Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Nov 21, 2013
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “He Keeps Me Singing”
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moment of Sharing: God is preparing us for _________.
Responsive Reading: “Prepare the Way of the Lord”
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Why Do I Sing About Jesus?”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering – CARE Network
Signing the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Luke 1:1-18 (Page 990)
Message Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“SONGS OF THE SOUL: LET EVERY HEART PREPARE HIM ROOM”
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
* Closing Hymn No. 270 ………………………………..……. “Joy to the World”
* Song of Departure No. 270 (Verse 1) ………..………… “Joy to the World”
Organist, Paul Kerkstra
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
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
*Opening Worship Sequence No. 616 – 618 …… “Living in His Presence”
*Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 620 ………………………………………………….. “Under His Wings”
Living Word: Jonah 2 (Page 897)
Message: “MORE THAN A FISH STORY: PRAYING”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 491 ………………………………………..….. “Jesus, I Come”
Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
The SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November and also
Thanksgiving is designated for the RCA CARE Network for
World Relief. This is the former Reformed Church World Service
(RCWS). CARE represents Compassionate Action and Relief
Efforts. This offering will be received today and Thanksgiving Day.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held immediately
following the morning service. The Elder and Deacon slates will be
presented for approval, the budget for 2014 will be presented and
other church business will be discussed. Written reports from Pastor
Rick Oppenhuizen, Pastor George Grevenstuk (Connections),
Heather Dood (Children & Youth), Shari Dood (Outreach and
Compassion Ministries) and Kelly Cornelisse (Club 3:16) are
available on the sound board. The children may remain in
Discovery Kidz so parents are able to attend the meeting.
ELDERS: Dennis Bush, George Grevenstuk
DEACONS: Tim Boeve, Rowin Mulder
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS –For all prayer requests and praise reports, see
the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Friends & Family at Grace, Thank you so
much for the many hats, gloves & mittens for our students at
Parkview Elementary. As winter approaches, we are seeing more &
more kids without the needed clothing to play outside safely. Thank
you for your part in being a blessing to these students & helping
them enjoy winter in Michigan! ~Teresa Dood
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
No Club 3:16 this week!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
No other Wednesday activities will be held.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
10:00 AM THANKSGIVING DAY WORSHIP SERVICE.
“Now Thank We All Our God”. Join us as we gather
together to express our gratitude to God for our many
blessings. Nursery: Jayme Dood, Sandy Farris.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
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. We will all go out the lunch after
completed! See Tymie if you have any questions.
NEXT WEEK, DECEMBER 1, 2013
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will continue the Advent series with the
message: Songs of the Soul: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep
Silence”. See the insert in your bulletin today for the details.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
Thursday, December 5, 2:30 pm – SET UP for the Christmas
Store. A light supper will be provided. Help is needed to unload
cars as the gifts arrive from other churches, and also sorting and
pricing. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
Saturday, December 7 - WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE
If you have not already brought your gifts to Grace, please do so by
December 1. There are still a few tags on the tree if you didn’t get one
already! Help is needed on the day of the store. Needed are
wrappers, shopper assistants, assistants for the gift certificate and
jewelry table, and baked goods are needed. Sign-up sheets are on the
Sunday, December 8 – Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth. You
also will meet on Dec. 15. More details to come. (No meeting Dec. 1)
Tuesday, December 10 – BEING THE HANDS program at DeVos
Children’s Hospital. We are in still 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 them.
Sunday, December 15 – The DISCOVERY KIDZ CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM “Signs of Christmas” will take place during the morning
Sunday, December 22 – The SENIOR CHOIR will present the
Christmas Cantata “Festival of Carols” during the am worship service.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Ellsworth & Jeanette Johnson, Neal & Judy Klein
Lower Doors: Larry & Deb Kleymeer
Dec. 1 Upper Doors: Gladys Kessel, Dick & Ruth Locke
Lower Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing
Today: Tymie Boeve, Lynda Ver Merris
Dec. 1 Sue Vander Wal, Phyllis Vander Sloot
DISCOVERY KIDZ - November
Art: Rowin & Rachel Mulder
Games: Donna Oppenhuizen
Theater: Abbey Licari
Science: Keri Desmarais
Shepherds: Reece Wigent, Brielle Wigent, Abby Kubiak, Rebekah Kubiak
Prayers & Praise Line
November 24, 2013
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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