Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 3, 2015
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*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
Time of Prayer
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*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”
*Song of Departure No. 505 (Verse 1) ..……….…….…. “He Touched Me”
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.
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
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:
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
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
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 email@example.com.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
Today: Sue Vander Wal, Janell Nordlund
Sept. 13: Sandy Farris, Kerri Baker
Prayers & Praise Line
September 6, 2015
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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