Grand Rapids FRC Bulletin

February 5, 2012

9:30 AM – God's Strange Way of Growing His Church

like all of us, he needs encouragement from time to time. Here is what he wrote recently: "One of the things that affect us as individuals and churches is often a lack of prayer. I believe that through prayer much can be accomplished. It is a special feeling to know that on a certain day of the month people are praying specifically for you." Nico and Lia with their children are living far away from their home and acquaintances. Let us be especially mindful of them this month in our prayers before God. Even better, send them an email to let them know that you are praying for them.

~ Calendar ~
Scripture: Exodus 1 Text: Lord’s Day 21: Q and A 54, 55

“The Lord willing...” James 4:15

5:50 PM - SONG SERVICE – Psalter 387: all 6 PM – Forgiveness: Four Miracles

February 7 (Tuesday) 7 PM Dorcas Guild meeting. The project for this month is first to finish the crib for Pregnancy Resource Center and to make hygiene kits for International Aid. Thank you so much for your support. We would appreciate any donations of the following: Toothpaste 6-8oz. size - Hand Towels - Baby Powder 4oz. size Shampoo (not round bottles and not too large) Bars of soap – Toothbrushes and pic combs February 8 (Wednesday) 5:45 PM Fellowship meal. Check your mailboxes or the narthex for details. February 8 (Wednesday) 7 PM Fellowship meeting led by Dr. Murray.

Scripture: Psalm 38; Mark 1:40-45 Text: Mark 1:40-41 and Lord’s Day 21 Q and A 56

February 8 (Wednesday) 7 PM Boys & Girls Club. Regular meeting. February 11 (Saturday) 7 PM Informal service at Mel Trotter Mission. February 11 (Saturday) 7 PM (YABS) Young Adult Book Study. We wo;; be studying Chapter 10 The Invisible made Visible.

“Be not afraid, only believe.”

Mark 5: 36

February 12 (Sunday) 4 PM Young Peoples. Snack: Karel February 14 (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 begin studying at Day 3 on page 72 through Day 3 - ending on page 85. Please note the change from what we previously decided!! February 15 (Wednesday) 7:30 PM Elders meeting. February 18 (Saturday) 7 AM Men’s Bible Study breakfast at Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville.

~ From The Consistory ~
Visitors, welcome. We hope you are blessed through worshiping with us this Lord’s Day.  Today, Dr. Jerry Bilkes will conduct our worship services.

 The Sunday School/catechism classes (Beginners – 7 grade) are asked to meet upstairs this morning. Psalter of the month is #36: 1, 3, 4. Please review with your children.  Next Sunday, Dr. David Murray will lead our services, D.V.  Cornerstone United Reformed Church announces its 16th Annual Women's Conference, "Disciplines of a Godly Woman". March 16 & 17. Brochures detailing the conference are on the white table in the narthex.  Mission Update - Nico Kattenberg has proved to be an efficient and hard worker in the field, and is much appreciated by the Mission board. Yet

 Our YPS will be traveling to West Virginia on March 31 to work in one
of the most distressed counties in West Virginia. 13 students and 4 adults will work with Mustard Seeds and Mountains Inc to assist families in need. Please join in prayer for the group as we prepare ourselves for this exciting adventure. You may also assist the group by placing your financial support in the box placed in the narthex by the deacons. Building materials, travel & lodging expenses will incur. Thank you for your support. A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 17. Details later. (Over)

 Chatham FRC Bi-annual Youth Conference
The Senior Young Peoples of the Chatham FRC would like to invite all Senior Young Peoples from across all the FRC churches for our Bi-Annual Youth Meeting! We look forward to doing this every two years and always have a lot of fun on these week-ends. This is one is sure to be a blast! It will take place the first weekend in March (2-3) and the festivities are as follows. The meeting which will feature Pastor Tim Bergsma presenting "Being in the World, not of it", will start at 7:30pm on Friday, but please come 30-45 minutes ahead of time to register. After that, we'll have a get together with food and games and there is plenty of billeting available for overnight. On Saturday, we hope have a 10:00am brunch, which we will cook all the delcious food, with games scattered throughout. In the afternoon, we hope to go bowling at 1pm and we encourage all those attending the conference to create teams of 3-6 bowlers, but with a fun theme. There will be awards for best theme, scores, etc, so get creative! If you have any questions at all, e-mail Alex at, or visit "Chatham FRC Annual" on Facebook. Hope to see you all there!

~ Church Family ~
New phone number - Henk Kleyn's phone number is now 616-780-9426. Margaret Kleyn's phone number remains 616-735-4537. Please Remember in Our Prayers: Mr. Dave Huisjen, Mr. Case Kwekel

 Please continue to pray for Mrs. Minnie Van Kempen, as she is
scheduled for surgery on Thursday, February 9.

 Caleb Kleyn’s surgery went well. We are grateful for the prayers of the

 Mr. Dean Prince is home and recuperating.  Shut-ins: Mr. Vincent Faasse, Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock, Cornelius Jobse
and Mr. Case Kwekel. Servicemen: Dan Arnoudse, Jacob Hubach and Tyler Prince.

 Dear Congregation, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Practice Preaching – Spring Semester 2012 We invite you to come to our practice preaching sessions again this semester. Your presence gives our students opportunity to speak an edifying word to attendees other than our faculty and students. This enriches their experience in preparation for future ministry as the Lord leads. Please bear in mind that some of these students will be speaking for the first time in their lives! Times: Wednesdays and Thursdays (3:00pm-4:20pm) Students with assignment dates February 8 David Clayton – John 15:13 February 9 Michael Borg – Isaiah 50:6 February 15 David Van Brugge – Matthew 27:50–53 February 16 Craig Phelps – John 18:39–40 February 22 Pieter VanderHoek – John 12:32–33 February 23 Russell Herman – Mark 14:27–28 February 29 Micah Shin – Galatians 6:14 March 1 Peter Aiken – Hebrews 9:26b March 7 John Procee – Matthew 26:41 March 8 Stanley McKenzie – John 12:1–9 March 14 Zachary Hall – Phil. 3:20–21 March 15 Tewodros Andgbeay – John 19:25–27 March 21 Spencer Snow – Matthew 27:29 March 22 Trey Watson – John 20:14–18 March 28 Hyohyun Cho – John 18:10–12 March 29 Daniel Silveira – Matthew 26:42 April 4–5 NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK April 18 Ian Macleod – John 16:8–11 April 19 Michael Borg – Matthew 16:21–23 April 24 Ruben Martinez – Galatians 6:14

~ Nursery ~
Mother In Charge – February: Taunya VanDoodewaard Today: AM A: B: PM A B: AM A: B: PM A: B: Jane & Lauren Bilkes Ruthanne Karel, Aileen Rittner Renee Langerak, Heidi Pronk Lisa VanStrien, Lydia Karel Tammy & Margot Timmer Jeanette DeBlaay, Hannah Kleyn Mary Cogbill, Karen VanderSloot Cheryl & Trienna Moerdyk

Next Week:

~ Ushers ~
Today Next Week AM Andrew Bergsma PM Tom Karel Jr. AM Steve Kleyn PM David Pronk

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

Today General Denominational Word & Deed

Next Week General Seminary Instructor Local Evangelism

LITURGY February 5, 2012 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 403 Law Psalter: 150 Scripture Reading: Exodus 1 Text: Lord’s Day 21: Q and A 54, 55 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 361 Sermon: God's Strange Way of Growing His Church Psalter: 329: 2, 4 Prayer Offertory Psalter: 36:1, 3, 4 Benediction Doxology: 183:2, 4 ******

Song Service: Psalter 387: all

LITURGY February 5, 2012 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 110 Scripture Reading: Psalm 38; Mark 1:40-45 Text: Mark 1:40-41; L. D. 21 Q & A 56 Psalter: 102 Apostles’ Creed Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 77:1, 2, 4, 5 Sermon: Forgiveness: Four Miracles Prayer Offertory Psalter: 277: 3, 4, 7, 8 Benediction Doxology: 291: 12