Posted by: Sue Stuk on Sun, Jan 6, 2013
DECEMBER 1, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Lighting of the Advent Candle: Hope
* Opening Worship Sequence No. 242-244 ….…………….. “God With Us”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: We need to be still to hear ____________
Moments in Prayer
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 1:19-25 (Page 990)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“SONGS OF THE SOUL: LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENCE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 250 ……………………… “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
* Song of Departure No. 270 (Verse 1) ………..………… “Joy to the World”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
6:00 PM we will combine with Faith Reformed Church (618 – 32nd
Street, Wyoming) for a special start to the Advent Season. We will
take a look at Sinterklaas. Join us!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please keep Jane Duthler in your prayers as
she is at Metro Hospital. For all other prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Rev. Roger
Hendricks, our former calling Pastor, upon the death of his wife
Barbara on Friday, November 22. Funeral services were held on
Monday. If you would like to send a card to Pastor Roger his address
is: 2121 Raybrook St, DeVos 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
AT THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING last Sunday the following
persons were approved to serve on the Consistory beginning in
ELDERS: Dennis Bush, George Grevenstuk
DEACONS: Tim Boeve, Rowin Mulder
The Ordination and installation service will be held on Sunday,
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Sponsored by our VICTORS!
Come out for a great PANCAKE SUPPER! Let the boys
cook for you! Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas Program Practice.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS – If you have any
questions, call Shari Dood at 538-7498.
POLITICS AND THE NATION – THIS CLASS HAS
BEEN CANCELLED. Watch for a new adult class to begin
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE – This class is led by
Pastor Rick and meets in his office.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
2:30 PM SET UP for the Christmas Store. A light supper will
7:00 PM THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY GROUP will
meet in the Consistory Room.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE – If you have not brought the
gifts you purchased to church already, please do so by
Wednesday. Everyone who volunteered to help, come 10
minutes before your assigned time. If you signed up to bring
cookies, please drop them off sometime before the store opens.
See Shari if you have any questions.
NEXT WEEK, DECEMBER 8, 2013
2nd SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will continue the Advent series with the
message: “Songs of the Soul: The Virgin Mother Kind”.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth. You
also will meet on Dec. 15. Note: there is NO meeting today, Dec. 1
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, December 10 – BEING THE HANDS program at DeVos
Children’s Hospital. We are in still need of gifts for older youth and
adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Gifts can be brought to
the library area by the Christmas tree. A box will be marked for them.
If you are interested in going to the hospital on that day,
please sign up on the sheet in the narthex (even if you mentioned it
earlier). Shari will contact you with details.
Sunday, December 15 – The DISCOVERY KIDZ CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM “Signs of Christmas” will take place during the morning
Tuesday, December 17 – THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet at the
Grandvilla in Grandville for lunch at noon. All women at Grace are
invited to join. Make reservations with Mary Bush at 538-5646.
Sunday, December 22 – The SENIOR CHOIR will present the
Christmas Cantata “Festival of Carols” during the am worship service
SHOVELING HELP needed for the winter months at Grace.
$10/hour. See John Boeve or call 531-5700.
The SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December and also
Christmas Day is designated for the Grace Building Fund.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing
Dec. 8 Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner, Jim & Sheila Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Dec. 15 Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Rowin & Rachel Mulder
Today: Sue Vander Wal, Phyllis Vander Sloot
Dec. 8: Robin Zondervan, Donna Oppenhuizen
Dec. 15 Janell Nordlund, Cindy Wylie
DISCOVERY KIDZ - DECEMBER
Art: Shari Dood
Cooking: Tymie Boeve
Theater: Les VanWyk
Shepherds: Ray Zondervan, Katie Green, Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
December 1, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Jennifer Dirkse, granddaughter of Mary Huizen, who has just
been diagnosed with cancer.
Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, just beginning chemotherapy.
Tobiah Wiese, grandson of Betty Holmes, a newborn with some
serious health issues.
Luke Dieffenbach, father of Juel Grevenstuk, undergoing
therapy at Porter Hills.
Jon Stouten, nephew of Pastor Rick, who has been diagnosed
with Crohns Disease.
Shawn Keener, battling cancer.
Lola De Young and her family, as Lola continues to receive
treatments for a relapse.
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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