Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 5, 2013
2nd SUNDAY of ADVENT
DECEMBER 8, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Come, Lord Jesus!”
Lighting of the Advent Candle: Peace
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: We have peace because Christ has _______.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “King of Heaven, Prince of Peace”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 1:26-38 (Page 991)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“SONGS OF THE SOUL: THE VIRGIN MOTHER KIND”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 281 ………………………………….. “What Child is This?”
* 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 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
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 245 ……………………. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Living Word: I Corinthians 1:18-25 (Page 1105)
Film: “MY HOPE AMERICA: THE CROSS”
*Closing Hymn No. 293 …..... “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”
Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
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.
BUTTERBRAIDS are here from the GEMS! Please pick yours up
downstairs in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service. There
are extras!! If you would like more, or didn’t get a chance to order,
come on down and pick one up! $12.00 each.
6:00 PM SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us tonight as we view the newest
Billy Graham film “My Hope America: The Cross”. Billy
Graham writes, “Our nation is at a critical crossroads, and “My Hope
America” charts a new path of hope for our nation. Join us in the
6:30 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth. Please go
through your closet and find clothes/shoes you no longer wear to be
donated to those in need!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
7:30 AM be at church to go to DeVos Children’s Hospital for
BEING THE HANDS. 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 CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER!
On the Menu: Taco Bar! Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to
the nights classes!!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas Program
Practice. This will be a full dress rehearsal, so it is very
important that your child be there.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS – If you have any
questions, call Shari Dood at 538-7498.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE – This class is led by
Pastor Rick and meets in his office.
NEXT WEEK, DECEMBER 15, 2013
3rd SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will continue the Advent series with the
message: “Songs of the Soul: O Tidings of Comfort and
Joy”. The DISCOVERY KIDZ will present their CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM “Signs of Christmas” during the morning worship
service. Following their presentation, the kids will head back
downstairs to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday! Please have your children
shop for a gift of mittens, gloves, scarf, or hat to place under our
“Jesus Tree”. They will be donated to those in need.
6:00 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth. This will
be our Christmas Celebration! Please bring a $5 - $10 gift card of
your choice. Dinner will be provided. Bring along your favorite
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the family of Jane
Duthler who passed away on Monday, December 2 at the age of 88.
Services were held on Friday with Pastor Rick officiating.
IN APPRECIATION – Thanks to the congregation for the prayers,
calls, and cards following my knee surgery and Randy’s procedures.
Thanks to the Wednesday night ladies for the food, and Joan Emaus
for bringing it to us. Thanks to Pastor Rick for his visits. It’s great
to belong to a family called Grace. ~Marge & Randy Veldheer
AT THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING last Sunday the following
persons were approved to serve on the Consistory beginning in
ELDERS: Dennis Bush, George Grevenstuk
DEACONS: Tim Boeve, Rowin Mulder
The Ordination and installation service will be held on Sunday,
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 16, 6:30 pm – ELDERS will meet.
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING.
All newly elected Elders and Deacons are invited to attend these
Tuesday, December 17 – THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
at the Grandvilla in Grandville for lunch at 12:00 noon. All women at
Grace are invited to join. Make reservations with Mary Bush at
538-5646 before noon on December 16.
Wednesday, December 18 GEMS CHRISTMAS PARTY - This year in
Lieu of gifts, we are asking the girls to bring hats, gloves and mittens
to the party so we can donate them to local children who need them.
Sunday, December 22 – The SENIOR CHOIR will present the
Christmas Cantata “Festival of Carols” during the am worship service.
Wednesday, December 25, 10:00 am CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!
Join us here at Grace as Pastor Rick shares the message: “The
Wondrous Gift is Given”. Nursery: Linda Emelander, Chelsea
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 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.
SHOVELING HELP needed for the winter months at Grace.
$10/hour. Please call the office if you, or someone you know, is
A LIST of ADDRESSES of our Shut-in members is available on the
narthex table if you would like to send out Christmas cards this
The SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of December and also
Christmas Day is designated for the Grace Building Fund.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner, Jim & Sheila Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Dec. 15 Upper Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen, Dan & Sue Stuk
Lower Doors: Rowin & Rachel Mulder
Today: Robin Zondervan, Donna Oppenhuizen
Dec. 15 Janell Nordlund, Cindy Wylie
DISCOVERY KIDZ - DECEMBER
Art: Shari Dood
Cooking: Tymie Boeve
Theater: Les VanWyk
Shepherds: Ray Zondervan, Katie Green, Elaine Martin
Prayers & Praise Line
December 8, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Jennifer Dirkse, granddaughter of Mary Huizen, who has just
been diagnosed with cancer.
Barb, friend of Della Sawyer, just beginning chemotherapy.
Tobiah Wiese, grandson of Betty Holmes, a newborn with some
serious health issues.
Luke Dieffenbach, father of Juel Grevenstuk, undergoing
therapy at Porter Hills.
Jon Stouten, nephew of Pastor Rick, who has been diagnosed
with Crohns Disease.
Lola De Young and her family, as Lola continues to receive
treatments for a relapse.
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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