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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 8, 2012

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Call to Worship

*Greeting Time

*Opening Songs of Praise & Prayer

 Moment of Sharing: The Gospel Story of Jesus causes me to _______.

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Moments in Prayer 

 Special Music Ernst & Char Otto

 Offertory 

 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing the Fellowship Register

*Doxology

*Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Acts 9:1-18 (Page 1065)

 Message: “THE STORY: PAUL’S MISSION” 

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 446 ………..….. “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”

*Benediction

*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”

*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.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX

Meet in the Chapel

 Prelude

 Worship Sequence No. 388 – 390 …………….………………. “By His Spirit”

*Invocation & Salutation

 Time of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

*Hymn No. 505 ……………………………………….…………… “He Touched Me”

 Living Word: Acts 15:1-21 (Page 1072), John 5:1-18 (Page 1032)

 Message: “HOLY PLACES: POOL OF BETHESDA”

 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

*Closing Hymn No. 393 ……….…………… “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

*Benediction

 Postlude

*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. 

 

OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Ernst &

 Char Otto of our congregation. Thank you for sharing your gifts with

 us today.

 

A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary

 to pray for Pastor George and the new church start.

 

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

 

HEALTH CONCERNS –For all prayer concerns and praise reports,

 please see the insert in your bulletin today.

 

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Kevin Ter Beek and Molly

 De Vries who were united in marriage in our sanctuary yesterday

 afternoon! 

May God bless you with many years of happiness together!

 

THANK YOU to everyone who sent cards, visited, called and prayed

 for me during my rehab from surgery. My hip was replaced and also

 tears from muscles in my left hip. I thank God for doctors, nurses

 and therapists who were there for me during my recent 2 months

 away from home. Thanks to all of you. ~Lucille Systema

 

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the

 morning service on Sunday, November 25. The Elder slate will be

 presented for approval, and elections will be held for the office of

 Deacon. The budget for 2013 will be presented and other church

 business will be discussed. The children may remain in Discovery

 Kidz to view a movie so parents are able to attend the meeting.

 ELDERS: Larry Kleymeer, Les VanWyk

 DEACONS: John Boeve, Brian Gort, Derk Hendges,

 Brian Licari (Two will be elected to serve)

ABSENTEE BALLOTS are available on the counter in the office if you 

 will not be here to vote. Absentee ballots must be signed and given to

 Clerk Keith Baker or sent to the office prior to the Nov. 25 elections.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012

 6:30 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE

 7:30 PM - SPECIAL CONSISTORY MEETING.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012

 3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6. 

 7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

 3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!

 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Meatloaf is on the menu!

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

 6:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ practice for Christmas program

 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation)

 Children preschool through 5th Grade will meet with Mrs.

 Heather in the Fellowship Hall. 

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

 Meet in the Consistory room.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

 6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of

 Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.

 

NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 18, 2012

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message, “Paul’s Final

 Days” from The Story. Please read Chapter 30 in preparation. 

 

5:45 – 8:15 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle & High School. We will

 be heading out once again to the 3-MILE PROJECT for an

 awesome evening of worship with other youth from our area.

 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday, November 20, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will

 meet in the Consistory Room. We will discuss Lesson 8 (Psalm 137)

 from the study book Psalms. All women are welcome.

 

Wednesday, November 21, NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE

 activities with the exception of Choir!

 

Thursday, November 22, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY Worship

 Service. Pastor Rick will share the message. Nursery: Pat Ter Beek,

 Linda Emelander. Our Thanksgiving Offering is designated for

 CONNECTIONS. 

 

Friday, November 23, 6:30 pm – KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE

 NIGHT at the Crossing! This year we will view “WHY DO WE 

 CALL IT CHRISTMAS?” Cutting down trees? Hanging 

 stockings? Santa Claus? What to they have to do with Jesus'

 birthday? More than you'd think! Mark your calendar and plan to

 attend this fun family activity!

 

Saturday, December 1 – CHRISTMAS DECORATING of our church.

 Come out and we will have a good time together listening to

 Christmas music and getting the church ready for the Christmas

 season. Lunch provided. See Tymie if you have any questions.

 

ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are now being sold by the Discovery

Kidz for $20.00 each. They make great Christmas gifts! If you did

not order from one of the kids, there is a sheet on the narthex table

where you can place your order. A sample book is also available!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated

 for CONNECTIONS. 

 

YOUNG COUPLES STUDY GROUP coming! Please sign up in the

 narthex if interested in a Thursday night study group. Also looking

 for those interested in helping with child care on these Thursday

 evenings. Please sign up as well. Looking at the 2nd or 3rd Thursday

 each month.

 

THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are

 Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!

  • Participate by buying gifts for the 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.

 See your mailbox for more information.

  • Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program

that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on

Tuesday, December 11. We are in need of gifts for older youth

and adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Gifts can be

brought to the library area by the Christmas tree. A box will be

marked for these gifts. 

  • Holiday Giving Network – Would you like to provide a family

with holiday food? You can pick up a form to complete on the table

in the narthex, or you can go online. Instructions are printed on

the form. If you need help with this, contact Shari.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

Today Upper Doors: Elaine Martin; Jim & Sally Herrema

 Lower Doors: Jan Higley

Nov. 18 Upper Doors: George & Sue Koster, Brian & Abbey Licari

 Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke

NURSERY

Today Elaine Martin, Amy Grimm

Nov. 18 Cindy Wylie, Tymie Boeve

 

DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS

Today 3 & 4 (T) Lynda Ver Merris (S) Shari Dood

 K – 2nd (T) Donna Oppenhuizen (S) Brian Gort

 3 – 5 (T) Sandy Gort (S) Ray Zondervan

Nov. 18 3 & 4 (T) Elaine Martin (S) Louise Grimm

 K – 2nd (T) Sue Stuk (S) Dan Stuk

 3 – 5 (T) Sally Herrema (S) Ray Zondevan

 

 

Prayers & Praise Line

November 11, 2012

 

Congregational Prayers and Praise

 

  • We thank and praise God today for those who serve in the military and those veterans who have served in the past. 
  • We are thankful for the freedom we enjoy in this country because of those who have served.
  • Please keep Jen Koster in your prayers as she has been in and out of the hospital again this week. May the Doctors find some answers for her.
  • Also, please pray for Deb Stouten, sister of Pastor Rick, as she has been hospitalized. May the Doctors find a way to treat her pain.
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Lola De Young, Curt Boes, Dan De Vries, Brian Benthin.
  • Continue to keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Adam Simons and Justin Roelofs. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Jane Duthler,

 Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth

 Ver Merris.

 

Church Plant Prayer Focus

 

Connections is thankful for this special offering in November. As the daughter church of Grace we cherish this relationship. We appreciate your continued support as the parent church both corporately and individually, through prayers and offerings. Your support enables to ministry to continue to reach out to the neighborhood and feed the spirits and the bodies that live in our community. Your offerings to Connections, apart from your tithe to Grace, carry forward your vision for a new church plant to reach the unchurched. Consider being a regular partner with a $20/week for 20 weeks contribution to Connections.

We also deeply appreciate your prayers for Connections. Please continue to pray for growing numbers and small groups. Please also remember in prayer a Connection family that has just lost their apartment lease, is struggling to find a job and facing marriage and family conflicts that have forced the family apart. Our prayer is that this would be quickly resolved and that we are able to provide Christ – like friendship and comfort for this family during this tough time.

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