Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 26, 2013
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
* 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
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 1:57-80 (Page 991)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“SONGS OF THE SOUL: WITH HEART AND SOUL AND VOICE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Senior Choir CANTATA
“Festival of Carols”
* 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.
TODAY AT GRACE
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 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
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,
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 5, 2014
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
DATES TO REMEMBER
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
FINANCIAL REPORT – Year to date through November
YTD Offerings $277,683.34
YTD Needed $283,739.72
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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
DISCOVERY KIDZ - DECEMBER
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
Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth
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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