Grace Reformed Church





Preaching: Pastor Jack Gray

Scripture: John 12:26-36

Text: John 12:32

Message: The Compelling Cross


Preaching: Pastor Jack Gray

Scripture: Psalm 115

Text: Psalm 115:18

Message: God Our Father


WELCOME to all who have come to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here! Today is set apart to focus on the intrinsic value of human life and the fundamental right to life, as recognized by America’s Founding Fathers (see the poster on the hallway bulletin board). Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following the services. Harrison will join us for worship this afternoon here at Grace.

ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters/Coffee: Rick & Glenda Hongslo; Nursery: Raven Barse; Praise Team: Elroy, Kylee, Laura, Natalie; C&W “The Followers of Jesus”, Rachel, Cami.

NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee: Matt & Jennifer Johnson; Nursery: Cali Vanden Hoek; Praise Team: Tom, Marsha, Kelsey, Lexie; C&W “Parable of the Mustard Seed”, Kathy, & Levi.

CRC OFFERING: Today—DCS; Next Week— We Care Fund.

11:15 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes meet.

BULLETIN DEL: Today-Matt Johnson, Jan. 26-Scott Muckey, Feb. 2-Dennis Niewenhuis, Feb. 9—Dan Noteboom, Feb 16—Mike Noteboom, Feb. 23—Troy Noteboom


MONDAY: 7 PM Grace Consistory and CRC Council separate meetings (at Grace)
                 8 PM Joint Leadership Meeting.
                 7 PM Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 13.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26 we turn to Job’s wisdom in chapter 14 with a message“Drop by Drop” in the morning; in the afternoon we focus on “God Our Father” from Psalm 115. Pray the messages will enrich your week and prepare you for greater service to our great God.

ADVANCE: Wed.,Jan. 29Coffee Break begins at the CRC; see Helen VW for a book. 


PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Don’t be bashful. Don’t hesitate! Have a text you always wanted to hear a sermon explain? Have a question about a Bible teaching that perplexes you? Pastor Jack has designated three Sunday morning messages to be selected by members of our church family: the first Sunday is January 26, followed by February 23, and April 19. You may even call or e-mail today with your choice.

PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE: Dennis Niewenhuis’ continued recovery, Chad Went-land’s cancer treatments to be effective; continued prayer for Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and others battling cancer, undergoing treatments, other physical problems, shut-ins, residents of area care facilities.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bruce Zomer (Jan.19), Jen Plooster (Jan.20). Have a great day!

URGENTLY NEEDED: Nursery attendants for Grace Reformed—girls and/or boys (7th grade up) and adults willing to help can sign-up on the sheet on the bulletin board across from the mailboxes. Thank You!

2020 GRACE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Share & Care (send a card, give a call, or visit), and Bulletin Board. Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the mailboxes. See where you might be able to assist, and thank you!

SAVE YOUR STAMPS: Please save your stamps; the Alliance Stamp Ministry has raised over $1 million from the sale of used stamps in preparation and distribution of Spanish Sunday school curriculum. Cut stamps (leave some envelope around each stamp); deposit them in the Grace coat room in the marked box.-- Women of Grace

CRC MEMBERS: Please pick up your offering envelopes and yearly financial reports from your mailbox at the CRC.

CRC MEMBERS: Have you been heard? Our congregation has a once-in-five-year opportunity to participate in the 2020 CRC denominational survey. This survey helps denominational leadership understand the concerns and needs of local congregations like ours. It is crucial that as many people from our congregation as possible participate. Please visit to answer the survey questions by February 28.

BIBLE STICK OFFERING last week was $1261.00.


DCS Announcements

Dinner with Dakota Jubilee at DCS on Feb. 8—6 PM dinner w/music provided by pianist Steve Swanson, and a concert by Dakota Jubilee men's chorus following the meal. Individual tickets are $20 or reserve a table of 8 for $140; deadline to buy tickets is Jan.29. To reserve, contact Linda De Haai 680-4620, Rachelle Hubers 680-5417, Tracy Maas 680-4511, Renae Timmermans 680-2106

Chicken Pot Pies: DCS Fellowship will once again be making homemade double crust chicken pot pies on Fri..Feb. 14, order forms are available:  7" pies - $15, 11" pies - $25. Please, return order forms, with payment, to the box in the back of church by Feb. 1. Fill your freezer the easy way!!!


Requested Announcements

Men’s Retreat at New Hope Camp: All men are invited Jan. 24-26 to the “Called: Men of God” retreat with speaker Jason Rogness and worship leader Tim Collins, hosted by Men Right Here Ministries of Platte at the New Hope Christian Camp, 3 miles south of Platte. This popular retreat will fill up fast; register online today at or forms available on the foyer table.

Cursillo: A short course in Christian living, open to anyone ages 18 to 99. Registration is open, no cost to attend. The retreat is held at Inspiration Hills; with the men’s weekend starting Thurs. evening, Feb. 27, ending Sun. afternoon, March 1. Women’s weekend is Thurs. evening, March 5, to Sun. afternoon, March 8. For more information or a registration form contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848.



Jan. 19—Rick & Glenda Hongslo
Jan. 26
—Matt & Jennifer Johnson

March 1—Grant & Vicki Lubbers
March 8
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
March 15
—Dennis & Elaine Plooster
March 22
—Ryan & Jen Plooster
March 29
—Gene & Birdie Schoon 

May 3—Pete & Carol Sipma
May 10
—Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg
May 17
—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
May 24
—Trent & Abby Vanden Hoek
May 31
—Grant & Shannun Vander Wal 

July 5—Ivan & Sharon Van Marel
July 12
—Allan & Terri Van Roekel
July 19
—Willis & Goldie Van Roekel
July 26
—Richard & Kris Van Zee 

Sept. 6—Devin & Bridget Veurink
Sept. 13
—Chad & Tara Wentland
Sept. 20
—Farlin & Wendy Barse
Sept. 27
—Bernie & Pat Beukelman

Nov. 1—Barb Groeneweg & Carol Rexwinkel
Nov. 8
—Rod & Marcia Bormann
Nov. 15
—Don & Mary Bosma
Nov. 22
—Troy & Cindy Bosma
Nov. 29
—Darwin & Jodi De Lange

If you are unable to assist on the date scheduled, please trade
with someone listed and call Barbara for the bulletin (946-5806).