Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 7, 2016
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Introit “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Ordination and Installation of Elders & Deacons
Senior Choir “Standing on the Solid Rock”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 139:1-18 (Pg. 609), Romans 8:31-39 (Pg. 1097)
Message: “I BELIEVE IN A PERSONAL GOD”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn…………..…………………………………….. “Does Jesus Care?”
*Song of Departure No. 813 ………….……………. “Glory Be to the Father”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
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. 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 AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet. All children ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION newly elected Consistory
members will be held today.
For the Office of Elder: Jerry Hendrickson, Elaine Martin,
Heather Dood will be ordained as required by the Commissioned
Pastor program but will not be serving as an acting Elder at Grace.
For the Office of Deacon: Don Schutter, Dan Stuk
Don Schutter will be ordained as well as installed.
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP APPRECIATION for the faithful service
by the Consistory Members who this morning relinquish their
Dennis Bush, John Sawyer, Brian Licari, Brian Gort
Please note: Les VanWyk has agreed to take the remaining term of
Dennis Bush through 2016. Larry Kleymeer has agreed to continue
to serve as an Elder through 2017.
2016 CONSISTORY OFFICERS: The Consistory Officers were
elected as follows and will be confirmed at the January meeting.
Vice President: Les VanWyk
Treasurer: Pat Ter Beek
Clerk Pro Tem: Larry Kleymeer
Chairman of the Deacons: Dan Stuk
Stated Clerk: Keith Baker
Stated Treasurer: Jayme Dood
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service. All are welcome!
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.
6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE – For the month of January we will be
meeting with our friends at Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd
Street SW, Wyoming.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Geri Ruis, Lucille Sytsema, and Anna
Borkowski were all able to return to their homes this past week
following hospitalization. For all other praise reports and prayer
requests, see the insert in today’s bulletin.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
7:00 PM MISSION TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Spaghetti is on the menu.
Enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the evening classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
for girls in grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room!
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS
As a part of our continuing efforts to join forces with our sister
churches through the Thrive initiative, you are invited to
Newhall Reformed Church, 3746 Byron Center Rd., Wyoming
to join with their congregation for a Bible study on the
Book of Acts. Rev. Daniel Kroeze will be leading this
class. Come to Grace for dinner, then take the short ride over
to Newhall for this class.
7:30 PM WORSHIP TEAM MEETING.
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 17, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages “You
Better Believe It!” with the message “I Believe in Salvation”.
6:30 PM Y-LIFE – Meet at the Crossing. You will also be meeting on
January 31st time to be determined.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, January 18, 7:00 pm CONSISTORY ORIENTATION
Tuesday, January 19, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
in the Consistory Room. We will discuss Chapter 17 in our study
book. All women are welcome.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS DESPERATELY NEEDED
for the January Rotation!! Still needed are leaders for Cooking and
Science. Also 3 Shepherds. February and March rotation sign ups
are also available. Please sign up early!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HELP NEEDED! Still could use another
male helper in Victors. We have 9 boys and we are growing!
Preschool class looking for a teacher to sub in for Heather a couple
times a month. If you can help at all, even only once a month, please
DESSERTS are once again needed for Wednesday nights. If you can
help out by making a dessert, please sign up on the sheet in the
narthex. Questions…see Tymie Boeve.
NURSERY – A new nursery schedule will soon be available. If you
would like to help, please sign up! If you are already a volunteer…we
appreciate you!! No need to sign up again, we will schedule you.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today: Upper Doors: Sandra Sorenson, Scott Thornton
Lower Doors: Sharon Sawyer
Jan. 17: Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets, Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Today: Donna Oppenhuizen, Pat Ter Beek
Jan. 17: Sue Vander Wal, Keri Desmarais
Prayers & Praise Line
January 10, 2016
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 praises.
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