Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 22, 2016
DECEMBER 25, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Prelude Paul Kerkstra, Ruth Tacoma, Bob Moreno
Choral Introit “Silver Bells” Words by Sandy Workman
Video – “A Baby is Comin’”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
Lighting of the Christ Candle
*Opening Songs of Praise
“O Come All Ye Faithful”
“Let’s Worship and Adore Him”
“Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
“He Shall Reign Forevermore”
Moment of Sharing: Thank God for the gift of ______.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “What You Gonna Call Him?”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – Pastor Godwin Idogo
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 2:1-20 (Page 992), Matthew 2:1-12 (Page 934)
Message: “THE SIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 250 …………………..… “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
*Song of Departure No. 196 (Verse 1) …… “O Come Let Us Adore Him”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboard, Lorinda Vander Werp
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
No DISCOVERY KIDZ, ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class
or EVENING WORSHIP service will be held today.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December, including
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, is designated for the work of
Godwin Idogo. This offering will be received today.
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will lead our service and share the
Message “What Does it Mean to Fear God?” from Proverbs 1:7,
Hebrews 12:28-29 and I John 4:18.
6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE we will be meeting at Grace for the
months of January - April. Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the message
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: Denny Bush will undergo outpatient surgery
on Wednesday. Mary Huizen was able to return to her home
at Sunset Manor. Geri Ruis was hospitalized at Metropolitan
Hospital, but has also returned to Sunset Manor. For all other prayer
requests and praise reports, please see the Prayer & Praise line in
your bulletin today.
To our church family: Thank you for your cards and prayers during
the recent illness and death of our mother Esther Palma.
~Larry & Bernice Palma
Thank you for the calls and prayers on Fay’s behalf after her recent
hospitalization. We appreciate it so much. ~John & Fay De Jong
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 26, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, January 8, 10:00 am ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION
of newly elected Elders and Deacons.
Tuesday, January 10, 7:00pm MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM meeting.
Sunday, January 15, 10:00 am THE LORD’S SUPPER will be
Monday, January 16, 7:00 pm CONSISTORY ORIENTATION.
YEAR END GIVING – Please have all gifts you wish to have credited
to your 2016 Contribution Statement in today. Thank you
to all who have contributed so generously throughout the year!
2017 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.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Beginning in January, Pastor Rick will be
preaching your choice of sermons. Now is your opportunity to hear a
message on your chosen topic or scripture. Jot your requests down
and put them in the offering plate of leave on the desk in the office.
CHRISTMAS BREAK – No evening worship service will be held this
week or next. The Crossing after school program will resume on
Tuesday, January 3. Wednesday activities will resume on January 4.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Don & Lillian Vander Veen, Les & Tinna VanWyk
Lower Doors: Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate
Jan. 1 Upper Doors: Marge Veldheer, Bill Ver Hulst
Lower Doors: Lexie Wagoner
Today Lyndsey Boeve, Brielle Wigent
Jan. 1 Sandy Farris, Kerri Baker
Prayers & Praise Line
December 25, 2016
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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 praises.
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