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JANUARY 12, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: My heart longs to see ______________.
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Choral Anthem “In Remembrance”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 2:36-40 (Page 993)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“SONGS OF THE SOUL: JOY OF EVERY LONGING HEART”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Closing Hymn No. 244 …………….. “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
* 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. 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence Nos. 687 – 689 ……………………….……. “Follow Him”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 184 ……………………………………………………………. “Thy Word”
Living Word: Genesis 1:31 – 2:25
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE: STRUCTURE & GEOGRAPHY”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 686 …………………..... “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S
SUPPER. We invite all those who are members of Christ’s Church
and have found forgiveness of sins in Him, to participate in the
supper. A brief Communion Service will be held in the
Chapel following the service for anyone who was not able
to be present during the worship service. If you are aware of
someone who is not here today, but would like to receive this
sacrament, please contact the church office.
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 ALPHA, 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Join us Pastor Rick begins a study “Understanding
Your Bible”. You will learn themes, people of the Bible, connections
throughout Biblical history, and how God has formed and fashioned his
people from Adam & Eve through the life of the church today.
6:45 PM Y-Life for Middle and High School Youth group meets at the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
7:00 PM CONSISTORY ORIENTATION MEETING.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
NO CLUB 3:16 (1/2 day School)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER!
On the Menu: “Think Summer” with Hamburgers and other
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery
7:00 – 8:00 PM SURPRISED BY HOPE by N.T. Wright is
subject of this Adult Class that will meet in the Consistory
Room. This class is led by Keith Van Zoeren.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 PM 1ST ALPHA CLASS “WHO IS JESUS”.
Dinner will be provided. Alpha gives you to opportunity to
explore the meaning of life. Listen, Learn, discuss, and
discover! Please RSVP to email@example.com or call the
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 19, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY Rev. James Van Zetten will lead our services and
share the message. Rev. Van Zetten is a retired RCA Pastor having
served in churches all around the US.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, January 20, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
to discuss Study Book Chapter 3, Isaiah 6. All women are welcome.
Sunday, January 26, 6:45 pm - Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth.
ONE WYOMING 1 on 1 is a mentoring program for K-12 students in
Wyoming. You are invited to the next major event which will
celebrate the current mentors and introduce potential new mentors
to our program. The event will be held on Thursday, January 16 from
6:30-8:30 pm at Godwin Heights High School, 50 - 35th St. SW.
Check the website for more information: www.onewyoming1on1.org
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
for WORDS OF HOPE. This offering will be received on Jan. 26.
Our GEMS are collecting items for the KIDS FOOD BASKET. Items
needed are: Cracker Packs, 100% Fruit Juice Boxes, Individual Fruit
Cups, Pudding Cups and Gelatin Cups, Granola Bars, 100% Fruit
Snacks (.9 oz or similar) Snack Size Zipper-lock Bags, Bulk Pretzels in
Bags. Your donations can be brought to the church kitchen. Thanks!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma, Bill & Ruth Tacoma
Lower Doors: John & Della Sawyer
Jan. 19 Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek, Scott Thornton
Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Jan. 26 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi, Khuon & Hon Tran
Lower Doors: Rog & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Today: Jayme Dood, Lyndsey Boeve
Jan. 19: Robin Zondervan, Lynda Ver Merris
Jan. 26: Sandy Farris, Phyllis Vander Sloot
DISCOVERY KIDZ - JANUARY
Art: Pat Ter Beek
Cooking: Heather Dood
Theater: Linda Lowing
Games: Shari Dood
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Brielle Wigent, Katie Green
Prayers & Praise Line
January 12, 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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