the first day for our afterschool program

 at the Crossing. 




 you like to join together and take a day trip to Cran Hill Ranch to

 enjoy beautiful fall colors, lunch, live entertainment, wagon rides and

 excellent company??  This will take place on Tuesday October 3.  Cost

 is $15.00 per person.  We can take the Grace van.  If you are

 interested, sign up on the narthex table.  Questions?  See or

 Call Tinna VanWyk or the church office for more info. 


A SEARCH COMMITTEE assigned to look for a new Pastor for Grace

 is being formed.  Please see or call (915-2577) John Sawyer if you

 would be interested in being a part of this committee.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Fall Activities!  Below are some areas

 you could be of help!

  • Discovery Kidz – Leaders and Shepherds are needed.  Sign up sheets through December are on the narthex table. 
  •  The Crossing Wednesday afternoon – Back up Van Driver and one more volunteer still needed.
  • Wednesday Night Kitchen Crew – Thankful for the volunteers that signed up!  The more the merrier, so if you would be available, sign up on the list!
  • Victors – 2 male helpers needed on Wednesday nights.

Thank you to all who have already volunteered their time and talents.So very much appreciated!


WOMEN’S MINISTRY – We had a great response to the idea of

 forming a Women’s ministry for post high and up here at Grace! 

 Add your name and email address to the list on the narthex table if

 you would like to be a part of this new and exciting opportunity for

 Bible study, activities, and so much more!



 items were noted:

  • The membership of Tripp & Katie Vander Wal, and son Will, has been transferred to Fellowship Reformed Church of Hudsonville.
  • Rev. Howard Moths was introduced as our Classis Supervisor.  He was the associate pastor of Rosewood Reformed Church for 32 years.
  • Pastor George presented an update of their upcoming needs and projects.
  • Larry Kleymeer presented a church profile form that we reviewed and completed.  It will be presented to the Consistory at the September 25th meeting. 
  • Larry Kleymeer will give an update to the congregation on September 10 at the am service.
  • World Wide Communion Sunday will be October 1, 2017.
  • The Consistory voted to support Lorinda Vander Werp in her pastoral studies at Calvin Seminary.
  • The fall worship schedule and programing with the theme “First Love” will be introduced on September 10.





Today Upper Doors:  Ron Lankheet

 Lower Doors:  Marc & Diane Maitner

September 10 Upper Doors:  Dick & Ruth Locke

 Lower Doors:  Rick & Laura Marshall



Today Sandy Farris, Bella Licari

September 10  Diane Maitner, Mary Kubiak


Prayers & Praise Line

September 3, 2017


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Lord on this Labor Day weekend, we thank You for the blessing of work.

We ask for strength to complete each day. We ask for rest when we are weary.

We ask Your guidance for everyone seeking employment, and we ask that You be with those whose faces we might never see but who work tirelessly

 each day for the good of us all.  Amen.


  • We thank God for a new season of opportunities here at Grace.  We pray for those in leadership as they put together programs and work to get volunteers.
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna go through these days of transition. 
  • We pray for Heather as she prepares for Discovery Kidz sessions, fall events, and her final exams as she works toward becoming a Commissioned Pastor.
  • We pray for Pastor George and Connections. We pray for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand and begin a Sunday worship service in the Chapel.
  • Please pray for the Transition team as they continue their work.  Also for the Search Committee as they are forming a team to look for a new pastor.
  • Continuing prayers for Bill Ver Hulst, Jerry Hendrickson, and Ken Wylie. 
  • Please be in prayer for Amee, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke.  Amee’s breast cancer has returned and has metastasized to her bones.  She is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment.
  • We lift up Rick Marshall’s brother, Matthew, in our prayers.  He is showing improvement and was able to have surgery last week.  We pray for complete healing.
  • Remember in your prayers Roger Vander Sloot’s brothers.  His brother Mel was recently diagnosed with cancer and brother Virgil is dealing with dementia.
  • Please continue to pray for Jonathan Stouten, nephew of Pastor Rick, as he deals with complications of Crohns disease. 
  • Please continue to keep Tom Cook and his family in your prayers.
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Esther Hoag; Char Otto; Shirley De Bruin; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.


As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write

them down and include them in your prayers for our

congregat ion this week.Please keep the church

informed of your prayer needs and praises

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