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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Dec 29, 2011

 

NEW YEARS DAY

January 1, 2012

10:00 am Worship Service

 

“God’s Precious Promises”

 

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Son of the Soul Set Free”

 Time of Praise

 * Call to Worship (On Screen)

 * Greeting Time

 * Opening Songs of Praise

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 

 Promise #1  Pardon from Sin

 Prayer of Confession

 The Living Word: I John 2:1-2

 Meditation

 Hymn No. 705 (Verses 1, 3) …………………..…. “It is Well With My Soul” 

 

 Promise #2  Eternal Life

 The Living Word: John 6:45-51

 Meditation

 Response (On Screen)

 

 Promise #3 Prayer that is Heard

 The Living Word: Matthew 7:7-12

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 640 ………………………………………..…. “Sweet Hour of Prayer” 

 

 Promise #4 Help in Temptations

 The Living Word: Hebrews 4:14-16

 Meditation

 Senior Choir “Have You Any Room for Jesus?” 

 

 Promise #5  Protection in All Things

 The Living Word: Romans 8:35-39

 Meditation

 Moments in Sharing: God Faithfully Provides _______________.

 Offertory

 Hymn No. 139 ………………………..…. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” 

* Doxology

* Offertory Prayer 

 

 Promise #6 Contentment

 The Living Word: Philippians 4:10-13

 Meditation

* Our Commitment to Holy Living (On Screen)

* Hymn No. 686 (Verses 1-5) …………….. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

* Benediction

* Closing Response Hymn No. 686 (Verse 6)

 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

* Postlude

 

NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012

The Story

 

 The Story is a condensed version of the Bible in chronological order. 

 In its 31 chapters, you are led through the story of God who always

 calls his people back to himself. Next Sunday Pastor Rick will begin a

 series of messages from The Story. Included in this study will be not 

 only the Sunday messages, but devotional studies, music, and DVD’s

 featuring Randy Frazee.

 

 You will also have two opportunities to discuss the Chapters of 

 The Story on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Rev. Scott Crane and

 Pastor Rick will lead these studies entitled “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S

 (Disciples of The Story)”. You will also be able to study the chapters

 in your own devotions using the study questions provided.

 

 So join us starting next Sunday as we immerse ourselves into a year

 of putting ourselves in God’s Story.

 

 Sunday, January 8 

 “Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It”

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

NO DISCOVERY KIDZ TODAY! Children are welcome to join their

 parents for worship in the sanctuary. Also, there will not be an

 evening worship service at Grace tonight.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012

 3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012

 3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Lasagna, Salad, 

 Breadsticks, Dessert!

 6:30 SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.

 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 GEMS & VICTORS will begin meeting each week!

 GEMS meet at the Crossing

 VICTORS meet in the Fellowship Hall

 BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!

 ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”. 

 The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. (Disciples of The

 Story)” will connect the Sunday sermon with additional

 study options. Pastor Scott’s class will meet in the Consistory

 Room. Pastor Rick will lead a class in the Chapel.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012

 2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8

 6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.

 7:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GROUP will

 meet in the Chapel.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012

 

NEXT SUNDAY join us as we immerse ourselves into a year

 of putting ourselves in God’s Story. Pastor Rick will share the

 message: “Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It”. 

 We will celebrate the sacrament of baptism as baby Grant Marshall

 is baptized. 

 

INSTALLATION AND ORDINATION of newly elected Elders

 and Deacons will take place.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS were elected to serve on the

 Consistory. Names of the elected are printed in order that any

 legitimate objections may be presented to the Board of Elders for its

 judgment prior to installation and ordination of these persons.

 Elders: Scott Crane, Wes Dekker

 Deacon: Eric Wigent

 Ray Zondervan has agreed to remain on Consistory serving as a

 Deacon for one additional year.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Monday, January 9, 6:30 PM ELDERS ORIENTATION MEETING

 7:30 PM CONSISTORY ORIENTATION MEETING

 

Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING

 

Sunday, January 15, 10:00 AM - We will celebrate the Sacrament of the

 LORD’S SUPPER during our morning worship service.

 

Sunday, January 15, 6:45 pm Y-LIFE for students in Middle and High

 School. Meet at the Crossing.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ – Next rotation begins on January 8! Still needed

 are 2 Shepherds, cooking leader and games leader. See Heather if

 you can help, or sign up in the narthex!

 

HELP WANTED to go to Gladiola to recruit for Club 3:16 during their

 lunch hour. We will go on Wednesday, January 4. See Pastor George

 if you would be able to help out in this way!

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

 

Today Upper Doors: John & Della Sawyer, Harvey & Sheryl Steensma

 Lower Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma

Jan. 8 Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek, Scott Thornton

 Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets

Jan. 15 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Khuon & Hon Tran

 Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot

 

 

NURSERY

 

Today Erika Wigent, Tymie Boeve, Phyllis Vander Sloot

Jan. 8 Diane Maitner, Luke & Janell Nordlund

Jan. 15 Lynda Ver Merris, Jayme Dood, Allie Mc Elroy

 

 

USHER/COLLECTION 

 Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 

January Wigent Otto Norden Nordlund

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

January 1, 2012

 

 

Church Plant Prayer Focus

 

A prayer of thanks for our representatives from the Classis and the Regional Synod. 

Now we ask for prayers for Rev. Randy Weener, Ben Ingebretson, Larry Kleymeer, Les VanWyk, and Pastor George. 

 

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.

 

  • We thank God for the many blessings in the past year.
  • We praise God for a new year of possibilities and opportunities!
  • Please keep Curt Boes, former member of our congregation, in your prayers as waits for a heart transplant.
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Dan De Vries, brother of Lisa Braendle; 
  • We pray for the plans being made for the mission trip to Chiapas….may all the details work out and the fundraisers be successful. 
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Frank Senko, Adam Simons, Dave Vander Berg. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris,
  • Mrs Janet Yonkers.

 

 

 

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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