Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 10, 2011
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
10:00 am Worship Service
“When God Shows Up”
“We shall be like him, for we shall
see him as he is.” I John 3:2b
Choral Introit “This is the Day”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Sacrament of Baptism
* Hymn No. 185 ………………………………………….………… “Jesus Loves Me”
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Joy Down in My Heart”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 20: 13-38 (Page 1079)
Message: “WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…MINISTRY GETS EMOTIONAL”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 405 ………………………… “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*All who are able, please stand.
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as
it is passed today.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 102-104 …..…………………. “Praise to the King”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 11 …………..……..……. “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Living Word: I Samuel 7 & 8 (Page 267)
Message: “LIKE EVERYONE ELSE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 492 …….……………………………………….. “At Calvary”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
*All who are able, please stand.
It is with warmth and joy that we welcome all who have come
to worship today. May this be a time of encouragement
and inspiration. Please take a moment and 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 celebrate the sacrament of baptism as Hayden Robert
Desmarais, son of Doug and Keri Desmarais, is baptized. The
flowers on the piano are in honor of his baptism.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade can be a part of the Grace Discovery Kidz! Meet
downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
room. Study Guides for Acts 27 & 28 are in your mailboxes.
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – GEMS FUNDRAISER!
Chili, Baked Potatoes, Dessert…lots of yummy goodies! All
your donations will go to our Grace GEMS programs.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
6:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ practice for Christmas Program.
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
the class in discussion of the book Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.
8:00 PM THE WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM will meet.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “When God
6:45 PM Y – LIFE for Middle and High School Youth.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all other prayer requests and praise
reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Praise God! My shoulder surgery went very
well. My thanks to Lucille Sytsema for being my driver and staying
there the entire time. My thanks for all the payers offered for me.
They certainly have been appreciated. ~ Ron Lankheet
Thank you for all the beautiful get well cards and the many
Birthday Cards! I enjoyed each and every one! ~Ann Hoeze
The Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser was not only delicious but a lot of
fun! Thank you to many of you who donated those delicious salads
and desserts! Thank you to those who donated other food items to
our dinner so that the cost of the dinner was almost nothing to us!
Because of all your help we were able to collect $1,320.75 to put
toward our mission trip to Chiapas Mexico. We have now raised
over $8,500.00! Praise the Lord and thank you Grace Family!
~The Chiapas Mexico Team of twelve persons
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to John & Della
Sawyer and family upon the death this week of Della’s mother,
Margaret Ashton at the age of 77. Services for Margaret were here in
our sanctuary yesterday with Pastor Rick officiating. Burial will take
place in Texas.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning service on Sunday, November 27. The slate will be
presented for approval of Elders & Deacons and the proposed budget
will be presented.
The single slate for the upcoming elections is presented as follows:
ELDERS: Scott Crane, Wes Dekker
DEACONS: Sandy Farris, Eric Wigent
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, November 24, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY Service.
Pastor Rick will share the message. Our Thanksgiving offering is
designated for Family Network of Wyoming. Nursery: Linda
Emelander & Phyllis Vander Sloot.
Friday, November 25, 10:00 AM CHRISTMAS DECORATING of our
church. Come out and join the fun! We will all have lunch together!
Friday, November 25, 6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE
NIGHT! “THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY” – A Veggie Tales
holiday event! This is a heartwarming story of Aaron, his drum, and
his beloved animals on a quest to find forgiveness. Think about a
special child you would like to invite!
Thursday, December 1, 6:00 PM MOTHER-DAUGHTER
CHRISTMAS DINNER. See the insert in your bulletin today!
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 PM A special night is being planned for
our Grace Church family! AL JOHNSON will speak of his real life
perils as a former paratrooper/OSS Agent and his “behind the lines”
exploits in France and China during World War II. We will start the
night off with a PANCAKE SUPPER sponsored by the Victors.
This will begin at 5:45 pm, with Choir meeting from 6:15 pm –
7:00 pm. This will give everyone an opportunity to hear Al Johnson
speak. Pastor Scott’s class will not meet. Invite a friend and come
out for this special night!
Y LIFE MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH will be donating
“snack bags” to the Kids Food Basket Program for their December
service project. Some items needed are: quart size zipper lock
baggies, individual pudding or fruit cup, cracker packs, granola bars,
raisins (single serving size). Please bring your donations to the youth
desk prior to Nov. 18th.
SPECIAL OFFERING for November and Thanksgiving is designated
for Family Network of Wyoming. Our November offering will be
received on November 27.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation will begin on November 20! Help is
needed for cooking, games, art and theater. These positions are only
for 3 weeks. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex, or see Heather.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
CHICAGO TRIP – There a still a few spots left on the Zion Reformed
Church bus trip to downtown Chicago. They will leave from
the parking lot at Zion at 7:00 am sharp on Friday, December 2 and
return at approximately 11:00 pm. Cost is $35.00 per person. Please
call Sue Stuk (538-3100 or 532-7729) to reserve your spot.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Fred & Willie Hiemstra
Nov. 20 Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Ron Lankheet
Lower Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari
Today Erika Wigent, Luke & Janelle Nordlund
Nov. 20 Jenny Hendges, Jayme Dood, Robin Zondervan
Prayers & Praise Line
November 13, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
We praise and thank God today for Pastor George
and his ministry with the Crossing Community.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Mrs Janet Yonkers.
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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