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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 17, 2017

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude  

 Choral Introit “Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart” 

 Call to Worship (On Screen)

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Song of Praise  

“Thrive”

“Ancient Words”

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

“Speak, O Lord”

 Moments of Sharing: The Word of God inspires me to ______

 Moments in Prayer

 Senior Choir “This World Is Not My Home” 

 Offertory 

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

 Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology – “Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Psalm 119:97-105 (Pg 601), Hebrews 4:12-13 (Pg 1163)

 Message:  “THE GIFT OF GOD’S GOOD WORD” 

 Reverend Rick Oppenhuizen 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn  …………………………………………………………..  “Thy Word”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure  ………………  “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”

 Postlude  

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra 

 Keyboardist, Lorinda Vander Werp 

 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 Reformed Church!  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.

 

TODAY AT GRACE

 

9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ for kids ages 3 years – 5th

 grade meets downstairs by the youth desk. 

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the

 Consistory Room after the morning service. They cover various

 matters using the Sunday School Guide.  You are welcome to join in!

 

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.

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting  

 at Faith Reformed Church.  Pastor Rick will share the message:

 “Itchy Ears:  I, II, III John”.

 

6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE - Please meet at Newhall, 3746 Byron Center

 Ave., Wyoming. 

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:  For all praise reports and prayer concerns,

 see the prayers and praise line in your bulletin today.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

 7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.

 7:00 PM SPECIAL CONSISTORY Meeting.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

No other Wednesday activities will take place.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE at

 Grace. Pastor Rick will share the message: “ALL HIS

 GOODNESS” from Exodus 33:12-23.

 

NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 26, 2017

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message: “The Gift of

 Transforming Prayer”. A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will

 be held following the morning worship service.  A slate with Elder &

 Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval.  The budget for

 2018 will be presented and other church business will be discussed.

 During the Congregational meeting all children/youth are invited to

 help Ms. Heather Decorate for Christmas in the DK area. Other

 activities are planned as well.

 

 ELDER SLATE: Dale Dood, Rick Postema,

 Wes Dekker (One Year Term)

 DEACON SLATE:  Brian Licari, Lorie Norden

 

THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also

 Thanksgiving is designated for the Grace Building Fund Tree

 Removal and Trimming expense. 

 

SUNDAYS AT SIX - For our evening service we will be meeting  

 at Faith Reformed Church.  Pastor Rick will share the message

 “Labor Pains: Revelation”. 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 pm THE ELIZABETH CIRCLE will

 meet to discuss Lesson 8, Amos 3 in our study book.  All women

 welcome.

 

Sunday, December 10, 10:00 AM – The children will present their

 Christmas program “A Tree Lot Christmas”.  (Children may

 wear regular casual clothes- Our setting is at a tree farm.)

 

Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm WOMEN'S MINISTRY is holding

 "CUP OF CHRISTMAS" event in the Fellowship Hall.  You may

 sign up to either just attend the evening with us or  decorate a table

 for Christmas and invite your own guests (each table will hold 6

 people comfortably but can do 8 if you would like).  We are asking

 everyone to bring a dozen cookies if you wish to participate in the

 cookie exchange that night. Sign up in the Narthex or email

  Heather. If you have additional questions please see Pat Ter Beek or

 Heather Dood.

 

Sunday, December 17, 10:00 am – The Senior Choir will present their

 Christmas Cantata “Sing and Shout for Joy”.

 

Monday, December 18 - ELDERS AND CONSISTORY will meet.

 

Sunday, December 24, 6:00 pm CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE

 SERVICE.  We will also have a traditional 10:00 am service on

 December 24.  There will be no Christmas Day service.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE will be held here at Grace on

 Saturday, December 2.  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.  Take a tag from the Christmas tree on the

 library area.  Look for more information placed in your mailbox. 

 

 Help also by purchasing gifts for the “BEING THE HANDS”

 program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s  

 Hospital on Tuesday, December 5.  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.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS 

Today Upper Doors:  Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot

 Lower Doors:  Jerry & Sue Vander Wal

Nov. 26 Upper Doors:  Marge Veldheer

 Lower Doors:  Wayne & Nancy Ver Strate

 

NURSERY  

Today Judy Beadle, Kaedra Adam

Thanksgiving  Lyndsey Boeve, Eva Hendges

Nov. 26 Jayme Dood, Abby Kubiak

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE LINE

November 19, 2017

Congregational Prayers and Praise

  • Thanksgiving week!  We are so thankful for warm homes, an abundance of good food on our Thanksgiving tables, and family and friends to share the day.  We are most thankful for God’s presence in our lives through the good days as well as the days that cause us sadness and grief.  We thank God for the gift of his son and eternal life.
  • We pray as we work through the process of electing Elders and Deacons to serve on the Consistory.
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance as Pastor Rick and Donna and all of us go through these days of transition. 
  • We thank and praise God that on this past Wednesday Heather Dood’s official credo was approved and her exam date has been set for December 5 here at Grace.  Upon passing her exam she will officially be commissioned in January.
  • Please pray for Pastor George and Connections and for the youth and adults that attend each week.  We pray for them as they continue to grow and expand.
  • Please pray for the Search Team as they go about their work.  May the Holy Spirit guide their path. 
  • We pray for Bill Ver Hulst today.  We are thankful that he was able to get a smaller portable oxygen unit which will make things much easier for him.  We pray for continued strength.
  • Remember Fred Hiemstra in your prayers following surgery.  We pray for quick and complete healing.
  • Please be in prayer for Cindy Schutter’s brother Steve.  (Cindy is mom to Don Schutter and Heather Dood)  Steve had to have a second cornea transplant and he is not doing very well.  He is also having a lot of problems with his rheumatoid arthritis and auto immune disease. 
  • Please continue to remember our Grace members and members of their families who are in need of healing, comfort, and strength.  Jerry Hendrickson, Esther Hoag, Char Otto, Shirley De Bruin, Brent Kerkstra, son of Paul;  Janet, sister of Wes Dekker; Lana, granddaughter of Ken & Cindy Wylie; Amee, daughter of Dick & Ruth Locke; Matthew Marshall, brother of Rick Marshall; Mel & Virgil Vander Sloot, brothers of Roger Vander Sloot; Jonathan and Robbie Stouten, nephews  of Pastor Rick; Rev. Al Schreuder, and Tom Cook and his family.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar, Mrs. Betty Figueroa.

 

 

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 praises.

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