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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Dec 24, 2010

 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2010
 10:00 am Worship

Today’s Message
“WHEN HEAVEN GOES OUT”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

Living Word
Luke 2:15-40
(Page 992)
Matthew 2:1-12
(Page 934)

Special Music
Grace Senior Choir
Introit
“Go Tell it on the Mountain”
Anthem
“His Name is Jesus”

 TODAY AT GRACE

TODAY we rejoice as the following new members are received into the
membership at Grace:

Rev. George & Juel Grevenstuk and son Gabriel Grevenstuk,
(4185 Maple St., Dorr, MI 49323, 616-6814940) transfer from the
Open Door Reformed Church of Dorr, MI/Forest Grove Reformed
Church.

Rev. Scott & Julie Crane (2726 Doncaster Ave. SW., Wyoming, MI
49509, 616-389-7985). Rev. Scott transfers from Faith Reformed
Church of Levit Town, Pennsylvania and Julie from Grace
Community Church of Holland, MI.
Welcome!


NO DISCOVERY KIDZ today. Kids...children’s bulletins are
available today at the sound board!

SPECIAL OFFERING - Our December Special Offering is designated
for the GRACE BUILDING FUND. This offering will be received
this morning.

ELDERS INVITATION - If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.

NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES today or January 2nd!

NO EVENING SERVICE will be held this week or January 2nd.


 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Deb Pierce was able to return home
following surgery on her foot. See the Prayer and Praise Line for all
the prayer requests and praise reports.

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
Dorothy Thornton and Scott & Nancy Thornton & family
upon the death of their husband and father, Vern Thornton, on
Wednesday, Dec. 22 at the age of 90. Dorothy and Vern lived in
Florida where services will be held at a later date.

Ralph & Effie Bolt upon the death of Ralph’s brother, Gerrit Bolt
on Saturday, December 18 at the age of 84. Services were held on
Wednesday at South Grandville CRC.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS were elected to serve on the
Consistory beginning in January 2011:
ELDER: Jerry Vander Wal
DEACONS: Lorie Norden, Luke Nordlund, Ernst Otto
The names of the elected are printed in order that any legitimate
objections may be presented to the Board of Elders for it’s judgment
prior to installation and ordination of those persons.


 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

No Club 3:16, Senior Choir, or Wednesday Classes will be held this week.

All activities will resume next week!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP led by Lyndsey Boeve.


 NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2011

JOIN US next Sunday! Installation and Ordination of newly elected
Consistory members will take place.

 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, January 3, 2011 – 6:30 pm ELDERS Orientation Meeting
7:30 pm DEACON Orientation Meeting.

Sunday, January 9, 2011 – The sacrament of the LORD’S SUPPER
will take place during our morning worship service.


 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS


FEARLESS BY MAX LUCADO - Rev. Scott Crane will be leading a
study in January on this book. There are six sessions which will
begin on Wednesday, January 5th. Each session will consist of a five
to ten minute video with discussion afterwards. There is a hardcover
book and a small group discussion guide that participants can avail
themselves of to begin preparation for each session. A sign up sheet
will be on the narthex table for you to indicate if you would like us to
order the book, the study guide, or both.

GEMS AND VICTORS will begin meeting every week starting
January 5th. Be BIG Preschool class will still meet the 1st & 3rd
Wednesday. There will be childcare available the 2nd & 4th
Wednesday for those parents that teach or attend Bible study on
those nights. Questions? Please see Heather.

DISCOVERY KIDZ – The next rotation, “Phillip and the
Ethiopian”, starts January 9. Cooking, theater, and two
shepherds still needed! See Heather if you can help, or sign up on
the narthex table.

NEW OFFERING ENVELOPES for 2011 are in your mailboxes. New
envelope numbers have been assigned. Please plan on making
contributions you would like credited to your 2010 statement by
December 26th.

NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES are being prepared. If you would be
willing to help out in the nursery, even just a couple times, please
sign up in the narthex. If you are already a nursery volunteer, there
is no need to sign up…you will automatically be scheduled. Thanks!

DISCOVERY KIDZ are in need of JUICE BOXES. You can bring
your donations to the kitchen. Thanks!

THANK YOU FROM DEVOS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Dear Grace Reformed Church “Christmas Store” Friends,
We were amazed at the generosity and kindness that you pour out to
our Pediatric Patients and their families when you set up your
annual Christmas Store. If your aim is to “show Christ-like love” to
people, you have accomplished that. The families leave the event
feeling cared for with arms filled because of your generosity. You
give us all such a warm, sweet feeling about what a CHURCH means
to people. Thanks is hardly enough, but it is heartfelt and sincere.
~The Child Life Team at Helen De Vos Children’s Hospital

(There is a very cute thank you card made by one of the children who

were able to get presents for their family on the narthex table.)

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman; John & Della Sawyer
January 2 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets; Pat Ter Beek
 Lower Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi
NURSERY
Today Amy Grimm, Judy Beadle, Emily Mc Elroy
January 2 Luke & Janell Nordlund, Phyllis Vander Sloot

 

 Prayers & Praise Line

 December 26, 2010

We Pray and Trust God
As the year comes to a close, spend some time in reflecting and reviewing.

Ask God to help you lean from each day that has passed, and seek His help in preparing for a new year.

Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process.

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 We thank God today for the gift of His Son!
 We thank God for our families and time spent with loved ones.
 Keep Ken Wylie in prayers as he waits for results of testing.
 Please be in prayer for Harvey Steensma as he continues with chemo and radiation treatments.
 Remember Deb Pierce in your prayers as she heals following foot surgery.
 We pray for families who have recently lost loved ones. In particular we pray for the Thornton & Bolt families.
 We think today of Lucille Sytsema. Pray for encouragement and strength.
 Keep Dick & Ruth Locke’s daughter Amee Bekkering in your prayers as she receives treatment for breast cancer.
 Prayers are requested for Ruth Ver Merris’s son, Larry, age 55, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
 Keep Linda Hoezee, daughter in law of Ann Hoezee, in your prayers as she is undergoing chemotherapy.
 Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
 Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg.
 Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Janet Yonkers


 

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