Grand Rapids FRC Bulletin

January 8, 2012
9:30 AM – To Be Announced Scripture: Text:

Mission Update – In his last report to the Mission Committee, Nico Kattenberg
informed us that Pastor Xicara has created a daily prayer calendar for himself and for the church in Cubulco. Using that, they are encouraged to co-ordinate their prayers for a specific person or need. The Aldea churches are also starting to use the calendar. While this is not some new concept it is something we can all benefit from, and we ask you to keep the work of missions in Guatemala constantly in your prayers. The FRMI Mission Updates this year will have a particular topic each month for us to think about and pray about. This month please pray for the directors of the Mission Committee. Our task can be difficult at times. We are directing the work from a distance and we try to understand the local mindset of the people in Cubulco so that we can communicate effectively. Did you know that what seems perfectly logical to us can at times be completely misunderstood by them? Sometimes we learn that the hard way. Please pray that the Lord will give us much wisdom and insight. Pray that the Lord will use our efforts to build His Church in Guatemala. We do have His promise that the effective, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much.

5:50 PM - SONG SERVICE – Psalter 374: 1,2,5 and Psalter 174: 1,3,4 6 PM – To Be Announced Scripture: Text:

~ Calendar ~

“The Lord willing...” James 4:15

The Heritage Voices Choir will resume practice for the second semester on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 PM, the Lord willing. At this time anyone who has a gift for singing is encouraged to come and join with us. January 10 (Tuesday) 9:30 AM Ladies Bible Study. Coffee is at 9:30. The lesson starts at 10. Nursery is provided. Women of all ages welcome. We will be studying: 1 Thess. 5, page 58- 76 in the study guide. January 11 (Wednesday) 5:45 PM Fellowship Meal. Flyers will be in our mailbox. January 11 (Wednesday) 7 PM Fellowship meeting led by Dr. Murray January 11 (Wednesday) 7 PM Boys & Girls Club. We are planning on going sledding at Union High School hill. No snow date is January 26. January 13 (Friday) 7 – 9 PM Open House at PRTS to remember Dr. Joel th Beeke’s 25 anniversary as pastor of the HNRC on Crescent St. We kindly request you to park at the neighboring Northpointe Christian School just east of the seminary and take the walk way between the tennis courts to the seminary allowing elderly guests to park at the seminary parking lot. January 14 (Saturday) 1 PM Joshua Hults & Laura DeVisser wedding in our sanctuary. Dr. D.. Murray officiating. The congregation is welcome to attend the ceremony. January 14 (Saturday) 7 PM Informal service at Mel Trotter Mission. January 14 (Saturday) 7 AM (YABS) Young Adult Book Study. We will be studying Dug Down Deep; Chapter 8; Changed, changed to be changed. January 15 (Sunday) 4 PM Young Peoples. Snack: VanderBand January 18 (Wednesday) 7:30 PM Elders meeting. January 21 (Saturday) 7 AM Men’s Bible Study breakfast at Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville.

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” Psalm 86: 5

~ From The Consistory ~
Visitors, welcome. We hope you are blessed through worshiping with us this Lord’s Day.  Pastor Jack Schoeman from our St. George congregation will be conducting our worship services, today.  The Sunday School/catechism classes (Beginners – 7 grade) will meet upstairs this morning for a combined opening. Parents and grandparents are welcome. The Psalter of the month is #403: 1, 2, 3. All classes resume today.  Next Sunday, Pastor Gerald Procee, now from Middleharnis, the Netherlands, will be conducting the morning service which includes the baptism of Anya Grace, the infant daughter of Marcus and Laura DeJong. The evening service is scheduled the 15th with Pastor David Kranendonk from our Bornholm congregation.  Dear Congregation, the Consistory recommends some practical biblical instruction books for your edification. You will find these in the Narthex on a table near the mailboxes. Please help yourself to a copy. May God use these resources for your spiritual well being. There are three books – Holy Baptism by Pastor Procee – A Faithful Church Member, and Parenting by God’s Promises, both by Pastor J.R. Beeke

~ Church Family ~
 Rene’ VanderHart would like to thank the church family for their prayers, cards and other expressions of care sent her way during her recent surgery. Psalm 48: 1 “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised ……” Please Remember in Our Prayers: Mr. Dave Huisjen, Mr. Case Kwekel  A group of 11 people are in Guatemala, including Karen & Laurina VanderSloot, Mike Moorman, Bas Van't Voort, Pete VanStrien and Pete & Jan VanStrien. We are to return on January 20. We ask for your prayers for traveling mercies and safety in Guatemala.  Please remember in your prayers Pete Van Kempen & Pete VanderStel from W & D as they plan , the Lord willing, on traveling to Malawi Tuesday, Jan. 10. They will visit the various Orphan Care Projects and encourage the hearts of the brothers and sisters there.” Shut-ins: Mr. Vincent Faasse, Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock and Mr. Case Kwekel. Servicemen: Dan Arnoudse, Jacob Hubach and Tyler Prince.

~ Nursery ~
Mother In Charge – January: Heather Engelsma Today: AM A: B: PM A B: AM A: B: PM A: B: Margaret Kleyn, Marlies Procee Sonia Wielhouwer, Naysi Pennings Susan Osmun, Alexia Pronk Katelynne Spaans, Marieke Ude Liz & Madilyne Prince Rene’ VanderHart, Melanie VanderBoon Arleen Boven, Makenna Pronk Taunya VanDoodewaard, Jacqueline DeBlaay

Next Week:

~ Ushers ~
Today Next Week AM Steve Kleyn AM Eric Wielhouwer PM David Pronk PM Henry Boven

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

Next Week General Building Come Over and Help

General Denominational Bonisa Mission

Song Service: Psalter 374: 1,2,5 and Psalter 174: 1,3,4

LITURGY January 8, 2012 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: Law Psalter: Scripture Reading: Text: Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: Sermon: Psalter: Prayer Offertory Psalter: Benediction Doxology: ******

LITURGY January 8, 2012 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: Scripture Reading: Text: Apostles’ Creed Psalter: Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: Sermon: Psalter: Prayer Offertory Psalter: Benediction Doxology: ******