Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 8, 2012
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*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
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*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”
*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
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”
*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
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
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
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!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated
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
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
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.
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.
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
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
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
Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, Mrs Ruth
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.
No messages have been posted.
You must first create an account to post.