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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 13, 2014

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

 

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Some Golden Daybreak”

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *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”

 Offertory

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

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology

 *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”

 *Benediction

 *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.

 

 WELCOME

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

  Prelude

  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”

*Benediction

 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

 classes. 

 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

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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  

 rotations.


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!

  • Participate by buying gifts for the Wyoming Christmas Store  here at Grace on Saturday, December 6.  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.  Sign up in the narthex to help on the day of the store!  Needed are gift wrappers, shoppers assistants, persons to make cookies or bars for the volunteers. 

ALSO NEEDED:  Helpers to set up for the store on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, starting at 2:30 pm.  A light supper will be furnished.

  • 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 9.  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. 
  • Holiday Giving Network – Volunteers are needed to provide a Christmas or Thanksgiving basket for a family in Kent County.  If interested, sign up at www.accessofwestmichigan.org

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

GREETERS

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

NURSERY  

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

 

  • We thank and praise God today for the abundance in our lives.  For family and friends, for our church home.
  • We praise God today for the eight girls at The Crossing who have asked Jesus into their hearts.  We pray for them as they learn and grow.  We also pray for Heather Dood as she leads the Crossing activities.  We are so thankful for the volunteers who give of their time and energy each week!
  • We thank God today that Elaine Martin is home and doing better.  We pray that she continues to gain strength and feels better each day.
  • Continue to keep the following members of our Grace family in your prayers following surgery:  Ken Wylie following shoulder surgery, Judy Klein following knee replacement, Roger Vander Sloot following knee replacement surgery.
  • Keep Rachel Mulder in your prayers as she is traveling in China.
  • We pray for the process of electing new Elders and Deacons.
  • Please remember Chad Zondervan, father of Ray, in your prayers following surgery. 
  • We continue to lift up Earl & Clare Reifel and the people they serve in West Africa as they battle the effects of the Ebola crisis there.
  • Continue to keep Lola De Young and her parents, Matt & Lindsey, in your prayers. 
  • We pray for all those who are serving in the military.  In particular we pray for Amie Pierce serving in Kuwait.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mr. Ralph Bolt, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs Ruth Ver Merris.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH MINISTRIES is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for the Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship.  Let’s join together in this community effort.

 

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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