Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 17, 2011
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 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
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Acts 25:23-27, 26:19-32 (Page 1085)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“WHEN GOD SHOWS UP…EVEN KINGS HEAR THE GOSPEL”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 375 ……………………………………… “Jesus Shall Reign”
* Song of Departure No. 429 (Verse 1 & Chorus)
“They’ll Know We Are Christians”
*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.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
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”
*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 AT GRACE
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!
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
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
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club or Crossing Community this week!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
NO other activities will be held this day!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
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!
6:30 PM KIDS AND FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! “THE LITTLE
DRUMMER BOY” – A Veggie Tales holiday event! See the insert
in your bulletin today!
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
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
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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER
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
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
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are
Providing opportunities for you to help those in need!
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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
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.
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