Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 16, 2012
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “O That Will Be Glory”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise & Prayer
Moment of Sharing: I want our children to know ____________.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “I’m Gonna Sing All the Way to Heaven”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Ephesians 4:11-16, 5:1-2 (Page 1035)
Message: “THE STORY: PAUL’S FINAL DAYS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn …………………………………………….. “More Like the Master”
*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”
*Postlude 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 652 - 654 …………... “Create in Me a Pure Heart”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 656 ……………………………………….…… “Take Time to Be Holy”
Living Word: Luke 3:1-18 (Page 994), Acts 2:37-39 (Page 1057)
Message: “HOLY PLACES: QUMRAN” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 648 ……….……….. “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
*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.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start.
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.
5:45 – 8:15 PM Y-LIFE for youth in Middle & High School. We will
be heading out once again to the 3-MILE PROJECT for an
awesome evening of worship with other youth from our area.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will meet in the
Consistory Room. We will discuss Psalm 137, Lesson 8,
from the study book Psalms. All women are welcome.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
No other Wednesday Night Live activities will be held!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE.
Join us as we consider the theme “No Ordinary Day”. Pastor
Rick will share the message “LIKE A WEANED CHILD” from
Psalm 131. Nursery: Pat Ter Beek and Linda Emelander.
Our Thanksgiving Offering is designated for Connections.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
6:30 PM – KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at the
Crossing! This year we will view “WHY DO WE
CALL IT CHRISTMAS?” Cutting down trees? Hanging
stockings? Santa Claus? What to they have to do with Jesus'
birthday? More than you'd think! Come out and enjoy this
fun family activity!
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will conclude our series on “The Story”
with the message “The End of Time”. Please read Chapter 31 in
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning service. The Elder slate will be presented for approval, and
elections will be held for the office of Deacon (two will be elected to
serve). The budget for 2013 will be presented and other church
business will be discussed. Copies of the 2013 budget are available
on the narthex table.
ELDERS: Larry Kleymeer, Les VanWyk
DEACONS: Brian Gort, Derk Hendges, Brian Licari
*Please note: This is a change from last week.
If you picked up an Absentee Ballot last week,
please get a new one from the counter in the office.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS must be signed and given to Clerk Keith Baker
or sent to the office prior to the Nov. 25 elections.
NEXT WEEK THE CHILDREN may remain in Discovery Kidz
through the Congregational Meeting. The children will practice for
the Christmas Program and a movie will be shown.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated
for CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received next Sunday.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 26, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Saturday, December 1 – 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. Lunch provided. See Tymie if you have any questions.
Saturday, December 8 – WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE here at
Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am THE DISCOVERY KIDZ will
present their Christmas Program “Stranger in the Manger” during
the morning worship service.
Sunday, December 23, 10:00 am the SENIOR CHOIR will present
their Christmas Cantata “Heaven and Earth Rejoice” during the
THREE READERS NEEDED for the Children’s Christmas Program.
All you have to do is sit in the balcony and read your part! See
Heather Dood if you can help.
ENJOY THE CITY coupon books are being sold by the Discovery
Kidz for $20.00 each. TODAY IS THE DEADLINE to place your
order! They make great Christmas gifts! There is a sheet on the
narthex table where you can place your order.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Please have all articles
submitted by Thursday November 29. Articles can be given to Pat
Ter Beek or Sandy Gort, or placed in the bin attached to the file
cabinet in the main office.
YOUNG COUPLES STUDY GROUP coming! Please sign up in the
narthex if interested in a Thursday night study group. Also looking
for those interested in helping with child care on these Thursday
evenings. Please sign up as well. Looking at the 2nd or 3rd Thursday
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
This store is set up for low income families of the neighborhood.
Please have your gifts to church by December 2nd.
**A sign up sheet is in the narthex for VOLUNTEERS to set
up on Thursday, Dec. 6, and for the store itself. See the
sheets for details of times and jobs available.
that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on
Tuesday, December 11. 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.
with holiday food? You can pick up a form to complete on the table
in the narthex, or you can go online. Instructions are printed on
the form. If you need help with this, contact Shari.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: George & Sue Koster, Brian & Abbey Licari
Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Nov. 25 Upper Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing, Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Today Cindy Wylie, Tymie Boeve
Nov. 25 Judy Beadle, Diane Maitner
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Today 3 & 4 (T) Elaine Martin (S) Louise Grimm
K – 2nd (T) Sue Stuk (S) Dan Stuk
3 – 5 (T) Sally Herrema (S) Ray Zondevan
Nov. 25 Ms. Heather, Ruth Locke
Prayers & Praise Line
November 18, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Church Plant Prayer Focus
We are especially thankful today for the weeks of work provided by dedicated Grace volunteers that stripped wallpaper, painted walls, scrubbed bathrooms,
sanded and sealed wood floors, and installed tile. Those folks made this week’s move possible. Pastor George and Juel are able to host a variety of small
groups and Bible studies in their home as they gain a presence in the community and relationships with the neighbors.
Answered prayers include another new family that joined us for Thursday nights brought by a family who attended for the first time a week ago.
Connections is grateful for this special offering for the month of November. As the “daughter” of Grace, we cherish this relationship and appreciate
your support corporately and individually, through prayers and offerings. Your congregational support enables this new ministry to reach out to the
neighborhood and feed the spirits and the bodies that live in our community. Your offerings to Connections, apart from your tithe to Grace, carry forward
your vision for a new church plant to reach the unchurched. Please consider being a Connected Connections’ partner with a gift of $20 per week
for 20 weeks. Your gift is tax deductible.
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