Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 22, 2011
December 25, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
What is God Conceiving?
Choral Introit “Love Has Come”
Time of Praise
* Christmas Call to Worship: Luke 2:1-20
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Christmas means ______________.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “There’s a Tiny Baby Born Tonight”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Grace Mission Fund
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Ministry of Music “I Heard the Bells” Ray & Robin Zondervan
Living Word: Matthew 1:18-25 (Pg. 933), John 14:1-3, 15-17 (Pg. 1045)
Revelation 1:4-8 (Pg. 1191)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO GUARANTEES CHRIST’S COMING”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Ministry of Music “Be Born in Me” Christina Kleymeer
Litany of Response
* Closing Song ………..………………………………………….....“Joy to the World”
* Song of Departure “Christmas Celebration” Senior Choir
* 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 Pastor Rick 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 as
it is passed today.
TODAY AT GRACE
NO DISCOVERY KIDZ TODAY! Children are welcome to join their
parents for worship in the sanctuary.
IN APPRECIATION – Today we thank Christina Kleymeer, Ray &
Robin Zondervan, and our Senior Choir and Praise Team for their
special part in our Christmas celebrations!
Our CHRISTMAS OFFERING and also our Special Offering for the
month of December is designated for the Grace Mission Fund. Your
gifts will be received this morning.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
10:00 AM – Join us as we begin the new year in worship. Pastor Rick
will share the message. No evening service will be held at Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Tena De Vink is now a patient at Tender
Care Health Center, 2786 56th Street SW, Wyoming. Please keep
Tena in your prayers. For all other prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Dear Friends of Family Network of Wyoming: Thanks
so much for your significant gift of $1,733. Your church does so much for us and
we thank God for each of you. We received the following note of thanks from
one of our clients “Last night I went to bed for the first time without a
headache… I have more food in my home than I have had in 6 months ~ you
guys are not humans, you are angels”. Richest Christmas Blessings to each of
you! ~Glen Walstra, Ministry Director at Family Network
I would like to express my thanks for the beautiful poinsettia. It certainly
brightens up my room and I appreciate being remembered. Thanks, too, for the
special messenger, Lorie Norden, and her long distance delivery.
Thank You to Pastor Rick for his call and thanks to my Grace family for the
many wonderful get well, sympathy, and Christmas cards I received! Also
thanks to the Deacons for the beautiful poinsettia once again this year.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS were elected to serve on the
Consistory beginning in January 2012:
Elders: Scott Crane, Wes Dekker
Deacon: Eric Wigent
Ray Zondervan has agreed to remain on Consistory serving as a
Deacon for one additional year.
Names of the elected are printed in order that any legitimate
objections may be presented to the Board of Elders for its judgment
prior to installation and ordination of these persons.
INSTALLATION AND ORDINATION of newly elected Elders
and Deacons will take place on January 8.
NEW BUDGET ENVELOPES are now in your mailboxes for the
year 2012. Please note: Open enrollment for online giving
continues. If you would prefer to give your tithes and offering in this
way, please contact Ray Zondervan or Ernst Otto.
DISCOVERY KIDZ – Next rotation begins on January 8! Still needed
are 2 Shepherds, cooking leader and games leader. See Heather if
you can help, or sign up in the narthex!
NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES are being prepared. If you would be
willing to volunteer, please sign up in the narthex. If you are already
a volunteer…THANK YOU! We will continue to schedule you as in
LAST CALL FOR CHIAPAS MEXICO MISSION TRIP – There is
space for 4 more persons to go along on the trip March 11-18.
Presently 12 persons are on board. If you have been thinking about it
and are on the fence, please consider joining the Team. See Shari for
more information. Deadline for adding new members is TODAY.
HELP WANTED to go to Gladiola to recruit for Club 3:16 during their
lunch hour. We will go on Wednesday, January 4. See Pastor George
if you would be able to help out in this way!
WE WILL CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER on Sunday, January 15.
Y-LIFE – Next meeting is scheduled for January 15 at the Crossing!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Rick Postema, Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: George & Hennie Rosema
Jan. 1 Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer, Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
Lower Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma
Today Sandy Farris, Lyndsey Boeve, Elaine Martin
Jan. 1 Erika Wigent, Tymie Boeve, Phyllis Vander Sloot
Prayers & Praise Line
December 25, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
A prayer of thanks for so quickly finding representatives from the Classis and the Regional Synod.
Now we ask for prayers for Rev. Randy Weener, Ben Ingebretson, Larry Kleymeer, Les VanWyk, and Pastor George.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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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