Lord's day bulletin

For July 15, 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

We are led in worship today by Rev. Michael Spotts. You might not think of big cities as safe places. As we'll see in Zechariah's third vision, however, Christ's city is destined to become not only the greatest and happiest metropolis on earth, but the most secure.

It will be our privilege to celebrate the Lord’s Supper during the morning worship service.

Evening Worship — 5:30 PM

This evening, we will be led in worship by seminary student and PURC member, Mr. Andrew Pinson. According to Paul's letter to the Colossians, Christian maturity involves knowledge, good works, and gratitude. Ultimately, however, such maturity is a gracious gift which we cultivate through prayer.

Back-to-Back Worship Services

On the first Sundays of the summer months (upcoming:  August 5), the Council has decided to hold Back-to-Back Worship services, with a fellowship meal in between.  

Our next back-to-back services will be Sunday, August 5th. There will be a worship service at 9:30 AM, with a Fellowship Luncheon at 11:00 AM, followed by a second worship service at 12:15 PM. There will be NO 5:30 PM service that day!


Pastor Grotenhuis' summer sabbatical began this week and will run through the month of August. Pray that it may be a time of refreshing for him and Joy and further renew their zeal for the work of the ministry. Pray also for Pastor Spotts as he will fill in for Pastor G in his absence. 

Upcoming Events:


9:30 AM Worship Service

5:30 PM Worship Service











Happy Birthday!

July 15--Regina V.

July 18--Hunter H. & Donna W.  




Sunday School ’17-18

basic class Info:

The PURC Sunday Education year will begin on Sunday, September 10th, and go until May 13th, 2018.  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. Irene VanHofwegen

Music (3rd-6th Grade): Sanctuary
Led by: Mrs. Kelsey Gross & Mrs. Helen Brons

Preschoolers (age 2-3, 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. Tiffani Hamstra & Mrs. Katrina Waardenburg

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

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 & 10th Grade (age 14-15): Council Room
Teacher: Mr. Kelly Moss & Mr. Tim Byker

11th & 12th Grade (age 16+): Library
Teacher: Rev. Michael Spotts

Offering Schedule


AM Phoenix Christian School PreK-8 & Benevolence

PM PURC General Fund  

July 22

AM PURC General Fund 

PM Rehoboth Christian School

upcoming Special Offerings

July 22—Rehoboth Christian School

July 29—Ratio Cristi (Ben Dickerson)






volunteer Schedule



AM Rebekah Sherwood, Macy Shafer, Jennie Follett, Anelyse Jordan & Mana Shafer

PM Cindy Woudenberg, Anneke Moss, Brookelyn Danzeisen, & Cerys Phillips

July 22

AM Angela Bowman, Melanie Danzeisen, Ashley Spotts, Micaiah Riley,

& Samantha Byker

PM Rachel VanHofwegen, Dawn Gross, Adri Verburg & Julia Memmelaar




Gary VanHofwegen

Tom VanHofwegen

Damien Lampel

Jake Jacobsen

July 22

James Liston

Tim Byker

Paul Sinkovits

Nick Voss




Pete & Linda Hamstra

July 22

John & Cindy Ming

Sound System


Tyler Gross

July 22

Peter Perkins




Orders of Service

The Lord’s Day
Morning Order of Worship

July 15, 2018 9:30 am

Rev. Michael Spotts

Prelude & Welcome

God Calls Us to Worship

*Opening Song:  #48A “Great Is the LORD Our God”

*Call to Worship & God’s Greeting

*Song of Response: #475 “Who Trusts In God, a Strong Abode”

God’s Will For Our Lives

God’s Will For Our Lives: Second Commandment (p.890)

Song of Contrition and Comfort:

#32B “How Blest Is He Whose Trespass”

God Hears Our Prayer

Congregational Prayer (concluded with corporate “Amen”)

Offering & Offertory: Phoenix Christian School PreK-8

God Declares His Will

Scripture Reading: Zechariah 2

Ministry of the Word: “Safe In the Big City”

God Feeds and Nourishes Us

The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (p. 50 in the Forms & Prayers book)

Lord’s Supper Hymn: #202: 1, 2, 5 “Here O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face”        **An offering for the Benevolence Fund will be collected at this time.      

Our God Blesses Us

*The Lord’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song of Praise: #213 “Glory Be To God the Father”

Postlude                                                   Pianist: Helen Brons 

The Lord’s Day
Evening Order of Worship

July 15, 2018 5:30 PM

Mr. Andrew Pinson

Prelude & Welcome

O Come, Let Us Sing!

*Lifting Our Voices in Song: #22C “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”

*God’s Call & Greeting

*Song of Response: #265 “In Christ Alone”

God Hears Our Prayer

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory: General Fund

God Declares His Will

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

Scripture: Colossians 1:9-14

Ministry of the Word: “A Prayer for Maturity”

*Song of Response: #522 “Behold the Throne of Grace!”

God Blesses Us

*The Lord’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song of Praise: #568 “Doxology”

Postlude                                                      Pianist: Helen Brons

Prayer Needs

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