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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 10, 2016


10:00 AM Worship Service



 Choral Introit “Jesus Got Ahold of My Life” 

 Call to Worship 

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Song of Praise 

“Shout to the North”

“Facing a Task Unfinished”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“The Stand”

 Missions Update – Our Missionaries

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “Singing the Glory Down”


 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: Luke 10:1-24  (Page 1005)

 Message:  Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen


 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Song ……………………………..………………………………  “Sanctuary”


 *Song of Departure No. 418……………….……………………...“Make Us One” 


 Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

 Keyboard, 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.



9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet.  All kids ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.  Our theme for

 November is “We need Jesus to help us guard our hearts”.

 (Philippians 4:8)


A 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.


THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory

 Room following the morning worship service.  They cover various

 subject matter using the Sunday School Guide.  You are welcome!


6:00 PM– For the month of November we will be meeting here at Grace

 for our evening worship service.  Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the





IN APPRECIATION – Thank you for the prayers, cards, and other

 expressions of sympathy after the passing of my brother.  It is very

 much appreciated. ~Louise Grimm


A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the

 morning worship service on Sunday, November 27.  A slate with

 Elder and Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval.  The final

 draft for the 2017 budget was approved.  Copies are available on the

 narthex table. 

 ELDER SLATE: Bob Moreno, Jerry Vander Wal

 DEACON SLATE:  Eric Wigent, Ray Zondervan


PLEASE BE IN PRAYER for Josh and Alissa Crooks, our newest  

 missionaries serving with Teach Beyond in Germany.  Their

 daughter Jacalyn who was born prematurely with heart issues,

 passed away this past week.  She had been doing quite well, but

 developed an infection in the intestines that rapidly grew very

 serious.  She underwent surgery but passed away shortly

 afterward.  Services are being held in Germany as well as one here at

 a later date. 








 1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory room.

 We will discuss lesson 1 in the new study book Jonah.  All women are


 3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.



 3:30 – 5:45 OR 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.


 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER –  Lasagna is on the menu.  Come

 and enjoy a time of fellowship prior to classes!


 6:45 – 8:00 PM GEMS & VICTORS for boys and girls in K - 8th Grade.

 BE B.I.G. for Preschool Children.

 7:00 – 8:00 PM ADULTS


 the Consistory Room.  This upcoming week we will be studying

 Chapter 8 in Lewis Smedes' book "The Art of Forgiving –

 When You Need to Forgive and Don't Know How".  We would

 love to have you join us! If you need a book or study guide,

 please let Lorinda know.





NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will conclude the series “The Contagious

 Community” with the message:  “Building a Community that

 Anticipates:  A Watchful People”.




Thursday, November 24, 9:45 am THANKSGIVING SERVICE

 Our Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Faith Reformed Church

 this year as a part of a continuing effort to join with our sister

 churches for special services and activities.


Sunday, November 27 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be

 held following the morning worship service.


Sunday, December 4 – COMMUNION SUNDAY


Sunday, December 11, 10:00 am – Our DISCOVERY Kidz will present

 their Christmas Program “Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior”. 

 Children's Christmas program attire- All children participating are 

 asked to wear black bottoms and white tops. See Heather with any

 questions.  **Save the date: Wednesday, December 7th will be a full

 dress rehearsal for children's Christmas program at 6:45pm. 


Sunday, December 18, 10:00 am The SENIOR CHOIR will present

 their Christmas Cantata. 


Saturday, December 24, 6:00 pm & Sunday, December 25, 10:00 am

 PLEASE NOTE –  Services will be held at Grace both Christmas

 Eve and Christmas morning.  The last couple of years it has been our

 practice to hold a Christmas Eve service only. With Christmas falling

 on a Sunday this year, we will be holding a service then as well. 




VICTORS ARE IN NEED of MALE volunteers this coming

 Wednesday night to help the boys paint. We are running some very

 large numbers and we have a project that we need to have completed

 before Christmas break. If you are able to help please call the office or

 contact Heather.



 due to Thanksgiving break. 


OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also

 Thanksgiving is planned for Josh & Alissa Crooks.  You may

 use your Thanksgiving special offering envelope as well as your

 end of the month special envelope, or designate on your regular

 envelope at any time this month.  Any Grace Thanksgiving special

 offering envelopes that are turned in at the service at Faith will be

 given to us. 


GROCERY BAGS for FNOW – As a part of our worship series on

 being a community that serves, many of you received a grocery bag at

 our service on November 6.  You can bring your filled bag to church

 anytime this month.  A list of suggested donation items was attached.

 These bags will be donated to Family Network of Wyoming. 


CHRISTMAS DECORATING – Do you love to decorate for

 Christmas?  We are in need of someone to take charge and other

 individuals to come on Friday, November 25 to prepare our sanctuary

 for the Christmas season.  Please call the office or see Sue Stuk if you

 would be willing to help this year.


The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE will be held here at Grace on

 Saturday, December 3.  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 is needed to set up and on the day of the store.  Needed are

 gift wrappers, shoppers assistants, set up help, and treats!  Sign up

 on the narthex table.  Questions?  See Shari Dood.


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 6.  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.





Today Upper Doors:  Larry & Bernice Palma, Joan Patterson

 Lower Doors:  Rick Postema

Nov. 20 Upper Doors:  Dick Postema, Gerald & Elaine Pylman

 Lower Doors:  Deb Pierce




Today Cindy Wylie, Jayme Dood

Nov. 20  Chelsea Dornbos, Robin Zondervan


Prayers & Praise Line

November 13, 2016


Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • Today we pray for our Missionaries.  We thank God for their dedication and commitment.
  • We thank God for this community that we live in. For the kind and generous people that happily donate to those in need.
  • We pray as we work through the process of electing Elders and Deacons to serve on the Consistory.
  • Continue to keep Pastor Rick in your prayers as he leads us.  Pray for wisdom, strength and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • We pray today for Heather Dood as she leads the Discovery Kidz downstairs, and the other youth activities that take place during the week.  We pray for The Crossing after school program and the families that participate.
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week. 
  • Please keep Geri Ruis in your prayers as she has not been well of late.  Her address at Sunset Manor is: 725 Baldwin #2050, Jenison 49428.
  • We pray for Mary Mc Alary and her family upon the death this past week of their husband, father, and grandfather, Gaylord (Mac)  Mc Alary.  Services were held on Friday at Hudsonville Reformed Church.  If you would like to send a card to Mary, her address is:  6728 Vintage Drive, Hudsonville, 49426.
  • Please keep Ken & Cindy Wylie's granddaughter Lana in your prayers as she awaits treatment for vision concerns.
  • Please be in prayer for Larry Ver Merris, son of Ruth Ver Merris.  Larry has been fighting pancreatic cancer for 6 ½ years (he had 3 years of remission).  He is now at the end of all known treatments.  Please pray for peace for Larry and his family.
  • We thank God for his faithfulness to Shirley De Bruin as she goes through Chemo treatments. We pray for strength.
  • Please continue to remember our family members who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  We pray for Jackie, daughter in law of Roger and Phyllis Vander Sloot;  Mike Stuk, brother of Dan; Betty Parps, mother of Tymie Boeve; Deb Stouten, sister of Pastor Rick; Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul; Janet, sister of Wes Dekker.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.


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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