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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 19, 2015

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015

10:00 AM Worship Service

 Prelude

 Choral Introit “Thanks to God” 

 Call to Worship

 *Greeting Time

 *Opening Songs of Praise 

 *Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting

 Prayer of Confession

 Words of Assurance

 Choir Anthem “Jesus is the Living Stone”

 Moments in Prayer

 Offertory 

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

Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.

 *Doxology

 *Prayer of Dedication

 Living Word:  Psalm 23:1-6 (Page 539), Matthew 11:28-30  (Page 944)

 Message: “IN CHRIST – A RESTORED SOUL” Rev. Jack Doorlag 

 Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word

 *Closing Hymn No. 705 ……………………...……  “It is Well With My Soul”

 *Benediction

 *Song of Departure No. 526 (Verse 1 & Chorus) ……...  “The Solid Rock”

 Postlude  

 Organist, Paul Kerkstra

 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 will meet.  All children ages

 3 years – 5th grade meet downstairs by the youth desk. 

 

TODAY WE WELCOME Rev. Jack Doorlag to our pulpit.  Thank you

 for being with us this Lord’s Day.

 

THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the

 Consistory room following the morning service.  All are welcome!

 

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.

 

6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE - For the month of November our

 evening service will be held at Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd

 Street SW, Wyoming.

 

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK

 

THE CROSSING afterschool program will not meet this week!

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015

 6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.

No Other Wednesday Activities will take place.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015

 9:45 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE at

 Grace.  This will be a combined service with Faith – Please note

 the special start time!  Our Special Offering for Thanksgiving

 day is designated for Family Network of Wyoming.

 Nursery:  Janell Nordlund, Judy Beadle

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015

 10:00 am CHRISTMAS DECORATING here at Grace.  Come out and help

 decorate the church for the Christmas season.  See Tymie if you

 have any questions.

 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

 

HEALTH CONCERNS –For all praise reports and prayer requests,

 see the insert in today’s bulletin.

 

NEXT WEEK, NOVEMBER 29, 2015

1st Sunday of Advent

 

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will share the message “Saved to Serve:

 What Will I Give God this Christmas?”  See the insert in your bulletin

 with our special Advent season messages.  

 

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held next Sunday

 following the morning worship service. A slate with Elder and

 Deacon Nominees will be presented for approval.  The final draft for

 the 2016 budget was approved.  Copies are available on the narthex

 table.  If you are unable to be here, absentee ballots will be

 available on the counter in the office. 

 ELDER SLATE: Jerry Hendrickson, Elaine Martin

 DEACON SLATE:  Don Schutter, Daniel Stuk

 

5:00 – 7:00 PM JESUS IS THE LIGHT JOINT ADVENT

 SERVICE at Calvary Christian Reformed Church. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GRACE COOKBOOKS – We have Grace Cookbooks available for you

 to purchase this holiday season!  Books are $8.00 each, buy 3 get one

 free.  Over 140 recipes were submitted by our Grace family.  Proceeds

 to benefit Grace Youth programs.  Books are available on the narthex

 table or the youth desk downstairs.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Sunday, December 13, 10:00 AM – DISCOVERY KIDZ

 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM “Christmas in Kid City”.

 

Tuesday, December 15, 12:00 Noon – The  ELIZABETH CIRCLE will

 have their Christmas Lunch at the Grand Villa.  Call Carolyn Baker

 (669-4742) by December 11 to make your reservations.

 

Sunday, December 20, 10:00 am CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA.

 

Thursday, December 24, 6:00 pm CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

 EVE SERVICE at Grace.

 

Friday, December 25, 10:00 am Joint CHRISTMAS DAY Service at

 Faith Reformed Church, 618 – 32nd Street.

 

SHOPPERS – AMAZON has a great new program to benefit

 charitable organizations.  We know many of you shop at Amazon.

 They will donate .05% to our GRACE YOUTH on your purchases! 

 Informational sheets are on the narthex table.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS

 

GREETERS

Today: Upper Doors:  Neal & Judy Klein, Dick & Ruth Locke

 Lower Doors:  Beth Kubiak

Nov. 29: Upper Doors:  Luke & Janell Nordlund, Marc & Diane Maitner

 Lower Doors:  Rick & Laura Marshall

Dec. 6: Upper Doors:  Larry & Bernice Palma, Joan Patterson

 Lower Doors:  Julia Grant-Najdowski

 

NURSERY

Today:  Elaine Martin, Sophie Licari

Nov. 29:  Lyndsey Boeve, Bella Licari

Dec. 6:  Sue Stuk, Sandy Farris

 

USHER/COLLECTION  Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4 

November  Gort Licari Hendges Boeve

 

SPECIAL GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Many opportunities are available to us here at Grace.  Find something that is close to your heart and consider giving today!

 

  • The WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE here at Grace on Saturday, December 5.  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.  VOLUNTEERS are needed to set up the store and work at the store on the shopping day.  See the sign up on the narthex table.
  • Help by purchasing gifts for the “BEING THE HANDS” program that we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 8.  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.

 

  • OUR GEMS are collecting new underwear and socks for children of all ages this Christmas season.  There is a “Hello Kitty Hamper” by the lower level doors for your donation.  Or you may put them on the desk in the office!

 

  • SPECIAL DIET FOOD COLLECTION FOR FNOW – In the month of November we will be collecting “special diet” foods for Family Network of Wyoming.  Many people that come to the pantry are on special diets such as gluten free, or are diabetic.  These items cost more and are not usually available to be purchased inexpensively at places such as Feeding America.

 

  • FAMILY NETWORK is also in need of the following:

 Toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and  

 conditioner, plastic grocery bags, egg cartons - the one dozen size.

 VOLUNTEERS are needed:

  • Volunteers to work at the pantry on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10 am – 5 pm (and or all of that time frame)
  • Truck Drivers to make local pick-ups for the pantry with their truck.
  • Volunteers to look over and clean donated medical equipment
  • Volunteers to translate Spanish to English.

 

  • OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and

 Thanksgiving is also designated for FNOW. 

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Prayers & Praise Line

November 22, 2015

 

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 much sadness and grief.  We thank God for the gift of his son and eternal life.
  • We pray today for Heather Dood as she leads the Discovery Kidz downstairs, and the other youth activities that take place during the week.  We pray for The Crossing after school program and the families that participate.  We are so thankful for the many volunteers who give of their time and energy each week!
  • We thank God for the ministry of Connections.  We pray for Pastor George as he leads them each week. 
  • Please continue to remember Karen Ver Hulst in your prayers.
  • Pastor Rick’s sister, Deb Stouten, has moved to Mary Free Bed for therapy.  Thank you for keeping her in your prayers.
  • Thank you for remembering Wes Dekker’s sister, Janet, in your prayers. Please pray that she will develop, through the Holy Spirit, a more positive attitude. 
  • Please remember Marie Mc Donald, friend of Esther Hoag, who has cancer.  Also Esther’s sister, Wanda, had a mild stroke and is in need of our prayers.
  • Please continue to be in prayer for Lola De Young and her parents Matt & Lindsey.  Lola was released from the hospital which we are so thankful for!!  They will continue to live in Ann Arbor as Lola still has many appointments and so they can keep a close eye on her.
  • Pray for our Shut-in’s: Mrs. Tena DeVink, Mrs. Wilma Kamphuis, Mrs. Ruth Ver Merris, Mr. Jim Friar.
  • Neighborhood Church Ministries is encouraging the community of churches in Wyoming to lift one another up in prayer.  This week we pray for Rev. Steven Cron and St. Joseph the Worker Parish.  Let’s join together in this effort to encourage one another and lift one another up in prayer.

 

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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