Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 11, 2010
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
10:00 am Worship
START Becoming a Good Samaritan
Love your neighbor, change the world…
It starts with you. It starts today!
“We Fall Down”
“Draw Me Close”
“O’Clap Your Hands”
“LOVING THE DISABLED”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
II Samuel 9:1-13 (Page 301)
Luke 14:12-14(Page 1012)
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
“JUST GIVE ME THE GOSPEL”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
TODAY AT GRACE
WE WELCOME THE DISCOVERY KIDZ to our service this
morning. They will share with us what they have learned during
their Abraham & Isaac rotation.
START POSTCARDS are inserted into your bulletin today. You may
bring these cards forward and place them on the growth tree
following the sermon. In future weeks you may return to the card
and check the completed box. Each week a different challenge will be
given for you to consider.
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory room following the morning service.
IN THE CHAPEL, following the morning service, a 30 minute DVD
that corresponds with the morning message will be shown.
7:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Students will meet at the
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – See the Prayer and Praise Line for all the
prayer requests and praise reports.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning worship service on Sunday, November 28. Election of Elder
and Deacons will be held and the proposed budget will be presented.
LISTED BELOW ARE THE PERSONS who will make up the slate
for the upcoming ELECTION.
ELDER: One person will be elected to serve a 3 year term:
Ron Engels, Jerry Vander Wal
DEACON: Three persons will be elected to serve a 3 year term:
Lorie Norden, Luke Nordlund, Ernst Otto
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
7:00 – 8:00 PM EXERCISE BOOT CAMP – Led by Lyndsey
Boeve. CLASS THIS WEEK: We will target hamstrings,
gluts, quads and abdominals.
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet. Study guides are in
your mailboxes. All women are welcome…please join us!
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
Wednesday Night Live
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR will meet.
6:30 – 7:00 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ will meet to practice for the
7:00 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
VICTORS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. We will
continue the study of the persecuted church.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010
Join us next Sunday as Pastor Rick concludes the series “START
BECOMING A GOOD SAMARITAN” with the message:
“LOVING THE FORSAKEN”.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX – Next week we will follow up the Earth Film with
the film Oceans a fascinating and thought-provoking experience
you'll never forget. Come and explore more of God’s beautiful creation.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, November 25, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY
SERVICE. Our Special Thanksgiving Offering is designated for
“The Other Way”. Nursery: Phyllis Vander Sloot
Friday, November 26, 6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILIES MOVIE
NIGHT! “IT’S A MEANINGFUL LIFE” – A Veggie Tales
holiday event! Come and discover this story of wonder and a lesson
on being content! Fun activities are being planned. Mark your
calendar and think about a special child you would like to invite!
PICTURE DIRECTORIES – WE WILL HAVE ONE MORE
PICTURE DAY here at church! If you have not had your picture
taken yet, please plan on doing so on Sunday, November 21
(NEXT SUNDAY) from 9:30 am – 10:00 am and after church until
11:45. No need to sign up, just be here! If you have not submitted
your picture yet, please do so ASAP. Call the office if you have any
questions (538-3100). Our goal is to have these directories out by the
end of the year, but we need EVERYONE’S cooperation! Thanks!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for November is designated for
MALARIA NETS. As the Wednesday evening Adult Bible study
was studying the lesson on “Caring for the Sick” in the “Becoming a
Good Samaritan” series, they felt led to DO SOMETHING! One of
the fatal four diseases is malaria. There is no vaccine for malaria,
rather the greatest weapon centers on insecticide-treaded bed nets.
This special offering will be received on November 28.
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!! On Wednesday, December 8th
there will be a dress rehearsal! The program will take place on
December 12 at 10:00 am!
GEMS POINSETTIA SALE! 6” pots with 4 or 5 blooms each. Cost is
$8.50 ea. Orders are due by Sunday November 21 with delivery on
Sunday November 28. See a GEM or there is an order sheet on the
DISCOVERY KIDZ winter rotation schedule is on the narthex table.
See where you can help!
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 6th 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. See your mailbox for more information.
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that we are once again setting up at DeVos
Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 15 We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults.
Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Bring these gifts to the office opposite the Chapel.
Holiday Baskets – Would you like to provide a family with a Christmas Food Basket?
(It is required that you include everything for a Christmas dinner for the family, but you can choose to give extras.)
You can pick up a form to complete on the table in the narthex, or you can go online www.accessofwestmichigan.org
If you need help with this, contact Shari.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Jan Higley
Lower Doors: Elaine Martin
Nov. 21 Upper Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing; Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Today Luke & Janell Nordlund, Judy Beadle
Nov. 21 Sandy Farris, Jayme Dood, Laura Marshall
Prayers & Praise Line
November 14, 2010
We Pray and Trust God
Thank God that He has a plan for your life.
Ask Him to make His will clear to you each day.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
Please be in prayer for Judy Klein.
Also keep Harvey Steensma in your prayers.
We are so thankful for those who serve in the military. Those present, past, and future.
We thank you God for your beautiful creation, for the beautiful week we just experienced.
We think today of Lindsey & Matt De Young and their daughters in Tanzania. May they feel your presence in a special way today.
We think today of Lucille Sytsema. Pray for encouragement and strength.
Remember John De Jong as he continues his chemotherapy treatments.
Prayers are requested for Ruth Ver Merris’s son, Larry, age 55, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Keep Linda Hoezee, daughter in law of Ann Hoezee, in your prayers as she is undergoing chemotherapy.
Please pray for Connie Maile, sister of Jim Emelander, who is battling cancer.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko,
Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs Margaret Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs Anne Hoezee, 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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