Posted by: Sue Stuk on Mon, Nov 27, 2006
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2006
10:00 am Worship Service
Choral Introit “Live for the Lord”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments in Sharing
Moments in Prayer
Senior Choir “In the Beauty of Your Presence”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Includes the Special Offering for CenterPoint Church
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Psalm 100 (Page 585)
Matthew 6:5-18 (Page 938), Philippians 4:4-9 (Page 1140)
Message: “THE STANDARD OF SACREDNESS”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 390 …….. “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”
* Song of Departure …………………………….............................. “Sanctuary”
* 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 rejoice in having each of you here for worship today. Your
presence lifts our spirits. Remembering the love which God has
for us, we extend our hand in love to one another. Please sign
your name and address on the Fellowship Register as it
is passed so we can get to know you better!
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn No. 266 …………………………….. “That Beautiful Name”
* Invocation & Salutation
Time of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 286 …………………………..……. “Once in Royal David’s City”
Living Word: Micah 5:1-5a (Page 902), Luke 2:1-7 (Page 992)
Message: “BETHLEHEM: DAVID’S ROYAL CITY”
Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 250 ………….………… “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
* Postlude Pianist, Paul Kerkstra
*All who are able, please stand
TODAY AT GRACE
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Room 1 in the Discovery
Kids hallway with Worship Leaders Lisa Braendle & Hennie
Rosema. Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room
with Worship Leaders Jennifer Moody and Samantha
Johnson. You will be dismissed during the offering time.
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of November is designated for
Pastor Dave Jansen and CenterPoint Church. Their classis has
agreed to purchase land for their church to build on in the future,
however, before Classis can finalize this purchase of land,
CenterPoint has the responsibility of getting all the required site
plans completed. This special offering will be received during
the regular offering time. You can use your “special
offering” envelope in your budget box, or designate it on
your regular offering envelope. Also pew envelopes are
available to use.
A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held following the morning service.
Election of Elders & Deacons will be held, the proposed 2007 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. Middle School
students are asked to help in the nursery. High School students,
please meet in the Fellowship Hall to help with the younger children.
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES WILL BE HELD. Teachers may
attend the meeting.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX - Join us in the CHAPEL for the evening worship
service. A time of discussion will follow the message.
7:00 – 9:00 PM !NDEED! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet at the
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:00 PM
SENIOR CHOIR will meet to practice.
6:45 – 8:15 PM
TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
PRESCHOOL – 5th GRADE – FOLLOWING JESUS EVERYDAY!
Tonight we will go to synagogue school!
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF-Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
Women’s Bible Study. Meet in the Chapel.
BIBLICAL ROLE MODELS - Join Brad Class in PASTOR RICK’S
OFFICE for this series of Bible Studies.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga in a
study of the Spirit Fruit as found in Galatians 5:22-23. This
series of Bible Studies will meet in the CONSISTORY ROOM.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC (Adult Drop-In Center) at the Crossing.
Stop in for coffee, donuts and FELLOWSHIP!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR GRADES 3-5
4:30 PM PRAYER GROUP will meet in Pastor Rick’s Office.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Tymie Boeve and Dan Stuk have both returned to
their homes following surgery this past week. Les VanWyk was
expected to return to his home this weekend. Jan VanWyk remains
in Spectrum Downtown. Irene Polderman is scheduled to undergo
surgery at the Meijer Heart Center on Tuesday, November 28th. See
the Prayers & Praise Line today for all the Prayer Requests and
NEXT SUNDAY – DECEMBER 3, 2006
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will begin a new series of Advent messages
“OUT OF THIS WORLD”. See the insert in your bulletin today.
6:00 PM COMMUNITY ADVENT SERVICE at St. John Vianney Church.
Join us for this special musical beginning to the Advent season.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, December 4, 6:30 pm ELDERS MEETING
7:30 pm CONSISTORY MEETING. All new consistory members are
invited to attend.
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 pm WOMENS CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS.
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP! Everyone is welcome…invite
your family and friends!
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 am LYNELLE PIERCE will be our special
musical guest during our morning worship service.
Tuesday, December 12 ELIZABETH CIRCLE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON at
Marco’s Restaurant. RSVP with Gladys Kessel or Ruth Postema.
MISSION OPPORTUNITY – Grace will take part in another hurricane relief
work trip next spring! We will be going to McComb, Mississippi on
April 21-28, 2007! Reformed Church World Service is partnering
with Southwest Mississippi Recovery Network to send work groups
to help in construction repairs to damaged homes and cleanup.
Check your last Galaxy for more details, or, ask Shari. A sign up is in
the narthex. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to serve.
WREATHS are available for pick up for all who placed an order. Checks
can be made out to Grace Youth Ministries. Thank you!
CAROLING – The Dood Sunday School Class is sponsoring a church wide
caroling night on December 20th! Dinner will be provided for the
carolers at 5:30 pm and caroling to begin at 6:30 pm returning to
church by 8 pm. Please sign up in the narthex if you plan to attend!
COOKIES FOR A.T. WALK-A-THON – Keith and Ann VanZoeren’s two
granddaughters have both been diagnosed with A.T. The older one is
almost ready for a wheelchair. If you wish to give this month, put a
donation in the cookie jar. Enjoy the cookies!
SENIOR CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA – Would you like a reading part or a
non speaking part in the drama December 17 during the morning
service? Contact Lynda Ver Merris 878-3191.
ALASKA CHALLENGE – Please be in prayer as we proceed with plans for
fundraising for those who have expressed interest in becoming part
of the Alaska Challenge, July 21-31, 2007. Also pray for those who
are still not sure if God is calling them to participate. If you have any
questions, contact Shari Dood or Ray & Robin Zondervan.
CHRISTMAS IS FAST APPROACHING! Once again we are providing
opportunities for you to help those in need!
Participate by buying gifts for the 2nd Annual Wyoming
Christmas Store. HELP! About 20 tags still remain on the tree!
These represent specific children so these tags need to be
picked up!!!! Will you consider taking another tag till they are
gone? Please bring in your gifts by December 3.
VOLUNTEERS are needed to work at the Christmas
store on December 9 (and set up on Wednesday,
December 6). A list of various opportunities and
times is on the table in the narthex.
Help by purchasing gifts for the “Being the Hands” program
that we are setting up at DeVos Children’s Hospital! We are in
need of gifts for older youth and adults…we will use the left
over gifts from the Christmas store for the younger children.
Gifts of any amount are appreciated.
Provide a Holiday Basket for a family at Christmas. Sign up in the narthex if you are interested. Please respond by Dec. 10th.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim Bosma
Ralph & Effie Blot
Dec. 3 Upper Doors: Denny & Mary Bush
Brad & Gracia Class
Lower Doors: Lisa Braendle
Today AM Service: Willie Hiemstra, Diane Maitner, Danielle Vining,
PM Service: Donna Oppenhuizen
Dec. 3 AM Service: Judy Beadle, Jennifer Elkowitz, Beth Kubiak,
Prayers & Praise Line
November 26, 2006
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Time together with family
• Our church family
• His faithfulness
• Pastor David Jansen and CenterPoint Church
• New Life Community Church and Rev. Todd Bush
• Deb Kleymeer as she undergoes testing
• Les VanWyk and Jan VanWyk and family
• Ron Lankheet, Curt Boes, Tymie Boeve, and Dan Stuk as they recover following surgery
• Irene Polderman as she undergoes surgery Tuesday
• The job partner of Steve Elkowitz
• Our children & grandchildren who are away from home
• Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns: Jan VanWyk, David Hoezee, Ila Friar, Mary Haagsman
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan, Katie Van Dam
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Lori, sister of Nikki Probst, Bob Benthin
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mrs Millie Nevins, Mr & Mrs
Ade Peterson, Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Leora Totten, Mr Casey Ver Merris, 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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