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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 27, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “God Did A Wonderful Thing for Me”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Jesus is Coming Again”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering designated for Love Inc.
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Various Selections
Message Darrell Delaney
“STARTING OUT THE NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 596 …………………..……………………. “I Surrender All”
* Song of Departure No. 143 – Verse 1 …….......... “This is My Father’s 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Sue Stuk and Lisa Johnson.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leaders Heather Dood and Pat Ter Beek.
“A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR GRACE” FUND DRIVE – We will receive your gift
for our special fund drive today. You may place your envelope in the
regular offering plate today, or bring it forward and place it in the gift
box following the service.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December is designated for
LOVE INC. We are very fortunate to get many of our snacks for
Club 3:16 from Love Inc. This special offering will be received today.
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES or EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE today!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –Irene Polderman continues at Butterworth
after suffering a heart attack. John Schoolenberg was admitted to
Blodgett Hospital on Wednesday. Arlene Dekker was a patient at
St. Mary’s to undergo some testing. See the Prayers & Praise Line
for all the other praise reports and prayer concerns.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to all the adults and children who came
Christmas caroling to our home. It was so uplifting and really
meant so much to us! ~Ron & Carole Lankheet
Thanks to everyone who brought cards, gifts, and meals to the
Delaney household. We truly appreciate the support and prayers of
everyone in the church and we thank God for you all!
~The Delaney Family
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS were elected to serve on the Consistory
beginning in January 2008:
ELDER: Dennis Bush, Stan De Witt, Rick Postema
DEACON: Lon Gerbers, Dan Stuk, Pat Ter Beek
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2008
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
NEXT WEEK – JANUARY 6, 2008
NEXT SUNDAY ORDINATION & INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory
members will take place. Pastor Rick will share the message “Pride,
the Root of Vice”. This will begin a series on “The Seven Deadly
Sins”. Sunday School classes will resume.
NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Pastor Rick will begin a study entitled “From the
Old to the New to You” where we discover Christ in the Old
Testament and in our lives as well.
2008 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.
THESSALONIANS I BIBLE STUDY GROUP – The next small group meeting
has been moved to Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 pm. Note the date
and time change!
THESSALONIANS II BIBLE STUDY GROUP – Your next meeting will be held
on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00 am in the Consistory Room.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Articles are due by January 4.
You can place your articles in the bin attached to the file cabinet in
the main office, or contact Pat Ter Beek or Sandy Gort.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal; Les VanWyk
Lower Doors: Ron & Tami Veldheer
Jan. 6 Upper Doors: Rick & Sue Veldheer; Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Danielle Vining
Today AM Service: Robin Zondervan, Sue Vander Wal,
Danielle Vining, Samantha Johnson
Jan. 6 AM Service: Mark Roach, Heather Dood,
Sue & Kendra Veldheer PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
December 30, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Sending His son, Jesus Christ
• His blessings in 2007
• Time spent with family
• Irene Polderman at Butterworth
• Carolyn Baker following surgery
• John Schoolenberg at Blodgett
• Arlene Dekker as she undergoes some testing
• Ron & Carole Lankheet ~ Ron as he heals after breaking his wrist and
Carole as she continues chemotherapy
• Tarah Fron and the August Team at IICD Dowagiac as they prepare
for an International Trip to Africa
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson, Roger
Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb, Brian Ciluffo, Yvonne Riemersma,
Linda Tacoma, Laura Groenenboom (Venenga), Wilma Osterink
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie Workman, 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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