Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 8, 2013
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Every Moment of Every Day”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: Places on earth that need prayer are _______
Responsive Reading No. 473 ………………..….. “Go and Make Disciples”
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Day after Day”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Isaiah 52:1-10 (Page 716)
Message: “BRINGING GOOD NEWS” Rev. Al Schreuder
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 38 …………………………..……….. “Ye Servants of God”
* Song of Departure No. 602 (Vs. 1)…. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
*All who are able, please stand.
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! Whatever led you to our church today, we believe God rejoices in having you in this place. 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
*Opening Worship Sequence No. 538-540 ………… “My Faith, My Hope”
*Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 693 ……………………….…………………….. “Where He Leads Me”
Living Word: Jonah 1 (Page 897)
Message: “MORE THAN A FISH STORY: LISTENING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 526 …………………………….…………… “The Solid Rock”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Alan & Sue Schreuder to our service. Alan and
Sue Schreuder have served as RCA missionaries with the National
Presbyterian Church of Mexico since 1980. Thank you, Al & Sue, for
being at Grace and sharing your story and your ministry with us.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
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.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and Connections.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Luke Dieffenbach was transferred to Porter
Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center (West) 3600 Fulton St. SE,
Grand Rapids last Sunday. His recovery therapy is provided by Mary
Free Bed therapists. He was encouraged to have a goal of a visit
home for dinner at Thanksgiving and to be home by the holidays. The
family would like to thank you for the visits, cards and prayers.
Jen Koster is in Malibu, CA getting her medications adjusted. She
will be there until about December 4. Please keep Jen and her family
in your prayers. For all other prayer requests and praise reports, see
the Prayers & Praise Line.
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Rowin & Rachel
Mulder upon the very unexpected death of Rowin’s brother in the
Netherlands this past week. Please pray for Rowin & Rachel as they
have traveled there for the funeral services. Please pray for
understanding and peace for the family at this very difficult time.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
6:00 PM FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP BIBLE STUDY
GROUP will meet. Childcare is available!
6:30 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
7:30 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING. Note the time!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! On the menu: BBQ!
Come out and enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the nights
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas Program Practice.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation) for kids ages
Preschool – 5th Grade will meet.
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - You can be part of
this class even if you do not want to become a member at this
time....the class will enable you to become a member but it
will not obligate you to do so. If you have any questions, call
Shari Dood at 538-7498.
POLITICS AND THE NATION – This is a 6 week study
using a DVD by Charles Colsen. Wes Dekker will lead this
class that meets in the Consistory room.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE – This class is led by
Pastor Rick and meets in his office.
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will share the message: “FOR THE RICH
FOLK” from I Timothy 6:17-19.
6:45 – 8 PM Y-Life will meet at the Crossing.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 PM The ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet
in the Consistory Room. We will discuss Lesson 3 in the study book
Friday, November 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm ALPHA INFORMATIONAL
MEETING to be held at the Crossing. Please RSVP – Rowin or
Rachel Mulder at email@example.com. See the
last issue of the Galaxy for more information (extra copies are
available on the narthex table).
Sunday, November 24 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service.
Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Thursday, November 28, 10:00 am – THANKSGIVING DAY
Sunday, December 15 – The DISCOVERY KIDZ CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM “Signs of Christmas” will take place during the morning
Sunday, December 22 – The SENIOR CHOIR will present the
Christmas Cantata “Festival of Carols” during the morning worship
HELP NEEDED ON MONDAY, November 11 for CHILDCARE
during the young adult Bible study. 6 pm – 8 pm. Please see
Heather or call the office if you can help. Thank you!
BUTTER BRAIDS are once again being sold by our GEMS. Cost is
$12.00 each. You can see one of the girls, or an order form is
available on the narthex table. Orders are due November 17.
The SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is designated for the RCA CARE Network for
World Relief. This is the former Reformed Church World Service
(RCWS). CARE represents Compassionate Action and Relief
Efforts. This offering will be received on Nov. 24 and Thanksgiving Day.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are being sold by our Discovery
Kidz! The cost is $20, with $10.00 of that going directly to the
Discovery Kidz program. Last year they made over $400.00, making
it the best fundraiser ever! The coupon book has coupons to over 100
local merchants. A sample book is available on the narthex table.
This sale will run until Nov. 17. They make great Christmas presents!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson, Nancy Ver Strate
Lower Doors: Derk & Jenny Hendges
Nov. 17 Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Mary Huizenga
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
DISCOVERY KIDZ NURSERY
Art: Rowin & Rachel Mulder Today Elaine Martin, Judy Beadle
Theater: Abbey Licari Nov. 17 Pat Ter Beek, Sue Stuk
Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Science: Keri Desmarais
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Brielle Wigent, Abby Kubiak, Rebekah Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
November 10, 2013
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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