Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 13, 2014
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Some Golden Daybreak”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I believe that Christ is calling us to _______.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Ready for the Lord”
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
God’s Living Word: Habakkuk 2:1-3 (Page 910)
Revelation 1:9-20 (Page 1191)
Message: “THRIVE: PLANTING IN VISION” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn ……………………….……………………………………….. “Thrive”
*Song of Departure No. 434 (V. 1 and Chorus) …….... “Revive Us Again”
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, 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 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence No. 579 – 581 …………………..……….. “In God I Trust”
Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Affirmation of Faith - Q & A 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 185 ……….…………………………………….…….. “Jesus Loves Me”
Living Word: Psalm 119: 161-176 (Page 603)
Message: “DELIGHTFUL WORD: CLAIMING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn ………………………………. “The Light of the World is Jesus”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
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.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE MEETS. Please be on time as we will be
heading to the coffee shop for our meeting! Bring your Bibles!
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
IN APPRECIATION – A sincere thank you to Pastor Rick and to Bill
Tacoma for their hospital visits, and heartfelt thanks to my dear
Grace family for the many beautiful cards send since my recent knee
surgery. God Bless! ~Judy Klein
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held Sunday, Nov. 30
following the morning worship service. A slate with Elder and
Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval. The budget for
2015 will be presented and other church business will be discussed.
ELDER SLATE: Sharon Dood, John Sawyer (one year term)
DEACON SLATE: Pat Ter Beek, Jenny Hendges
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
1:00 PM THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
room. We will discuss Isaiah 36-37, Chapter 10 in our study
book. All women are welcome!
3:15 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for youth in
Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
3:45 – 5:45 or 8:00 PM THE CROSSING (Club 3:16) for
youth in Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu: Meatloaf!
Come out and enjoy dinner and a time of fellowship prior to
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 PM KIDS PRACTICE FOR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.
7:00 – 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!
ADULTS – “Christian – It’s Not What You Think”.
Meet in the Consistory Room.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Jack Doorlag will be with us to lead
our service and share the message: “Living a Life of Thanksgiving”.
Join us at 6:00 pm when Pastor George Grevenstuk will lead our
service and share the message.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 24, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
Thursday, November 27, 10:00 am THANKSGIVING DAY
WORSHIP SERVICE at Grace. Our Special Offering for
Thanksgiving Day is designated for Family Network of Wyoming.
Nursery: Pat Ter Beek, Kerri Baker
Friday, November 28, 10:00 am CHRISTMAS DECORATING of the
church. We can all go out to lunch when we are done! See Tymie
Boeve if you have any questions.
Sunday, November 30 – A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be
held following the morning worship service.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:45 – 8:00 pm – CHILDREN'S
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: FULL DRESS REHEARSAL.
Please make sure your child is there as this is our only full rehearsal.
Y-Life this includes those of you helping out.
Sunday, December 14, 10:00 am - The DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas
Program will be held during the morning worship service.
Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am – The SENIOR CHOIR will present
their CHRISTMAS CANTATA.
Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 pm CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
SERVICE. Join us here at Grace for this special service. Pastor Rick
will share the message: “Glory Be”. Our Christmas offering is
designated for the 2015 Grace Mission Trip. This will take the
place of our Christmas Day service
DESSERTS NEEDED for Wednesday Night Family Night. We have a
lot of kids now and they love dessert! If you would be willing to
make a dessert, SIGN UP on the sheet in the narthex. Pick a date
that works for you. Thank you!
COOKBOOKS: Thank you to all who turned recipes in! In addition a
HUGE thank you to Sue Stuk and Sandy Farris for entering in 141
recipes!! Delivery for cookbooks is expected within the first 2 weeks
of December. Cost will be $10! Purchase 5 and get 1 FREE!! They
make great gifts!!
COMING SOON: Y-LIFE will be offering a DATE NIGHT/
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BREAK for you! Drop your kids off to
us and head on out for dinner or shopping. We will offer a snack,
craft and activities for the kids. All funds raised for the evening will
go towards our spring retreat. More details coming soon!
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please check the
Narthex for sign up for volunteers during December and January
HELP NEEDED TO BUILD A SIMPLE PROP for the Discovery
Kidz Christmas Program. See Heather if you can lend a hand!
Needed by Dec. 10 dress rehearsal.
THE CROSSING SUBS – Looking for subs for the Wednesday group
Dec 10th & 17th, 3:15-5:30pm. Please see Heather if you can sub one
or both these days.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated
for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). This offering will be received
on November 30.
SNOW SHOVELERS – One or two persons are needed to keep our
sidewalks clear here at church this winter. This is a paid position!
See John Boeve if you are interested or know someone who might be.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
ALSO NEEDED: Helpers to set up for the store on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, starting at 2:30 pm. A light supper will be furnished.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jerry & Karen Hendrickson, Jim & Sally Herrema
Lower Doors: Mary Huizinga
Nov. 23 Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Nov. 30 Upper Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari, Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing
Today: Janell Nordlund, Cindy Wylie
Nov. 23 Sue Vander Wal, Sue Stuk
Nov. 30 Lyndsey Boeve, Donna Oppenhuizen
DISCOVERY KIDS – November
Art: Pat Ter Beek Cooking: Tymie Boeve
Theater: John Sawyer Games: Elaine Martin
Science: Donna Oppenhuizen
Shepherds: Sophie Licari, Katie Green, Joan Patterson, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
November 16, 2014
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 praise reports.
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