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Grand Rapids FRC Bulletin

June 3, 2012 Please remember Brother Robert VanDoodewaard as he prepares for his candidacy exam during next weeks synod. Our synod delegates this year are elders Karel and Kleyn. Elder Rittner is our alternate delegate. Please pray for the blessing of brotherly unity under Gods Word during the June 4-8 synod meetings. From the Family Camp Committee: We are happy that so many of you have registered for this year's camp! We are looking forward to hearing from this year's speakers: Dr. Joel Beeke, PRTS student Russ Herman, and Pastor Al Martin. We will be focusing on the theme "The Tie that Binds," with practical applications for marriage, family, and church life. Please consider joining us, if you have not already registered!

9:30 AM Therefore

Scripture: Exodus 19


Exodus 19: 3-6 (Lord's Day 34)

5:50 PM - SONG SERVICE Psalter 365: 1, 2, 3 and Psalter 312: 1, 5, 6 6 PM The Prodigal Father

~ Calendar ~

The Lord willing... James 4:15

Tonight (Sunday) Meeting with voting members after the evening service. June 8 (Friday & Saturday) Boys & Girls Club Campout. Details will follow. June 9 (Saturday) 7 PM Informal service at Mel Trotter Mission.

Scripture: Luke 15

Text: Luke 15: 17

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9: 10

~ From The Consistory ~

Visitors, welcome. We hope you are blessed through worshiping with us this Lords Day. Today, Dr David Murray will lead our services. Next Sunday, Seminarian Ian Macleod will conduct our services, D.V,

Ladies, please join us for our 45th Annual Ladies' Conference on June 12, 2012 at 10:00am at the Providence FRC in St. George, ON, D.V. The theme for the day is Countering Cultural Pressures with Pastor J. Overduin being our speaker in the morning. In the afternoon session, Mrs. Diana Alblas will speak on Biblical Modesty in our Dress and Mrs. Meta Moerdyk will speak about Biblical Modesty in our Lifestyles. Coffee is being served at 9:30am. We hope to see you there. June 13 (Wednesday) 7 PM Consistory meeting. June 15 (Friday) Young Peoples Senior Game Night; details will come soon. June 23 - Fundraising Bike-A-Thon details will be coming soon. Word & Deed invites you to participate in our annual softball tournament th on July 28, 2012 at the CRC Rec Center, 3450 36 Ave., Grand Rapids. Join other local churches for a day of fun and fellowship with a purpose! The tournament this year will benefit the Girls Home in Tenjo, Colombia. This home is a refuge for young girls who have been abused or abandoned and who need to know the Saviors love. Coaches packets and sponsorship forms are now available from the office (, phone: 866.391.5728) or from Karen VanderSloot, the tournament coordinator ( We look forward to seeing you there!

At the May 21 consistory meeting, brothers John DeBlaay and David Faasse were nominated for elder and brothers Mark Arnoudse and Bill Pols were nominated for deacon. Tonight, a meeting of the consistory with the voting members is scheduled immediately after the evening service. Please make this a matter of prayer for the important votes for office bearers. Members are encouraged to attend if circumstances permit. As in the past absentee ballots are permitted. Please be sure to place the names of the deacon you choose in a signed sealed envelope. The same may be done with the elder in a second signed, sealed envelope.

~ Church Family ~
We would like to thank the congregation for all the many cards, words of encouragement, and gifts showered on us with the birth of our daughter, Avery. We thank God for the wonderful blessings He has given us and covet your prayers as we take on this great responsibility as parents. Thank You! Andrew & Cherise Bergsma Please Remember in Our Prayers: Mr. Everett Beute, Mr. Vincent Faasse, Mr. Dave Huisjen, Mr. Case Kwekel

Mr. Vincent Faasse had partial hip replacement surgery last week. His
recovery however has been slow. He has developed pneumonia and is unresponsive most of the time. Hospice is now taking care of him, and he will be moved to a hospice facility shortly. We pray that his soul and body may be at peace. Shut-ins: Mr. Vincent Faasse, Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock, Mr. Cornelius Jobse and Mr. Case Kwekel. Servicemen: Dan Arnoudse, Jacob Hubach and Tyler Prince.

~ Nursery ~
Mother In Charge June: Michelle Bilkes Today: AM A: B: PM A B: AM A: B: PM A: B: Cherise Bergsma, Lydia Karel Cheryl Moerdyk, Heidi Pronk Susan Osmun, Emma VanderBoon Melanie VanderBoon, Abbie Prince Mary Cogbill, Rene` VanderHart Betty Elliott, Hannah Karel Jen Pennings, Trienna Moerdyk Marieke Ude, Karen VanderSloot

Next Week:

~ Ushers ~
Today Next Week AM Eric Wielhouwer AM Bill Moerdyk PM Chris Engelsma PM Pete VanStrien

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

Next Week Family Camp Benevolent Denominational

Seminary Instructor Benevolent Local Radio

Song Service: Psalter 365: 1, 2, 3 and Psalter 312: 1, 5, 6

LITURGY June 3, 2012 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 1 Law Scripture Reading: Exodus 19 Text: Exodus 19: 3-6 (Lord's Day 34) Psalter: 97 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 338 Sermon: Therefore Prayer Offertory Psalter: 42 Benediction Doxology: 197 ******

LITURGY June 3, 2012 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 278 Scripture Reading: Luke 15 Text: Luke 15: 17 Apostles Creed Psalter: 391 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 109 Sermon: The Prodigal Father Prayer Offertory Psalter: 342 Benediction Doxology: 196 ******