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Grand Rapids FRC Bulletin

July 15, 2012

9:30 AM The Vision that Keeps People from Perishing

Church Directory 2012 A preliminary copy of the directory will be in the narthex today and next Sunday. Please check your family information for accuracy, correct any errors and add any addition information you would like included. (email address etc.) Corrections and additions should be made by July 23. Thank you! Questions? Contact Julie La Rocque The Beauty and Glory of the Father is the theme for the annual conference of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, August 23-25. Early, discounted registration is available on the website or by calling the seminary 616-977-0599 extension 138 or 135. These conferences have been spiritual highlights for adults and children twelve and older. The venue is the Prince Conference Center of Calvin College. You will not want to miss this opportunity of biblical, experiential worship and teaching. A reduced rate is available until July 21. There is financial help for those who cannot afford the price. Family Camp brochures are here! If you are registered to attend, you will find a brochure in your mailbox, which includes directions, a packing list, a schedule of activities and other important things to know. All other members, adherents and friends, we invite you to join us too. A Day Visitor Form is available in the narthex along with extra brochures. Please return the Day Visitor Forms with payment to Andy & Cindy VandenToorn by July 29. Along with Dr. Joel Beeke and Russ Herman, we look forward to hearing from Pastor Mark Kelderman, who has graciously agreed to fill Pastor Al Martin's spot. We look forward to this time of fellowship and refreshment!

Scripture: Ephesians 1

Text: Proverbs 29:18 & Lords Day 40

5:50 PM - SONG SERVICE Psalter 133 all verses 6 PM The Withered Fig Tree: Three Lessons

Scripture: Mark 11:1-22

Text: Mark 11:12-14

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 1: 6

~ From The Consistory ~

Visitors, welcome. We hope you are blessed through worshiping with us this Lords Day. Today, Dr. Jerry Bilkes will conduct our services. Next Sunday, Pastor Tim Bergsma of our Chatham, Ontario FRC will lead our services, D.V. The new consistory executive is Elders: Chairman: Dr. Jerry Bilkes; Vice Chairman: Peter Van Kempen; Clerk: David Faasse. Deacons: Chairman: Joel Markwat; Secretary: Roger Osmun; Assistant treasurer: Ron VanderBoon. Brother Gerrit Kleyn continues to serve as Treasurer. The congregation is asked to pray that the Lord would enable their consistory to lead the congregation according to His Word. Brothers Gerrit Kleyn and Bastian Van't Voort are thanked for their years of faithful service. May God add His blessings to their work as faithful office bearers. The five districts are divided as follows: District 1 - Elder Kleyn and Deacon Markwat District 2 - Elder VandenToorn and Deacon Osmun District 3 - Elder VanKempen and Deacon Pols District 4 - Elder Faasse, Elder Rittner and Deacon Prince District 5 - Elder Karel and Deacon VanderBoon

~ PRTS Udate ~
FRC student Ken Pennings and his wife Belinda with their five children, Joshua (14), Micah (10), Natalie (8), Josiah (6), and Micaiah (2), hope to arrive July 20. Their home while Ken studies is 32 Elwell Street SW, Wyoming, MI. Their e-mail contact is Dean of Students, Pastor Mark Kelderman has arrived with his wife, Donna, and four of their five children Rachel, Micah, Nathan (17), Caleb (14) and, Hannah (12). Their new address is 4290 Orchard Creek Dr. SE. Grand Rapids 49546. Pastor Kelderman will begin his work with the seminary next month, the Lord willing. Pastor Keldermans e-mail address is Academic Dean, Dr. Michael Barrett and his wife, Sandra, hope to arrive July 19 to their new address, 5497 West Heathwood Drive, S.E. Kentwood, MI 49512. Dr. Barretts e-mail address is


~ Calendar ~

The Lord willing... James 4:15

July 20 (Friday) 6 PM Dr. Jerry Bilkes will solemnize the marriage of Miss Sarah Lipka and Mr. Kevin Walkotten in the church auditorium. May the Lord bless you, Sarah and Kevin, as together you begin your married life. July 26 (Thursday) The congregation is invited to witness the marriage ceremony of Miss Lenelle Moerdyk and Mr. Ian Macleod in the church auditorium at 3 PM. Dr. Jerry Bilkes will solemnize the marriage ceremony. July 21 (Saturday) 6 PM Young Adults Cookout - All young adults between 18-35 are invited to a YABS cook-out, games, and bonfire at the Kuivenhovens. Please RSVP to Mark Moerdyk by e-mail at or leave a message on Facebook and let us know if you are able to bring something. There will be a list to coordinate this.

~ Church Family ~
Please Remember in Our Prayers: Mr. Everett Beute, Mr. Dave Huisjen, Mr. Case Kwekel Shut-ins: Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock, Mr. Cornelius Jobse, Mr. Case Kwekel and Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Servicemen: Dan Arnoudse, Jacob Hubach and Tyler Prince.

~ Nursery ~
Mother In Charge July: Suzanne Kleyn Today: AM A: B: PM A B: AM A: B: PM A: B: Margaret Kleyn, Gabby Karel Liz Prince, Marlies Procee Julie Spaans, Lydia Karel Diane VanderZand, Abbie Prince Mary Cogbill, Emma VanderBoon Meta Moerdyk, Margot Timmer Heidi Pronk, Hannah Karel Julie Timmer, Melanie VanderBoon

Next Week:

~ Ushers ~
Today Next Week AM Pete VanStrien AM Sam Moerdyk PM Bill Moerdyk PM Tom Karel Jr.

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

Today Next Week General Education Guatemala Mission Building Christian Ministry to Israel Local Evangelism

LITURGY July 15, 2012 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 269 Law Psalter: 333 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1 Text: Proverbs 29:18 & Lords Day 40 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 73: 1, 4, 5 Sermon: The Vision that Keeps People from Perishing Prayer Offertory Psalter: 120: 3, 4 Benediction Doxology: 242: 2, 3 ******

Song Service: Psalter 133 all verses

LITURGY July 15, 2012 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 139: 1-4 Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-22 Text: Mark 11: 12-14 Apostles Creed Psalter: 96: 2-3 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 382: 1-3, 5 Sermon: The Withered Fig Tree: Three Lessons Prayer Offertory Psalter: 428: 10 Benediction Doxology: 250: 3, 5 ******