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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 4, 2014

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

  Choral Introit “God Did a Wonderful Thing for Me”

  Call to Worship

*Opening Songs of Praise

*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

  Responsive Reading:  Taken from 1 John 5 (Also on the Screen)

 L:  I write these things to you who believe in the Name of the Son of

God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

 P:  This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that

 If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

 L:  If we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that

we have what we asked of Him.

 P:  We know that we are children of God, and that the whole

world is under the control of the evil one.

 L:  We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us

understanding, so that we may know Him who is true.

 P:  And we are in Him who is true – God’s Son Jesus Christ. 

He is the true God and eternal life.

  Senior Choir “Let’s All Go Down to the River”

  Moments in Prayer

  Hymn No. 526 ………………………..……………………….……  “The Solid Rock”

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

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 God’s Living Word:  1 John 4:7-21

 Message:  “HOW TO KNOW YOU BELONG TO GOD” 

 Rev. Harvey Heneveld

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 572………………………………………  “Blessed Assurance”

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 419 (Chorus) ………..………..  “The Family of God”

  Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 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 Register.

 

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

Meeting in the Consistory Room

 

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn No. 38 ……………………………….……  “Ye Servants of God”

*Invocation & Salutation

*Song of Praise No. 33 ………………………………………  “Immortal, Invisible”

*Responsive Reading: Taken from Matthew 9:13-16

 

 L:  You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness,

how can it be made salty again?

 

 P:  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out

and trampled by men.

 

 L:  You are the Light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

 

 P:  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.

 L: Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in

the house.

 

 P:  In the same way, we must let our light shine before men,

that they may see our good deeds and give praise our

Father in heaven.

 

*Song of Obedience No. 592  …………..………………………..  “Jesus Calls Us”

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 571 …………………………………………………..….  “Trust and Obey”

 God’s Living Word: Luke 12:13-21;  1Thess. 2:10-3:13

  Message: “LIFE’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS” 

 Rev. Harvey Heneveld

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 605 …………………………………………  “Living for Jesus”

*Benediction

 Postlude 

 *All who are able, please stand. 

 

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.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET.  All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.

 

TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Harvey Heneveld as he leads our

 service and shares the message at both our morning and evening

 worship services.

 

CLUB 3:16 VOLUNTEER MEETING  following the morning

 worship service.  All volunteers and anyone who may be interested in

 volunteering for Club this fall, please plan to meet at the Crossing.

 

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 –  Please be in prayer for Linda Emelander

 who remains at Butterworth Hospital.  Anna Borkowski is home after

 being hospitalized at Metro earlier in the week.  For all other prayer

 requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your

 bulletin today.

 

IN APPRECIATION – Dear Grace Family, What an honor it is to be a

 part of such a precious group of believers!  I was extremely blest

 Sunday, August 24 with all the love I received from you.  It has been

 such a privilege all these years to be God’s gardener.  It has helped

 me grow spiritually as well as physically as I have tended His

 gardens.  Thank you for the opportunity and for the exquisite park

 bench to be placed near the garden.  Thank you to all who helped

 carry out the planning of such a wonderful day in my life.  The

 cakes were beautiful.  You are all very special to me. 

 ~Lovingly, Karen Ver Hulst

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE!  Have you been

 thinking about joining the choir?  Now is the time! New

 members welcome. 

 

NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

 

FALL KICK OFF!  We will kick off our fall season with a pig roast

 following morning worship.  Come for dinner, activities for the kids

 and fun fellowship!  Pastor Rick will begin a new series “THRIVE”. 

 See the insert in your bulletin for the details!

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday, September 16 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet

 In the Consistory Room.  We will discuss Isaiah 25, Chapter 8 in the

 study book.  All women are welcome!

 

Wednesday, September 17 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE will begin. 

 Dinner followed by classes for adults and children.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS needed for the first fall rotation

 which includes 3 weeks (Sept 14, 21, 28).  Needed are 2 shepherds

 and one teacher each for: Art, Cooking, and Science.  Sign up today!

 

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 with be received September 28. 

 

THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published.  Articles are due by the

 11th.  You can give your articles to Sandy Gort or Pat Ter Beek, or

 place them in the bin attached to the file cabinet in the office.

 

TOILET PAPER is once again being collected for Family Network of

 Wyoming. Boxes are at the entrance doors for your donations.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today  Upper Doors:  Ray & Robin Zondervan, Keith & Carolyn Baker

 Lower Doors:  Judy Beadle

Sept. 14  Upper Doors:  Kerri Baker, John & Tymie Boeve

 Lower Doors:  Tim & Lyndsey Boeve

 

NURSERY  

Today: Judy Beadle, Cindy Wylie

Sept. 14 Sue Vander Wal, Lyndsey Boeve

 

Prayers & Praise Line

September 7, 2014

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • As school has begun, we pray for the students in our congregation.  We ask God to be with them as they face each new day.
  • We pray for Rowin & Rachel Mulder and family.  Rachel’s father suffered a stroke at the same time that Rowin’s family was visiting from the Netherlands.  Also, Rowin spent time with his parents visiting a very ill relative in Canada.  We pray for healing and peace for their family.
  • Please keep Linda Emelander in your prayers.  Pray for healing, strength, and a relief of pain.
  • Keep Anna Borkowski in your prayers as the doctors seek to find answers to her health 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; and Mary De Vries, mother of Lisa Braendle, following surgery to remove a cancerous mass.
  • 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 7:  Southside Vineyard Christian Fellowship
September 14:  Spanish 7th Day Adventist
September 21:  St. Dominic's Catholic Church
September 28:  St. John Vianney Catholic 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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