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November 10, 2013

______________________________ Homebound:

Church Family
Remember in Prayer: Mr. Trent Timmer Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn Mr. Rick Vander Veen Pastor Al Martin

Order of Worship

Morning Worship - 9:30 AM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 102 Reading of the Law Reading of Scripture Psalter 243:1-4 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 47:1-3, 6-8 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 186 Benediction Doxology Psalter 196

Song Service - 5:50 PM Psalter 263:1, 2 Psalter 319:2, 3 Evening Worship - 6:00 PM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 268 Reading of Scripture Psalter 1 Apostles Creed Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 69 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 144 Benediction Doxology Psalter 197

Mrs. Elsie Arnoudse Mr. Everett Beute Mrs. Fran Hekman Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock Mrs. Barb Kwekel Mr. & Mrs. Albert VandenToorn Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Mrs. Marian VerHage Serviceman: Dan Arnoudse

Pastor Al Martin has been improving, but covets your prayers for continued healing. Heartfelt thanks to Pastor L. Bilkes, Pastor D. Murray and the congregation for the visits and prayers during my recent surgery and illness. Thanks be to God who answers prayer. Bill & Betty Van Dyke ______________________________

Consistory Members
Pastors: Dr. David Murray (Chairman-Consistory) Dr. L. W. Bilkes (Emeritus) Dr. Jerry Bilkes Peter VanKempen (Vice Chairman) David Faasse (Secretary) Tom Karel Sr. Henk Kleyn Dwight Prince Ron Rittner 616.647.0570 616.458.3250 616.954.7094 616.677.3735 616.304.2946 616.667.9105 616.780.9426 616.299.4610 616.485.2344 616.361.6348 616.361.8096 616.446.0587 616.669.5758 616.299.4611 616.791.1512


Sermon : Our Weakness, Christ's Strength Scripture: Romans 5 Text: Romans 5:6

Sermon : Faithful Worship Scripture: Genesis 4:1-16 Text: Hebrews 11:4

Deacons: Joel Markwat (Chairman-Deacons) Roger Osmun (Secretary) Ron Vander Boon (Asst. Treasurer) Bill Pols David Pronk Treasurer: Gerrit Kleyn

HE KNOWETH OUR FRAME There is a peculiar adaptability in the character of our Lord Jesus Christ to the weakness and fears of his people. Early was he designated as One who should bear our griefs and carry our sorrows; commissioned to bind up the broken hearted, and to comfort all that mourn. The Man Christ Jesus is touched with feelings of our infirmities Heb. 4 15; He knoweth our frame; He remembers that we are dust Ps. 103: 14. The Shepherd of Israel will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young Isa. 40: 11. It is He who giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might, he increaseth strength Isa. 40:29. O believers! That we all might learn to fasten our affections, to rivet our hopes on the cross of Christ! Here is our comfort. We must think much and make much of Christ. In Him all fullness dwells. He is the captain of your salvation. He is the Fountain for your uncleanness, and the Light for your way. It is He that is of God made unto His people wisdom and righteousness and sanctification. 1 Cor. 1: 30. No matter how great your guilt, rest on Him, and He will be increasingly precious; precious in life, precious in death, precious forever. While your life is hid with Christ in God, however languid the throb, it shall never expire. Come then, lift up the hands that hang down, and comfort the feeble knees Heb. 12: 12. The heavens and earth shall sooner crumble into their native nothing, than the feeblest lamb of the Shepherds fold stumble and finally fall. Loose thyself, therefore, from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion ! Isa. 50: 2. If you have seasons of trial, be not alarmed; if you have moments off despondency and weakness be not dismayed. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, for thou shalt thrash the mountains and beat them small, Thy Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. He will strengthen thee; yea, he will help thee; yea he will uphold thee by the right hand of his righteousness Isaiah 41: 10. Say, is it not enough? Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift 2. Cor. 9:15. G. Spring

Thank you so much for coming to worship God with us today. We hope and pray that you will be blessed among us and that you also will be a blessing to us. If you have any prayer needs or if you'd like to know more about our church, one of our pastors or elders would be very happy to speak with you. ______________________________

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, Psalm 46: 1 ______________________________

Congregational Life
Today, seminarian Ian Macleod will conduct the worship services. Next Sunday, Pastor Murray will preach for us, the Lord willing. The Sunday School classes (beginners 7th Grade) Psalter of the month is #421:3, 4. Please review with your children. There will be no adult Sunday school this morning. Pastor Murray was speaking for Ligonier in Orlando this past week and will return Monday Nov 11. The Christmas Program was distributed to the Sunday School and Catechism teachers and sent home with your child. If your child would like to do a special number, please submit these pieces to Heather Engelsma or Julie La Rocque no later than December 1. Practices for the Christmas Program will occur on two Sundays: December 15 and 22. We appreciate the time that is spent both in memorizing the verses and learning the words to the songs.

Other News
Speaker Evening: You are invited to a Speaker Evening, hosted by the FRC Sunday School Association on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM in the St. George FRC. Rev. Timothy Bergsma plans to speak on the topic "The Learning Teacher." Everyone is welcome to attend this annual event, especially parents and teachers.

"The Lord willing" James 4:15 Today - (Sunday) 4:15 PM Youth Group. Snack: Ude family November 12 (Tuesday) 9:30 AM Ladies Bible Study. Coffee will be at 9:30 AM with study starting at 10 AM. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to join us. November 13 (Wednesday) 5:45 PM The Youth Group will be providing and serving the Fellowship Meal this evening. Proceeds from donations at the dinner will be to support the mission activities of the YPS during next years Spring Break trip. Details of where and what are being worked out. We plan to eat promptly at 5:45 and finish the meal by 6:45. The speaker portion of the evening will start promptly at 7 PM. November 13 (Wednesday) 7 PM Pastor Al Martin will speak on the subject A Happy, Holy, and Fruitful Household. He will be giving a series of practical talks at our monthly meetings on "God's Gracious Guidelines for Maintaining a Happy, Holy and Fruitful Spiritual Household. November 13 (Wednesday) 7 PM Boys & Girls Club. There will be a regular meeting for all. The Boys and Girls Club needs your help! We are hoping to help stock the PRTS pantry with non-food items. Items needed are: toilet paper, toothpaste, paper towels, laundry & dish detergent, hair shampoo & conditioner, bar soap, hand or body lotion, or house cleaning products. Two totes are available for filling; one downstairs and one in the narthex. Seeing as there are many families (including some from our church family) who would benefit from this donation, the kids have set a goal of filling each tote at least 2 times. Thank you for your generosity! November 16 (Saturday) 7 AM Mens Breakfast Bible Study at Russ in Grandville. All men of the congregation are encouraged to join us. November 16 (Saturday) 7 PM YABS will meet at the seminary. We will continue our study of Toxic Charity. November 18 (Monday) 7 PM Elders meeting with a full Consistory meeting following at 8 PM. November 20 (Wednesday) 7 PM Pinterest evening. There is a flyer in your mailbox with details. Please contact Anne Faasse or Liz Prince with your craft selection. November 22 (Friday) Youth Group get-together. Details to follow. November 23 (Saturday) 7 PM YABS (Young Adult Book Study) will have a game night. Contact Mark Moerdyk for details.

Sermon Notes
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Today Morning Evening Room A Janna Birn Jeanette DeBlaay Courtney Prince Julie Timmer Next Week Morning Evening Cora Beute Michelle Bilkes Misty Huckstead Renee Langerak November Mother in Charge Room B Aileen Rittner Alexia Pronk Rene Vander Hart Amy Murray Heather Engelsma Rieneke Ude Marlies Procee Joni Murray Jamie Beeke

Morning Today Next Week Pete Van Strien Sam Moerdyk Evening Bill Moerdyk Tom Karel Jr.

First Collection Today Next Week General Fund General Fund Second Collection Building Fund Education Fund Collection Boxes The Fellowship Chapel Word & Deed

Please send material for the bulletin to Julie La Rocque by noon on Thursday: 616.647.9198 or The Banner of Truth Radio Broadcast, sponsored by our church, can be heard every Sunday on WFUR 102.9 FM at 10:45 AM 950 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 616.456.8473

Song Service: Psalter 263:1, 2 & Psalter 319:2, 3

LITURGY November 10, 2013 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 102 Law Scripture Reading: Romans 5 Text: Romans 5:6 Psalter: 243:1-4 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 47:1-3, 6-8 Sermon: Our Weakness, Christ's Strength Prayer Offertory Psalter: 186 Benediction Doxology: 196

LITURGY November 10, 2013 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 268 Scripture Reading: Genesis 4:1-16 Text: Hebrews 11:4 Psalter: 1 Apostles Creed Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 69 Sermon: Faithful Worship Prayer Offertory Psalter: 144 Benediction Doxology: 197