Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 3, 2014
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
New Year’s Prayer
* Greeting Time
* Opening Song of Praise 290 (Verses 1, 2, 3)
“As with Gladness Men of Old”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ordination and Installation of Elders & Deacons
Hymn No. 286 (Verses 1, 2, 4)………………. “Once in Royal David’s City”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Matthew 2:1-12 (Page 934), Luke 2:21-35 (Page 993)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“SONGS OF THE SOUL: OUR EYES AT LAST SHALL SEE HIM”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
Closing Hymn No. 811 ………………………..… “Another Year is Dawning”
* Song of Departure No. 270 (Verse 1) “Joy to the World”
Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
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”
*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.
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory
members will be held today.
For the Office of Elder: Dennis Bush, George Grevenstuk
(George Grevenstuk will be ordained as well as installed)
For the Office of Deacon: Tim Boeve, Rowin Mulder
(Rowin Mulder 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
responsibilities after completing their term of service:
Elaine Martin, Jerry Vander Wal, Luke Nordlund, Ernst Otto.
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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! On the Menu: PASTA BAR
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 the new Adult Class that will meet in the Consistory
Room. This class is 6 weeks in length and will be led by Keith
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
7:00 PM THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet in the
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 12, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will conclude with the series “Songs of the
Soul” with the message: “Joy of Every Longing Heart”.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - Join us Pastor Rick leads a study “Understanding Your
Bible”. Next week: “Historical & Creation”.
6:45 PM Y-Life for Middle and High School Youth group meets at the
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm CONSISTORY ORIENTATION.
Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Saturday, January 18 – First ALPHA meeting, “Who is Jesus?”
Monday, January 20, 7:00 pm – PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, January 26, 6:45 pm - Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth.
DISCOVERY KIDZ is in need of donations of Juice Boxes! Please
bring your donations to the kitchen. Thank you so much for your
ALSO NEEDED: One more Shepherd for the January rotation!
Please See Heather ASAP if you can help!
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Please have your
articles in by January 8. Submit your articles to Pat Ter Beek or
Sandy Gort, or you may place them in the bin attached to the file
cabinet in the office.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
for WORDS OF HOPE. This offering will be received on Jan. 26.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gerry & Elaine Pylman, Dick Postema
Lower Doors: Ernst & Char Otto
Jan. 12 Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma, Bill & Ruth Tacoma
Lower Doors: John & Della Sawyer
Today: Lyndsey Boeve, Judy Beadle
Jan. 12 Jayme Dood, Tymie Boeve
DISCOVERY KIDZ - JANUARY
Art: Pat Ter Beek
Cooking: Heather Dood
Theater: Linda Lowing
Games: Shari Dood
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Brielle Wigent, Katie Green
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!”
II Corinthians 5:17
Prayers & Praise Line
January 5, 2014
Congregational Prayers and Praise
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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