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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 12, 2015



10:00 AM Worship Service



 Choral Introit “Day After Day” 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Moment of Sharing:  I love this church because ________.

 Moments in Prayer

 Choir Anthem “Every Moment of Every Day”


Tithes & Offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.

Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.


 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Acts 1:1-11  (Page 1055)

 Message: “THE STORY CONTINUES” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 405 …………………..……  “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord”


 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ……...  “The Solid Rock”


 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 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 children ages

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



 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are welcome!


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.


6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE - For the month of November our

 evening service will be held at Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd

 Street SW, Wyoming.


6:30 – 8:00 PM YLIFE will meet.








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

 room.  Study Lesson 16, Isaiah 49: 1-8.  All women welcome. 

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



 3:45 – 5:45 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 3 & 4.


 6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER– We will be serving Chinese

 food for dinner this week! Come out and enjoy dinner and a

 time of fellowship prior to classes. 


 6:45 – 8:00 PM

 GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in

 grades K – 8th.  Meet in the Choir Room!

 VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th

 BE BIG – For Preschool children.  Meet in the Nursery!






NEXT SUNDAY Rev. Jack Doorlag will lead our service and share the

 message “In Christ – A Restored Soul”. 




HEALTH CONCERNS –For all praise reports and prayer requests,

 see the insert in today’s bulletin.


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

 both while I was in the hospital and at home.  I appreciate you all

 very much!  ~Marge Veldheer


A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held Sunday, Nov. 29

 following the morning worship service. A slate with Elder and

 Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval.  The final draft for

 the 2016 budget was approved.  Copies will be available prior to the

 meeting.  If you are unable to be here, absentee ballots will be

 available on the counter in the office. 

 ELDER SLATE: Jerry Hendrickson, Elaine Martin

 DEACON SLATE:  Don Schutter, Daniel Stuk




THE VICTORS are looking for one helper next week (Nov. 18) to do a

 project with the boys.  See Heather if you can help.


THE CROSSING afterschool program will not meet the week of

 Thanksgiving (the 24th & 25th). 


GRACE COOKBOOKS – We have Grace Cookbooks available for you

 to purchase this holiday season!  Books are $8.00 each, buy 3 get one

 free.  Over 140 recipes were submitted by our Grace family.  Proceeds

 to benefit Grace Youth programs.  Books are available on the narthex

 table or the youth desk downstairs.


MISSING – We are missing three - 6 foot plastic tables from the

 Fellowship Hall.  Also, a TV that was setting on the cart in the back

 hallway upstairs.  If you know where they might be found, please see

 Tymie Boeve or call the office at 538-3100.  Thanks!


The WINDOW in the narthex is ordered and should be installed in 2-3

 weeks.  Thank you for being patient and careful as we wait! 


SHOPPERS – AMAZON has a great new program to benefit

 charitable organizations.  We know many of you shop at Amazon.

 They will donate .05% to our GRACE YOUTH on your purchases! 

 See the insert in the bulletin today for all the information.




Thursday, November 26, 9:45 am THANKSGIVING DAY

 WORSHIP SERVICE at Grace.  This will be a combined service

 with Faith – Please note the special start time!  Our Special Offering

 for Thanksgiving day is designated for Family Network of Wyoming.


Friday, November 27 - CHRISTMAS DECORATING here at Grace. 

 Come out and help decorate the church for the Christmas season. 




Sunday, December 13, 10:00 AM – DISCOVERY KIDZ



Sunday, December 20, 10:00 am SENIOR CHOIR CHRISTMAS



Thursday, December 24, 6:00 pm CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

 EVE SERVICE at Grace.


Friday, December 25, 10:00 am Joint CHRISTMAS DAY Service at

 Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd Street.




Today: Upper Doors:  Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson

 Lower Doors:  Larry & Deb Kleymeer

Nov. 22 Upper Doors:  Neal & Judy Klein, Dick & Ruth Locke

 Lower Doors:  Beth Kubiak


Today:  Keri Desmarais, Phyllis Vander Sloot

Nov. 22:  Elaine Martin, Sophie Licari




Many opportunities are available to us here at Grace.  Find something that is close to your heart and consider giving today!


  • The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE here at Grace on Saturday, December 5.  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 by purchasing gifts for the “BEING THE HANDS” program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 8.  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.


  • OUR GEMS are collecting new underwear and socks for children of all ages this Christmas season.  There is a “Hello Kitty Hamper” by the lower level doors for your donation.  Or you may put them on the desk in the office!


  • SPECIAL DIET FOOD COLLECTION FOR FNOW – In the month of November we will be collecting “special diet” foods for Family Network of Wyoming.  Many people that come to the pantry are on special diets such as gluten free, or are diabetic.  These items cost more and are not usually available to be purchased inexpensively at places such as Feeding America. 


  • FAMILY NETWORK is also in need of the following:

 Toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and  

 conditioner, plastic grocery bags, egg cartons - the one dozen size.

 VOLUNTEERS are needed:

  • Volunteers to work at the pantry on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10 am – 5 pm (and or all of that time frame)
  • Truck Drivers to make local pick-ups for the pantry with their truck.
  • Volunteers to look over and clean donated medical equipment
  • Volunteers to translate Spanish to English.


  • OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and

 Thanksgiving is also designated for FNOW. 


Prayers & Praise Line

November 15, 2015


Congregational Prayers and Praise


  • We are thankful today for warm homes, an abundance of good food to eat, and family and friends that love us.
  • 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 continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • Pastor Rick’s sister, Deb Stouten, has moved to Mary Free Bed for therapy.  Thank you for keeping her in your prayers.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that they will be able to restrain any cancer left in her system. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Please pray for patience and energy for her family and peace and comfort for Lola.  It will take an average of one year before the new bone marrow is completely engrafted. 
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Father Michael Alber and St. John Vianney Church.  Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.



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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