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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 9, 2007
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Speaker: Joseph M. Jennings
* Closing Song of Praise
Keyboard, Christy Oppenhuizen
*All who are able, please stand
JOSEPH M. JENNINGS
Former gang leader, Joseph M. Jennings, is the President and Founder of Second Chances Outreach Inc. He developed the R.A.W. D.A.W.G.S. Youth Corps program with the Kanza Foundation in January of 1994, as an alternative to gangs in the inner cities of America.
Joseph grew up in the black ghetto of South Bend, Indiana, the oldest son of thirteen kids. Raised to live a lifestyle of gang and drug-related violence, he stopped at nothing in his attempt to attain the material success he thought was the “American Dream.” Joseph’s quest resulted in him being burned, stabbed, and shot thirteen times, yet still feeling unfulfilled and empty.
Now, as an International Anti-Drug/Anti-Gang Motivational Speaker, Joseph travels the world sharing his story and warning young people of the dangers of drug use and gang activity.
Joseph has served as a “National Youth Advocate” on President George W. Bush’s Advisory Council on the Prevention of AIDS/HIV in America. He is also the author of “Prisoner of the American Dream” and “Black Man White Man: A Tale of Two Friends.”
TODAY AT GRACE
ELDERS INVITATION - If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leader Lisa Braendle & Greeter Hennie Rosema.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Sandy Farris & Greeter Chelsea Boeve.
11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
“Creeds and Confessions” – Brad Class will lead this group in the
Chapel. This week we will look at The Nicene Creed.
“Surrendering: Your Life for God’s Pleasure” meet today in the
office opposite the Chapel for class.
ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH – Following the service this
morning you are all invited to the Crossing building for pizza!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – For our evening service we will travel to Holland to
hear Brother Andrew speak on the topic “Focus on Secret Believers”.
The cost of their commitment is high…they are the most persecuted
Christians in the world. – Christians in Islamic countries who have
converted from Islam. You will hear passionate testimonies of Secret
Believers’ personal struggles to come to grips with hostile
governments and terrorist acts. Brother Andrew is the founder of
Open Doors International and author of the best seller “God’s
Smuggler”. This live event will begin at 7:00 pm at Central Wesleyan
Church located at 446 West 40th Street in Holland. Meet at church
at 6:00 and we will ride in the vans together.
7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets at the
Crossing. ALL high school youth invited!
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
Study Lesson 3.
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Students in Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! Come for a time of fellowship
before the evening meetings. On the menu: Kielbasa,
meatballs, potatoes, salad, dessert.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:15 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
will meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Darrell Dalman meets in the
PRAYER GROUP – will meet in the office opposite the Chapel
for a time of prayer.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007
7:00 – 10:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING at the Crossing.
NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY is Youth Sunday. Darrell Delaney, our Director of
Children & Youth, will share the message “A Great Cloud of
Witnesses” from Hebrews 12:1.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
IN APPRECIATION – To all those who attended our shower and gave
gifts we say thank you. We appreciate you taking time out of your
schedules to celebrate with us. ~Love Darrell & Kia Delaney
Thank you to everyone who kept me in their prayers during the
2007 Breast Cancer 3-day! I was able to walk all 60 miles over the
3 days with just a little bit of patellar tendonitis for the last 30 miles.
I know that your thoughts and prayers kept my spirit high and
enabled me to physically and mentally make it through this
amazing event! I have signed up to walk another 60 miles in 2008
and have even formed a team. If you are interested in learning
more or possible joining the team, come talk to me. Thank You!
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Nikki Probst and Adam Salladay
who were united in marriage in our sanctuary yesterday!
May God bless you with many years of happiness together.
Their new address is 8008 Stonehaven Dr., Parma, MI 49269
LISTED BELOW ARE THE PERSONS who will make up the slate for the
upcoming ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER & DEACON. Three
persons will be elected to service as Elder and three as Deacon. Each
will serve a three year term.
ELDER: Dennis Bush, Stan De Witt, Gladys Kessel, Larry Palma,
Rick Postema, John Sawyer
DEACON: Lon Gerbers, Luke Nordlund, Dan Stuk, Pat Ter Beek,
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the morning service
on November 25. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the
proposed budget will be presented and other church business will be
discussed. There will not be Sunday School on this day, however,
activities will be held for children during this time. Sunday School
teachers can plan on attending this meeting.
AT THE LAST MEETING OF THE ELDERS the membership of the following
families was transferred:
Curt & Mary Boes to Faith Reformed Church of Wyoming.
Brent & Kristin Veldheer and baptized son Ethan to Corinth
Reformed Church of Byron Center.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 19, PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE (Note the date change!)
Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH Team Meeting.
Thursday, November 22, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Grace!
Monday, November 26, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION
(Note the change of date!)
WELCOME KIA! The Executive Committee along with Consistory has
approved Kia Delaney as the Club 3:16 Coordinator. This is a part
time position primarily funded with the assistance of the South
Grand Rapids Classis, for which we are grateful. Also approved is
that Darrell and Kia will be moving into the parsonage in December.
Further details of this will be shared at our November 25
Congregational Meeting. Continue to keep the Delaneys and all our
staff in your prayers.
COOKIES IN NOVEMBER – For the month of November cookies will be
available after the morning service. You will find a cookie jar on the
table in the narthex. Donations for the cookies are designated for the
AT Children’s Project. The Van Zoerens, former members of Grace,
have 2 granddaughters who have Ataxia-Telanglectasia, one is now
ready for a wheelchair. All donations gratefully accepted! If you
have any questions, see Lynda Ver Merris.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 3rd Annual Wyoming Christmas Store. This store is set up for low income families of the neighborhood. Parents are able to purchase gifts for their children at ¼ the cost. Our Christmas tree is set up and there are 100 tags on it that need to be filled. Check your mailbox for all the details and pick up a couple tags from the tree!
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that we are setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital. We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Bring these gifts to Nikki’s old office. Again, details are in your mailbox.
HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE – The holidays may be difficult for
families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The directors
and staff of the Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraff Funeral Homes invite you
to join them in paying a memorial tribute to your loved ones. This
Holiday Remembrance Service will be held Sunday, November 18,
at 2:00 pm at the Grandville High School Auditorium, 4700 Canal.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for Thanksgiving and the month of November is
designated for GRACE MISSION & OUTREACH. Offerings will be taken
on November 22 and November 25.
NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES will be put together soon! Many volunteers
are needed. Even if you can only help a couple times a year, please
sign up on the narthex table. If you have helped in the past, there is
no need to sign up again…we will automatically schedule you. Please
Note: All nursery workers High School age and above must have
attended a meeting on the Child Protection Policy. Another meeting
will be planned soon.
THE WEST SIDE WALKERS, Christy Kleymeer’s team, is hosting an open
house fundraiser for the 2008 Breast Cancer 3-Day with Tastefully
Simple, BeautiControl, and Fabulous Faux Purses on November 15
from 6:30 – 9 pm. You can come and go as you wish and get your
one-stop shopping done for the holidays. The event is being held at
4780 – 16th Street in Byron Center with proceeds going to breast
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Ernst & Char Otto
Lower Doors: Joan Patterson Nov. 18 ALL Doors: Youth
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Heather Dood, Jennifer Elkowitz,
Nov. 18 AM Service: Luke & Janell Nordlund, Pat Ter Beek,
Brad Beadle PM Service: Terri Stadt
Prayers & Praise Line
November 11, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The message of Joseph Jennings
• The opportunities made available this past week to reach the youth in our neighborhood for Christ
• Linda Tacoma, daughter of Bill & Ruth, who was diagnosed with
cancer and will be undergoing surgery
• Wilma Osterink, a member of our Choir, who underwent a 7 hour
surgery in Florida on Friday
• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• Betty Figueroa upon the death of her sister-in-law last week at the age
• Wesley Borkowski’s friend Cody whose Grandfather needs our prayers as he and his grandfather’s brother will be undergoing medical procedures
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the May Team at IICD Dowagiac as they prepare for
an International Trip to Africa
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson,
Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb, Brian Ciluffo, Yvonne Riemersma
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Gen Kroon,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mr John Schoolenberg,
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie Workman, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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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