Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 17, 2016
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Reflection of Your Love”
Call to Worship
*Opening Song of Praise
“Thank You Lord”
*Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Sharing Time: Today we praise God for His _______.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “In the Shadow of Your Wings”
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 100, 118:19-29 (Page 585)
Message: Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT ANTICIPATES: A WATCHFUL PEOPLE”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 139 ……………………..….. “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
*Song of Departure No. 418……………….……………………...“Make Us One”
Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Keyboard, 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 will meet. All kids ages
3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. Our theme for
November is “We need Jesus to help us guard our hearts”.
A 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.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL class will meet in the Consistory
Room following the morning worship service. They cover various
subject matter using the Sunday School Guide. You are welcome!
6:00 PM– For the month of November we will be meeting here at Grace
for our evening worship service. Rev. Harvey Hertz will share the
6:30 Y-LIFE will meet at the Crossing.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
3:00 – 5:15 PM THE CROSSING for youth in Grades 5 & 6.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
No Crossing after school program or Wednesday
night activities (other than Choir) will take place.
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
9:45 AM THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE
Our Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Faith Reformed Church
this year as a part of a continuing effort to join with our sister
churches for special services and activities. Please note the time!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016
10:00 AM CHRISTMAS DECORATING here at Grace. Come
out and help decorate the church for the Christmas season!
PRAYERS AND PRAISE
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER for Geri Ruis who is now back home after
being hospitalized this past week. Her address at Sunset Manor is:
725 Baldwin #2050, Jenison 49428.For all other prayer requests and
praise reports, please see the Prayer & Praise line in your bulletin
IN APPRECIATION - On behalf of my family and me we want to
thank you for your kind expressions of sympathy in the "on-going"
to Mac's eternal home. Your cards and presence at the funeral were
much appreciated. ~Mary Mc Alary and family
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new Advent series
Christmas Makes Sense, meeting Jesus through taste, touch,
smell, sight, and sound. See the insert in your bulletin today.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning worship service on Sunday, November 27. A slate with
Elder and Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval. The final
draft for the 2017 budget was approved. Copies are available on the
ELDER SLATE: Bob Moreno, Jerry Vander Wal
DEACON SLATE: Eric Wigent, Ray Zondervan
*Children may stay in Discovery Kidz with Mrs. Heather during the Congregational meeting. She will have a craft and activities for them.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, December 4 – COMMUNION SUNDAY
Sunday, December 11, 10:00 am – Our DISCOVERY Kidz will present
their Christmas Program “Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior”.
Children's Christmas program attire- All children participating are
asked to wear black bottoms and white tops. See Heather with any
questions. **Save the date: Wednesday, December 7th will be a full
dress rehearsal for children's Christmas program at 6:45pm.
Wednesday, December 14 – GEMS & VICTORS CHRISTMAS
Sunday, December 18, 10:00 am The SENIOR CHOIR will present
their Christmas Cantata “Sing and Shout for Joy”.
Saturday, December 24, 6:00 pm & Sunday, December 25, 10:00 am
PLEASE NOTE – Services will be held at Grace both Christmas
Eve and Christmas morning. The last couple of years it has been our
practice to hold a Christmas Eve service only. With Christmas falling
on a Sunday this year, we will be holding a service then as well.
MISSIONARY SUPPORT – Last week we spent time talking about
and praying for our missionaries. Please take a look at the display
table in the narthex and pick up some information on our
missionaries. Also you can sign up to be a prayer partner for one or
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is planned for Josh & Alissa Crooks. You may
use your Thanksgiving special offering envelope as well as your
end of the month special envelope, or designate on your regular
envelope at any time this month. Any Grace Thanksgiving special
offering envelopes that are turned in at the service at Faith will be
given to us.
The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE will be held here at Grace on
Saturday, December 3. 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 is needed to set up and on the day of the store. Needed are
gift wrappers, shoppers assistants, set up help, and treats! Sign up
on the narthex table. Questions? See Shari Dood.
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 6. 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.
GROCERY BAGS for FNOW – As a part of our worship series on
being a community that serves, many of you received a grocery bag at
our worship service on November 6. You may bring your filled bag to
church at any time this month. If you need a bag (or additional bags)
they are located on the table at the entrance of the foyer. A list of
suggested donation items is attached.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Dick Postema, Gerald & Elaine Pylman
Lower Doors: Deb Pierce
Nov. 27 Upper Doors: Sandy Sorenson, John & Della Sawyer
Lower Doors: Don & Inez Schutter
Dec. 4 Upper Doors: Harvey & Sheryl Steensma, Scott Thornton
Lower Doors: George & Hennie Rosema
Today Chelsea Dornbos, Robin Zondervan
Nov. 27 Donna Oppenhuizen, Mary Kubiak
Dec. 4 Elaine Martin, Sophie Licari
Prayers & Praise Line
November 20, 2016
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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