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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 20, 2008
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2008
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Jesus Has Lifted Me”
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments for Mission Glen Walstra
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Senior Choir “Draw Me Close/I Need Thee Every Hour”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Colossians 3:1-17 (Page 1144)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES OF DISCIPLES: OVERCOMING SIN
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 393 ……..………….. “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
* Song of Departure No. 668 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”
* 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, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
We joyously welcome you to Grace. Let us join together
in celebrating the goodness of God, and singing songs
of joy before our creator. Please take a moment and
sign your name and address on the Fellowship Register
so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 356 ………………………..……………………. “Redeemed”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 507 ………………………………………….. “Something Beautiful”
Living Word: John 21:1-25
Message: “THE LIFE OF A ROCK: BACK TO WORK”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 509 …………..……………………………… “He Lifted Me”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
THIS MORNING we welcome Glen Walstra, Ministry Director of the
Family Network of Wyoming, to our service. He will share with us
during our Moments for Mission.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with Worship
Leaders Darrell Delaney & Pat TerBeek. Children K – 2nd
Grade meet in the Choir Room with Worship Leaders
Heather Dood and Rick Veldheer.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the morning service.
Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the proposed budget will
be presented and other church business will be discussed.
CHILDREN of all ages meet in the Fellowship Hall with Darrell for special
activities during the Congregational Meeting. Older Youth…we need
your help with the younger children. NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
CLASSES will be held. Teachers may attend the meeting.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Bob Ver Merris is at the Spectrum Continuing
Care Center, 4118 Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids. See the Prayers &
Praise Line for all prayer concerns & praise reports.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008
7:00 PM THE MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM will meet.
Special Guest: Randy Weener.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008
10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE at Grace! Pastor Rick will
share the message “What’s to be Thankful For?” from Luke 17:11-
19. Our special offering is designated for Family Network of
Wyoming. Nursery: Linda & Janna Emelander
NEXT WEEK – NOVEMBER 30, 2008
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY – Pastor Rick will begin a new series of Advent messages.
See the insert in your bulletin for all the details.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and for
Thanksgiving Day is designated for the FAMILY NETWORK OF
WYOMING FOOD PANTRY. In addition to the food pantry, Family
Network offers many other services to the Wyoming community.
6:00 PM – COMMUNITY ADVENT PRAISE SERVICE to be held here at
Grace! A number of area churches will be participating. Plan on
joining us for this special musical start to the Advent season.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 1, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
Wednesday, December 3, 9 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
GROUP will meet in the Consistory Room.
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 pm THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
GROUP will meet at the Crossing.
Wednesday, December 10 BEING THE HANDS PROGRAM at DeVos
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 4th Annual Wyoming Christmas Store.
A few tags have been added to cover a few children who were just added
to the 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.
Sign up to volunteer at the Christmas Store the day of the event,
Saturday, December 6! There is a sign up sheet in the narthex.
Still needed are volunteers in the nursery and to bake cookies.
Sign up to volunteer on Thursday, December 4 from 3 PM - ?
to unload cars as the gifts for the Christmas store come in from
other churches and help sort into price categories. Choose your
own hours! (Note the change in date!)
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program that
we are once again setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital.
We are in need of gifts for older youth and adults. Gifts of any amount
are appreciated. Bring these gifts to Shari’s office.
NEW NURSERY SCHEDULES will be put together soon! Many volunteers
are needed. Even if you can only help a couple times a year, please
sign up on the narthex table. If you have helped in the past, there is
not need to sign up again…we will automatically schedule you.
POINSETTIAS FOR SALE! Now is the time to order a Christmas
Poinsettias for a friend or loved one (or yourself)! Our GEMS are
selling 5-6 bloom flowers in your choice of Red, White, or Pink. The
deadline to order is next Sunday, November 30. A sales sheet is
available on the narthex table. Cost $10.00 each. Orders will be
available for pick up on Sunday, December 7.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Neal & Judy Klein, Ron Lankheet
Lower Doors: Dick & Ruth Locke
Nov. 30 Upper Doors: Marc & Diane Maitner, Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Today AM Service: Sue Stuk, Judy Beadle, Robin Zondervan,
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Nov. 30 AM Service: Diane Maitner, Phyllis Vander Sloot, Emily &
Allie Mc Elroy
PM Service: Sue Stuk
Prayers & Praise Line
November 23, 2008
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• The Marshall’s news of their new baby boy!
• Our many blessings!
• All those who are sick with colds and flu this season
• Those looking for work in this tough job market
• All those who have recently lost loved ones
• Bob Ver Merris at Spectrum Continuing Care Center
• Willie Hiemstra following surgery
• Joan Formsma as she heals following foot/ankle surgery
• Esther Hoag and her health concerns
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gavin Vander Wal, Nancy Lipscomb,
Shari Lubbers,Tina De Jong, Lucinda De Jong, Lucille Bosma,
Jack Tenbrink, Jerry Peterson
• Friends and family serving in the military: Doug Desmarais, Frank
Senko, Matthew Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink,
Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder,
Mrs Henrietta TeRonde, Mrs Hank Hoezee, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
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 praise reports!
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