Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “God is So Wonderful”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: In the new year, I expect that God will _____.
Exhortation to Self-Examination
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ordination and Installation of Newly Elected Elders & Deacons
Senior Choir “Have You Any Room for Jesus”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 10:38-42 (Page 1006)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER: THE ART OF BEING ALL THERE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 604 (Verses 1,2)…………………….… “I Then Shall Live”
*Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
A BRIEF CONSISTORY MEETING will be held in the Chapel
immediately following the worship service this morning.
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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn No. 682 ……………. “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 404 ……………………………………………... “Faith of Our Fathers”
Living Word: Mark 1:21-28 (Page 968), Luke 7:1-10 (Page 1000)
Job 8:8-10 (Page 498)
Message: “HOLY PLACES: THE TELS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 444 ….....……………………..… “I Love to Tell the Story”
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: Larry Kleymeer, Les VanWyk
For the Office of Deacon: Brian Gort, Brian Licari
(Brian Licari 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: Dale Dood,
Larry Palma, Mike Tibbets, Ray Zondervan
2013 CONSISTORY OFFICERS:
Vice President: John Sawyer
Clerk: Elaine Martin
Chairman of Deacons: Lorie Norden
Treasurer: Ernst Otto
Stated Clerk: Keith Baker
Stated Treasurer: Jayme Dood
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room following the morning service today.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the Menu: Casserole Buffet
and desserts! Come and enjoy a meal and fellowship prior to
the nights activities.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
7:45 – 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
ADULTS – Meet in the Consistory Room for discussion of
the Sunday message “Relationships that Matter: The Art of
Being all There”. Pastor Rick will lead this class.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS will gather at the Crossing.
6:00 PM YOUNG ADULTS – A new small group meet in the
Consistory Room. Childcare will be provided! Come out
and join us for an evening of fellowship and growing in God’s
NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 13, 2013
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series of messages
“RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER”. See the insert in the bulletin
for the details. We will also welcome new members to Grace.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Char Otto is home after outpatient surgery
on Friday to have a defibrillator implanted. Mary Mc Alary continues
to undergo testing. Jen Koster is home after being hospitalized last
week. Please keep all these persons and their families in your
prayers. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see the
Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, January 15, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet.
We will discuss Psalm 6, Chapter 9 in the book Psalms. All women
Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 pm MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Monday, January 21, 7:00 pm CONSISTORY ORIENTATION
2013 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES – Please note this change:
“The Crossing” has been removed and “Connections” added. The
pew envelopes will be updated as well. If you would like envelopes,
but did not receive them, please see Ernst Otto or call the office.
“INN CROWD” CAMPAIGN –Do you have a story to share? Send it
to the office or email Sue (email@example.com) or Pastor
Rick (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will put them together after
the first of the year and share them with the congregation.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bill & Ruth Tacoma; Pat Ter Beek
Lower Doors: Scott Thornton
Jan. 13 Upper Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets, Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Today Donna Oppenhuizen, Jayme Dood
Jan. 13 Sue Stuk, Tymie Boeve
Prayers & Praise Line
January 6, 2013
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Connections Prayer Focus
Connections mission is to “Connect Neighbors to God”. We are seeking the lost, the least and the last for God’s kingdom. We call it the Luke 15 Project.
Please pray for God to use our small groups to that end as we enter 2013.
Days and times will be determined by participants.
Moms and Tots Morning Playgroups
Morning Coffee Chats
Guitar (Instrumental) Get-togethers
Retiree Coffee Times
Free supper and fun 1st Thursdays at 6pm
Bible, Book, Parenting, Finances, Job Search, Home Improvement, Home Gardening
This week we talked about the small group (common connections) possibilities.
We shared our own interests and put them on paper.
In the following weeks, we’ll talk about how to get neighbors and friends interested and involved.
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