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Grand Rapids FRC Bulletin

November 18, 2012

Pastor Robert and his wife Taunya VanDoodewaard have requested that their membership papers for them and their children Caleb, Tiana, Jude, and Kezia be transferred to the Grace Free Reformed Church of Brantford, ON. We commend them to the Lord's care and keeping and pray for the Lord's blessing as he takes up his work in Powassan. At its November 12 meeting, the consistory was at liberty to accept Pastor Albert and Mrs. Dorothy Martin as associate members of our congregation. Associate membership entails that because of extraordinary circumstances some may not be able to become full members, yet wish to gather with the congregation and partake of the sacraments among us. We have done so in the past with a number of our seminary families. Please take the opportunity to welcome Pastor and Mrs. Martin. We pray that God would bless them among us and continue to make them a blessing. In reflecting on what the Lord has made possible through evangelism efforts of our members, the consistory has decided to recommend to your support the Fellowship Chapel, a neighborhood mission outreach ministry at 226 Leonard Street NE headed up by Mr. Dave Winters. For many years already, a number from our congregation have been closely involved with this ministry, teaching Sunday School, helping with jail ministry and the like. We commend Mark and Joan Arnoudse, Tom and Marlene VanderBand, Jack and Carol VanderGraaf, Karen VanderSloot, and others for their steady involvement. The deacons are planning to add this important work to our list of organizations that we take collections for in the future.

9:30 AM I Saw God...and Lived

Scripture: Genesis 16

Text: Genesis 16:13

5:50 PM - SONG SERVICE: Psalter 230:1,5,7 and Psalter 424:3 6:00 PM Invincible Grace

Scripture: John 6:25-51

Text: John 6:44

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. Psalm 41:1

~ Calendar ~

The Lord willing... James 4:15

~ From The Consistory ~

Visitors, welcome. We hope you are blessed through worshiping with us this Lords Day. Today, Dr. David Murray will conduct our worship services. There will be a Thanksgiving Day service, led by Pastor C. Pronk, this Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 AM. Next Sunday, Pastor C. Pronk will conduct our services, D.V.

Youth Group Notes: Please return order forms to the Youth Group mailbox by November 25. Thank you! Today - (Sunday) 4:15 PM Youth group meeting. Snack: Pronk November 19 - (Monday) 8:30 PM Elders meeting. November 22 - (Thursday) 9:30 AM Thanksgiving Day Service. November 27 - (Tuesday) 9:45 AM Ladies Bible Study. Coffee is at 9.45 AM and the lesson starts at 10. Ladies of all ages are welcome and nursery is provided. November 28 - (Wednesday) 7 8:30 PM We plan to have another Pinterest evening. Details are in your mailbox. December 1 - (Saturday) 7 AM Mens Breakfast Bible Study at the Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville. December 4 (Tuesday) 7 PM Dorcas Guild meeting. Our project this month is collecting gift items for Spectrums Kent Community Hospital. The following are suggestions: unscented lotions, socks, underwear, games, puzzles and personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes and combs etc. Contact Laurina VanderSloot or Arleen Boven with any questions.

The Sunday School & Catechism classes (beginners 7 grade) Psalter of the month is #31:3,6 & 7. Please review with your child(ren). From the Deacons: For the next four Sundays there will be a box in the narthex for donations for the PRTS Building Expansion fund. Jeffery Bosch has been sent his membership papers at his request. We commend him to the Lord's care and keeping.

~ Church Family ~
Please Remember in Our Prayers: Mr. Everett Beute, Mr. Dwight Prince, Mr. Trent Timmer, Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn, Mr. Rick Vander Veen, and Mrs. Mina Van't Hof. Shut-ins: Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock, Mr. Cornelius Jobse and Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Serviceman: Dan Arnoudse

~ Other

News ~

The HRC food pantry supports seminary families as well as families struggling to make ends meet financially from our area. The pantry is part of West Michigan Gleaners which feeds thousands of Michigan residents every week. Any support would be greatly appreciated. The address for support is: Second Harvest Gleaners 864 West River Dr., Comstock Park, MI 49321. Mark account #1919 on your check. Envelopes are in the narthex near the gray donation bin. You can also help by placing items such as laundry detergent, dish soap, bar soap, toilet tissue, toothpaste, shampoo, cooking oil, and coffee in the bin. For info about volunteering and/or using the food pantry call Catherine Spaans - 616-669-0974.

Mother In Charge November: Cherise Bergsma Today: AM A: B: PM A: B: Susan Osmun, Makenna Pronk Julie Timmer, Rene` Vander Hart Martha Markwat, Liz Prince Lisa Van Strien, Rieneke Ude

Thanksgiving Day: Heather Engelsma, Renee Langerak, Hannah Kleyn Next Week: AM A: B: PM A: B: Jane Bilkes, Cora Beute Jana Birn, Gabby Karel Gertrude Guduli, Margaret Kleyn Misty Huckstead, Lydia Karel

~ Ushers ~
Today: Next Week: AM Dave Pronk AM Eric Wielhouwer PM Henry Boven PM Chris Engelsma

~ Offerings ~
1 collection: nd 2 collection: Box at Exits:

Today Denominational Fund General Fund Word & Deed Fund

Next Week Education Fund General Fund Bonisa Mission Fund

Thanksgiving Day: Guatemala Mission

LITURGY November 18, 2012 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 88 Law Psalter: 283: 1 - 3 Scripture Reading: Genesis 16 Text: Genesis 16: 13 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 176 Sermon: I Saw God...and Lived Prayer Offertory Psalter: 238 Benediction Doxology: 197 ******

Song Service: Psalter 230:1, 5, 7 and Psalter 424: 3

LITURGY November 18, 2012 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 76 Scripture Reading: John 6: 25-51 Text: John 6: 44 Apostles Creed Psalter: 172 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 339 Sermon: Invincible Grace Prayer Offertory Psalter: 234 Benediction Doxology: 196 ******