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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Tue, Dec 23, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “We Worship and Adore You”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Gloria, Be Exalted”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – The Other Way Ministry
You are welcome to bring forward your “Gifts for Grace”
anytime during the offering today.
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children in Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Various Scriptures
Message: “GOD HOLDS US” Rev. Marv Vander Vliet
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 139 .…………………..…… “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
* Song of Departure No. 270 (Verse 1) ……………..…… “Joy to the World”
* Postlude 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Let us join together in
celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs of joy
before our creator. Please take a moment and sign your
name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is
passed today so we can get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY Pastor Marv VanderVliet, Director of Youth for Christ,
Juvenile Justice Ministry, will be with us and share the message.
Juvenile Justice Ministry is a Core Ministry of Youth for Christ.
Their focus is on ministering to boys and girls in the Juvenile
Detention Centers as well as outreach programs to troubled/at risk
teens in our community. One of the programs of the JJM is the
Cadet Voyageurs program that meets at the Crossing each week on
Monday evening. PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAILBOX TODAY for the latest
newsletter from Pastor Marv.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December is designated for
The Other Way. This offering will be received today.
A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR GRACE – A drive for the Grace Building Fund.
Today, we will receive your gift for our special fund drive. Extra
envelopes are available on the narthex table, or you can use a pew
envelope. As you know, this building is now 44 years old and in need
of maintenance and improvement so we can continue to share
comfortable worship in this facility. Our goal is to raise $120,000.00
towards these efforts. Thank you for your continued generosity and
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Heather Dood and Allie Mc Elroy. Children K–2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Sandy Farris, Matthew Farris & Janna Emelander.
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES or EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE today.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer
concerns & praise reports.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to Peter Cook for the beautiful
poinsettias in our sanctuary this holiday season.
Dear friends, thank you so much for your prayers, cards, and
concerns since my “ungraceful” fall. Surgery went very well, but the
recovery will be a little slower than I would like! God is good. Many
blessing to you for a Merry Christmas and a Christ filled new year.
NEXT SUNDAY – JANUARY 4, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY INSTALLATION & ORDINATION of newly elected Consistory
members will take place. Pastor Rick will begin a new series of
messages “GOD’S ROAD SIGNS”. See the insert in your bulletin today.
Sunday School classes will resume.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS were elected to serve on the Consistory
beginning in January 2009:
ELDER: John Sawyer, Les VanWyk
DEACON: Rick Marshall, Ray Zondervan
The 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.
NO CLUB 3:16 THIS WEEK. Club will resume on January 6.
ELDERS & DEACONS – The next meeting will take place on Monday,
January 5. Elders will meet at 6:30 pm and Consistory at 7:30 pm.
2009 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES are in your mailboxes. All
communicant members have been assigned envelopes. If you are not
a member, but would like envelopes, please contact the office.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. If you have an article to
submit, please do so by January 7. Articles can be placed in the bin
attached to the file cabinet in the main office, or contact Sandy Gort
or Pat Ter Beek.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Pylman, Bob & Terri Stadt
Lower Doors: John & Della Sawyer
Jan. 4 Upper Doors: Dan & Sue Stuk; Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
Lower Doors: Pat Ter Beek
Today AM Service: Sue Veldheer, Laura Marshall, Tymie Boeve,
Jan. 4 AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Heather Dood, Amy Grimm
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Prayers & Praise Line
December 28, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The gift of His son, Jesus Christ
• His blessing in 2008
• Time spent with family
• The ministry of Pastor Marv Vander Vliet and YFC-JJM
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• All those who have recently lost loved ones
• Bob Ver Merris as he continues his recovery at home
• Joan Formsma as she heals following foot/ankle surgery
• Esther Hoag and her health concerns
• Betty Figueroa as she heals following her fall
• Sally Herrema after being hospitalized earlier this month
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Lucille Bosma,
Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson, Roger Byker
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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