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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 10, 2006
NOVEMBER 12, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Musical Introit Samantha Johnson
* Opening Songs of Praise
Presentation by the Cadets, GEMS, Sunday School,
Children & Worship and Club 3:16
Music Ministry by Praise Team “You are Good”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
Skit – “Passing the Baton”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word Kia Delaney
Preaching of the Living Word Darrell Delaney
“PASSING THE BATON”
Psalm 145:4, Deuteronomy 6
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Alaska Challenge Presentation Ray & Robin Zondervan
* Benediction Reverend Rick Oppenhuizen
Postlude “You are Good”
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 370 ………………..……… “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 375 …………………………………………….. “Jesus Shall Reign”
Living Word: Esther 1:1-12 (Page 485), Ezra 1:1-8 (Page 458)
Message: “ECHOES OF PERSIA ” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 196 …………………..… “O Come, Let Us Adore Him”
Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
*All who are able, please stand
We rejoice in having each of you here for worship today. Your
presence lifts our spirits. Remembering the love which God has
for us, we extend our hand in love to one another. Please sign
your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it
is passed so we can get to know you better!
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we will celebrate Youth Sunday during our morning service. We
thank Darrell Delaney, our Director of Youth and Children’s
Ministries; Kia Delaney, Ray & Robin Zondervan, Luke Nordlund,
Nikki Probst, and all our youth leaders and students for their
contributions to our service this morning.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leaders Lisa Braendle & Hennie
Rosema. Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room
with Worship Leaders Jennifer Moody and Samantha
Johnson. You will be dismissed during the offering time.
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.
Spiritual Warfare in the Old Testament – Brad Class will lead this
group in the Chapel.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. A time of discussion will follow the message.
6:00 – 8:00 PM YOUTH - GRACE GIFTED! We at Grace want to allow our
young people to display their gifts. If you like to sing, dance, play an
instrument, write poetry or have other talents, we invite you to the
Crossing tonight for Grace Gifted! This is an opportunity to share
your gifts and for us to celebrate each other. There will be fun and
giveaways. If you have questions, see Darrell.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006
1:15 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory room.
Study Chapter 2.
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM MISSION & OUTREACH TEAM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
GEMS for girls in grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
CADETS for boys in grades 1-8. Meet at the Crossing.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL & K YOUTH – FOLLOWING JESUS EVERYDAY!
Meet in Room 7 in the Discovery Kids Hallway downstairs.
A nursery is available for younger children.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
BIBLICAL ROLE MODELS - Join Brad Class in PASTOR RICK’S
OFFICE for this series of Bible Studies.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga in a
study of the Spirit Fruit as found in Galatians 5:22-23. This
series of Bible Studies will meet in the CONSISTORY ROOM.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2006
7:00 – 11:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Char Otto is home following outpatient surgery
on Friday, November 10. Ron Lankheet will undergo outpatient
surgery on his shoulder on Friday, November 17. See the Prayers &
Praise Line today for all the Prayer Requests and Praise Reports.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Kristen Emelander and Nathan
Thompson who were united in marriage in our sanctuary on
Saturday, November 11th with Pastor Rick officiating.
May God bless you with many years of happiness together!
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for all the cards and meals. It was very
much appreciated! ~Donna Oppenhuizen
LISTED BELOW ARE THE PERSONS who will make up the slate for the
upcoming ELECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER AND DEACON.
Three persons will be elected to serve as Elder and three as Deacon.
Each will serve a three year term. Ron Engels and Lorie Norden have
agreed to serve an additional year on Consistory in order that we can
work toward a goal of making even the number of persons elected
ELDERS: John De Jong, Jerry Hendrickson, Gladys Kessel,
Neal Klein, Larry Kleymeer
DEACON: Tim Boeve, Tim Dunkle, Doug Grimm, Jim Mc Elroy,
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the morning service
Sunday, November 26. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held,
the proposed 2007 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 the children during this time.
Teachers can plan on attending the Congregational meeting.
NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 19, 2006
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue with the series Core Values for
Church and Life with the message “The Standard of Security ~ I
am Called to Pass on my Faith.”
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Pastor Rick will share the message “The Holy City on
Edge: Place of Peace?” from the series Where Sin and Sacred Meet.
Discussion will follow the message.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 20 LIFELINE SCREENING at Grace.
Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm CARING SHEPHERD TRAINING SESSION
Thursday, November 23, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Grace.
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 pm WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS.
Would you like to be a hostess? If so, indicate that when you sign up
in the narthex! Everyone is welcome…invite your family and friends!
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 am LYNELLE PIERCE will be our special
music during our morning worship service.
NEEDED FOR THE CHILDRENS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: On November
19 we need 3 male fishermen and someone to play Jesus in
a short unrehearsed skit. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex if
you can help. Questions?? See Jennifer Moody.
ALASKA CHALLENGE – Please be in prayer as we proceed with plans for
fundraising for those who have expressed interest in becoming part
of the Alaska Challenge, July 21-31, 2007. Also pray for those who
are still not sure if God is calling them to participate. If you have any
questions, contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan.
D & W FUND RAISING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! D & W will donate 5% of
our group’s total sales back to our Youth Groups. All you need is our
code 95688. Local participating D & W’s are the Grandville, Breton
Village, Caledonia, Rockford & Cascade stores. The date for this
promotion is NOVEMBER 12-18. Just jot down our code and shop!
TODAY WE REJOICE with Pastor Dave Jansen and CenterPoint Church
because their classis has agreed to purchase land for their church to
build on in the future. However, before Classis can finalize this
purchase of land, CenterPoint has the responsibility of getting all the
required site plans completed. Our Thanksgiving Offering and
our November Special Offering is designated to help
CenterPoint fund these plans.
WREATH SALES – Our youth group will once again be selling Christmas
Wreaths and Evergreen Crosses. Order forms are available on the
narthex table. Wreaths will be delivered Sunday, November 26th.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 2nd 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 125 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…we will use the left
over gifts from the Christmas store for the younger children.
Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Again, the details are in
Provide a Holiday Basket for a family at Thanksgiving or
Christmas. Sign up in the narthex if you are interested. Please
respond by early November for a Thanksgiving basket and early
December for a Christmas basket.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today All Doors: Youth
Nov. 19 Upper Doors: Kerri Baker; Ron & Marcia Berends
Lower Doors: Anna Borkowski
Today AM Service: Erika Wigent, Karen Kosters, Laura Marshall
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Nov. 19 AM Service: Cindy Wylie, Tami & Ashley Veldheer,
Becky Herrema PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
November Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 Aisle 5 Aisle 6
Gort Veldheer Johnson Moody Bush Veldheer
Week of 11-5-06
Offering Weekly Amount Needed Difference
$10,591.42 $7,848.27 + $2,743.15
Year to Date Offering Year to Date Needed Difference
$348,854.55 $353,172.15 - $4,317.60
Prayers & Praise Line
November 12, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
· Our Youth and their Leaders
· The purchase of land for CenterPoint Church
· Keri Boeve as she works with troubled kids in California
· Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
· New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
· Ron Lankheet as he undergoes surgery on Friday
· Char Otto as she recovers following surgery
· Curt Boes as he recovers and regains his strength
· Gordon VerMerris at Blodgett Hospital
· Donna Oppenhuizen as she heals
· Keith Benthin’s father who is hospitalized
· Dan Stuk as he undergoes testing and seeks the best course of treatment
· The Hoag family following the death of Orville’s sister, Shirley
· Brent & Kristin Veldheer following the death of Brent’s grandfather, Brad
· The job partner of Steve Elkowitz
· The upcoming process of Electing Elders & Deacons
· Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk,
David Hoezee, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman, Irene Polderman
· The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Lori, sister of Nikki Probst,
· Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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