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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 12, 2009
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2009
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing: May God plant in our hearts __________!
Choral Anthem “God Leads Us Along”
Prayer Meeting: Prayers regarding a new Church Plant.
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: John 21:20-25 (Page 1054)
Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“FOLLOWERS OF GOD DESIRE THE CLOSENESS OF JOHN”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 692 ………………..……… “God Will Take Care of You”
* Song of Departure No. 669 …………………….…….. “Make Me a Servant”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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.
We joyously greet those who are visiting with us today.
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
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 509 …………………………………………. “He Lifted Me”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 375 ………………………………………………. “Jesus Shall Reign”
Living Word: Mark 3:20-30 (Page 971)
Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WHAT’S THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN?”
Prayer of Blessing
* Closing Hymn No. 329 ……………….…… “There is Power in the Blood”
Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 am – 11:15 am DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3 years –
5th Grade meet downstairs for your very own service.
11:30 am – 12:10 pm THE SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in
the Consistory Room. You are welcome to join them!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –See the Prayers and Praise Line for all praise
reports and prayer requests.
IN APPRECIATION – Thanks to everyone who sent cards, brought in
meals, and Pastor Rick’s visit while I was recuperating from foot
surgery. ~Phyllis Vander Sloot
Thank you, Grace family, for your prayers, uplifting cards,
kindnesses, and visits during my recent surgery and recovery.
LISTED BELOW ARE THE PERSONS who will make up the slate for the
upcoming ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER AND DEACON.
ELDER: Three persons will be elected to serve a three year term:
Dale Dood, Elaine Martin, Larry Palma
DEACON: One person will be elected to serve a three year term:
Tim Boeve and Eric Postema have agreed to extend their
term as Deacon and will serve one additional year.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held as a part of the morning
service on November 29. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held,
a vote on the new church plant will take place, and the
proposed budget will be presented. Inserted in the bulletin today, as
well as next Sunday, is an Absentee Ballot. If you are unable to be in
attendance on Sunday the 29, please fill out and sign the Absentee
Ballot. Ballots will be passed out on the day of the Congregational
meeting to all those in attendance. If you have any questions
concerning the procedure for this years vote, please see Pastor Rick
or Clerk, Keith Baker.
COPIES OF THE 2010 PROPOSED BUDGET are available for review on the
AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ELDERS, the membership of Carol Roelofs
was transferred to New Life Community Church of Muskegon, MI.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
1:00 PM ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room. We
will discuss week 2.
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3 & 4.
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Sponsored by the DISCOVERY KIDZ!
PIZZA AND SUNDAE BAR!
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR meets for practice.
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for girls in grades K – 8 meet at the Crossing.
CADETS for boys in grades 1 – 8 meet in the choir room.
B.I.G. CREW for preschool children will meet in the nursery.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULT CLASS will meet in the Consistory Room. Pastor Rick
will begin a new study entitled “The Supremacy of Christ:
The God Who Speaks to Us.” You are invited to come!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 7 & 8.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
7:00 PM SCRAPBOOKING NIGHT at the Crossing. Invite a friend and
come out for an evening of fun! Don’t scrapbook, but have
another hobby you would like to work on…bring it along and
NEXT SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 22, 2009
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Bruce Kuiper will lead both our morning and
evening worship services and share the message.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, November 26, 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP
SERVICE. Our Special Thanksgiving Offering is designated for
Mel Trotter Ministries. Nursery: Robin Zondervan & Chelsea Boeve
Friday, November 27, 6:30 DISCOVERY KIDZ EVENT! Come to the
Crossing for this special holiday event for kids and their families.
The Veggie Tales movie “SAINT NICHOLAS – A STORY OF JOYFUL
GIVING” will be shown. Save this date and think about a special child
you would like to invite to this fun event!
Sunday, November 29, 6:00 PM COMMUNITY ADVENT SERVICE at
Beverly Reformed Church. Choirs from Beverly, Faith, St John
Vianney and our choir will each have a special musical selection.
Join us for this special musical start to the Advent season.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated for
CAMP GENEVA. This offering will be received on Sun. November 29.
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS - Time to sign-up for the next
rotation....Three Wiseman. A sign up sheet is in the narthex, or see
EMPTY PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES are needed for the Discovery Kidz
Christmas program. Please bring them to the church kitchen.
SAVE THE DATE...OUR CHILDREN'S PROGRAM will be Dec 20th during the
morning service. Discovery Kidz Parents please keep Saturday
morning Dec 19th at 10:00 am open for dress rehearsal and Jesus’
CAMP GENEVA YOUTH RETREAT for 6th – 8th GRADES January 30-31.
See Heather TODAY if you are interested in going!
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 5th 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.
Our Christmas tree is set up and there are 60 tags on it that need to be filled. Pick up a couple tags from
the tree today!
Sign up to volunteer on Thursday, December 10 anytime between 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm (supper
included). Help unload cars as the gifts for the Christmas store come in from other churches and help
sort into price categories. Choose your own hours!
Sign up to volunteer at the Christmas Store the day of the event, Saturday, December 12!
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 16. 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 holiday basket at Christmas? Sign up in
the narthex by Nov. 30.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner; Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Nov. 22 Upper Doors: Andrea Maitner; Thom & Kris McGuire
Lower Doors: Luke & Janell Nordlund
Nov. 29 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Lorie Norden
Lower Doors: Ernst & Char Otto
Today AM Service: Elaine Martin, Tymie Boeve, Sue Stuk
PM Service: Mary Bush
Nov. 22 AM Service: Heather Dood, Judy Beadle, Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Nov. 29 AM Service: Lynda Ver Merris, Amy Grimm, Sue Vander Wal
Prayers & Praise Line
November 15, 2009
We Pray and Trust God
Spend part of your prayer time this week thanking
God for your blessings. Be Specific.
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray for God’s clear leading in this process as the
congregation prepares to vote on this issue.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
We pray for the upcoming election of Elders & Deacons, congregational meeting,
and vote for a new church start.
We thank God for the veterans who so courageously served our country.
We pray for all those men & women who are serving in the military today. We pray also for their
families, especially during this holiday season when they may especially feel their absence.
We pray for strength and encouragement for Christy Kleymeer today.
We pray for the health of our congregation. May they be protected from the many sicknesses going
We thank God that Reggie Dabbs was able to be in the area speaking to so many young people. He
was able to speak to over 6,500 youth in area schools and 1400 at after school events. Praise God for
the 150 youth who made a first time decision for Christ during this time.
Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers:
Doug Desmarais, Frank Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s
grandson), Dave Vander Berg, Nick Borkowski.
Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer,
Mrs June Snyder, and Mrs Anne Hoezee.
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