Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 16, 2014
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “God is so Wonderful”
Call to Worship & God’s Greeting
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer
ALPHA Update - Rachel Mulder
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Choral Anthem “How Long Has it Been?”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 3:1-17 (Page 935)
Message: “LIVING YOUR BAPTISM” Rev. James Van Zetten
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 465 ……………………………………. “Baptized in Water”
* Song of Departure No. 450 (Refrain Only) ……….. “Lift High the Cross”
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
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 648 (Verses 1, 3, 4)
“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 647 ……………………..……………………………….. “Pure and Holy”
Living Word: II Chronicles 7:1-16 (Page 428)
Message: “IF MY PEOPLE” Rev. James Van Zetten
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 656 ……….……………………….. “Take Time to be Holy”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*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.
TODAY Rev. James Van Zetten will lead our services. Rev. Van
Zetten is a retired RCA Pastor having served in churches all around
the US. We welcome you and thank you for being with us this
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.
6:45 PM Y-Life for Middle and High School Youth group meets at the
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet to discuss Study
Book Chapter 3, Isaiah 6. All women are welcome.
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER!
GEMS SOUP & CHILI SUPPER! Come out and support
our GEMS, and let the girls wait on you!
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 This adult class led by
Keith Van Zoeren meets in the Consistory room.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 PM WEEK 2 ALPHA CLASS “Why Did Jesus
Die?” It’s not too late to join Alpha or invite a friend!
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 26, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages
“WATCH FOR THE SIGNS. See the insert in your bulletin today for
more info. Join us for the 6:00 pm evening service for the study
“UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE”.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
for WORDS OF HOPE. This offering will be received next Sunday.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth.
2014 CONSISTORY OFFICERS:
Vice President – John Sawyer
Treasurer – Brian Licari
Clerk – Les VanWyk
Chairman of Deacons – Brian Gort
Stated Clerk – Keith Baker
Stated Treasurer – Jayme Dood
Sated Facilities Director – John Boeve
ALPHA MEALS – What a great way to be a part of ALPHA! Heather
Dood is the food coordinator and is in need of volunteers to supply
parts of the meal. See the sign-up sheet in the narthex for a spot that
will work for you. You can volunteer to bring a salad, dessert, or part
of the main dish. Thank you all so much for helping!
SUNDAY NURSERY HELPERS are needed! A new schedule will
soon be available. Can you help? Sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
If you already volunteer, there is no need to sign up again! Thank
you…our children appreciate it!
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: 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: 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 19, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
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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