Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 10, 2016
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Jesus Got Ahold of My Life”
Call to Worship
*Opening Song of Praise
“Shout to the North”
“Facing a Task Unfinished”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
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
“BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT SENDS: A MISSIONARY PEOPLE”
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.
TODAY AT GRACE
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”.
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
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
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
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.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
3:30 – 5:45 OR 8:00 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Lasagna is on the menu. Come
and enjoy a time of fellowship prior to classes!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
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
FORGIVING THOSE WHO HURT US – Class meets in
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.
8:00 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will conclude the series “The Contagious
Community” with the message: “Building a Community that
Anticipates: A Watchful People”.
DATES TO REMEMBER
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
NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES/DINNER November 23rd
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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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
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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