Posted by: Sue Stuk on Fri, Nov 23, 2012
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
10:00 AM Worship Service
Choral Introit “Christ Returneth”
Call to Worship
*Opening Songs of Praise & Prayer
Moment of Sharing: From “The Story” I have learned that _______.
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “Ready for the Lord”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
1st Offering – Regular Tithes and Offerings
2nd Offering - Connections
Signing the Fellowship Register
*Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Revelation 1:1-20 (Page 1191)
Message: “THE STORY: THE END OF TIME”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 753 ………………………..…….. “Jesus is Coming Again”
*Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus) … “I Love to Tell the Story”
*Postlude 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.
SUNDAYS AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 242-244 ……………………………….. “God With Us”
*Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
*Hymn No. 650 …………………..………… “O For a Heart to Praise My God”
Living Word: Luke 2:8-20, Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12
Message: “ADVENT CONSPIRACY: WORSHIP FULLY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on God’s Word
*Closing Hymn No. 259 ………………… “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
*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.
CHILDREN may remain in Discovery Kidz through the Congregational
Meeting. The children will practice for the Christmas Program and a
movie will be shown.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated
for CONNECTIONS. This offering will be received this morning.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the
morning worship service today. The slate will be presented for
approval of the Elders and elections will be held for the office of
Deacon. The 2013 proposed budget will be presented and other
church business will be discussed. Written reports from Pastor
George Grevenstuk (Connections), Heather Dood (Children & Youth
Coordinator), Shari Dood (Compassion Ministries and Outreach) and
Daniel Jung (Club 3:16 Coordinator) are available on the sound
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Tonight we begin the DVD Series and Study
“Advent Conspiracy”. See the bulletin insert today for all the details.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
7:00 PM PRAISE TEAM PRACTICE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
3:15 – 5:15 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
3:45 – 5:45 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – On the menu: BBQ and
Root Beer Floats!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
S.O.N.G. (Soldiers of the Next Generation)
Children preschool through 5th Grade will meet with Mrs.
Heather in the Fellowship Hall.
ADULTS – Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
Meet in the Consistory room.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
6:00 PM CONNECTIONS gathers at the Crossing for a time of
Praise Singing, Devotions, and Dinner.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
11:00 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. Lunch provided. See Tymie if you have any
NEXT WEEK, DECEMBER 2, 2012
NEXT WEEK Pastor Rick will begin the Advent series of messages:
“Longing for More”. See the insert in your bulletin today.
6:45 – 8:00 PM Y-LIFE for Middle and High School Youth.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Marge Veldheer will undergo knee surgery
on Thursday, November 29. For all other prayer concerns and praise
reports, please see the insert in your bulletin today.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Tim & Lyndsey Boeve upon
the birth of a daughter, Nylah Hope, on Wednesday, November 21st.
We thank God for this precious gift of life and pray for God’s
blessings on your family!
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Derk & Jenny
Hendges and family upon the death of Jenny’s step-father, Dean
Simons on Friday, November 16 at the age of 66. Services were held
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, December 8 – WYOMING CHRISTMAS STORE here at
Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am THE DISCOVERY KIDZ will
present their Christmas Program “Stranger in the Manger” during
the morning worship service.
Sunday, December 23, 10:00 am the SENIOR CHOIR will present
their Christmas Cantata “Heaven and Earth Rejoice” during the
JUST ONE MORE READER NEEDED for the Children’s Christmas
Program. All you have to do is sit in the balcony and read your part!
See Heather Dood if you can help.
THE NEXT GALAXY will soon be published. Please have all articles
submitted by Thursday November 29. Articles can be given to Pat
Ter Beek or Sandy Gort, or placed in the bin attached to the file
cabinet in the main office.
YOUNG ADULT STUDY GROUP coming! Please sign up in the
narthex if interested in a Thursday night study group. Also looking
for those interested in helping with child care on these Thursday
evenings. Please sign up as well. Looking at the 2nd or 3rd Thursday
A sign up sheet is in the narthex for VOLUNTEERS to set up on Thursday, Dec. 6, and for
the store itself. See the sheets for details of times and jobs available.
DeVos Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, December 11. 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.
with holiday food? You can pick up a form to complete on the table
in the narthex, or you can go online. Instructions are printed on
the form. If you need help with this, contact Shari.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Wes & Linda Lowing, Marc & Diane Maitner
Lower Doors: Rick & Laura Marshall
Dec. 2 Upper Doors: Mac & Mary Mc Alary; Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy
Lower Doors: Donna Oppenhuizen
Today Judy Beadle, Diane Maitner
Dec. 2 Robin Zondervan
DISCOVERY KIDZ VOLUNTEERS
Today Ms. Heather, Ruth Locke
Volunteers needed for December!!
Please sign up in the narthex if you can help!!
Prayers & Praise Line
November 25, 2012
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Church Plant Prayer Focus
The first of many dinners with Connection's families was held at the parsonage on Tuesday evening. We are so thankful for those families and a home in Wyoming to host them.
Fathers were the focus of our prayer time last week. We praise God for answered prayers. One beloved step-dad met their heavenly Father and another dad received news of an available heart for a transplant.
Connections is grateful for this special offering for the month of November. As Grace gives life to this neighborhood outreach, we cherish this relationship and appreciate your support corporately and individually, through prayers and offerings. Your congregational support enables this new ministry to reach out to the neighbors and feed the spirits and the bodies that live in our community. Your offerings to Connections, apart from your tithe to Grace, carry forward your vision for a new ministry to reach the unchurched. Please consider being a Connected Connections’ partner with a gift of $20 per week for 20 weeks. Please see Pastor George if you feel led to be a financial partner.
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