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Posted by: Sue Stuk on Wed, Nov 21, 2007

 Sunday, November 25, 2007
 10:00 am Worship Service
 Prelude
 Introit “The Song of the Soul Set Free”
 Time of Praise
 Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
 Moment of Sharing: I believe there is yet hope for _________.
 Prayer of Confession
 Words of Assurance
 A Litany of Hope (on screen)
 Senior Choir “No One Understands Like Jesus”
 Moments in Prayer
 Offertory
 Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
 1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
 2nd Offering – Grace Mission and Outreach Fund
 Signing of the Fellowship Register
 Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication
 Living Word: Micah 1 (Page 899)
 Message: “HERE HE COMES, READY OR NOT” 
 Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 435 ………………… “God of Grace and God of Glory”
* Benediction
* Song of Departure No. 429 ……..….. “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
* Postlude Organist, Paul Kerkstra 
 Pianist, Ruth Tacoma

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.


 SUNDAY’S AT SIX

 Prelude
 Call to Worship No. 547 …………………………… “Hope and Trust in God”
 Opening Hymn No. 536 ………..………………………… “Have Faith in God”
* Invocation & Salutation
 Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 686 ……………………..………. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
 Living Word: Job 42
 Message “SUFFERING AND THE PAST” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
 Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 676 ……………..…………. “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
* Benediction
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra 
 *All who are able, please stand

 TODAY AT GRACE

TODAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of messages for the Advent
season. See the insert in your bulletin today for details!

OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated for
Grace Mission & Outreach. This offering will be received today.

CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leader Lisa Braendle & Greeter Hennie Rosema.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Sandy Farris & Greeter Chelsea Boeve.

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.

SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us in the Chapel for our service tonight. A time
of discussion will follow the message.

7:00 – 9:00 PM INDEED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP WILL MEET.

 CALENDAR OF THE WEEK 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2007
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3-5.
7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “BELOVED DISCIPLE”

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Middle School Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
6:45 – 8:15 PM TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
CHILDREN AGES PRESCHOOL – 5TH GRADE meet in the
Fellowship Hall for activities.
BIBLE STUDY WITH Rev. Darrell Dalman meets in the
Consistory Room
PRAYER GROUP – will meet in the office opposite the Chapel
for a time of prayer.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for High School Youth.
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.

 PRAYERS & PRAISE

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to the families of the
following Grace members:
Genevieve Kroon who passed away on Friday, November 16 at the
age of 88. Services were held on Tuesday, November 20 at Grace
with Pastor Rick officiating.

Ann Rozema who passed away on Tuesday, November 20 at the
age of 88. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 24th.

We thank God for the lives and witness of these faithful Christian
women who were members of Grace for a very long time.

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Lacey Wylie and Chad Thorner who
were united in marriage Friday, November 23rd in Wisconsin.
May God bless you with many years of happiness together!

 NEXT SUNDAY – DECEMBER 2, 2007
 1st Sunday of Advent

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series Micah’s Hope with the
message “A Welcome Disturbance”. 6:00 PM COMMUNITY ADVENT
SERVICE at Beverly Reformed Church, 2141 Porter, Wyoming. Join
us for this special musical beginning to Advent. 


 SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 3, 6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING

Sunday, December 16 10:00 AM SENIOR CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA.
6:00 PM CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 


 MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH HERALD – The Consistory has decided to continue with the
every member plan of subscribing to the Church Herald. You DO
NOT need to renew your subscription. We, as a church, will
continue with the every member subscription plan paid by Grace.

NOTICE: CARING SHEPHERDS the TRAINING SESSION that was scheduled
for tomorrow has been cancelled.

MAKING THE BUDGET – We are glad to announce that Peter & Pat Cook
have graciously offered to make up half of our deficit by years end if
the congregation will make up the other half. We are appreciative for
this challenge. Congregation, can you help? Any creative ideas?
Let’s rise to the challenge for Christ and His church.

WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE – HELP!!! Tags remain on the tree! These
tags represent specific children so they need to be picked up! Will
you consider taking another tag until they are gone? Please bring
your gifts to church by December 2. A few volunteers are still needed
to serve as shoppers assistants and wrappers. Sign up in the narthex.

BEING THE HANDS PROGRAM – Gifts can still be purchased for this
program at DeVos Children’s Hospital. Needed are gifts for older
youth and adults. Gifts of any amount are appreciated. We will be
going to the hospital on Wednesday, December 12. Drop off these
gifts in the office opposite the Chapel. Assistance is needed on Wed.,
Dec. 5 to help unload cars as the gifts come in from other churches
and help with set up of the store. Questions…see Shari Dood.

COOKIES IN NOVEMBER – For the month of November cookies will be
available after the morning service. You will find a cookie jar on the
table in the narthex. Donations for the cookies are designated for the
AT Children’s Project. All donations gratefully accepted!

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
no need to sign up again…we will automatically schedule you. Please
Note: All nursery workers High School age and above must have
attended a meeting on the Child Protection Policy. Another meeting
will be planned soon.

ALASKA MISSION ADVENTURES CELEBRATION DINNER to be held
Thursday, November 29 at Rosewood Ref. Church Youth Building in
Jenison. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm followed by a presentation
on future development from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Donations are helpful
but not necessary. To place your reservations, contact Ruth at
834-2575 or ruth@eyms.org.

PRAISES 4 HIM, a Southern Gospel Quartet, now has a CD available for
purchase. As you know, Ben Van Kammen, is a member of that
Group and a former member of Grace. If you are interested in
purchasing a CD, contact Ben or we have some available in the
church office.

A HYMNSING will be held at Eighth Reformed Church, 841 Burton in
Wyoming at 3:00 in the afternoon today. All are welcome.

WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
GREETERS
Today Upper Doors: Gerald & Elaine Plyman; Rick Postema
Lower Doors: Pierce Family
Dec. 2 Upper Doors: George & Hennie Rosema; John & Della Sawyer
Lower Doors: Bob & Terri Stadt

NURSERY
Today AM Service: Diane Maitner, Becky Herrema, Tishana Delaney
PM Service: Lynda Ver Merris
Dec. 2 AM Service: Tami & Ashley Veldheer, Cindy Wylie, Angie
Hendrickson PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen


 Prayers & Praise Line

 November 25, 2007

The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.



Praise God for…

• Our many blessings
• Time spent with family
• Our church family
• Answered prayers



Prayers for…

• Those recovering from recent surgeries and hospitalizations
• The families of Gen Kroon and Ann Rozema
• All the families that have recently lost loved ones ~ especially during
this holiday season
• Rick & Laura Marshall as they go through the adoption process
• Tarah Fron and the August Team at IICD Dowagiac as they prepare
for an International Trip to Africa
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Gordon Ver Merris, Lori Doom,
Bob Benthin, Henrietta Alexander, Gavin Vander Wal, Emily Wilson,
Roger Roberts, Nancy Lipscomb, Brian Ciluffo, Yvonne Riemersma,
Linda Tacoma, Wilma Osterink
• Friends and family serving in the military: Frank Senko, Matthew
Halverson (Lucille Sytsema’s grandson), Dave Vander Berg
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mrs Tena DeVink, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson, Mr John Schoolenberg, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June Snyder, Mrs Henrietta TeRonde,
Mrs Nellie Workman, 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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