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September 15, 2013

______________________________ Homebound:

Church Family
Remember in Prayer: Mr. Trent Timmer Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn Mr. Rick Vander Veen Mrs. Ruth Wiley

Order of Worship

Song Service - 5:50 PM Psalter 96: all verses Morning Worship - 9:30 AM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 24 Reading of the Law Reading of Scripture Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 252 Sermon Lords Supper & Psalter 124:1-5 Prayer Offertory Psalter 124v6-9 Benediction Doxology Psalter 284:1 Evening Worship - 6:00 PM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 285 Reading of Scripture Apostles Creed Psalter 76 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 295 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 126 Benediction Doxology Psalter 196

Mrs. Elsie Arnoudse Mr. Everett Beute Mrs. Fran Hekman Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock Mr. Cornelius Jobse Mrs. Barb Kwekel Mr. & Mrs. Albert VandenToorn Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Mrs. Marian VerHage Serviceman: Dan Arnoudse

Nicodemus Ude covets your prayers as he weighs the need for major eye surgery in the next months. Micah Pennings scan went well this week. We are thankful for the good result. ______________________________

Consistory Members
Pastors: Dr. David Murray (Chairman-Consistory) Dr. L. W. Bilkes (Emeritus) Dr. Jerry Bilkes Peter VanKempen (Vice Chairman) David Faasse (Secretary) Tom Karel Sr. Henk Kleyn Dwight Prince Ron Rittner 616.647.0570 616.458.3250 616.954.7094 616.677.3735 616.304.2946 616.667.9105 616.780.9426 616.299.4610 616.485.2344 616.361.6348 616.361.8096 616.446.0587 616.669.5758 616.299.4611 616.791.1512


Sermon : I Love You Scripture: Psalm 45 Text: Psalm 45:2

Sermon : Unsinkable Scripture: Genesis 7 Text: Genesis 7:23

Deacons: Joel Markwat (Chairman-Deacons) Roger Osmun (Secretary) Ron Vander Boon (Asst. Treasurer) Bill Pols David Pronk Treasurer: Gerrit Kleyn


Welcome to our services today. If you would like to know more about our congregation, please speak with a pastor or elder.

COMFORT FOR THE BELIEVER THE greatest wonder ever on the earth is that the Son of God died the shameful death of the cross. It is astonishing, that the Father should say this to his only Son, who by nature is God: let them hang thee on the gallows. The love of the everlasting Father was immeasurably greater towards his only begotten Son than the love of Abraham towards Isaac; for the Father testifies from heaven: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; yet he was cast away so lamentably, like a worm, a scorn of men, an outcast of the people. . At this the blind understanding of man stumbles, saying, is this the only begotten Son of the everlasting Father---how, then, deals he so unmercifully with him? He showed himself more kind to Caiaphas, Herod, and Pilate, than towards him only beloved Son. But to us true Christians. it is the greatest comfort; for we therein recognize that the merciful Lord God and Father so loved the poor condemned world, that he spared not his only begotten Son, but gave Him up for us all, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. They who are tormented with high spiritual temptations, which everyone is not able to endure, should have this example before their eyes, when they are in sorrow and heaviness of spirit, fearing Gods wrath, the day of judgment, and everlasting death, and such like fiery darts of the devil. Let them comfort themselves, that although they feel such intolerable sufferings, yet are they never more rejected of God, but are of him better beloved, seeing he makes them like unto; his only beloved Son , and let them believe, that as they suffer with him, so will he also deliver them out of their sufferings. For such as will live Godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution; yet one more than another, according to every ones strength or weakness in fai th: For God it true, who will not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able to bear. M. Luther


Congregational Life
Today, Pastor David Murray will lead our worship services. The sacrament of the Lords Supper will be celebrated in congregation this morning. May the Lord bless us as we celebrate. There will be no Sunday School/Catechism classes this morning. Next Sunday, Pastor David Murray will conduct the worship services, the Lord willing. The Sunday School classes (beginners 7th Grade) Psalter of the month is #44. Please review with your children. At its meeting of September 10, the consistory with grateful hearts has received and accepted the membership papers of Pastor David & Dr. Shona Murray along with their five children Allan, Angus Smith, Joni, Amy and Scot Lewis. We pray that God would bless them richly among us and continue to make them a blessing. From the Deacons: In the narthex you will find this years Free Reformed Christian Education letter and form. We are asking that if you are requesting assistance for this school year, the form will need to be filled out completely and returned to the deacons no later than September 22, 2013. Confession of Faith/New Members Class - This year again the confession of faith class will be taught after the morning service. On September 22, a brief informational meeting about the class will be held downstairs after the morning service. If you have finished catechism classes, please consider joining the class. For those considering joining our congregation we will be offering a new members class as well. Please contact Jerry Bilkes in person or email Adult Sunday class will start on September 22 after the morning service. For the first few months, Pastor Murray will lead a study of the book "The Peace Maker" by Ken Sande. The subtitle is "A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict". We encourage all adults to attend as able. Those attending the first class next week, should read chapter 1 which ends on page 42. The books are available in the narthex on the book table at no charge.

"The Lord willing" James 4:15 Today - (Sunday) 4:15 PM First Youth Group meeting of the season. All young people 8th grade through college are encouraged to join us. Russ Herman will be our leader again this year. September 21 (Saturday) You are invited to join us at the Word & Deed auction at Zion Christian School in Byron Center. Dinner will be served starting at 4:30pm with live and silent auctions to follow. We are in need of baked goods for the auction. Please contact Sue Osmun and let her know if you are able to donate baked goods. September 24 (Tuesday) 9:30 AM Ladies Bible study will have its first meeting of the season. Coffee will be at 9:30 AM with study starting at 10 AM. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us. September 25 (Wednesday) 67:30 PM Boys & Girls club will welcome all students 2nd grade through 7th grade (no Kindergarten or 1st grade). We will have the season kick-off hot dog roast at church. Regular meetings will resume on October 9 and go from 7PM8:30PM. Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience regarding these matters. Thank you.

Sermon Notes
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Other News
Mitchell Biannual Youth Conference- September 27-28. See the bulletin board downstairs for details. Come Over and Help (COAH) is a missionary organization with a heart for (former) communist countries. There will be a presentation at Plymouth Christian High school on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM (please note the change of date ). Speakers for this evening are Mr. Riko Viviers; mission worker from Yakutia, Siberia and Mr. Cees Brouwer; project manager. Everyone is most welcome. Speaker Evening: You are invited to a Speaker Evening, hosted by the FRC Sunday School Association on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM in the St. George FRC. Rev. Timothy Bergsma plans to speak on the topic "The Learning Teacher." Everyone is welcome to attend this annual event, especially parents and teachers. Parish Nursing Program - if you are having medical issues and need the help of our Parish Nurse, Mrs. Willie Karel, please contact Willie directly at 616-667-9105 or She is available, with her many years of experience, to help you sort thru the complexity of the health care system.

Today Morning Evening Room A Susan Osmun Liz Prince Martha Markwat Makenna Pronk Next Week Morning Evening Michelle Bilkes Jeanette DeBlaay Cora Beute Heather Engelsma August Mother in Charge Room B Aileen Rittner Annelise Moerdyk Julie Timmer Courtney Prince Rene Vander Hart Maddie Prince Lisa VanStrien Emma Vander Boon Tammy Timmer

Morning Today Next Week Mark Arnoudse Eric Wielhouwer Evening Henry Boven Chris Engelsma

First Collection Today Next Week General Fund General Fund Second Collection Seminary Instructor Fund Benevolent Fund Collection Boxes Come Over & Help Guatemala Mission

Please send material for the bulletin to Julie La Rocque by noon on Thursday: 616.647.9198 or The Banner of Truth Radio Broadcast, sponsored by our church, can be heard every Sunday on WFUR 102.9 FM at 10:45 AM 950 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 616.456.8473

LITURGY September 15, 2013 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 24 Law Scripture Reading: Psalm 45 Text: Psalm 45:2 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 252 Sermon: I Love You Lords Supper & Psalter: 124:1-5 Prayer Offertory Psalter: 124:5-9 Benediction Doxology: 284:1

Song Service: Psalter 96 all verses

LITURGY September 15, 2013 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 285 Scripture Reading: Genesis 7 Text: Genesis 7:23 Apostles Creed Psalter: 76 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 295 Sermon: Unsinkable Prayer Offertory Psalter: 126 Benediction Doxology: 196