Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Dec 28, 2012
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Love Has Come”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “That Beautiful Name”
Moments in Prayer
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: Isaiah 62:1-7, 10-12 (Page 725)
Message: “LIVING IN ‘MIDDLE’ EARTH”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 375 (Verses 1, 2, 4) ……………….. “Jesus Shall Reign”
*Song of Departure No. 290 (Verse 1) …. “As with Gladness Men of Old”
*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.
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 WE WELCOME MATTHEW COOK to our worship service.
Matt is a 3rd year student at Western Seminary. Matt was baptized
and made his profession of faith here at Grace. He now lives in
Holland with his wife, Mary, and one year old daughter Emma.
Thank you Matt for being with us this Lord’s day.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December and
Christmas Day is designated for the GRACE BUILDING FUND.
This offering will be received this morning.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will not meet
today! Class will resume next week.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
NO SERVICE will be held at Grace tonight.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will
meet in the Chapel.
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 6, 2013
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages
“RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER”. See the insert in the bulletin
for the details. ORDINATION and INSTALLATION of the newly
elected Consistory members will be held.
CHRISTMAS BREAK – Please note that there will be no evening
service tonight, no activities on Wednesday, January 2 and no Club
3:16 this week. Club will resume on January 8 and Wednesday
activities will resume on January 9.
DISCOVERY KIDZ –Beginning in January we will return to the 5
week rotations of Art, Science, Theater, Cooking, and Games.
Teachers will be asked to make a 3 week commitment and Shepherds
a five week commitment. Please sign up on the narthex table.
YOUNG ADULTS – A new small group will begin on Thursday,
January 10 here at church. Childcare will be provided! Come out
and join us for an evening of fellowship and growing in God’s word.
MISSION/OUTREACH – Next meeting is January 15, 7:00 pm.
THE LORD’S SUPPER will be celebrated on Sunday, January 13.
NEW WORDS OF HOPE Devotional Booklets are available at the
sound board and the narthex table.
“INN CROWD” CAMPAIGN –Do you have a story to share? Send it
to the office or email Sue (email@example.com) or Pastor
Rick (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will put them together after
the first of the year and share them with the congregation.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer; Harvey & Sheryl Steensma
Lower Doors: Lucille Systema
Jan. 6 Upper Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma; Pat Ter Beek
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Today Elaine Martin, Chelsea Dornbos
Jan. 6 Donna Oppenhuizen, Jayme Dood
Prayers & Praise Line
December 30, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
Connections Prayer Focus
Connections primary mission is to “Connect Neighbors to God”.
We are seeking the lost, the least and the last for God’s kingdom.
We call it the “Luke 15 Project”. Please pray for God to use our
small groups to that end as we enter 2013.
Small Groups for 2013
Moms and Tots Morning Playgroups
Morning Coffee Chats
Guitar (Instrumental) Get-togethers
Retiree Coffee Times
Free supper and fun
1st Thursdays at 6pm
Bible, Book, Parenting, Finances, Job Search,
Home Improvement, Home Gardening
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