Lord's day bulletin

For September 16, 2018

*Updated Saturday Mornings


Welcome to Phoenix United Reformed Church! 

Welcome to Phoenix United Reformed Church!  We extend a warm welcome to those visiting us today. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” Matt 18:20. Please join us for coffee and refreshments following the morning worship service. 

Morning Worship — 9:30 AM

This morning we'll continue in a series on the love of God. The love of God is a broad, sometimes complex, but always beautiful subject and well worth our reflection.

Evening Worship — 5:30 PM

This evening we will be led in worship by Rev. Michael Spotts, continuing on in a series on the book of James. Tonight, the Spirit declares that living faith is not only active, but comes to fullest expression in acts of costly obedience and sacrificial love. We'll consider how the professions of two believers were later vindicated in lively works of gratitude and hope, and what that means for you.

Save the Date—Women’s Retreat!

Ladies, mark your calendars. The 2019 PURC Women’s retreat will be held the weekend of March 1st. More details will be coming!

“Get Connected” Women’s Night

All ladies are invited to “get connected” Friday, September 21st at 7PM in the PURC Fellowship Hall. Fliers with more information are available on the table in the foyer!

Upcoming Events:


9:30 AM Worship Service

11:00 AM Sunday School

5:30 PM Worship Service


6:30 PM Ladies Night @PURC











Happy Birthday!

September 17—Carrie L.

September 19—Sydney VH

September 20—Cory S. & Fiona P.

September 22—Zyra P.






Sunday School ’18-19

basic class Info:

The PURC Sunday Education year will begin on Sunday, September 9th, and go until May 12th, 2019.  Classes are available for children and adults, and a nursery is also provided. The Sunday School bell will ring at 11:00 am to signal the start, and will ring again at 11:45am to mark the conclusion. Parents are asked to pick up their children from the classrooms in a timely fashion.



Classroom Breakdown & Teachers:

Adult Classes: Fellowship Hall
Led by: Rev. Grotenhuis

Music (Preschool-2nd Grade): Room 5
Led by: Mrs. Lanae Bruxvoort & Mrs. Kelsey Gross

Music (3rd-8th Grade): Sanctuary
Led by: Mrs. Kelsey Gross & Mrs. Helen Brons

Preschoolers (age 3+, must be potty-trained): Room 5
Teachers: Ms. Anneke Moss & Mrs. Rebekah Sherwood

PreK/Kindergarten (age 4-5): Room 4
Teachers: Mrs. Peggy Shortridge & Mrs. Angela Bowman

1st & 2nd Grade (age 6-7): Room 2
Teachers: Mrs. Irene VanHofwegen & Ms. Raquel Hamstra

3rd & 4th Grade (age 8-9): Room 3
Teachers: Mrs. Megan Kuiper & Mrs. Johanna Buys

5th & 6th Grade (age 10-11): Room 1
Teachers: Mr. Paul Sinkovits & Mr. Mark Liston

7th & 8th Grade (age 12-13): Room 1 (back room)
Teacher: Mr. Damien Lampel & Mr. Phil Woldt

9th -12th Grade (age 14+): Council Room
Teacher: Rev. Michael Spotts

Offering Schedule


AM PURC General Fund

PM Phoenix Christian School PreK-8

September 23

AM Ratio Cristi

PM PURC General Fund

upcoming Special Offerings

Sept 29—Reformation Italy (Milan, Italy)

October 7—Benevolence

October 14—Benevolence, Providence College & Reformation Italy (Perugia)

October 21—Crisis Pregnancy Center

October 28—PURC General Fund







volunteer Schedule



AM Angela Bowman, Katrina Waardenburg, Christine Holloway, Ella Broek

          & Olivia Ward

PM Diane Kuiper, Joni Verburg, Cassidy Danzeisen & Adri Verburg

September 23

AM Macy Shafer, Johanna Buys, Andrea Smith, Mana Shafer, & Anelyse Jordan

PM Irene VanHofwegen, Cindy Woudenberg, Tessa VanHofwegen, & Jenna Danzeisen



Gary VanHofwegen

Tom VanHofwegen

Damien Lampel

Jake Jacobsen

September 23

Kelly Moss

Trevor Gross

Paul Sinkovits

Nick Voss





Gary & Irene VanHofwegen

September 23

Darrel & Diane Kuiper

Sound System


Peter Perkins

September 23

Tim Phillips




Orders of Service

The Lord’s Day
Morning Order of Worship

September 16, 2018 9:30 am

Rev. Phil Grotenhuis

Prelude & Welcome

God Calls Us to Worship

*Opening Song: #229 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name”

*Call to Worship & God’s Greeting

*Song of Response: #213 “Glory Be to God the Father”

God’s Will For Our Lives

God’s Will For Our Lives

*Song of Response: #130A “Lord, From the Depths”

God Hears Our Prayer

Congregational Prayer (concluded with corporate “Amen”)

Offering & Offertory: General Fund

God Declares His Will

Scripture: John 17:20-26

Ministry of the Word: “Love Springs Eternal”

*Song of Response: #402: 1,2,5 “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”

Our God Blesses Us

*The Lord’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song of Praise: #563 “May the Grace of Christ Our Savior”

Postlude                                                   Pianist: Lisa Gross 

The Lord’s Day
Evening Order of Worship

September 16, 2018 5:30 PM

Rev. Michael Spotts

O Come, Let Us Sing!

*Lifting Our Voices in Song: #248 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

*God’s Call & Greeting

*Confessing Our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed (TPH p. 851)

*Song of Response: #45A:1-4 “My Heart Is Greatly Stirred”

God Hears Our Prayer

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory: Phoenix Christian School PreK-8

God Declares His Will

Song of Preparation: #119N:1,4 “Your Word Sheds Light Upon My Path”

Scripture: James 2:14-26

Ministry of the Word: “Living Faith”

*Song of Response: #234:1-3 “The God of Abraham Praise”

God Blesses Us

*The Lord’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song of Praise: #234:6 “The God of Abraham Praise”

Postlude                                                      Pianist: Lisa Gross  

Prayer Needs

Note: Because of its personal nature, the prayer section is password-protected. Members, please inquire with our Secretary, Liz.