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Grand Rapids FRC Bulletin

January 20, 2013

9:30 AM Jesus Commences His Public Ministry in Galilee

At its meeting of January 7, the consistory was at liberty to accept Rev. Anupkumar Hiwale, his wife Mrs. Promilla Hiwale and their children Hanokh and Maria as Associate members of our congregation. They come to us from the Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uttrakhand, India while Rev. Hiwale studies at PRTS. Please take this opportunity to welcome Pastor and Mrs. Hiwale this morning after the service. We pray that God would bless them among us. Their address is: 1445 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 Phone: 616.855.4424; e-mail address:

In light of the fact that this month is 40 years ago since the Supreme
Scripture: Isaiah 61: Mark 1:1-15 Text: Mark 1:14-15 Courts decision regarding Roe v. Wade has unleashed the killing of so many lives, we ask you to pray for our nation, our courts, and all those affected. May God give us the reality of 2 Chronicles 7:14.

~ Calendar ~
5:50 PM - SONG SERVICE: Psalter 256:1, 5 and Psalter 194:1-4 6:00 PM The Knowledge of Our Misery

The Lord willing... James 4:15

Dorcas Guild please note that the crib for Pregnancy Resource will be up for the entire month for you to place your donations in. January 21 (Monday) 7:30 PM Church Visitation meeting with Rev. D. Kranendonk and Rev. J. Lewis. January 22 (Tuesday) 9:45 AM Ladies Bible Study. Coffee is at 9.45 and the lesson starts at 10. All ladies are welcome and nursery is provided.

Scripture: Mark 10:17-31

Text: Mark 10:17-31; Lords Day 2

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever, nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Ecclesiastes: 3:14

January 22 (Tuesday) 7:30 PM Financial Peace University Still time to sign up. If youre interested in learning more about FPU, considering attending our class, or even just want to join us for a free lesson, please join us this week. This weeks lesson is called Relating With Money: Nerds and Free Spirits Unite! It addresses, in a highly entertaining way, how to communicate with your spouse in regards to handling your finances. January 23 (Wednesday) 7 PM Boys & Girls Club. There will be a regular meeting for all. January 23 (Wednesday) 7 8:30 PM We plan to have another Pinterest evening. Please let Anne or Liz know your selection. January 26 (Saturday) 2 4 PM Weather permitting, the Boys & Girls Club hopes to go sledding at Union High school. January 27 (Sunday) 4:15 PM Youth Group meeting. Snack: Pronks January 29 (Tuesday) 12:30 PM Ladies fold laundry at the Christian Rest Home. February 2 - (Saturday) 7 AM Mens Breakfast Bible Study at the Rainbow Grill in Hudsonville. Save the Date! The Family Camp committee has reserved August 13-16, 2013, with Camp Michawana for this year's family camp. More information will be forthcoming in the spring, but please mark your calendars!

~ From The Consistory ~

Visitors, welcome. We hope you are blessed through worshiping with us this Lords Day. Today, we welcome Pastor Jack Schoeman of our St. George, ON FRC to our pulpit Next Sunday, Heritage Reformed PRTS student Mr. David Van Brugge will conduct our services for us, Lord willing. The Sunday School & Catechism classes (beginners 7 grade) Psalter of the month is #188: 1, 3 & 4. Please review with your child(ren). The upcoming collection for local evangelism on January 27, taken at the boxes at the exits, will go to support the work of the Fellowship Chapel. Thank you for remembering this ministry with your gifts and prayers.

~ Other News ~
Hamilton FRC Biannual Youth Meeting On February 1 & 2 the Young Peoples Society of Hamilton FRC will be hosting their Biannual Meeting. The Theme is The Power of Jesus Christ. Rev. G. Procee will be speaking on "The Power of Christ to Save Sinners" on Friday night at 7:30. Activities will start on Saturday morning at 9 AM. We will then have a late lunch/early supper and wrap-up with a second speech by Rev. J. Schoeman on "The Power of Christ in our Daily Lives." Accommodations will be provided for those who require it. Contact for more information or visit our Face book page. Zion Christian Open House: We would like to invite interested families on Thursday, March 7, from 6:30-8:00pm. Whether you are interested in Preschool, High School, or in between, consider joining us for a brief school overview after which you can tour the school and have questions answered. Today: Next Week:

~ Ushers ~
AM Andrew Bergsma PM Steve Kleyn AM Dave Pronk PM Henry Boven

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

Today General Fund Denominational Fund Word & Deed Fund

Next Week General Fund Education Fund Local Evangelism Fund

~ Church Family ~
Please Remember in Our Prayers: Mrs. Elsie Arnoudse, Mr. Everett Beute, Mr. Trent Timmer, Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn, Mr. Rick Vander Veen and Mrs. Mina Van't Hof.


The congregation extends its sympathy to Mrs. Fran Hekman and the
Roelofs family, on the loss Mrs. Hekmans son-in-law, Henry Roelofs, who passed away this past Thursday morning. May the Lord give comfort.

Mrs. Mina Vant Hof is still in Spectrum downtown. Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf is in the Zeeland Hospital. She was
hospitalized earlier this week and is diagnosed with pneumonia.

Mr. Howard VandenToorn is currently undergoing radiation.

Shut-ins: Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock, Mr. Cornelius Jobse, Mr. & Mrs. Al and Shirley VandenToorn and Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Serviceman: Dan Arnoudse

Mother In Charge January: Jamie Beeke Today: AM A: B: PM A: B: AM A: B: PM A: B: Jamie Beeke, Louisa Haab Kathy Pols, Abbie Prince Cherise Bergsma, Natalie Pennings Melanie Vander Boon, Diane VanderZand Suzanne Kleyn, Belinda Pennings Margot Timmer, Alexia Pronk Mary Cogbill, Naysi Pennings Betty Elliott, Karen VanderSloot

Next Week:

LITURGY January 20, 2013 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 134 Law Psalter: 230: 3, 4 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61; Mark 1: 1-15 Text: Mark 1: 14, 15 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 426: 1, 2, 3, 4 Sermon: Jesus Commences His Public Ministry in Galilee Psalter: 79 Prayer Offertory Psalter: 49 Benediction Doxology: 195: 4, 5 ******

Song Service: Psalter 256:1, 5 and Psalter 194:1-4

LITURGY January 20, 2013 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 375: 1, 2, 5 Scripture Reading: Mark 10: 17-31 Text: Mark 10: 17-31; Lords Day 2 Psalter: 419: 2 Apostles Creed Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 102 Sermon: The Knowledge of Our Misery Psalter: 217 Prayer Offertory Psalter: 140 Benediction Doxology: 378: 1 ******