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October 13, 2013

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Church Family
Remember in Prayer: Mr. Trent Timmer Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn Mr. Rick Vander Veen Mrs. Ruth Wiley 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 Mr. Cornelius Jobse suffered a stroke and was in Spectrum Health most of the week. He is scheduled to go to Pilgrim Manor for rehab. Mr. Teunis VanderGraaf was able to return to his home this past week where he will continue with physical therapy. Lawrence & Roberta Kok celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 11. May the Lord bless them in the years to come. ______________________________

Order of Worship

Morning Worship - 9:30 AM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 86 Reading of the Law Reading of Scripture Psalter 336 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 152 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 238 Benediction Doxology Psalter 196

Song Service - 5:50 PM Psalter 88: all Psalter 222:5 Evening Worship - 6:00 PM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 170 Reading of Scripture Apostles Creed Psalter 251 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 278 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 408 Benediction Doxology Psalter 200:4

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

Elders:

Sermon : Fisher of Men Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 Text: Luke 5:10

Sermon : Blessed Be God Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14 Text: Ephesians 1:3

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

Meditation
THE INFLUENCE OF THE GOSPEL The Gospel not only unfolds this salvation in all its length, and breadth, and fullness, and glory, but it becomes the instrument of communicating the salvation it has to unfold. Look at a man who is saved by the gospel; his mind is enlightened, his will is subdued, his conscience is washed from guilt, his affections are sanctified, his life is formed according to the precepts of the gospel; he becomes, not physically but spiritually and morally a new creature. He is saved from darkness to light; he is saved from bondage to glorious liberty; he is saved from misery to happiness; from death to life. Look at this man, and see the happy change that has taken place, and ask by what this is produced? By the gospel of Christ! Shall we then be ashamed of it? ---the gospel of Christ that saves men --- that makes men wise, and happy, and holy in themselves---the gospel of Christ, by the power and influence by which vice is subdued, so that he who was a drunkard is become sober, and he who did swear, now fears an oath, and he who was dissolute becomes chaste? And by what means was this affected? By the gospel of Christ! The gospel of Christ has done more to make men holy and happy in a few weeks or months than all the boasted systems of philosophy and science put forth by the sages of Greece and Rome could effect in ages. They could not bring the inhabitants of an obscure village to live according to the views of moral science. But oh, what does the gospel accomplish! I do not wonder that not a man would accept the challenge of Paul;--Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of the world? Ah! Where are they now? You laugh at me and the gospel---you thought I was a foolish man, and had nothing but foolishness and folly to proclaim! But where are the elements with which you are to renovate mankind? Where are the victories you have won? Where are the trophies of your triumphs? If you have conquered to this extent, point us to the countries---tell us where the countries are. Not a man has a word to say. But Paul could point to many nations which had been subdued by the gospel to the obedience of faith. Let us observe, however, that this gospel is the power of God to every one who believeth---not to every one who heareth; it is one thing to hear the gospel, and another thing to believe the gospel so as to be saved by it. On this point, our individual, personal salvation, hangs.---to every one that believeth. ---believeth what? to believe that the gospel is of Christ, who came into the world to save sinners. R. Newton Thank you so much for coming to worship God with us today. We hope and pray that you will be blessed among us and that you also will be a blessing to us. If you have any prayer needs or if you'd like to know more about our church, one of our pastors or elders would be very happy to speak with you.

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The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalm 34: 18 ______________________________

Congregational Life
Today, we welcome seminarian Russ Herman to our pulpit. 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 #184. Please review with your children. Copies of the 2013-2014 Church Directory are available in the narthex. Free Reformed Office-Bearers Conference: All present & former office-bearers are invited to the fall conference on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the London FRC (1274 Tote Rd, London). Rev. David Kranendonk will speak on How to lead your members to adore what they confess about predestination. Opening is at 10:30 AM, lunch will be served, and discussion will begin at 1:00 pm. Letting the London clerk (clerk@london.frcna.org) know you hope to attend is appreciated.

Calendar
"The Lord willing" James 4:15 Today - (Sunday) 4:15 PM Youth Group meeting. Snack: The Murrays October 14 (Monday) Elders meeting at 7 PM with a full consistory meeting starting at 8 PM. October 19 (Saturday) 7 AM Mens Breakfast Bible Study at Russ in Grandville. All men of the congregation are encouraged to join us. October 19 (Saturday) 7 PM YABS will meet at the seminary. Contact Mark Moerdyk with any questions. October 22 (Tuesday) 9:30 AM Ladies Bible Study. Coffee will be at 9:30 AM with study starting at 10 AM. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us. October 23 (Wednesday) 7 PM Boys & Girls Club. There will be a regular meeting for boys and gym night for the girls. We will collect food for the food pantry. October 23 (Wednesday) 7 PM Pinterest evening. There is a flyer in your mailbox with details. Please contact Anne Faasse or Liz Prince with your craft selection. October 26 (Saturday) 7 PM YABS (Young Adult Book Study) will have game night. We encourage newcomers to join us!

Sermon Notes
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Other News
Dorcas Notes: The boxes for Operation Christmas Child are wrapped and ready to be filled! They are available in the narthex. Word & Deed Monthly Update - The Children of Light (COL) project was founded in 1998 by community and church leaders in West Timor, Indonesia. Recognizing that many poor families had no ability to send their children to school, they founded a sponsorship program to offer children from impoverished Christian homes access to Christian education. Today, close to 300 students are a part of this program. Recently, COL was approved to join the Word & Deed family of projects. Please pray for a smooth merge process and that this new partnership will be a blessing to the COL project and used to glorify God. The Boys and Girls Club has started off very well and we are thankful for the nearly 50 children we have this year! We have a need for someone to take responsibility to lead a group of the boys to provide them with more focused attention and activity. Please let Steve Kleyn know if you feel you can help fill this role.

Nursery
Today Morning Evening Room A Suzanne Kleyn Abbie Prince Cherise Bergsma Mary Cogbill Next Week Morning Evening Jamie Beeke Mary-Jo Haab Laura Hults Jen Pennings October Mother in Charge Room B Tammy Timmer Hannah Kleyn Karen VanderSloot Natalie Pennings Betsy Timmer Lydia Herman Melanie VanderBoon Jacqueline De Blaay Suzanne Kleyn

Ushers
Morning Today Next Week Andrew Bergsma Steve Kleyn Evening Gerrit Kleyn Jason Beeke

Offerings
First Collection Today General Fund General Fund Second Collection Benevolent Fund Building Fund Collection Boxes Christian Ministry to Israel Powassen

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Song Service: Psalter 88: all & Psalter 222:5

LITURGY October 13, 2013 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 86 Law Psalter: 336 Scripture Reading: Luke 5:1-11 Text: Luke 5:10 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 152 Sermon: Fisher of Men Prayer Offertory Psalter: 238 Benediction Doxology: 196

LITURGY October 13, 2013 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 170 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:1-14 Text: Ephesians 1:3 Apostles Creed Psalter: 251 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 278 Sermon: Blessed Be God Prayer Offertory Psalter: 408 Benediction Doxology: 200: 4