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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 17, 2011



10:00 am Worship Service


“When God Shows Up”


“We shall be like him, for we shall 

 see him as he is.” I John 3:2b



 Time of Praise

 * Call to Worship

 * Greeting Time

 * Discovery Kidz Opening Song of Praise

 “God Keeps His Promises”

 “Days of Elijah”

 * Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting 

 Discovery Kidz Presentation

 Moments in Prayer


 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom

 Signing of the Fellowship Register

* Doxology

* Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word: Acts 25:23-27, 26:19-32 (Page 1085)

 Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen


 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 375 ……………………………………… “Jesus Shall Reign”

* Benediction

* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)

 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”

* Postlude

*All who are able, please stand.


 Organist, Karen Ver Hulst

 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma


ELDERS INVITATION If you have questions, concerns, joys, or

 prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick 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 as

 it is passed today.




Meet in the Chapel


 Worship Sequence No. 42 – 45 ………………… “Crown Him Lord of All”

* Invocation & Salutation

 Moments of Sharing

 Moments in Prayer

* Hymn No. 129 …………………………….………………….. “Great and Mighty”

 Living Word: I Samuel (Page 268)

 Message: “SO, HERE IS YOUR KING!” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen

 Prayer of Blessing on the Word

* Closing Hymn No. 353 ………………………………………. “Victory in Jesus”

* Benediction

* Postlude 

*All who are able, please stand.



It is with warmth and joy that we welcome all who have come

 to worship today. May this be a time of encouragement

and inspiration. Please take a moment and sign your

name and address on the Fellowship Register as it is

passed so we can get to know you better.




TODAY we welcome the Discovery Kidz to our service. Thank you to

 Les & Tinna VanWyk, Sally Herrema, Tymie Boeve, Kerri Baker,

 Mary Bush, and Elaine Martin for helping in this rotation!



 Consistory Room following the morning service today.


THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS will meet in Pastor Rick’s office.


A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in front of the

 Sanctuary to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are

 welcome to come.


6:45 PM Y – LIFE for Middle and High School Youth will meet at the

 Crossing. We will be putting together “Snack Sacs” for Kids Food




No Club or Crossing Community this week!



 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice. 

 NO other activities will be held this day!



 10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY Worship Service. 

 Pastor Rick will share the message. Our Thanksgiving offering is

 designated for Family Network of Wyoming. Nursery: Linda

 Emelander & Phyllis Vander Sloot.



 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. 

 Lunch will be provided!



 DRUMMER BOY” – A Veggie Tales holiday event! See the insert

 in your bulletin today!




NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin the Advent Series “What is

 God Conceiving?” with the message “The Holy Spirit Who Broods

 and Creates”. See the insert in your bulletin today.


A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the

 morning service next Sunday. The slate will be presented for

 approval of Elders & Deacons and the proposed budget will be

 presented. Copies of that budget are available for review on the

 narthex table.


 The single slate for the upcoming elections is presented as follows:

 ELDERS: Scott Crane, Wes Dekker

 DEACONS: Sandy Farris, Eric Wigent


6:00 PM COMMUNITY ADVENT SERVICE. Area churches will

 join together at Newhall Community Church for this special musical

 start to the Advent season. 




HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise

 reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.


IN APPRECIATION – I would like to say thank you to my Grace

 Family for all the prayers, cards, and acts of kindness during my

 surgery and hospital stays, it meant so much to know I had a group

 of caring people walking along side me . I am getting stronger

 everyday and am praising God for good health and test results. I

 would also like to thank Pastor Rick for his visits to the hospital and

 home. A special thank you to Bill Tacoma for waiting with my

 family through the surgery, to Les & Tinna for their hospital visit,

 and to Heather Dood for the delicious meal after I returned home. 

 It was all very much appreciated. ~Pat TerBeek


 Juel and I deeply appreciated the Commissioning service. From the

 opening to the closing, the choir and praise team, Pastor Rick’s

 challenging and encouraging words, Teresa Dood’s look at the

 beginnings of Club 3:16, Randy Weener’s vision for our future, and

 even our favorite cake for the reception, everything honored God

 and inspired us for God’s future! I also want to thank Pastor Rick,

 Sue and the entire staff at Grace for their love and support and the

 lovely floral centerpiece that still looks wonderful on our dining

 room table. ~Pastor George


OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Ed & Kathy

 De Ruiter upon the death of Ed’s mother, Kathleen, on Monday,

 November 14 at the age of 87. Services were held on Thursday at

 Eighth Reformed Church.



Wednesday, November 30 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE - This is a

 “Fifth Wednesday”! There will be classes for all the kids, dinner, and

 Adult class meeting as usual!


Thursday, December 1, 6:00 PM MOTHER-DAUGHTER

 CHRISTMAS DINNER. See the insert in your bulletin today! 

 Deadline for your reservations is NOVEMBER 23!!


Sunday, December 4 immediately following the service, DISCOVERY

 KIDZ will have a full dress rehearsal. Rehearsal will be about 25

 minutes. This will be the only rehearsal!


Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 PM A special night is being planned for

 our Grace Church family! AL JOHNSON will speak of his real life

 perils as a former paratrooper/OSS Agent and his “behind the lines”

 exploits in France and China during World War II. We will start the

 night off with a PANCAKE SUPPER sponsored by the Victors. 

 This will begin at 5:45 pm, with Choir meeting from 6:15 pm –

 7:00 pm. This will give everyone an opportunity to hear Al Johnson

 speak. Pastor Scott’s class will not meet. Invite a friend and come

 out for this special night!


Sunday, December 11, 10:00 am DISCOVERY KIDZ will present their

 Christmas Program.


Sunday, December 18, 10:00 am - Our SENIOR CHOIR will present

 their Christmas Cantata.



 BUTTERBRAIDS! THE GEMS are selling the delicious Butterbraids

 now through Nov. 30. They should be delivered around December 14

 PERFECT timing before Christmas! Cost is $12.00 each. Samples

 will be available after church J



 Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!

  • Participate by buying gifts for the 7th Annual Wyoming Christmas Store. 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. Please have your gifts to church by December 4.
  • Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 14 We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Bring these gifts to the office opposite the Chapel. 
  • Holiday Baskets – Would you like to provide a family with a Christmas Food Basket? (It is required that you include everything for a dinner for the family, but you can choose to give extras.) You can pick up a form to complete on the table in the narthex, or you can go online If you need help with this, contact Shari.


SPECIAL OFFERING for November and Thanksgiving is designated

 for Family Network of Wyoming. Our November offering will be

 received on November 27.


ONLINE OFFERINGS – Open enrollment for online giving is starting

 again in December. For 2011, over $28,000 will be donated to Grace

 automatically. Thank you to the individuals and families that are

 using this free service and helping our deacons with less counting

 and re-counting when necessary for the traditional envelopes. Please

 contact Ray Zondervan or Ernst Otto for more information.






Today Upper Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer; Ron Lankheet

 Lower Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari

Nov. 27 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary, Luke and Janell Nordlund

 Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing




Today Jenny Hendges, Jayme Dood, Robin Zondervan

Nov. 27 Lynda Ver Merris, Pat Ter Beek, Allie Mc Elroy


Prayers & Praise Line

November 20, 2011


Church Plant Prayer Focus


We give praise to God for the two members of Grace

who are now a part of the steering team. 

Thank you to Larry Kleymmer and Les VanWyk.


Congregational Prayers and Praise

Please call the office if you would like to

share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.


  • Jesus, we just want to thank you for our many blessings; for family and friends, for tables filled with healthy good food, for warm homes and warm clothes to keep us comfortable in the winter, for our church, our pastors, and church family…most of all Jesus, we are thankful that you gave your life to pay for our sins, so we can live with you forever!
  • Please keep Curt Boes, former member of our congregation, in your prayers as waits for a heart transplant.
  • We pray for comfort today for those who have recently lost loved ones. In particular we pray for Ed & Kathy De Ruiter and family. 
  • We are so thankful today for the many volunteers at Grace.
  • Keep Pat Ter Beek in your prayers as she regains her strength following surgery.
  • Remember Ron Lankheet in your prayers as he continues therapy following surgery on his shoulder.
  • We pray for the plans being made for the mission trip to Chiapas….may all the details work out and the fundraisers be successful. 
  • We remember in prayer the following family or friends of our members that are ill or receiving treatments: Dan De Vries, brother of Lisa Braendle; Norm Ver Merris, brother of Shirley
  •  De Bruin and brother-in-law of Ruth Ver Merris. 
  • Keep these friends and family serving in the military in your prayers: Amie Pierce, Mitch Dekker, Frank Senko, Adam Simons, Dave Vander Berg. 
   Discussion: View November 20, 2011 Bulletin
Jane Wierenga (anon) · 6 years, 1 month ago
Just wanted to say a Very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving sgiving and Christmas to all of our friends at Grace Ref. Still keeping all of you in our prayers for a great New Year too. We are doing well in Ann Arbor (even though we still miss mom a lot - dad too - as well as still trying to deal with all of the major changes that M Marcus and I have had this year). Anyway, will keep in touch and welcome your emails etc too. Sincerely, Jane and Marcus Wierenga

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