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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 13, 2008


 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
 10:00 am Worship Service

 Prelude
 Choral Introit “Get All Excited”
 Time of Praise
* Call to Worship – “The Church of Christ”
* Greeting
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moments of Sharing: The thing I love about Grace Church is ______.
 Senior Choir “Family of God”
 Profession of Faith
 Moments in Prayer
 Offertory
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (Page 650)
 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES: LIVING IN COMMUNITY
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 426 ………………….…… “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) 
 “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* Postlude 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.

 WELCOME
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!


 TODAY AT GRACE

TODAY we celebrate with Betty Groenhout (4235 Alpenhorn Dr., Apt. 9,
Comstock Park, MI 49321) who will make Profession of Faith in
Jesus as her personal Savior this morning.

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Darrell Delaney & Pat TerBeek. Children K – 2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Lyndsey Boeve and Rick Veldheer.

11:20 – 12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for all
ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Post High/High School Sunday School Class will meet at the
Crossing.
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Managing Our Finances God’s Way – Topic: “God’s Solution to
Debt”. Meet in the Chapel.

6:00 PM FOR OUR EVENING SERVICE we will join with other area
churches for a PRAISE & UNITY SERVICE at Wyoming Park Bible
Church, 2260 Porter, Wyoming. This service is in preparation for the
“Stop the Violence NOW” tour featuring national speaker, Jose Velez.
Jose and his team will be in town the week of Nov. 16-20 speaking to
youth at schools and churches. This event is sponsored by ACTION
(Assisting Challenged Teenagers in our Neighborhood) Wyoming. 

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

HEALTH CONCERNS – Bob Ver Merris moved to Spectrum Continuing
Care Center, 4118 Kalamazoo, on Friday afternoon. Joan
Formsma is home following surgery on her foot and ankle. She will
have approximately 12 weeks of staying off her foot. Keep Willie
Hiemstra in your prayers as she continues with the doctors in Ann
Arbor. See the Prayers & Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise
reports.


OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to:
Joan Patterson and Brian & Sandy Gort upon the sudden death of
their brother-in-law and uncle, Jim Patterson, on Sunday, November
9 at the age of 59. Services were held Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church.

Linda & Wes Lowing upon the death of their nephew, Randy
Van Drunen, on Wednesday, November 12 at the age of 44. Services
were held on Friday at Second CRC of Byron Center.

IN APPRECIATION – A warm thank you to the congregation for the love
and support expressed to me following my recent surgery. I loved
getting the cards. My eyesight is much improved, but there are
more tests in my future and your continued prayers will be much
appreciated. ~Willie Hiemstra

LISTED BELOW ARE THE PERSONS who will make up the slate for the
upcoming ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER AND DEACON. Two
persons will be elected to serve as Elder and two as Deacon. Each
will serve a three year term.
ELDER: Les VanWyk, John Sawyer
DEACON: Rick Marshall, Elaine Martin, Eric Wigent, Ray Zondervan

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the morning service
next Sunday. Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the
proposed budget will be presented and other church business will be
discussed. There will not be Sunday School on this day, however,
activities will be held for children during this time. Sunday School
teachers can plan on attending this meeting.

COPIES OF THE 2009 PROPOSED BUDGET are available for review on the
narthex table.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2008
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory Room.
2:45 – 5:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL CLUB 3:16

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
3:00 – 5:00 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB 3:16
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
6:45 – 8:00 PM
GEMS for Girls in Grades K – 8. Meet at the Crossing.
Snacks: Brielle Wigent
CADETS for Boys in Grades 1-8. Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – GOD LOVES ME! Meet in the nursery.
THE BELHAR CONFESSION CLASS – Meet with Pastor Rick in
the Consistory Room.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
3:30 – 5:30 PM GRADES 3 – 5 CLUB 3:16
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP meets in Pastor Rick’s office.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2008
5:30 PM DISCOVERY KIDS meet at the Crossing to go SKATING from
6-8 pm at Terry Hall Skating Rink, 3330 Fairlanes, Grandville.
Cost $5.00 per child…parents/chaperones get in free! All are
welcome, bring a friend. Sign up in the narthex. Questions…
see Darrell.

 NEXT WEEK – NOVEMBER 23, 2008

NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will conclude the series SPIRITUAL
PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES with the message “OVERCOMING SIN”. The
Congregational Meeting will take place following the service.


 DATES TO REMEMBER
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 7:00 PM THE MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will
meet. Special Guest: Randy Weener.

 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
 Participate by buying gifts for the 4th 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. Pick up a couple
tags from the tree today!
 Sign up to volunteer at the Christmas Store the day of the event, Saturday,
December 6! There is a sign up sheet in the narthex. You can be a gift wrapper,
nursery worker or volunteer to make cookies for the shoppers and volunteers.
 Sign up to volunteer on Wednesday, December 3 to unload cars as the gifts
for the Christmas store come in from other churches and help sort into price
categories. Choose your own hours!
 Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that we are once
again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital. We are in need of gifts for older
youth and adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Bring these gifts to Shari’s office.

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and for
Thanksgiving Day is designated for the FAMILY NETWORK OF
WYOMING FOOD PANTRY. In addition to the food pantry, Family
Network offers many other services to the Wyoming community.

THE NEXT FELLOWSHIP DINNER will be held in December and sponsored
by the Cadets! Watch for more info soon.

 WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizinga, Wilma Kamphuis
 Lower Doors: George & Sue Koster
Nov. 23 Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein, Ron Lankheet
 Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen, Danielle Vining, Amy Grimm
Nov. 23 AM Service: Sue Stuk, Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan,
 Chelsea Boeve PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris

 Prayers & Praise Line

 November 16, 2008

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.


Praise God for…

• God’s comfort and presence in our daily lives
• Our church family
• The Profession of Betty Groenhout

Prayers for…

• All those who are sick with colds and flu this season
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• All those who have recently lost loved ones
• Bob Ver Merris at Spectrum Continuing Care Center
• Willie Hiemstra following surgery
• Joan Formsma as she heals following foot/ankle surgery
• Esther Hoag and her health concerns
• The Ethiopian baby boy awaiting new parents
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they wait for their child
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Lucille Bosma,
Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret Zylstra


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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