Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Dec 26, 2014
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Love Has Come”
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Litany for the New Year
Moments of Sharing: God’s Glory in 2014?
Senior Choir “We Will Glorify”
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Grace Building Fund
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 2:21-40 (Page 993)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“PREPARE THE WAY: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 286 ………………………. “Once in Royal David’s City”
*Song of Departure No. 243 ……………………………………….. “Emmanuel”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see the Pastor or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register.
A warm welcome to our visitors and members alike during this season of Advent. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate again the coming of our Lord, let us affirm the joy Christ brought into the world. May such joy live within us as we worship our Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December is designated
for the Grace Building Fund. This offering will be received this
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all Prayers and Praises, see the Prayer
Line in your bulletin today.
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
NEXT SUNDAY – READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR!
Beginning next week we, as a congregation, will be encouraged to
read through the Bible in its entirety. Pastor Rick will prepare
messages to coincide with it as well. The devotional books are here
and you make pick yours up on the narthex table. Our cost is $5.00
per book, so if you wish to donate that amount, you can just drop a
little extra in the collection. ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION
of newly elected Consistory members will be held.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, January 11, 10:00 am - The LORD’S SUPPER and Baptism will be celebrated.
Monday, January 12, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 pm – MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meets.
Friday, January 16, 7:00 pm – The Fellowship Team is inviting everyone
to the Crossing to view the film, “GOD’S NOT DEAD”. Mark your
THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT CLASS will resume on
January 7. Wes Dekker will lead the class “Millennium Concepts:
Which are you?” 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Consistory room.
COOKBOOKS are here!! Cost is $10 each, buy 5 get one free!! This
is a fund raiser for our Discovery Kidz. Cookbooks will be available
DISCOVERY KIDZ volunteers needed for the January rotation!
Please take a look at the available spots on the sign-up sheet in the
narthex and volunteer today!!
NURSERY SCHEDULES – New schedules are being made for 2015!
Linda Emelander will continue to head this up and we are so
thankful! Please sign up to volunteer. If you already volunteer, there
is no need to sign up again! Thank you all very much!
2015 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES for Grace members are now
in your mailbox. If you are not a member and wish to contribute to
Grace Church, please call the office at 538-3100 and we will see that
you receive envelopes. Online giving is also available. If you are
interested in this, see Robin Zondervan or call the office.
Vice President:John Sawyer
Clerk Pro Tem:Les VanWyk
Chairman of the Deacons: Pat Ter Beek
Stated Clerk:Keith Baker
Stated Treasurer:Jayme Dood
Stated Facilities Chairman:John Boeve
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Joan Patterson, Larry & Bernice Palma
Lower Doors: Rick Postema
Jan. 4 Upper Doors: Ernst & Char Otto, Dick Postema
Lower Doors: Deb Pierce
Today: Phyllis VanderSloot, Abby Kubiak
Jan. 4: Lynda Ver Merris, Judy Beadle
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Mrs. MaryLynn Huizen, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mr. Mac Mc Alary, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris.
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports.
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