Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 9, 2017
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Let’s Sing About Jesus”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
*Opening Song of Praise
“Shout to the Lord”
“We Will Remember”
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: I love to worship because ________
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “It’s Real/My God Is Real”
Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 98 (Page 585), Revelation 19:1-10 (Page 1204)
Message: “THE GIFT OF VIBRANT WORSHIP”
Reverend Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 3 ………….. “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
*Song of Departure ……………… “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp
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 Reformed Church!
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages. See the
bulletin insert for all the details.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th
grade meets downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room after the morning service. They cover various
matters using the Sunday School Guide. You are welcome to join in!
PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George & Connections, and the needs and vision at
Grace Reformed Church.
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting
at Faith Reformed Church. Pastor Rick will share the message:
“Itchy Ears: I, II, III John”.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
3:15 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for Grades 3 - 6.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Pizza is on the menu!
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet in the Choir Room.
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th.
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
6:15 PM WOMEN’S MINISTRY will be heading to see “Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Cornerstone.
The show starts at 7:00 pm. If you would like to carpool and
ride in the van, meet at Grace at 6:15 pm.
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message: “The Gift of God’s
SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting
at Faith Reformed Church. Pastor Rick will share the message
“Stay Centered: Hebrews”.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE - Please meet at Newhall, 3746 Byron Center
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS: For all praise reports and prayer concerns,
see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION: Thank you to Pastor Rick for his visits and to
the Grace family for the prayers and cards after my knee surgery.
DRIVER NEEDED: Bill VerHulst could use a driver or two to bring
him to his dialysis on Fridays. It would be a 7:00 am pickup and you
would return him back home around noon. If anyone could also help
on Wednesdays that would also be appreciated. If you can help out,
please contact Bill at 538-6311 or call the Church Office. Thank you.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm SPECIAL CONSISTORY MTG.
Thursday, November 23, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY
SERVICE here at Grace.
Sunday, November 26 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service. A slate with Elder &
Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval. The budget for
2018 will be presented and other church business will be discussed.
During the Congregational meeting all children/youth are invited to
help Ms. Heather Decorate for Christmas in the DK area. Other
activities are planned as well.
Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will
meet to discuss Lesson 8, Amos 3 in our study book. All women
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 AM – The children will present their
Christmas program “A Tree Lot Christmas”. (Children may
wear regular casual clothes- Our setting is at a tree farm.)
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm WOMEN'S MINISTRY is holding
"CUP OF CHRISTMAS" event in the Fellowship Hall. You may
sign up to either just attend the evening with us or decorate a table
for Christmas and invite your own guests (each table will hold 6
people comfortably but can do 8 if you would like). We are asking
everyone to bring a dozen cookies if you wish to participate in the
cookie exchange that night. Sign up in the Narthex or email
Heather. If you have additional questions please see Pat Ter Beek or
Sunday, December 17, 10:00 am – The Senior Choir will present their
Christmas Cantata “Sing and Shout for Joy”.
Monday, December 18 - ELDERS AND CONSISTORY will meet.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is designated for the Grace Building Fund Tree
Removal and Trimming expense.
The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE will be held here at Grace on
Saturday, December 2. 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. Take a tag from the Christmas tree on the
library area. Look for more information placed in your mailbox.
Help also by purchasing gifts for the “BEING THE HANDS”
program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 5. 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.
THE SEARCH TEAM has met a couple of times. We would like to
thank the Transition Team for all the ground building they did to
help prepare the search team. Our church profile has been submitted
to the RCA. Please continue to pray for this process, as we know the
Holy Spirit is with us and God’s plan will unfold.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi
Lower Doors: Khuon & Hon Tran
Nov. 19 Upper Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Lower Doors: Jerry & Sue Vander Wal
Nov. 26 Upper Doors: Marge Veldheer
Lower Doors: Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate
Today Kerri Baker, Brielle Wigent
Nov. 19 Judy Beadle, Kaedra Adam
Thanksgiving Lyndsey Boeve, Eva Hendges
Nov. 26 Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
November 12, 2017
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 praises.
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