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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 3, 2015

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

 Greeting Time

 *Opening Hymns of Praise

 No. 8 (Verses 1, 2, 4) …….…...  “Come, Thou Almighty King”

 No. 9 (Verses 1 & 2) ………………………...  “Glorify Thy Name”

 No. 10 …………………………………………………….…….  “Majesty”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Sharing Time

 Time of Prayer

 Offertory

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

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Ezekiel 14:1-11 (Page 813)

 Mark 1:9-15 (Page 968)

 Message:  “A CALL TO REPENT” Rev. Cecil Martens 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 488 ……….………….………………………  “Just As I Am”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 505 (Verse 1) ..……….…….….  “He Touched Me”

 Postlude  

 Keyboard, Denise Vredevoogd

 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

 

TODAY we welcome Rev. Cecil Martens to our pulpit.  Thank you for

 being with us this Lord’s day.

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet today! Children are welcome to sit in

 the sanctuary today with their parents.  Children’s bulletins are

 available on the narthex table.

 

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.

 

5:00 pm JOINT LABOR DAY WEEKEND service at UNITY

 REFORMED CHURCH (4450 Poinsettia Ave SE, Kentwood). 

 There will be a hymn sing (with some requests!), a few musical

 numbers, and will be followed by an ice cream social.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR – The first practice of the season will

 take place. Thinking about joining the choir?  New members

 welcome!

 7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.

 

NEXT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

 

NEXT SUNDAY we will kick off our fall season of activities.  Pastor

 Rick will share the message “Justice and Mercy” from our devotional

 book “Read the Bible in a Year”. 

 

ZOO POTLUCK  - Discovery Kidz are hosting an all-church

 potluck at the John Ball Zoo following the morning service. 

 Hamburgers, hotdogs, lemonade will be provided.  Please bring a

 dish to pass and your own tableware.  The Hilltop Pavilion (enter off

 Butterworth) is reserved so this is a rain or shine event. Discounted

 tickets will be available for those who wish to go into the zoo.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE CONSTISTORY, the Elders

 transferred the membership of Mary and Mac McAlary, at their

 request, to the Hudsonville Reformed Church in Hudsonville.

 The Consistory approved the following:

  • The expansion of the snow removal contract to include removing snow from the sidewalks and steps.
  • The purchase of (20) new round tables and (2) table carts for the Fellowship Hall with some of the good tables being moved to the Crossing Building.
  • A display case will be added to the Crossing Building for all using the building.
  • The Sunday Evening Worship Service will meet alternate months at Grace and Faith Churches through the end of the year.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER 

 

Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will

 meet in the Consistory room.  We will discuss Lesson 14 of the study

 book.  All women are welcome.

 

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 ACTIVITIES will begin with dinner for all! 

 

Monday, September 21, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY

 MEETING.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ADULTS…An adult Sunday School class will begin on September 13

 following the morning service.  They meet in the Consistory room

 and will use the Sunday School Guide. 

 

HELP NEEDED – We need your help on Wednesday nights serving

 and cleaning up after dinner. It’s always a fun time!  At least two

 people are needed!  If interested, see or call Tymie Boeve (531-5700

 or 916-9573).

 

DESSERTS – Do you love your desserts??  Then sign up to bring one

 on Wednesday nights!  This helps keep costs down.  A sign up sheet

 will be on the narthex table.  Thank you!

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ volunteers needed for the September and October

 rotations!  A sign-up sheet is now in the narthex if you can help.

 

HOST A CALVIN CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT  

 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Do you have a heart for

 hospitality and enjoy learning about other cultures? Have you ever

 thought about hosting an international high school student? We are

 still looking for caring, Christian host families for two 10th grade boys,

 from Thailand and China for the 2015/2016 school year. We welcome

 families who have kids of all ages, no kids, or are empty nesters.  Our

 host families receive training and ongoing support as well as a

 monthly stipend of $600. Bring the world to your home and you will

 have a lasting impact in a student’s life!  For more information please

 see Rachel Mulder or email her at rhmulder@grcs.org.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

Today  Upper Doors:  Kerri Baker, Anna Borkowski

 Lower Doors:  Curt & Judy Beadle

Sept. 13  Upper Doors:  Denny & Mary Bush, Shirley De Bruin

 Lower Doors:  Ed & Kathy De Ruiter

 

NURSERY

Today: Sue Vander Wal, Janell Nordlund

Sept. 13:  Sandy Farris, Kerri Baker

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 6, 2015

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We are thankful today for our jobs, for means to support our families.  For plenty to eat, comfortable homes, and freedom to worship.
  • We thank God for times of rest and refreshment, time to enjoy the beauty of his creation.
  • As school begins, we pray for the students in our congregation.  We ask God to be with them as they face the challenges of each day. We pray for their teachers and support staff as well.
  • Please pray for fall plans that are being made.  Pray for willing volunteers to help make the programs successful.
  • We pray today for Pastor George and his work at Connections.  We pray for the many activities and groups at the Crossing.
  • Please be in prayer for Alex, young daughter of Terry & Amie Morris, who will undergo back surgery tomorrow.
  • We pray today for Karen Ver Hulst.  We pray for returned strength and healing.
  • 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.  We pray that Lola’s match will be found. 
  • 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. Dan Kroeze and Newhall Community 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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