Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 17, 2017
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart”
Call to Worship (On Screen)
*Opening Song of Praise
*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”
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”
*Song of Departure ……………… “My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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