Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 21, 2017
DECEMBER 24, 2017
4th SUNDAY of ADVENT
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “O Come All Ye Faithful”
Lighting of the Advent Candle
*Worship Sequence No. 276-278 “The Word Became Flesh”
“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
(Verses 1, 3, 4) “Angels We Have Heard on High”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: I have joy today because __________.
Christmas Carol Sing
Senior Choir “What You Gonna Call Him?”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology No. 290, Verse 3 ……………… “As With Gladness Men of Old”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 2:1-20 (Page 992)
Message: “THE GIFT OF A LOVING SAVIOR”
Reverend Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 270 “Joy to the World”
*Song of Departure No. 258 (Chorus, Vs 1, Chorus)
“Go, Tell it on the Mountain”
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 the Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
DISCOVERY KIDZ will not meet. All kids are welcome to sit with
their parents in the sanctuary.
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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory
Room following the morning worship service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.
6:00 PM CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE.
Join us for this special candlelight service
of lessons and carols.
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Les VanWyk has been hospitalized this past
week with kidney stones. Please keep him in your prayers. Pastor
George Grevenstuk is home following knee replacement surgery.
Linda Kraft is also expected to return home following her knee
surgery. Bill Ver Hulst will continue at Marywood Health Center for
a while longer. Continue to be in prayer for Jerry Hendrickson who
is now at home under hospice care. For all other praise reports and
prayer concerns, see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Mary Bush, Beth
Kubiak and Rebekah, Abby, and Mary; and the entire Bush family
and friends following Denny Bush’s death on Monday, December 18.
Denny was a long time faithful member of Grace Church. Services
were held on Saturday, December 23.
DECEMBER 31, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY will be PASTOR RICK’S last Sunday leading us in
worship and sharing the message. We will have a time for cake and
fellowship following the service.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, January 14 – Pastor Rick’s FAREWELL DINNER will follow
this service. This will be a special service honoring his years at Grace.
See the insert in your bulletin today!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December and
Christmas is designated for Pastor Rick’s retirement gift. You may
designate on your regular offering envelope, use a pew envelope, or
your special offering envelope anytime this month.
YEAR END GIVING – Please have all gifts you wish to have credited
to your 2017 Contribution Statement in by December 31. Thank you
to all who have contributed so generously throughout the year!
2018 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.
CHRISTMAS BREAK – No Wednesday classes, Discovery Kidz, or
Crossing Afterschool program will be held this week or next.
Wednesday family night and Crossing after school program will
resume January 10.
You can return your GROCERY BAGS for Family Network of
Wyoming to the church Kitchen. If you still would like to fill a bag,
there are some available on the narthex table. Attached is a list of
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Keith & Carolyn Baker
Lower Doors: Natalie Ayers
Dec. 31 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker
Lower Doors: Judy Beadle
Today Sue Vander Wal, Brielle Wigent
Dec. 31 Erika Wigent, Kaedra Adam
PRAYERS & PRAISE LINE
December 24, 2017
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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