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January 19, 2014

______________________________ Homebound:

Church Family
Remember in Prayer: Mr. Trent Timmer Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn Mr. Rick Vander Veen Pastor Al Martin

Order of Worship

Morning Worship - 9:30 AM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 51 Reading of the Law Reading of Scripture Baptism & Psalter 425:5 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 55 Sermon Psalter 198:1-4 Prayer Offertory Psalter 280:2-3 Benediction Doxology Psalter 393:1, 3

Song Service - 5:50 PM Psalter 326: all Psalter 386:2, 3 Evening Worship - 6:00 PM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 230:1-5 Reading of Scripture Apostles Creed Psalter 428:5, 10 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 384 Sermon Psalter 236:2, 3 Prayer Offertory Psalter 391:2, 3 Benediction Doxology Psalter 76:3, 4

Mrs. Elsie Arnoudse Mr. Everett Beute Mrs. Fran Hekman Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock Mrs. Barb Kwekel Mrs. Esther Richards Mr. & Mrs. Albert Vanden Toorn Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Mrs. Marian VerHage Serving our country: Dan & Sarah Arnoudse family

We are grateful that Owen George, newborn son of Rob & Jen Pennings was able to go home last Sunday. The contact information for Tom & Judy Syswerda is as follows: 3680 56th St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Phone: 616-531-4366 Email: tsyswerda@att.net ______________________________

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 : The Holy Responsibility of Christian Parents Scripture: Mark 6:31-43 Text: Mark 6:37

Sermon : True Conversion Scripture: Luke 5:27-39 Text: Luke 5:27-28 Lords Day 33

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

Meditation
EARLY WILL I SEEK THEE If you, little children, wish to be made holy, as God is holy, that God may have pleasure in seeing you, as olive plants trained up by the water courses, you must seek Christ, and wait on Him for his Spirit to sprinkle you with his peace-speaking and purifying blood. You have great need of being made holy, and it is difficult thing to be made holy. You know it is a difficult thing to break the hard flinty rock. Now, your hearts are compared in the Scripture to the adamant and to the nether mill-stone; and the more holy you become, the more you will feel the need of holiness. I will tell you what Mr. Newton, an excellent minister said, when reading the text, By the grace of God I am what I am He said, I am not what I ought to be. Ah! How imperfect and deficient! I am not what I wish to be; but I abhor what is evil, and I would cleave to that which is good. I am not what I hope to be; soon, soon I shall put off mortality; and with it all sin and imperfection. Yet, though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be, I can truly say I am not what I once was---a slave of sin and Satan; I can heartily join with the apostle, and acknowledge, By the grace of God I am what I am. The only other blessing which I shall now mention, that you shall receive by seeking Christ, is eternal life in heaven. It is said in one of the psalms, The Lord is a sun and shield; he will give grace and glory. He gives grace here, in forgiving the sins of those who seek him, and, by the power of his grace, he subdues sin in the soul; and he will give glory hereafter, in bringing every one of those whom he pardons and purifies to heaven, to be ever in the presence and enjoying the favor of God. He is saying to you now, Come out from among them, and be separate, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. You know that Moses though adopted into the family of Pharaoh s daughter, and exalted to the honors of Pharaohs kingdom, preferred joining himself to the Lords people, and to suffer affection with them, than to enjoy all the treasures of Egypt, and all the pleasures of sin for a season, that he might have the dignity of being numbered among the children of God; and we read that he did so because he had respect to the recompense of the reward. A. Gunn

Congregational Life
Today, Dr. Jerry Bilkes will conduct the worship services. This morning, the sacrament of Holy Baptism will be administered to Emma Grace, daughter of Tyler & Courtney Prince and to Parker John, son of Jordan & Betsy Timmer. Pastor David Murray is preaching in Monarch FRC today. There will be a sermon discussion in the Adult Sunday School after the morning service. While there, please also pick up your copy of Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue, the book we will be studying over the next 10 weeks. Read chapter 1 before next Sunday's class. The cost of the book is $10 and should be put in the collection plate in an envelope marked "Resisting Gossip." The Sunday School classes (beginners 7th Grade) Psalter of the month is #404:1, 3. Next Sunday, Pastor G.R. Procee of Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk (CGK) in Middelharnis, The Netherlands, will lead our worship services, the Lord willing. The congregational website has been re-designed and we hope to keep it updated and refreshed with latest news, announcements, pictures, etc. Please check the website for late decisions about services that may be affected by the weather. The new website address is: http://www.frcgrandrapids.org The Deacons wish to thank the group of girls in the congregation for raising over $1,000 for Trent Timmer's medical treatment through their recent cookie drive. We commend these girls for their initiative, organization, energy and compassion, and pray that the money will be blessed by the Lord to help with Trents MS. The consistory recommends a new FRC publication, Our Reformed Order of Worship by Pastor C. Pronk, for your reading. This is an explanation for every part of our worship service. Copies can be found in the narthex and at the southeast exit. The Guatemala mission team covets your prayers for safety as we travel to and from Guatemala to work on the construction of a school and with the children. A group left Monday and another group left Friday. We all plan to return Saturday, January 25th. May God be glorified in all we do during this trip and may others see God's love in our actions.

Calendar
"The Lord willing" James 4:15 January 22 (Wednesday) 7 PM Boys & Girls club will be having a pizza party. January 22 (Wednesday) 7 PM Pinterest evening. There will be a flyer in your mailbox with craft selections. January 25 (Saturday) 7 PM YABS will have a game night. Contact Mark Moerdyk for more information. January 26 (Sunday) 4:15 PM Youth Group. Snack: Pronk family January 28 (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. February 1 - (Saturday) 7 AM Mens Breakfast Bible Study at Russ in Grandville. All men of the congregation are encouraged to join us.

Sermon Notes
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Other News
The youth of Hamilton FRC will be hosting a Youth Conference with missionary Paul Washer on February 14, 2014. The theme is The Gospel and True Conversion and it will be held at Redeemer University in Ancaster, ON. If you would like to attend you must register online: www.tinyurl.com/paulwasherevent. Seating is limited so register soon! For more information and updates see our Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/washereventfb. Plymouth Christian School - Pre-registration for Kindergarten, PreKindergarten, and Young 5's for the school year 2014-2015 is now taking place. Please call Plymouth Christian Elementary School at 458-4367 to pre-register your child(ren) as soon as possible. Word & Deed Monthly Update -At Adoration Christian Centre in Haiti, November was designated prayer month at the school. Lessons have been given about the need for and importance of prayer in the life of an individual. Teachers, administration, and students have spent deliberate time in prayer for their country, their families, each other, and the school. This is a teaching that we at Word & Deed hope will continue to bear fruit in the lives of the students and staff. Please join us in praying for Adoration Christian Centre, our countries and all those around us.

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Nursery Reminder: If you are unable to take your scheduled turn in the nursery, please remember to switch with someone else, and write it on the schedule in the nursery, and/or let the Mother In Charge know. Thank you for your help with this, and for your willingness to volunteer in the nursery!

Nursery
Today Morning Evening Room A Mary Cogbill Suzanne Kleyn Kim Kleyn Betsy Timmer Next Week Morning Evening Shona Murray Naysi Pennings Martha Markwat Annelise Moerdyk January Mother in Charge Room B Tammy Timmer Rieneke Ude Melanie Vander Boon Joni Murray Susan Osmun Karen VanderSloot Jen Pennings Sarah Walkotten Jamie Beeke

Ushers
Morning Today Next Week Eric Wielhouwer Pete Van Strien Evening Chris Engelsma Bill Moerdyk

Offerings
First Collection Today Next Week General Fund General Fund Second Collection Denominational Fund Education Fund Collection Boxes Word & Deed Local Evangelism

Please send material for the bulletin to Julie La Rocque by noon on Thursday: 616.647.9198 or juleslarocque@yahoo.com The Banner of Truth Radio Broadcast, sponsored by our church, can be heard every Sunday on WBGX 1570 AM at 9:30 AM

LITURGY January 19, 2014 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 51 Law Scripture Reading: Mark 6:31-43 Text: Mark 6:37 Baptism & Psalter: 425:5 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 55 Sermon: The Holy Responsibility of Christian Parents Psalter: 198:1-4 Prayer Offertory Psalter: 280:2-3 Benediction Doxology: 393:1, 3

Song Service: Psalter 326: all and Psalter 386:2, 3

LITURGY January 19, 2014 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 230:1-5 Scripture Reading: Luke 5:27-39 Text: Luke 5:27-28; Lords Day 33 Psalter: 428:5, 10 Apostles Creed Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 384 Sermon: True Conversion Psalter: 236:2, 3 Prayer Offertory Psalter: 391:2, 3 Benediction Doxology: 76:3, 4