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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 26, 2013


10:00 AM Worship Service



 Choral Introit 

*  Greeting Time 

*  Opening Song of Praise No. 273 ……….  “Good Christian Men, Rejoice”

*  Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom 

 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings

 2nd Offering – Grace Building Fund

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*  Doxology

*  Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Luke 1:57-80 (Page 991)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen


 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 Senior Choir CANTATA 

 “Festival of Carols”

*  Benediction

*  Song of Departure No. 270 (Verse 1) ………..…………  “Joy to the World”

 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 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.  We rejoice at the joy Christ brought to the world so long ago.  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.




9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET.  All children ages 3

 years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.


TODAY OUR SENIOR CHOIR presents their Christmas Cantata

 “Festival of Carols”.  Thank you to Paul Kerkstra, our Minister of

 Music, for your time and dedication.  Thank you to our Choir for your

 special part in our Christmas celebrations.


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for ALPHA, Pastor George and CONNECTIONS.


The SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December is designated

 for the Grace Building Fund.  This special offering will be received




 the Consistory Room following the morning service today.  This class

 covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk. 


NO EVENING SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.




HEALTH CONCERNS –  For all prayer requests and praise reports,

 see the Prayers & Praise Line.


WE REJOICE with these families who on Christmas Day celebrated

 Professions of Faith and Baptism! 


 Don & Inez Schutter and son DJ (3525 Breezewood Dr. S.E.,

 Kentwood, MI  49512) were baptized.  Don & Inez also made

 Profession of Faith.


 Madeline Dae Hoss, infant daughter of Christina (Kleymeer) &

 Lewis Hoss was also be baptized.  (579 Teaberry Rd., Roan Mountain,

 TN  37687)




NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the series “Songs of the

 Soul” with the message: “Our Eyes at Last Shall See Him”.  Ordination and

 Installation of newly elected Consistory members will be held.  Join us at

 6:00 PM when Pastor Rick will begin a new study “Understanding Your





Wednesday, January 8, 7:00 pm – SURPRISED BY HOPE by

 N.T. Wright is subject of the new Adult Class that will meet on

 Wednesdays beginning in January. This class is 6 weeks in length

 and will be led by Keith Van Zoeren. 


Thursday, January 9, 7:00 pm THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP

 will meet in the Consistory Room.


Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:00 am – We will celebrate the Sacrament

 of the LORD’S SUPPER.


Sunday, January 12, 6:45 pm - Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth

 meets at the Crossing.  In January we will meet on the 12th and 26th.


Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.


Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm CONSISTORY ORIENTATION.


Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.




CHRISTMAS BREAK – No evening worship service will be held

 tonight. Club 3:16 will not meet this week.  Club will resume on

 Tuesday, January 7.  Wednesday activities will resume on January 8. 


DISCOVERY KIDZ is in need of donations of Juice Boxes!  Please

 bring your donations to the kitchen.  Thank you so much for your

 continued support!


FINANCIAL REPORT – Year to date through November


 YTD Offerings $277,683.34

 YTD Needed $283,739.72

 Difference  -$6,056.38


YEAR END GIVING – Please have all gifts you wish to have credited

 to your 2013 Contribution Statement in by the close of the year. 

 Thank you to all who have given so generously throughout the year. 

 Online giving is also available.  If you are interested in this, see Robin

 Zondervan or call 534-3079. 


2014 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. 





Today Upper Doors:  Joan Patterson, Larry & Bernice Palma

 Lower Doors:  George & Hennie Rosema

Jan. 5 Upper Doors:  Gerry & Elaine Pylman, Dick Postema

 Lower Doors:  Ernst & Char Otto



Today:  Elaine Martin, Diane Maitner

Jan. 5 Lyndsey Boeve, Judy Beadle



Art: Shari Dood  

Cooking: Tymie Boeve 

Theater: Les VanWyk 

Shepherds: Ray Zondervan, Katie Green, Elaine Martin



 Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 

 December Norden Nordlund Gort Licari

 January Wigent Boeve Norden  Mulder


Prayers & Praise Line

December 29, 2013


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We thank and praise God today for the gift of Music.  We are thankful for our Minister of Music, Paul Kerkstra, and our dedicated choir members. 
  • We are so thankful for the baptism of Madeline Hoss, and the Schutter Family.  Also for the Professions of faith of Don & Inez Schutter.  We pray for God’s continued guidance and blessings on these families.
  • We pray for those who have recently lost loved ones.  We pray today for Betty Figueroa following the passing of her daughter in law, Wilma Figueroa, last week. 
  • We pray for the plans that are being made to host an Alpha Class here at Grace in January.  We pray for Rowin & Rachel Mulder as they lead this process.  We pray God’s leading as we think of persons we can invite.  Please pray that people’s hearts will be open to our invitations.
  • There are many friends and family of our church members that need your prayers this week.  Please continue to pray for Jennifer Kirkse, granddaughter of Mary Huizen, as she battles cancer.  Also, Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, undergoing chemotherapy, and Jon Stouten after being diagnosed with Crohns disease.
  • Continue to keep Tobiah Wiese, newborn grandson of Betty Holmes, in your prayers. 
  • We thank and praise God that Luke Dieffenbach, father of Juel Grevenstuk, was able to come home!
  • We continue to lift up Lola De Young and her family in our prayers.  Pray for healing, strength, and encouragement for Lola and Matt & Lindsey. 
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military this holiday season as many are away from their homes and family.  Continue to keep Amie Pierce in your prayers as she is stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink,

Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth

Ver Merris.

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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