Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 20, 2014
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
10:00 AM Worship Service
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise
*Opening Prayer & God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Moments in Prayer
Tithes & offerings for God’s Kingdom will be received.
Please sign the Fellowship Register as it is passed.
*Prayer of Dedication
Message: “LIVING A LIFE OF THANKSGIVING” Rev. Jack Doorlag
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 147 ………………………………... “How Great Thou Art”
*Song of Departure No. 788 (V. 1 and Chorus)…….... “Now Thank We All Our God”
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.
We joyously welcome you to Grace today! 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meeting in the Consistory Room
Worship Sequence 188 – 193 ……………….…. “Praise, Love, and Thanks”
Only singing stanzas marked with an arrow
Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 143 ……….………………………….... “This is My Father’s World”
Living Word: John 6:1-13 (Page 1033)
Message: “THE GREATEST IN HEAVEN” Rev. George Grevenstuk
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
*Closing Hymn No. 147 …..………………. “Jesus Loves the Little Children”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
TODAY AT GRACE
TODAY we welcome Rev. Jack Doorlag who will lead our morning
service and share the message. Join us at 6:00 pm when Pastor
George Grevenstuk will lead our service and share the message.
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today. This class
covers various subject matter pertaining to our Christian walk.
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.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – For all prayer requests and praise reports,
see the Prayers & Praise Line in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Matthew Cook, son of Ken &
Mary; and Grandson of Art & Doris Cook. Matthew was baptized and
made his Profession of Faith here at Grace. He will be ordained
today at 4:30 pm at Western Theological Seminary in Holland. He
has taken a position as Associate Pastor at 1st Reformed Church of
Grandville. If you would like to send him a card, his address is:
642 W. 27th Street, Holland, MI 49423
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to thank you for the many prayers
and many cards received from my Church family during my surgery/
recovery. A special thank you to Pastor Rick, John Sawyer and Bill
Tacoma for their visits. ~Sincerely Ken Wylie
Thank you to Grace Church for your donation of $658.00 to help provide
safe and clean water for the people of Haiti. Your giving will help
75 families! Thank you for your contributions! (This was our special
Offering for October)
~Lou Haveman, Representing Sawyer Products Worldwide
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE
7:30 PM WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM MEETING
No other Wednesday activities will be held!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE. Our
Special Offering is designated for Family Network of
Wyoming. Nursery: Pat Ter Beek, Kerri Baker
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
10:00 AM CHRISTMAS DECORATING of the church. We can
all go out to lunch when we are done! See Tymie Boeve if you
have any questions.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 PM Y-LIFE is hosting a DATE NIGHT/
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING! We will watch your
kids while you enjoy an evening out. Cost is based on the
following: 1 kid =$15, 2 kids= $25 and 3 kids $35 for the whole
evening! The evening will consist of snack, crafts and games.
Please be sure to feed your kids dinner before they come. Sign
up in the Narthex! This is a Y-life fundraiser for Spring Retreat.
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY morning Pastor Rick will begin a new series of
messages “Prepare the Way”. See the insert in your bulletin today.
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 budget for
2015 will be presented and other church business will be discussed.
ELDER SLATE: Sharon Dood, John Sawyer (one year term)
DEACON SLATE: Pat Ter Beek, Jenny Hendges
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated
for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). This offering will be received
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sunday, December 7, 6:45 – 8:00 pm Y-LIFE MEETS.
Wednesday, December 10, 6:45 – 8:00 pm – CHILDREN'S
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: FULL DRESS REHEARSAL.
Please make sure your child is there as this is our only full rehearsal.
Y-Life this includes those of you helping out.
Sunday, December 14, 10:00 am - The DISCOVERY KIDZ Christmas
Program will be held during the morning worship service.
Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am – The SENIOR CHOIR will present
their CHRISTMAS CANTATA.
Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 pm CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
SERVICE. Join us here at Grace for this special service. Pastor Rick
will share the message: “Glory Be”. Our Christmas offering is
designated for the 2015 Grace Mission Trip. This will take the
place of our Christmas Day service.
DESSERTS NEEDED for Wednesday Night Family Night. We have a
lot of kids now and they love dessert! If you would be willing to
make a dessert, SIGN UP on the sheet in the narthex. Pick a date
that works for you. Thank you!
COOKBOOKS - Delivery for cookbooks is expected within the first 2
weeks of December. Cost will be $10! Purchase 5 and get 1 FREE!!
They will make great gifts!!
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please check the
Narthex for sign up for volunteers during Dec. and Jan. rotations.
THE CROSSING SUBS – Looking for subs for the Wednesday group
Dec 10th & 17th, 3:15-5:30pm. Please see Heather if you can sub one
or both these days. ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for
the Crossing this winter as a few of our volunteers head south. Sign-
up in Narthex or see Heather.
THERE ARE STILL A FEW TAGS ON OUR CHRISTMAS
TREE! The Wyoming Christmas Store is held here at Grace on
Saturday, December 6. Gifts are due back to church by Nov. 30 or
prior to Thursday, Dec. 4 set up. Thank you!
SIGN UP IN THE NARTHEX TO HELP ON THE DAY OF THE
CHRISTMAS STORE! Needed are gift wrappers, shopper’s
assistants, persons to make cookies or bars for the volunteers.
ALSO NEEDED: Helpers to set up for the store on THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 4, starting at 2:30 pm. A light supper will be furnished.
BEING THE HANDS – Tuesday, December 9. Still 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.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Mary Huizen; Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Nov. 30 Upper Doors: Brian & Abbey Licari, Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing
Today: Sue Vander Wal, Sue Stuk
Nov. 30 Lyndsey Boeve, Donna Oppenhuizen
DISCOVERY KIDS – November
Art: Pat Ter Beek
Cooking: Tymie Boeve
Science: Donna Oppenhuizen
Theater: John Sawyer
Games: Elaine Martin
Shepherds: Sophie Licari, Katie Green, Joan Patterson, Brielle Wigent
Prayers & Praise Line
November 23, 2014
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 praise reports.
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