Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 14, 2013
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Every Moment of Every Day”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: I praise God for the richness of His ________
Responsive Reading No. 177 …………………………….. “God’s Goodness”
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Wake Up, Church, Wake Up”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: I Timothy 6:17-19 (Page 1154)
Message: “FOR THE RICH FOLKS” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 670 ………………...………………. “Make Me a Blessing”
* Song of Departure No. 602 (Vs. 1)…. “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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
*Opening Worship Sequence No. 616 – 618 …… “Living in His Presence”
*Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 620 ………………………………………………….. “Under His Wings”
Living Word: Jonah 2 (Page 897)
Message: “MORE THAN A FISH STORY: PRAYING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 491 ………………………………………..….. “Jesus, I Come”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
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 GUIDE 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 and Connections.
6:45 – 8 PM Y-Life will meet at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Continue to be in prayer for Jen Koster who
is in CA getting her medications worked out. She will be there for
another couple weeks. DJ Schutter, young son of Don & Inez
Schutter, will undergo a MRI on Tuesday. Please keep the Schutter
family in your prayers as they seek answers for DJ. For all other
prayer requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
1:00 PM The ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the Consistory
Room. We will discuss Lesson 3 in the study book, Isaiah 5.
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER! On the menu: Chicken
Dinner! Come out and enjoy dinner and fellowship prior to the
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 PM DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas Program Practice.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
'BELONGING' NEW MEMBER CLASS - You can be part of
this class even if you do not want to become a member at this
time....the class will enable you to become a member but it
will not obligate you to do so. If you have any questions, call
Shari Dood at 538-7498.
POLITICS AND THE NATION – This is a 6 week study
using a DVD by Charles Colsen. Wes Dekker will lead this
class that meets in the Consistory room.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE – This class is led by
Pastor Rick and meets in his office.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 PM ALPHA INFORMATIONAL MEETING to be
held at the Crossing. Please RSVP – Rowin or Rachel Mulder
at email@example.com or call 616-730-2430.
NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages “Songs of
the Soul”. See the insert in your bulletin today for the details.
The SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is designated for the RCA CARE Network for
World Relief. This is the former Reformed Church World Service
(RCWS). CARE represents Compassionate Action and Relief
Efforts. This offering will be received on Nov. 24 and Thanksgiving Day.
THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held immediately
following the morning service. The Elder and Deacon slates will be
presented for approval, the budget for 2014 will be presented and
other church business will be discussed. The children may remain in
Discovery Kidz so parents are able to attend the meeting. Copies of
the proposed 2014 Budget are available on the narthex table.
ELDERS: Dennis Bush, George Grevenstuk
DEACONS: Tim Boeve, Rowin Mulder
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, November 28, 10:00 am – THANKSGIVING DAY
Friday, November 29, 10:00 am CHRISTMAS DECORATING of our
church. Come out and we will have a good time together listening to
Christmas music and getting the church ready for the Christmas
season. We will all go out the lunch after completed! See Tymie if
you have any questions.
Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Sunday, December 15 – The DISCOVERY KIDZ CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM “Signs of Christmas” will take place during the morning
Sunday, December 22 – The SENIOR CHOIR will present the
Christmas Cantata “Festival of Carols” during the morning worship
BUTTER BRAIDS are once again being sold by our GEMS. Cost is
$12.00 each. You can see one of the girls, or an order form is
available on the narthex table. Orders are due TODAY.
ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are being sold by our Discovery
Kidz! The cost is $20, with $10.00 of that going directly to the
Discovery Kidz program. Last year they made over $400.00, making
it the best fundraiser ever! The coupon book has coupons to over 100
local merchants. A sample book is available on the narthex table.
TODAY is the deadline to order your book! They make great
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen, Mary Huizenga
Lower Doors: Beth Kubiak
Nov. 24 Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson, Neal & Judy Klein
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Today: Pat Ter Beek, Sue Stuk
Nov. 24 Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
DISCOVERY KIDZ - November
Art: Rowin & Rachel Mulder
Theater: Abbey Licari
Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Science: Keri Desmarais
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Brielle Wigent, Abby Kubiak, Rebekah Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
November 17, 2013
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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