Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 4, 2014
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 7, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Glory is A-Coming Our Way”
Lighting of the Holy Family Candle
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Reception of New Members
The Sacrament of Baptism
Ministry of Music “Oceans”
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “I Call Him Lord”
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 1:26-38 (Page 991)
Message: “PREPARE THE WAY: YOU SAY WHAT?”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 266 ………………………………. “That Beautiful Name”
*Song of Departure No. 243 ……………………………………….. “Emmanuel”
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, 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 during this season of Advent. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate again the coming of our Lord, let us affirm the joy Christ brought into the world. May such joy live within us as we worship our Lord. Please take a moment and sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is passed today.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 242 – 244 ……………………….……. “God With Us”
Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 255 ………….…………………… “Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming”
Living Word: Selected Scriptures
Message: “PROPHETS FORETOLD” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 251 …………….…. “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we celebrate as we welcome new members who will make their
Profession of Faith in Jesus as their personal Savior!
Julia Grant (1580 Mulligan Dr. SW, Wyoming 49509)
Sharon Sawyer (2662 – 52nd Street SW, Wyoming, 49509)
Sandra Sorenson (3345 Flamingo SW, Wyoming, 49509)
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM will be administered today to the
children of Sharon and Michael Sawyer: Andrew Thomas, Jacob
Michael, and Lily Mae. The flowers on the piano are in honor of
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-LIFE MEETS.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Please keep MaryLynn Huizen (Mother of
Sue Vander Wal) in your prayers as she has been moved to Oakcrest
Manor. We will give an address as soon as available. For all prayer
requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line in your
AT THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING last Sunday, the
following persons were approved to serve on the Consistory
beginning in January 2015:
ELDERS: Sharon Dood, John Sawyer (one year term)
DEACONS: Pat Ter Beek, Jenny Hendges
The Ordination and Installation Service will be held on January 4.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
7:30 AM BEING THE HANDS at De Vos Children’s Hospital.
For all those who signed up previously. If you have any gifts
to donate, you may put them in the library area, or on the
desk in the office before Tuesday morning.
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Meatloaf is on the menu!
Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the evening classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 pm – CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:
FULL DRESS REHEARSAL. Please make sure your child
is there as this is our only full rehearsal. Y-Life this includes
those of you helping out.
7:30 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING.
Adult Classes will resume January 7.
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will continue the series of
messages “Prepare the Way” with the message “Christmas Favors”.
Our Discovery Kidz will present their Christmas Program “Away in a
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 15, 6:30 pm ELDERS will Meet.
7:30 pm CONSISTORY.
Tuesday, December 16, 12:00 Noon – THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE is
inviting all women to have a Christmas Lunch together at the
Grandvilla (3594 Chicago Dr., Grandville). Please make reservations
with Mary Bush (538-5646) by Sunday, December 14.
Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am – The SENIOR CHOIR will present
their CHRISTMAS CANTATA “Rise Up! A New Light A-comin’.
Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 pm - GRACE CHRISTMAS EVE
WORSHIP SERVICE! Join us here at Grace for this special
service. Pastor Rick will share the message: “Glory Be”. Our
Christmas offering is designated for the 2015 Grace Mission Trip.
This will take the place of our Christmas Day service.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR! Beginning in 2015 we,
as a congregation, will be encouraged to read through the Bible in its
entirety. Pastor Rick will prepare messages to coincide with it as
well. The devotional books are here and you make pick yours up
today on the narthex table. Our cost is $5.00 per book, so if you wish
to donate that amount, you can just drop a little extra in the
COOKBOOKS – Should be here soon! Cost will be $10! Purchase 5
and get 1 FREE!! They will make great gifts!!
THE CROSSING SUBS –LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for
the Crossing this winter as a few of our volunteers head south. Sign-
up in Narthex or see Heather.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Jan Higley
Lower Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Dec. 14 Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner, Jim & Sheila Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Dec. 21 Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Lower Doors: Rowin & Rachel Mulder
Today: Diane Maitner, Keri Desmarais
Dec. 14: Chelsea Dornbos, Elaine Martin
Dec. 21: Tymie Boeve, Jayme Dood
Prayers & Praise Line
December 7, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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